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/ Transitioning to gray
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip