I know you asked about gel, but I'm having great results with suave mousse for curly hair. Just thought I'd throw that out there
3c pencil-sized corkscrews; low porosity; fine; layered

CO-Wash: Shea Moisture Co-Wash or Eden's Co-Wash Style: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

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