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Old 10-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
 
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Question Gels that are protein-free?

Does anyone know of any gels that are protein-free and relatively cheap? My hair dislikes the LALSG and EcoStyler gels, so I've been reading up on the Biotera gel. Any other suggestions?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
 
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I normally like protein in gel, but I had issues with LALSG and Eco Styler also. Biotera gel is one of my favorites. I like the thinner consistency and it plays well with everything I've tried it with.

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
 
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I've been loving Aussie instant freeze. Another good one is Herbal Essences set me up gel. Hth!
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Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #4
 
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Perhaps the L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Defining Gel. I've never used it but it has a nice review on YT.

L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Defining Gel and L'Oreal Evercreme Nourishing Conditioner - YouTube
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:43 AM   #6
 
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Gf pure clean gel is protein free.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:24 PM   #7
 
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Thanks everyone! I loved the GF Pure Clean gel (it was my HG *sigh*) but at about $5.00 for 6.8 ounces, I had to stop buying it. I was going through at least one bottle every week! But if I can't find a good gel, I'll just have to reconsider the GFPC gel. It's also hard for me to find a gel that doesn't react with my leave-ins. Do the gels that you all use ever react badly with your leave-ins or stylers?
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My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:09 PM   #8
 
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My Bioterra gel has soy protein. I had to stop using it. I'm trying out Nothing But Curl Sealer and I'm okay with the results. I don't use anything else, so if it can manage my hair all by itself it's pretty durable.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:59 PM   #9
 
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I second Aussie Instant Freeze!
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Co wash- Trader Joes Nourish Spa
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #10
 
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L.A. Looks nutra curl gel and flaxseed gel
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