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
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Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b

Last edited by Darby; 02-15-2013 at 11:29 AM.
Garnier pure clean gel. It reminds me alot of the Deva ultra defining gel.
^^^ I use Garnier also and alternate with aussie instant freeze and flax seed gel.
Have you tried EcoStyler? It's cheap.
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Oils: Coconut oil. Carol's Daughter Hair Balm.
Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque (also a great detangler and cleanser)
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
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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
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Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
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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!
3a/b fine, high porosity, medium density. Mod- CG

Sulfate-free Shampoo: SheaMoisture Curl and Shine shampoo with Epsom salts.
Co-wash: TRESemme Naturals,
Leave in: TN Radiant volume, KCKT, YTC pampering conditioner
Summer styler: LA Looks Spiked Gel(summer only)
Seal: Argan Oil/Macademia Oil
Winter styler: KCCC, AIF, Beyond the Zone Noodlehead curling creme(not CG)
DT: GVPCB, coconut oil
PT: GVP Hair Reconstructor
Embracing my curls.
Goddess curls by curls is a good light gel but still has a nice hold

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Have you tried EcoStyler? It's cheap.
Originally Posted by hutch

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
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.
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Fine/thin 2c/3a, Low-Medium Porosity, Dry!
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
Originally Posted by Darby
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.
2B/3A: fine, dry hair that "wilts"
but seems to love protein!!


Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo, Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner, Giovanni Nutrafix, Nutress Protein Pack (PT), Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Leave-In Sun Spray, Nutress Stop Break (LI), SSCEJ, Giovanni Magnetic Gel (styling), Turbie Twist (for plopping)
I really like SS CEJ as a curl enhancer! It's very lightweight and non sticky.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

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