Personally, I love gel My absolute favorites are Batia & Aleeza bio-mineral, Devacurl Angell and Biolage Gellee... I also love Ouidad Climate Control and Fantasia IC with Sparklites... With a thicker or very strong hold gel, I water it down before applying to damp hair to get rid of crunchiness. With other gels, I just apply directly to damp hair.

Gel holds my curls in great shape all day and tames any frizzies.. It is my ending styling product of choice (with either a leave-in under it, or leave-in plus a curl enhancer or bulk reducer type product - so, 2-3 styling products on average, after conditioner washing and rinsing).

Other curlies seem to hate gel, so where do you fit in the spectrum?
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