Hello, everyone, I could really use some help. I've been using Biotera Styling Gel for several months now, and I really like what it does for my 3A/3B fine hair. However, I think that it is also responsible for my itchy scalp problem - I think I have a sensitivity to the preservative combo that it uses. Since I stopped using it two weeks ago, my scalp feels great, but my hair is limp and frizzy.

I'm looking for something with medium or strong hold that will let me get good curls in wet hair, then SOTC (without a strong smell). I don't have enough cash to try a lot of new products, so I'm hoping for some help picking the right thing. Cheaper would be better, but I'm willing to pay more for something that works.

Thanks for your help.