Hair gel recommendations?

What hair gel would you guys recommend that is more natural and doesn't leave that crunchy stiff feeling.
What hair gel would you guys recommend that is more natural and doesn't leave that crunchy stiff feeling.
Originally Posted by Wavy_Girl1116
I am on the same quest as you. I just ordered a whole bunch of samples from a user name Kathymack. These are the ones I'm going to try

-komaza coconut pudding
-Aubrey organics mandarin jelly
-Donna Marie miracurls gelly
-kinky curly curling custard

She has a lot more other samples so I would check them out. It's the perfect way to try different products without breaking bank.
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What hair gel would you guys recommend that is more natural and doesn't leave that crunchy stiff feeling.
Originally Posted by Wavy_Girl1116
I am on the same quest as you. I just ordered a whole bunch of samples from a user name Kathymack. These are the ones I'm going to try

-komaza coconut pudding
-Aubrey organics mandarin jelly
-Donna Marie miracurls gelly
-kinky curly curling custard

She has a lot more other samples so I would check them out. It's the perfect way to try different products without breaking bank.
Originally Posted by Rusycurly
WOW!! That's awesome!!!!
You should do a forum search. That way you can find reviews on tons of gels and other products. Also, if you know your hair properties, it will make it easier for people to give you recommendations.

And crunch is a good thing. When your hair is totally dry, you can squeeze or scrunch your hair gently, which breaks the gel cast and leaves you with soft frizz-free curls.
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I love, love, love La Bella Lots of Curls styling gel. It's awesome! The gel cast breaks up easily after the hair is dry, and my hair doesn't feel stiff or producty.
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Last edited by Ruth Marie; 01-14-2013 at 12:30 PM.
You should do a forum search. That way you can find reviews on tons of gels and other products. Also, if you know your hair properties, it will make it easier for people to give you recommendations.

And crunch is a good thing. When your hair is totally dry, you can squeeze or scrunch your hair gently, which breaks the gel cast and leaves you with soft frizz-free curls.
Originally Posted by Mountaincurl
WOW!! I didn't know that!! I'm learning so much being on this forum!!! Thanks!!
I love, love, love La Bella Lots of Curls styling gel. It's awesome! The gel cast breaks up easily after the hair is dry, and my hair doesn't feel stiff or producty. It's the perfect gel for my baby-fine 2c/3a curls.
Originally Posted by Ruth Marie
Thanks for the rec!! I'll have to check that out!!
CJ Curls In A Bottle has a lighter cast. You may want to try that if you're not happy with the others. I love CIAB over CCCC.

KCCC has a strong cast (but, I love that, too).

All this being said, I had to "get over" my issues with crunchy hair when I first went CG. I never wanted crunch. So, inevitably, I ended up using WAY too little product on my thick hair. The end result of that was: frizzy, unruly hair that didn't do what I wanted it to do. Once I started using enough (a LOT MORE) gel, my hair behaved much better. And, for the most part, all the gels I have are good with SOTC. Once they're scrunched out, the hold is still there, but the cast is gone.

My go-to gels are:
Anything CJ (CJAFL, CIAB, CJCQ)
KCCC

CIAB is probably the easiest to get a nice soft curl out of.
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If you don't want a lot of crunch try Sprial Solutions Jelly, I love it. It has some crunch but you can scrunch it right out and the hold is medium.

I love KCCC but it's stronger.
I've been wanting to try Darcy's Botanicals Gel but I can't b/c of the glycerine. I did order the cream gel from the actual site and that is nice; very moisturizing, not too much crunch, yet nice hold. I always put it in after I swim and get great results--be careful not to use too much b/c it does have oils in it.

Good luck!
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sounds like biotera would fit the bill completely. It's by naturalle @ Sally's and its supposed to be a dupe for biolage, I belive.

I use a leave in before it (lately it's the Silk Elements Mega Silk also @ Sally's) and I get great hold and no crunch. If I do get a little crunch, it's easily scrunced out, but I get way less crunch with this then I do with LA Looks Sport.

My second is the LA Looks curl gel, the blue one, but I hear it's being DC'd and I have been having a hard time finding it lately.
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Bioterra sounds great!! I just picked up some garnier fructis pure clean gel. I hope it works!!! Has anyone tries it?
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