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Old 02-07-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
 
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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!
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:19 PM   #2
 
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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.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
 
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+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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Old 02-07-2010, 08:51 PM   #4
 
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I've been using HESMU. Thinking about trying BRHG, though. I'd like some more hold.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:31 PM   #5
 
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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.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:03 AM   #6
 
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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.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:39 AM   #7
 
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Ecostyler has protein and glycerin. It is also on sale at Sally's this month if anyone else is interested.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:52 AM   #8
 
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I like HETT, I don't know if it has protein in it though, sorry.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:49 AM   #9
 
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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 CJ Aloe Fix gel and DM Miracurl Curling Jelly. And the new CJ products...mm.
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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

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