New to gel, medium or strong hold?

When I say new to gel, I did use it in the 80's but that was that heavy wet look stuff used to slick my very short mullet cut into 80's spikes. Didn't work very well

I'm only just re-discovering my curl - not been straightening, but my hair became very frizzy from being dried out from colouring (been using sulphate free products for years but leave-ins where I live ALL contain silicones).

My hair curl has also changed in the last decade as I went through menopause, my hair is fully grey but I colour using ColorHerb (natural dye) that has a very low peroxide level in the activator.

Basically I've gone from a 3B in my 20's/30's to more of a 3A into my 50's - at least that appears to be the case with the frizz under control. (previously couldn't even do a bounce test as no curl definition at all!)

My hair is very fine, and quite thin (I lost about half my hair volume about a decade ago after a crash low fat diet - lost 50 pounds and my lovely hair).

so the combination of change in curl, thin and fine hair that looks to be a 3A - I think gels seem to be quite heavy on my hair. I'm looking at Curl Junkie products and wonder if I should try a light hold gel; or should I go for a curling creme?

I'm not sure with thin, fine hair if I should go for a light hold, medium hold or strong hold gel, or if I should forget get and go for a curl creme (e.g. Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme?)
If your hair is really fine, protein would probably do wonders for you.

Most of us layer products. Depending on the time of year (dewpoints.) I wet, use a rinse out and style every day. In the higher dewpoints, I use a leave in OR curl enhancer with a jelly product (gelatinous consistency without the chemicals.) In the low dewpoints, I use a leave in AND a curl enhancer with a jelly product.

I, like many others, rotate products. My hair has always satiated on product, even in my shampoo/conditioner only days. I wet, use a rinse out and style every day. Seldom use any one product more then once in five days. I also do at least one PT a week and use a lot of products with protein.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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