What gel do you use?

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I have 2c hair and have tried Giovanni gel and Bella curls gel and they all seem to still make my hair frizzy. So I was wondering what type of gel product do you use?
I use Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee and it seems to help control my frizz.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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Properties?

Are you living in high dews? High dews + glycerin gives me frizz so I generally have to avoid it in styling products.
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
Most often an Umberto Giannini jelly which contains propylene glycol (a humectant) as well as holding agents. TBH tho gel alone is not what controls frizz, it is considering your hair properties, dew point, choosing the right conditioner and amount of conditioner. I had completely different results from the UG when using a conditioner containing some oil compared with oil free/ protein rich, presumably because the oil acts as a sealant, the proteins as another humectant so no balance.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I like BRHG and Volumax Mega
2a/f//ii (fia)
Normal elasticity, Normal porosity, Fine texture
Low poo L'oreal eversleek,
Co wash Keracare
RO Tresemme Naturals, DB pumpkinseed, Giovanni 2chic a&o
Stylers BRHG, Volumax Mega gel, Darcy's Botanicals ccg, Paul Mitchell sculpting foam, FSG, Camille Rose Curl Maker, Keracare Custard
I use ECO styler the Krystal, Olive oil, and just started with the protein one. Love it.
CG April 16, 2013
2B-wavy, curvy, Low Porosity, Fine
No poo - DC, As I Am, EBW Coconut Shea
Low poo - Dr. Miracles
Clarify - TJ TT shampoo
RO- DCOC, TJ TT
LI - KCKT
PT - IAGirl's recipe
DT - TJ TT condish w/CO & honey
Style - ECO Krystal, Protein
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I have 2c hair and I use Aussie instant freeze along with la looks sport gel, FSG, and some totally twisted mousse. I love this combination!
Wow thanks for the advice girls I will definitely be trying these out!!!(:
I have 2a baby fine hair and I am really loving BRHG. Never did before, but it preserves my curls and I can get multiple days out of it. I also like redken soft spin gel and volumax.
2a-2bFii NP?

Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
locking Spray
Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
I love BRHG. I have coarse hair. It holds my hair while it's drying and then disappears after I SOTC.

After the gel discussion in another thread I went back and scrutinized the ingredients. 4-6 are propylene glycol (humectant), hydrolyzed silk (protein), and panthenol (good for damaged hair). Assuming I'm correct in my understanding of what those 3 do, it explains why there is such a varied experience with this gel. Also, I've noticed that I get different amounts of crunch on different sections of my hair. I wonder if the more damaged parts are sucking everything up. Also interesting to me is that the lower porosity folks seem to be more likely to experience reactivation of the gel on the second day, where I don't at all.
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Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

iHerb discount code: PNQ285
I use kinky curly, aussie instant freeze, la looks, or eco styler.

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Sometimes I get carried away and manipulate him too much. He tells me he's fine on his own but I never listen. I wash him less now and all in all we're happy.
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Shea Moisture
Kinky Curly
Curl Junkie
Natural Stuff
BC #2: 10/2/13
2c/3a/3b w/ loose botticellis, whirls and curls,
Coarse, High Porosity;CG since 2007
I like either EcoStyler (Krystal, Argan or Olive) or GF Pure Clean gel.

I have used KCCC and liked it but i think im allergic to it. :-\

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2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!

Eci styler custard (homemade)
KCCC
FLAXSEED GEL

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*Natural 3C*
Wash: Liquid African Black Soap, BS/ACV
Conditioner: SM SB, YTCarrots, Organix Coconut Milk
Pre-Poo: Honey & EVOO
DC: AOHR
PT:
Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
Moisturizer: CURLS Souffle
Leave-In: KCKT
Gel:
KCCC, Eco Custard
Oil/Sealant:
SB, EVCO, EVOO
I use both the ampro olive oil gel & the Softee olive oil conditioning gel. The reason I use both is that my hair has 2 different personalities. (as I call them) the front is EXTREMELY dry but coming along. The back is over conditioned. I use the ampro for the front. Softee for the back. I scrunch less than a dime size amount of the ampro gel. Both gels work well together & give great hold.
I will try the la looks gels next. I've heard great things about them.
Herbal Essence Set Me Up gel
I'm going to go ahead and say 3a
fine/medium texture and a bit porous-I color
Spring routine: Renpure luxurious argan oil shampoo/Loreal Advanced Care Color conditioner , HETT gel
Microfiber towel/diffuse
Trying KKCC
Ladies....

where the heck can I get some BRHG? Seriously, I've checked CVS, Walgreens, Target, Sally's, Publix, Marshall's, Ross.... I've found plenty other Biosilk products but no BRHG.
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
I just checked Amazon. It's there.
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I just checked Amazon. It's there.
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LOL! I meant on the ground! But your response is very cute!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646

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