Favorite Drug Store Gels?

wavy_womanwavy_woman Registered Users Posts: 19
I need to get a cheap, easily available gel. The spray gel I have isn't hard enough.



  • curlyannie80curlyannie80 Registered Users Posts: 334 Curl Neophyte
    I love LA Looks Sport Gel (blue), and then there are some Herbal Essences ones, Set Me Up is good. Then there's some Aussie gels (I can't think of the names right now). Also, Tresseme has some gels. Out of all of the drug store gels, I personally like the LA Looks.

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  • Hannah.ReillHannah.Reill Registered Users Posts: 37
    I like the LA Sport gel too. Also the Garnier Fructis Pure Clean gel (smells a little weird but goes away quickly) and Aussie Instant Freeze.
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  • MeiMei Registered Users Posts: 259 Curl Neophyte
    Garnier Fructis PureClean is my go-to for cheap gel that works. I think it's like $3 something a bottle around here.
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  • MariaSolMariaSol Registered Users Posts: 14 Curl Neophyte
    I love EcoStyler! It dries crunchy and the sticky texture is intimidating at first but it has a much longer hold for me than LA Looks does. They have a regular version and an argan oil version.
  • las2zglas2zg Registered Users Posts: 17
    I also really like EcoStyler. I use the green olive oil version. I use a lot, basically my whole palm, and like MariaSol said, it does dry crunchy but holds a lot longer than the LA Looks.
  • wavy_womanwavy_woman Registered Users Posts: 19
    I used to love LA looks gel. I am surprised it's CG friendly! I don't know that I've ever seen ecostyler. I think I'll try both.
  • GlamourstruckkGlamourstruckk Registered Users Posts: 312 Curl Connoisseur
    My favorite is Wetline Xtreme. It's similar to Eco Styler but with fewer ingredients and no protein. Depending on your area you may or may not be able to pick it up in drugstores. It is available in Sally's everywhere though.


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