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Old 04-23-2011, 12:08 AM   #1
 
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Question 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?
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:30 AM   #2
 
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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 use La looks sports gel. I like it. It's alcohol free.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
 
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Hmmm herbal essences is really good they have a ton of different curly hair gels... Also I John fritas stuff works well!
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:11 PM   #4
 
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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 use La looks sports gel. I like it. It's alcohol free.
^ Yup, I use that too. It's cheap and it gets the job done. For me, it's a basic staple.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:23 PM   #6
 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Old 04-24-2011, 09:54 PM   #12
 
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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.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:35 PM   #13
 
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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!
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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.
I agree, especially with the bolded. GF Pure Clean is a really nice non-producty feeling gel.
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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 :/
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:14 PM   #17
 
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Do you prefer the gel or spray gel?
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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 :/
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.
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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 :/
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 will try scrunching some thank you for the advice!
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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.
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