Free & Clear Hair Styling Gel, For Sensitive Skin & Scalp

curly_kccurly_kc Registered Users Posts: 72 Curl Novice
The Environmental Working Group database gives this a 2 rating for safety, since it's fragrance free. I have the unfortunate issue of some fragrances, even natural fragrances, giving me a rash, even along my neck and shoulders. 

Cost: $8.99 for 7 oz. at Walgreens 

Free of...

  • Alcohol
  • Dyes
  • Fragrance and masking fragrance
  • Formaldehyde, parabens and other preservatives
  • Lanolin
The consistency is on the the thicker side for a gel. It's a strong hold factor, about the hold of LA Looks Sports Gel and Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel. I know Jessicurl makes a fragrance free line, but I had a hard time scrunching out the crunch. 

I use the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie (a tiny dime-sized amount mixed with water in my hands) under this gel, to get less crunch with a gel cast. This does have a water-soluble cone, PEG 8 Dimethicone. 

I'm on the look out this summer for products that get a good rating on the Environmental Working Group site, and that also don't cost a fortune, that hopefully are CG friendly. That's not too much to ask, is it?

Ingredients: Water (Purified), VP/VA Copolymer, Panthenol, PEG 45 Palm Kernel Glycerides, 1,2 Hexanediol, PEG 14, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG 33, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG 8 Dimethicone, Amino Methyl Propanol, Tetrasodium EDTA
Conditioner Wash: V05 Kiwi-Lime Clarifying Conditioner

Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo

Rinse-Out and Leave-In Conditioner: V05 Vanilla-Mint Conditioner

Gel Styling Product: L.A. Looks Mega Mega Hold

Comments

  • curly_kccurly_kc Registered Users Posts: 72 Curl Novice
    I also wanted to add that I dilute the gel with 1:1 gel and distilled water. This gel is very concentrated. I still get a nice gel cast and firm hold diluting it with water. 
    Conditioner Wash: V05 Kiwi-Lime Clarifying Conditioner

    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo

    Rinse-Out and Leave-In Conditioner: V05 Vanilla-Mint Conditioner

    Gel Styling Product: L.A. Looks Mega Mega Hold
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Thanks for the review. I'm not familiar with this product. 


    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • AmylizabethAmylizabeth Registered Users Posts: 56 Curl Connoisseur
    I'll have to try this gel ! 
    2C Fine, long hair, a ton of it. Blonde balayage. East Coast Canadian. 

    Wash: Live Clean Fresh Water Hydrating Shampoo
    Monthly Scalp Cleanse: Baking Soda/Conditioner/Peppermint Essential Oil
    CO: Garnier Whole Blends Legendary Olive Conditioner
    Styling: Devacurl Volumizing Foam, Devacurl Wave Maker, Garnier Curl Treat Jelly
    Refresh Day: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle, Devacurl Supercream
    Deep Condition: Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Treatment

    My whole wash routine is upside-down... detangling, rinsing, applying products, scrunching, diffusing... the bigger the waves, the better!  

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