Best curl defining gel + soft hold?

TakniiTaknii Posts: 27Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Hello everyone! :flower: So I'm 15 and about to get a tapered haircut next week. I'm soooo excited! I was wondering what curl defining gel would be the best for my 4a hair. I don't like the crunch that ecostyler gel gives me and sometimes it ends up flaky. So is there another gel you guys recommend? (With soft hold) Hoping for a less expensive option than Kinky Curly Curling Custard too.. Thanks :)
Products I use:
Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Conditioning Co-Wash
TRESemme Naturals Radiant Volume Conditioner
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream
Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Olive and/or Coconut Oil (depending on what I have)


  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    you could try flaxseed.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • DrRachDrRach Posts: 264Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    CJ Pattern pusha has a medium hold and is protein and glycerine free. I have never tried this but I hear Miss Jessies jelly soft curls gives a very soft hold.
    3 b Baby fine, Low density, high porosity, naturally pale blonde. And a UK Curly Girl:thumbleft:
    No/Low Poo: Palmers Olive Oil Cowash
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    DT/PT: CJ Repair Me!, SM Fruit Fusion
    Stylers: LUS Curly 3in1 leave in

  • HeyNaturalsUKHeyNaturalsUK Posts: 1Registered Users
    You can try the Shea Moisture Gel Souffle - it doesn't create any hard crunchy effects or flakiness, and it creates a soft hold - and it's all natural. :D
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ^^ I STILL need to try CJ PP. I'm getting it as soon as I finish up my CK. I'm finding my gels a bit drying lately.
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:

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