Need a new gel

AZGoldilockzAZGoldilockz Registered Users Posts: 1
I've tried Deva Ultra Defining Gel which doesn't have enough hold and Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee which is too sticky. What would you recommend I try that is something between these two products?


  • naturecatnaturecat Registered Users Posts: 1,986 Curl Neophyte
    I don't know what your hair is like (thickness, density etc). I personally currently use Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray, which is all natural. It has strong hold but doesn't weigh down my hair. I used to use gelatin hair gel (strong hold depending on how strong you make it, but it's protein so it makes hair stronger/stiffer etc). After that I used Irish Moss (also gives hair crunch, though more moisture as well).

    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • foggybrainfoggybrain Registered Users Posts: 21 Curl Neophyte
    I've tried both you mentioned and a lot of others (Raw Curls, Max Green, a couple of the Eco Styler gels, Sevi Organics, Pattern Pusha (which I love but it doesn't have much hold and can't handle humidity), Curl Queen, Curls in a Bottle, and a few others I can't think of just now. The most reliable for me is LA Looks Sport Gel. I hate that it is blue and has polyquats, but I can count on it.
    2c/3a; moderately coarse; low porosity; medium density
    Still looking for HG products
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  • fihefihe Registered Users Posts: 101
    I've used LA Looks Define & Shine gel for the past year or so, and it works pretty well on my fine, medium density, low porosity hair. Before that, I used to use LA Looks Nutra Curl, and quite liked that too. Both are alcohol free and somewhat thick, but not sticky.

    Today I used my mom's Suave Max Hold gel, and while it doesn't feel crunchy on my head, I didn't like that my hands felt sticky after putting it on. Years ago, I tried Eco Styler Krystal gel, and I don't remember just what I didn't like about it, but I returned it after opening it, which I almost never do, so it must have been pretty bad! Either it weighed my hair down or made it crunchy. Probably both.
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