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Darby 02-15-2013 11:12 AM

need help looking for a gel
 
I'm currently using deva angell but I'm finding it less useful these days. I have fine, thin hair that easily weighted down and my hair really has a hard time with oils - just too heavy most of the time.
I'm looking for a gel that has light hold that will enhance curl formation.... Any suggestions?
Doesn't have to be a gel either..... I have used creams before but have not found one my hair likes. B&B was ok

crazywaves 02-15-2013 11:42 AM

Garnier pure clean gel. It reminds me alot of the Deva ultra defining gel.

Dsotomayor 02-15-2013 07:13 PM

^^^ I use Garnier also and alternate with aussie instant freeze and flax seed gel.

hutch 02-15-2013 07:55 PM

Have you tried EcoStyler? It's cheap.

Aqua_Lily 02-15-2013 07:57 PM

I use Kiss My Face Upper Management gel. It's a light hold (the bottle says medium but it's definitely light) and my hair really loves it, and the smell is great. Kiss My Face, OHC, Upper Management, Styling Gel, Grapefruit, 8 fl oz (236 ml) - iHerb.com
You can use the discount code in my signature

Houseofcurls 02-15-2013 10:12 PM

I'm having similar issues. My hair is weird, if I put gel in when my hair is wet, it's like my hair gets stuck in the way the gel was put in, and places dry straight, when that same curl would normally curl well. But, I sue fsg, and KCCC and they don't hold well for me, it's still frizzy mess around parts

CurlyJulie81 02-16-2013 02:53 PM

Hey there!! Fine 3a/b here... I absolutely love Aussie Instant Freeze gel- and it's so cheap that if your hair doesn't like it, you aren't out much! For me, it gives just enough hold with LOTS of shine(no silicones in it, either!) but it's not crunchy. It works really well for me.

I can even put it on my dry hair to smooth frizzies and it behaves well. Good luck!

HennyRox05 02-16-2013 10:00 PM

Goddess curls by curls is a good light gel but still has a nice hold

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sdkitty 02-17-2013 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hutch (Post 2120698)
Have you tried EcoStyler? It's cheap.


I've been looking at the comments on this one and I'm interested but most of the feedback seems to be from 4a's. I'm 3a and my hair is quite thick. I'm just starting to do the Deva method of putting gel into dripping wet hair and it takes quite a bit of product so I'd like to get something good, moisturizing and inexpensive.
Some comments on the Ecostyler say it's very thick. I don't want something liquidy but if it's real sticky might not be best for me.
Anyone with hair like mine who has used this?
thanks

Laura Lee 02-17-2013 11:56 AM

While it's in stock on her site and CurlMart, you should check out either the Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly or the Firm Hold Gel (same company). They are both great products with lighter hold. The firm hold is a bit stiffer hold but still very scrunchable.

tiara98 02-17-2013 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darby (Post 2120417)
I'm currently using deva angell but I'm finding it less useful these days. I have fine, thin hair that easily weighted down and my hair really has a hard time with oils - just too heavy most of the time.
I'm looking for a gel that has light hold that will enhance curl formation.... Any suggestions?
Doesn't have to be a gel either..... I have used creams before but have not found one my hair likes. B&B was ok

after scouring product reviews for days, i'm super excited to order SSCEJ when i get paid this week & give that a whirl under gel! i also just ordered Abba Pure Finish & Giovanni Magnetic gels to try. if those gels don't work out, i guess the next step is to try (the far less expensive options) Eco Styler and Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel.

asianrunner 02-18-2013 10:39 AM

I really like SS CEJ as a curl enhancer! It's very lightweight and non sticky.


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