Need drugstore gel rec's

Spray gel seems to just make my hair frizzy. I wanted it to work out because I want to keep my hair voluminous, but the frizzy undefined waves isn't worth the volume.

So I'm looking for a regular drugstore gel that will not flatten down my hair, but rather enhance and define my waves and help control frizz.

protein free please!



  • PheebiePheebie Posts: 177Registered Users
    Herbal Essences Body Envy (in the orange tube) - my current favorite. Holds well, and provides shine.

    Herbal Essences Set Me Up (turquoise tube) - 2nd choice. Good curl formation & hold, but quite as much as with BE.

    Herbal Essences Totally Twisted (purple tube) - a tie for 2nd choice. I find I need to use more of this than the previous to in order to get sufficient hold, but still an all-around decent product.

    Hair Type: 3A/3B; natural color; mid-back length.
    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus (2 - 3 times/week)
    Fave Rinse-Out Conditioners: HE Hello Hydration; Yes to Blueberries; GVP Conditioning Balm;
    Styling Routine: Squish-scrunch product /conditioner into soaking wet, upside down hair; plop for 10 minutes, air dry. (Diffuser dry front section.)
    Fave Styling Products: KCKT; Tigi Curl Amplifier Creme; Batia & Aleeza gel; Giovanni Sunset Styler; LA Looks Sport Gel.
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I second HE Body Envy. I never cared for SMU, but BE is excellent in my hair. If you want a lighter hold, I recommend l'oreal Studio Line Tightly Wound. It comes in a spray bottle, but I found it very hard to spray, so I pour it straight out of the bottle into my hand.
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