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Curly Sara 12-25-2012 03:21 PM

Best hair gel for 3c hair - thread!
 
Hallo curlies,

Nowadays i am searching for a hair gel that defines my 3c hair without drying it or make my hair stiff.

Any tip curlies?

I have 3c hair witch is highly porous and have low elasticity.

Curly Sara 12-25-2012 03:29 PM

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Curly Sara 12-26-2012 12:29 PM

No one??

CurlyB_ 12-26-2012 02:08 PM

i have 3b/3c hair, and use fsg when i want more defined curls...sometimes ill need to scrunch when my hair has dried,but i dont really mind- at least i know whats in it :)

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testimony777 12-30-2012 10:35 AM

I second Curly B's suggestion, flax seed gel (FSG) is amazing.

Curly Sara 01-01-2013 04:04 PM

I have heard so much about fsg so this weekend i did it. I made homemade flaxseed gel and applied it to my soaking wet hair after applying conditioner. OMG!!!! The best gel i have ever used. It didnt dry my hair out and itgave me soft and welldefined curls.
The only minus is that i have to refrigerate it. I cant carry the gel with me in my purse daily.

Do you now if i can add sth to this gel so i dont need to refrigerate it??

testimony777 01-09-2013 01:58 PM

I am so glad the gel worked out for you; it really is amazing! If you check around on this site you will find several threads where people list their recipes, some of which include ingredients intended as preservatives. There is one thread in particular where a woman tested various preservatives in the FSG to see which ones were the most effective. The preservatives ranged from things you can easily get at a health food store (essential oils, citric acid etc.) to commercial grade preservatives. HTH:-)

mcheryce 01-09-2013 02:36 PM

Ooohh. If someone can find that preservative thread can you please post thr link? Hard to find on my phone app. Tx!
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Originally Posted by testimony777 (Post 2098888)
I am so glad the gel worked out for you; it really is amazing! If you check around on this site you will find several threads where people list their recipes, some of which include ingredients intended as preservatives. There is one thread in particular where a woman tested various preservatives in the FSG to see which ones were the most effective. The preservatives ranged from things you can easily get at a health food store (essential oils, citric acid etc.) to commercial grade preservatives. HTH:-)


testimony777 01-11-2013 07:14 PM

mcheryce I looked for it but couldn't find it. I found it the first time in another thread, someone had linked to it. Unfortunately I can't remember what thread that was :confused3:. I hope someone else has better luck because it would be a great reference.

mcheryce 01-12-2013 06:57 PM

Thanks for searching. I might have to bust out the laptop to look. I have some ccs naturals flaxseed gel and love it.

frizzybarbie 01-13-2013 11:59 AM

I'm having good luck with suave mousse for curly hair.

rmc2 01-18-2013 01:05 PM

Aloe Vera gel is wonderful too as a curl definer with no crunch. I use an entire 3 tbsp aloe Vera gel mixed with 1
Tbsp jojoba oil. I have 4a/3c mid neck length (if pulled with my fingers) so adjust amount accordingly.

Curly Sara 01-18-2013 02:39 PM

Thank you all for sharing your tips!
I unfortunetely dont have good experience with aloe vera gel :( my hair gets dry despite using a lot of conditioner/leave and sealing with evoo in before applying gel. Dont know why...
My hair is highly porous and have low elasticity. Maybe thats why it doesnt give me good hold and moisture??

Jusduit 01-18-2013 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by mcheryce (Post 2098913)
Ooohh. If someone can find that preservative thread can you please post thr link? Hard to find on my phone app. Tx!
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Originally Posted by testimony777 (Post 2098888)
I am so glad the gel worked out for you; it really is amazing! If you check around on this site you will find several threads where people list their recipes, some of which include ingredients intended as preservatives. There is one thread in particular where a woman tested various preservatives in the FSG to see which ones were the most effective. The preservatives ranged from things you can easily get at a health food store (essential oils, citric acid etc.) to commercial grade preservatives. HTH:-)


I'm pretty sure this is the preservative thread

allnaturalchick 01-20-2013 09:31 PM

I've tried several gels and nothing works for me .... I gave up that journey. I do conditioner and jojoba oil only and get good results without gel

SpiralSpunk 01-20-2013 11:33 PM

I like Aussie Instant Freeze if I need hold. It seems I've seen a lot of 3cs and 4s who like EcoStyler although I don't use it.

LeeLee182 01-21-2013 03:19 AM

It's not a gel, so I don't know if you're interested in creams... But Donna Marie Dream Curling Creme is fantastic! It's thick, but has a slip that makes it easy to distribute and leaves the curls soft. I use a bit of Naturalista Cosmetics AloeFlax seed gel om top for more hold but I think it would be okay without it.

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LeeLee182 01-21-2013 03:26 AM

Oh and I haven't tried It yet, but I hear good things about the As I Am Curling Jelly..I think that's what it's called. Maybe try to find some reviews on it, you can get it at Sally's.

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testimony777 01-21-2013 04:15 PM

That's it! Thanks Jusduit :)

mcheryce 01-21-2013 07:10 PM

Yes! Thanks!!
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Originally Posted by testimony777 (Post 2106114)
That's it! Thanks Jusduit :)



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