I have yet to find gels that work just like the ultra gel but I used the Mega mega Hold LA Looks gel and liked that one. And I don't know any alternatives for the others but I use Cure Care for a leave in and I like it a lot. It's my new staple. About $9 for a gallon of it at Sally's. I have a bunch of conditioners I rotate between for rinse out though. GVP Conditioning Balm is a new favorite rinse out though. Smells great.