I need a drugstore gel!

I'm looking for a good drugstore gel that is affordable and offers a good amount.

Do you any of you curly goddesses have any recommendations??I want to find something that doesn't break the bank nor dries out my hair. I hate when a gel has lots of alcohol in it.

And, what is the deal with LA gel? Good stuff? Which one do you use?
I'm looking for a good drugstore gel that is affordable and offers a good amount.

Do you any of you curly goddesses have any recommendations??I want to find something that doesn't break the bank nor dries out my hair. I hate when a gel has lots of alcohol in it.

And, what is the deal with LA gel? Good stuff? Which one do you use?
Originally Posted by Angel_Falls
I use La looks sports gel. I like it. It's alcohol free.
Hmmm herbal essences is really good they have a ton of different curly hair gels... Also I John fritas stuff works well!
I'm looking for a good drugstore gel that is affordable and offers a good amount.

Do you any of you curly goddesses have any recommendations??I want to find something that doesn't break the bank nor dries out my hair. I hate when a gel has lots of alcohol in it.

And, what is the deal with LA gel? Good stuff? Which one do you use?
Originally Posted by Angel_Falls
I use La looks sports gel. I like it. It's alcohol free.
Originally Posted by Saila
^ Yup, I use that too. It's cheap and it gets the job done. For me, it's a basic staple.
fine, 2c
just doin my wavy thang

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My absolute favorite is got2b spiked up. It smells so good and has a lot of hold without drying out your hair. I think it is between $4-$5.
I like the Aussie Volume Gel, Aussie Instant Freeze, or GF Pure&Clean. The Pure&Clean has glycerin pretty high up on the list so it depends on what your dews are at this point in the year.
2b/c w/a few 3a bits in front, medium-fine texture, dense, normal porosity
Things that are currently working (mid dews):
low-poo: Elucence clairfying
Conditioners: AOHR; YtoCu; CJRM; CJSL; Beautiful Curls leave-in
styling: Beautiful Curls curl defining gel; CIAB; CJ SG; Aussie instant freeze
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I started using La Bella Sports Gel a few weeks ago and I really like it so far. It's alcohol free, CG, easy to find (Target!), and CHEAP ($1.99 20 oz.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). I know the ingredients are exactly the same but I think it's fairly comprable to LA Looks Sports Gel.
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

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Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

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mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

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I use la bella gel, the clear one.
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Another vote for the aussie volume gel. I have tried the la sports gel and it gets a little crispy and heavy for my 3b curls.


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*mama to 3 little boys and a 4th due in early March
*3a shoulder length curls
*experimenting with the CG method
I like LA Looks and La Bella. LA Looks gels usually have glycerin, but La Bella gels do not. I am liking the La Bella sport gel lately. I also put HE SMU over everything.
Mod CG since 8/2010
2cFii (fia), normal/normal, protein junkie. Itchy and allergic wavy!
Growing out
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So I went out and purchased the LA looks blue sport bottle. I love the fact that I get so much for such a great price. I have mid-back length curly hair, so I need lots of product.

Today is the second day that I have put it in my hair. It has a strong hold, and I got second day hair.

I really would love to try the Garnier Pure & Clean, especially since someone mentioned that it had glycerin! I live in Arizona so my hair is always thirsty!
I love HESMU
Originally Posted by rudeechick
+1
properties-3 a\b, very fine, medium density, normal porosity, normal elasticity
low poo- GTT, 50\50 or whatever I have at hand
RO- CJBCS, TNVC, Suave Coco
Stylers-FSG & BRHG
PT (twice a week)-CJRM, Ion Reconstructor, SSPT
I like the Aussie Volume Gel, Aussie Instant Freeze, or GF Pure&Clean. The Pure&Clean has glycerin pretty high up on the list so it depends on what your dews are at this point in the year.
Originally Posted by Curl-a-sauras Rex
I agree, especially with the bolded. GF Pure Clean is a really nice non-producty feeling gel.
I have been looking for the same thing! I dont want my 3b curls weighed down but i also dont want them superrrr corkscrew-y. I think I'll have to pick up a few of these products. FL weather is constantly hot and humid so it make my hair a challenge :/
Haley<3

3a/b hair, fine texture, medium porosity and volume (ii)!
Shampoo:Suave Naturals Coconut, YTCarrots, Giovanni 50:50
Cowash: Suave Naturals Coconut Condish, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing condish
Rinse Out: Suave Naturals Coconut Condish, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing condish, YTCarrots Pampering mud Condish
Stylers: GF Curl Spray Gel, LA Looks Curl gel, Loreal frizz serum, Tresemme curl mousse, Pantene Spray gel, Biotera curl creme
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Do you prefer the gel or spray gel?
Haley<3

3a/b hair, fine texture, medium porosity and volume (ii)!
Shampoo:Suave Naturals Coconut, YTCarrots, Giovanni 50:50
Cowash: Suave Naturals Coconut Condish, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing condish
Rinse Out: Suave Naturals Coconut Condish, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing condish, YTCarrots Pampering mud Condish
Stylers: GF Curl Spray Gel, LA Looks Curl gel, Loreal frizz serum, Tresemme curl mousse, Pantene Spray gel, Biotera curl creme
~Live. Laugh. Curly.~
I have been looking for the same thing! I dont want my 3b curls weighed down but i also dont want them superrrr corkscrew-y. I think I'll have to pick up a few of these products. FL weather is constantly hot and humid so it make my hair a challenge :/
Originally Posted by rascalluver11
In my experience, it is product application techniques that determine how curly my hair will turn out more so than the product.
I love corkscrewy curls. To get the most of them, I rinse and scrunch upside down, then I plop. I would advise you to do the opposite.
I have been looking for the same thing! I dont want my 3b curls weighed down but i also dont want them superrrr corkscrew-y. I think I'll have to pick up a few of these products. FL weather is constantly hot and humid so it make my hair a challenge :/
Originally Posted by rascalluver11
In my experience, it is product application techniques that determine how curly my hair will turn out more so than the product.
I love corkscrewy curls. To get the most of them, I rinse and scrunch upside down, then I plop. I would advise you to do the opposite.
Originally Posted by Saila
I will try scrunching some thank you for the advice!
Haley<3

3a/b hair, fine texture, medium porosity and volume (ii)!
Shampoo:Suave Naturals Coconut, YTCarrots, Giovanni 50:50
Cowash: Suave Naturals Coconut Condish, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing condish
Rinse Out: Suave Naturals Coconut Condish, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing condish, YTCarrots Pampering mud Condish
Stylers: GF Curl Spray Gel, LA Looks Curl gel, Loreal frizz serum, Tresemme curl mousse, Pantene Spray gel, Biotera curl creme
~Live. Laugh. Curly.~
I also like LA Looks Sports and Power Spikes gel. Another favorite is Ecostyler (I like the Super Protein version). I have Ecostyler Argan Oil but I haven't gotten the hang of using that one yet.
Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

Cleansers -
Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

I live in the NYC area.


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