Starting to hate gel

I have my HG shampoo, rinse out co and leave in co. I even have 2 cream stylers that I use consistently (recoil:year round and boots:fall/winter) but I have yet to find my perfect gel! I probably have half a dozen assorted ones in my cabinet but they don't always give me consistent results. B&A is the most recent one I've been using and it just up and quit on me. Anyone else have this problem?
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

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Yes, I have this problem also. I've tried so many different gels with inconsistent results and even my beloved tizz no frizz isn't cutting it anymore.

Actually, just today, I used no styling products whatsoever. I did a water-wash and then used a leave-in conditioner, plopped for a while and diffused until almost dry. I am having the best hair day I've had in months!
2c, thick & coarse
Inverted curly bob
Modified CG
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pw: curls
3b/a
Cowash - No Poo, Suave Coconut
Conditioner - One Condition
Leave In - KCKT
Gel - KCCC at the moment
The only gel I use is Angel (over re:coil).
If I don't use that, I use Boots (over re:coil or CK).

Gels make my hair hair stiff and stringy. Blech.
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fine, wavy - 2b/3a
KCNT and KKCC
I compare gel to yeast. Whenever you use yeast it never reacts the same way - the weather, humidity, etc all come into play with yeast. Just like gel. Or maybe it's just like curly hair.
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2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
I use ION spray gel and I've been really happy with it. Spray it into my hand, then apply to my hair and I do like it. Get it at Sally's and they have several versions.
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I'm right there with ya. I can't seen to find a gel my hair likes and when I do, it quits working on me or eventually dries out my hair or something. .
I'm normally a mousse user but like the clumpier curls I get with gel and that it weighs my poofy hair down a bit.
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
*sigh* What is a curl to do?
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
I've never found a gel yet that works for me. Mousse seems to be the only thing my curls like.
I've never found a gel yet that works for me. Mousse seems to be the only thing my curls like.
Originally Posted by Starmie
What mousse are you using?
3a fine, thin, loose curls
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I know exactly what you mean. Seems lately that with my gel, my hair has been holding water like crazy and stays wet and crunchy FOREVER. This morning I pulled out my Abba Weightless Gel, which I hadn't used in a long time. I forgot how much I love this stuff. It was still crunchy but it didn't seem so OBVIOUSLY wet for so long and I've got great hair today. I don't know why I keep switching around when I really like something. Too much gel seeping into the brain, I guess.
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LOL! I have Abba WG in my cabinet. I might have to try that tomorrow! I've been thinking about it but haven't been brave enough lol
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
I hate spending money on my hair, but I found a gel I actually like. It is Loreal Studio Ligh Headed Melting Gel (a non-hardening gel with a strong hold). I don't use a lot but it seems to work. And unlike some die hard CG's, I spray a bit of Aussie Sprunch on bad weather days.
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I have never found a gel that didn't make my hair crunchy and dry feeling. Or look like it's wet. I like the light feeling of mousse but the hold doesn't last throughout the day. Any happy medium?
I've never found a gel yet that works for me. Mousse seems to be the only thing my curls like.
Originally Posted by Starmie
What mousse are you using?
Originally Posted by Cricket
Sorry, not been on here for a while. Atm I'm using Alfaparf semi di lino firm hold which I think is the nearest I've come to an HG. I also use PM's sculpting foam and Joiwhip with good results too.
LOL! I have Abba WG in my cabinet. I might have to try that tomorrow! I've been thinking about it but haven't been brave enough lol
Originally Posted by Doodles
So, did you try it yet?
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Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

LOL! I have Abba WG in my cabinet. I might have to try that tomorrow! I've been thinking about it but haven't been brave enough lol
Originally Posted by Doodles
So, did you try it yet?
Originally Posted by msgiblet
No, I completely forgot!! Thanks for the reminder! I'll make a point to use it tomorrow. Are you still using it?
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
LOL! I have Abba WG in my cabinet. I might have to try that tomorrow! I've been thinking about it but haven't been brave enough lol
Originally Posted by Doodles
So, did you try it yet?
Originally Posted by msgiblet
No, I completely forgot!! Thanks for the reminder! I'll make a point to use it tomorrow. Are you still using it?
Originally Posted by Doodles
I love AWG! I've been reading a lot about HEBE and even bought a tube, but I'm getting such great results with AWG that I'm afraid to switch or try something new.
It took me FOREVER to find my first bottle of AWG. I'm still using that first bottle and I'm so afraid that when it comes time to finally buy more, I won't be able to find it again. I guess thats when the internet really comes in handy!
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!

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