What gels do you use from the other side of the aisle?

babyphat21babyphat21 Registered Users Posts: 124
I have spongy hair that covers 3b-4a hairtypes. I have heard some suggestions about Sebastian Wet (Sally's version) and Herbal Essences Humidity Defying Gel. I am looking for gels that are not generally placed in the "ethnic" aisle. I only use those when I want to slick the hair back, but they make my super-thick hair dry SLOOOOOOOW. Any suggestions? :D:D:D
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  • AmnerisAmneris Registered Users Posts: 15,117
    Biolage Gelee is one of the few gels I like - it's awesome!
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  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Registered Users Posts: 821
    I like Aura Hypoallergenic gel. You can find it at Sally's. It's an Aveda knockoff.
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  • PortaePortae Registered Users Posts: 337
    My favorite "other aisle" gel would be Herbal Essences Humidity Defying Gel-good hold, great smell, crunch scrunches out easily.

    Here are some others I like: Suave Frizz Control Aloe Vera gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, Paul Mitchell Super Sculpt Styling Glaze.
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  • LayaliLayali Registered Users Posts: 561 Curl Connoisseur
    Portae wrote:
    My favorite "other aisle" gel would be Herbal Essences Humidity Defying Gel-good hold, great smell, crunch scrunches out easily.

    Ditto! This has become a holy grail product for me.

    I also like plain aloe vera gel for the days I slick my hair back.
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  • jazzijenni81jazzijenni81 Registered Users Posts: 529
    smooth n shine curl activator gel keeps my hair in place. of all the products ive tried, this one gets the job done...leaving my hair soft and shiny. lily of the desert aloe jelly is another staple...you can find it at whole foods.
    loose 4a, silky meets cottony
    routine: co-wash, add leave in or plain water, shake & go
    staples: elucence poo & conditioners, V05 & suave naturals, jessicurl too shea, AO.
  • amarilla505amarilla505 Registered Users Posts: 164
    i really like aloe vera gel. i use fruit of the earth aloe vera gel and lily of the desert aloe vera gelly. you can find fruit of the earth in places like walmart and target for the best price. lily of the desert can be found in a health/vitamin store like whole foods and vitamin shoppe.

    they are great because i find you can easily mix them with a lot of products without having too many product reactions. it's like my base product for control. then i add a holding product like honey/molasses and moisture from a styling creme and some oil.

    i've done a lot of mixing and i've had great results. i recently mixed aloe vera gel, honey and biolage ultra hydrating condish so i could do my roomie's hair and her curls turned out lovely! also, today i mixed myhoneychild buttery soy creme with the gel and honey and my hair is nice and soft today. I hope that helps :D
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  • babyphat21babyphat21 Registered Users Posts: 124
    Do these gels leave crunch? How fast does your hair dry?

    P.S. Has anyone tried LA Looks Mega Mega Hold Gel (9)? :P
    SUPER THICK 3C zig-zags, blackish with random natural brown/red highlights. Searching for my exact heritage, 'cause I don't have a clue...
  • kandesnbkandesnb Registered Users Posts: 161
    I like Sebastian Wet gel. I consider that as from the other side of the aisle. :-)
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  • Alely MarinaAlely Marina Registered Users Posts: 37
    I just tried sebastian wet. Love it.
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  • BunnyBunny Registered Users Posts: 93
    Truthfully, I don't use anything from the "ethnic" isle anymore... it's become the "other side" for me, as I find that I do better with products on the so-called white side.

    I used to really like the Daily Defense gel. I used it a lot when I first went natural.
    My hair type: 3C in the lower back, 3C/4A everywhere else... tons of coils from pencil diameter to watchspring

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  • ladykejladykej Registered Users Posts: 54
    Of the few I have tried, I like Volumax.
    3c/3b, fine-med strands, dry and porous, cottony/silky mix My goal: healthy, BSL curls.
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