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Gels

Tomorrow Never KnowsTomorrow Never Knows Posts: 320Registered Users
What gels do you guys use? I'm having a hard time getting my canopy to hold some curl and I'm hoping a good gel could help...I've only really tried the drug store ones. Protein-free please!
Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC

Comments

  • ValcurlValcurl Posts: 300Registered Users
    I've tried a lot of the drugstore brands, but haven't found enough hold for my weaker curl pattern. Best hold so far for me has been BRHG. Read some good reviews on the product review board about eco-styler gel but haven't tried yet. Supposedly cheap at Sally's with some great reviews.
    Curl Pattern:2b Texture: medium
    Porosity: med to high Density: med Elasticity: normal
    Lowpoo: (2x/wk) Shea moisture retention/ Mop C
    Cowash: Mop C/ AHRC
    Deep cond: Darcy's pumpkin seed condish/ SS deep
    Leave in: CJ curl assurance condish
    Stylers: SS CEJ, CJ Aloe Fix Lite
    Hair hates: JC rockin' ringlets/CJ CIAB/AG recoil
    Hair loves: super soaking/ protein/ ACV rinses
    mod CG since 7/09 :love7:
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    +1 on the BRHG. I really need the strong hold for my week curl patten as well. For me the ecostyler works more as a curl enhancer along with the BRHG.
    A distant second is Got2B spiked up. A hard hold but nowhere near BRHG. It also has glycerin.
    I have no idea about the protein content, sorry.
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    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • finaleofseemfinaleofseem Posts: 900Registered Users
    I've been using HESMU. Thinking about trying BRHG, though. I'd like some more hold.
    Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

    Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
    Summer Routine
    Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Cowash CJ Daily Fix
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
    Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
    PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
  • Tomorrow Never KnowsTomorrow Never Knows Posts: 320Registered Users
    My hair hates BRHG because of the protein in it. I'll look into the Ecostyler gel! I have a bottle of Got2b spiked up but find it makes my hair pretty crunchy...maybe I'll try it again tonight though.
    Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

    Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

    Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

    Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

    Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC
  • ValcurlValcurl Posts: 300Registered Users
    My hair hates BRHG because of the protein in it. I'll look into the Ecostyler gel! I have a bottle of Got2b spiked up but find it makes my hair pretty crunchy...maybe I'll try it again tonight though.

    Second of third ingredient in ecostyler gel is protein.:angry3:
    Curl Pattern:2b Texture: medium
    Porosity: med to high Density: med Elasticity: normal
    Lowpoo: (2x/wk) Shea moisture retention/ Mop C
    Cowash: Mop C/ AHRC
    Deep cond: Darcy's pumpkin seed condish/ SS deep
    Leave in: CJ curl assurance condish
    Stylers: SS CEJ, CJ Aloe Fix Lite
    Hair hates: JC rockin' ringlets/CJ CIAB/AG recoil
    Hair loves: super soaking/ protein/ ACV rinses
    mod CG since 7/09 :love7:
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Ecostyler has protein and glycerin. It is also on sale at Sally's this month if anyone else is interested.
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    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    I like HETT, I don't know if it has protein in it though, sorry.
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  • Tomorrow Never KnowsTomorrow Never Knows Posts: 320Registered Users
    I'm having a great hair day today...I cowashed really thoroughly with Suave, used a bit of AOHR, didn't rinse it out super thoroughly then applied some Burt's Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet conditioner. Then I scrunched in a bit of HESMU, added some water, and went to bed (my hair forms clumps and curls best if I sleep on it wet). I woke up with really shiny, nicely formed waves/curls! Annnd as I'm posting it my Honey Fig order just got here so I am pretty excited to try the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel-p-941.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel]CJ Aloe Fix[/buylink] gel and DM Miracurl Curling Jelly. And the new CJ products...mm.
    Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

    Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

    Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

    Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

    Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC