I have tried several mentioned, and none of them had enough hold for me. None of the Herbal Essences gels had enough hold for me, even though I have fine hair. They all made my frizz up within a few hours, but many on here do like them a lot. They smell good! Re:coil is great if I use it under something, but I can only use a little since it's a bit heavy. Phytodefrisant works great when I straighten my hair, but I couldn't use it alone to style curly. But Re:coil does help enhance my curls. I normally use Batia and Aleeza gel, and it has a great deal of hold without getting crispy. It's very thin and runny and is very easy to apply. I also hear many people recommend Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee for lots of hold.
Fine, blonde 3a botticelli curls