The gel has wheat protein in it, too, at least the one I have.
I would say it does not have a lot of hold. It's designed for jheri curl and leisure curl type styles, which I guess have pre-formed chemical curls and also use a bunch of products besides the gel, so maybe that's why. I don't even know why I have it!
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