The sports gel is great, and cheap. Your mom should be okay as it's only $3, and some places sell the travel size tube for $1. Dep sport gel is another good, cheap gel. They're essentially the same, but the Dep gel has no glycerin.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea (as RO & LI)
Stylers: CJ PP, JC Spiralicious