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Old 12-09-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
 
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Default What's Your Favorite Wintertime Gel?

Just like the title says, wavies - share your favorite wintertime gel!

I'm still searching for mine - all of my attempts either come out with not enough hold, or they dry out my hair by the end of the day
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
 
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Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha or Spiral Solutions Firm Hold Gel. I top both with a touch of BRHG.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:01 AM   #3
 
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I am still using Kinky-curly curling custard. But really I could use a recommendation. My hair has not been the same since winter hit. I feel like I'm back to having bad hair everyday and just want to put my hair up in a pony tail.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:42 AM   #4
 
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My waves have been flat and straight since winter hit here, too. Plus, I had my hair colored last weekend, and that also pulls out the waves for a week or two even more. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:36 AM   #5
 
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Hmm, I get nice results with KMFUM (Kiss my Face Upper Management) with a dab of (unscented) strong hold gel over it.
Or with FSG to which I've added xanthan gum, aloe, protein, a little oil and a little agave (the agave adds more hold).
Yesterday I got more frizz-free results than usual with aloe vera gel (the drinkable kind) plus some strong hold (unscented) gel.

These are my year-round products, though. To prevent stringy clumps in winter I don't rinse out all my conditioner (I use a very light one). I also SOTC with a little oil or conditioner.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:51 AM   #6
 
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I prefer a softer hold, so I don't use hard holding gels even in summer. I like Pattern Pusha from CJ, Regular Aloe Fix from CJ, KCCC, UFDCM and Darcy's Botanicals Curling Cream Gel. I also use SS CEJ because even though it's mostly for enhancement it gives me some hold too.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:06 AM   #7
 
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BRHG
I on team hard hold gel.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:52 AM   #8
 
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BRHG
I on team hard hold gel.
haha!

I really like CJ Curl Queen as a medium-firm hold gel. Big plus is it doesn't dry really crunchy in my hair.

I haven't experimented enough with the CJ Pattern Pusha gel as it has given me weird results. Plus I just cut about 3 inches from my hair so it may work differently now!
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:12 PM   #9
 
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BRHG
I on team hard hold gel.
GO TEAM HARD HOLD GEL!!!

When you mix hard hold gel / layer it over something like FSG, you get hair that doesn't look or feel like lawn ornaments. SOTC with oil or conditioner and it's touchably soft. Unlike lawn ornaments.
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