Other gels I've tried with as much or more hold than argan ecostyler include Aussie Instant Freeze and Aubrey Organics B-5 Design gel. I've didn't like the former, rather liked the latter. My favorite gel so far (as I prefer gellies) is CJ Pattern Pusha. I've really got to pick up Kiss My Face Upper Management though. I've been hearing about that for a while.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG