The LA Looks gels?

What is the climate like right now where you live? Have you checked the frizz forecast to see what your dew points are? Porous hair tends to be more affected by humidity, so if frizz or "growing pouf" is a problem, glycerin may be contributing to it. I avoid glycerin in my leave-ins (when I use them) and styling products.

The LAL sports gel does have glycerin, but it's very far down in the list and works for me. The LAL power spikes gel does not have glycerin. I haven't tried that one, though, so can't comment.

The other important thing is to make sure you're getting really good coverage- application technique is very important, I rake everything in and then scrunch and pump. Also, I use quite a bit of product.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
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

Last edited by chloe92us; 07-18-2013 at 06:22 AM.
What is the climate like right now where you live? Have you checked the frizz forecast to see what your dew points are? Porous hair tends to be more affected by humidity, so if frizz or "growing pouf" is a problem, glycerin may be contributing to it. I avoid glycerin in my leave-ins (when I use them) and styling products.

The LAL sports gel does have glycerin, but it's very far down in the list and works for me. The LAL power spikes gel does not have glycerin. I haven't tried that one, though, so can't comment.

The other important thing is to make sure you're getting really good coverage- application technique is very important, I rake everything in and then scrunch and pump. Also, I use quite a bit of product.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Wow! Thank you so much!
I have tried the wet looks (*cough* no hold).
But anyways, this helped a lot. I'll be using the frizz forecast from now on!
2c - 3a hair
High Porosity
High Density
Coarse hair
Blasian: Japanese and African American

Wish list:
Put hair down with my shower hair!


ありがとうございました 
Triangle hair is largely caused by the way the hair is cut. I've had the best success with what are called Deva cuts, in which the hair is cut dry, and in relation to the hair around it. They tend to be expensive, but you can also learn to trim your hair yourself. There are good instructions, illustrations, and videos in the book
Curly Girl: The Handbook
, and the accompanying DVD. It costs about $10 on Amazon, but you might also be able to get it at your local library. I've done this a few times, and it's worked really well for me.

There's a lot of other really helpful information in Curly Girl; and there are life stories of what it's like to grow up and live with naturally curly hair, which include how the particular curly girls came to terms with their hair, and the often unwanted attention it drew.

I like the LA Looks Wet Look gel, and have never had any problems with it flaking. Another really good gel which isn't expensive, but can be harder to find, is Kiss My Face Upper Management, which many people think is quite similar to Kinky Curly Curling Custard in the way it works. Before I found out about Upper Management, or could get my hands on any KCCC, I read something someone here had posted to the effect that if you combine aloe vera gel with a few drops of jojoba oil (just mix them up in your hands), you'll get something similar. I tried that, and liked it, so I got KCCC, which I do find works similarly, but I also use the AVG with jojoba oil sometimes. I also find that it works well to preserve my curls if I smooth it over dry hair and scrunch well prior to going to bed, so I don't get bedhead. (I also sweep my hair up so that most of it is lying on my pillow above my head.)
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
Sorry for the lack of personal information, I'm new! I have 2c 3a hair that is bleached and tends to get very dry. The NutraCurl gel with avocado oil is fantastic and it does not get crispy I can use tons and my curls are defined and shiny without any crunch. Its great and has a light scent that disappears and I get second and third day hair. its easy to cowash and works amazing with moisturizer, I personally use the Hair Milk from Carol's Daughter.
I personally love the sports gel 💕
3A Curl Pattern, Low Porosity, High Density, Medium Width, Long Length

Loving my curls/waves!


Product loves: Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars, ACV rinses, Suave Naturals Conditioner wash on in between days, silk scrunchies, Ouidad Curl refreshing spray, Avocado/olive oil/honey deep treatment, Coconut oil on ends/length

Currently waist length while wet and going for waist length while dry!
I used to use the turquoise "Curl Look" one(until it was discontinued) for years and loved it. Then I tried the Nutra-Curl one and didn't like that nearly as well, so moved onto the Sports version that many others love here. It's been a staple for me - good and cheap too, for my 2c-3a hair. What makes it even better is applying some Suave Captivating Curls Mousse first, and then some of the gel, as the mousse doesn't have enough hold by itself for me. It does enhance curl though, and the Sports Gel holds it all I'm in SF too, so I understand CurlyInTheFog's needs for harder-hold products. I have fine-to-medium texture hair but a LOT of it, even though it's in an angled bob, so I need that hold LOL!

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