What are the hot drugstore gels these days?

I rarely visit the hair boards so I don't know what people are loving these days. I'm a 3A/2C and looking for a strong-hold drugstore gel, preferrably something I can buy at Target. I need strong hold because lately I've been washing at night and letting my hair airdry while I sleep, so something like Angell (one of my old standbys) won't cut it.

Thanks in advance for any replies.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
I use:
Herbal Essence Set Me Up Gel
Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (at some drugstores)
LA Looks Mega Mega Hold (yellow) and LA Looks Curls (aqua) - but most people like LA Looks Sports (dark blue)

All have pretty good hold. BRHG has the most but is also the most expensive.

HTH
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG
I was using BHRG, but it made my hair feel dry. I just started using LA Looks sport and I love it.
I like BRHG, LA Looks Sport Gel, LaBella Lots of Curls, and LA Looks Cashmere Curls.
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

I'd go with HE Set Me Up. It's inexpensive, at Target and the hold is great.
cowash: VO5 kiwi lime
condition: Say Yes to Carrots (also leave in a smidge)
styling: Marc Anthony Strictly Curls and Herbal Essence's Totally Twisted and DevaCurl Set it Free
I am finally embracing my crazy curls!
modified CG since Jan. 2009 I am a Jersey Girl!
CG was the best thing I ever did for my hair. Ever.
I wish they had HE styling products in the UK but they don't
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel and Glaze is another good one. You can get it at Target (I think) and it it comes in a huge bottle for under $5.
3a F/M ii low/normal porosity
dark brown/slightly past shoulder length hair

I really like LaBella Lots of Curls. It is easy to apply and is not a crunchies fest after drying.

Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee is a fav on NC but it is such a thick gel. I had a hard time feeling like I applied it evenly. I got frustrated and swapped it away. It is pretty much the go to gel for curlies in high dew point areas of the country.
modified CG, since January 09
As I am Coconut Cowash, low poo. Clarify once a month
RO: Elucence moisture Bal.
DT: CJ Rehab
LI: Marie Dean Red Clover honey (in low dews only)
Jelly/Gelly products: As I am curl enhancing jelly-near HG status
KCCC- Classic but fickle

HGs: Aloe Fix alone or over Boots Curl Cream

PJ cabinet full of failed combos
Thanks for all the replies. I've used and liked Biosilk RHG in the past but it's too crunchy when I air-dry, even overnight, plus I'm looking for more drugstore prices if possible. I have plenty of more expensive gels that I know I like

Maybe I'll try the HE Set Me Up. I need something a little crunchy if I'm airdrying overnight.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
I love using the LaBella Lots of Curls Gel (pink kind) and LA Looks Sports (blue).
Currently Transitioning!!!
Co-Wash 2x per week: PM The Detangler
Scalp Cleanser 1x per month: V05 Con mixed w/ Brown Sugar
Leave-In: PM The Conditioner Leave-In
Styling Gel Staple: PM Spray Gel
LA Looks sport gel is a good one to try. Its very cheap for a lot of it.
3a with some 2c thrown in
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pw: cow

Currently Loving:
Shampoo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 50:50

Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Smoothing, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

Leave-in: CJ Beauticurls Leave-in

Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

Stylers -CJ Curl Queen, CJ CCCC Lite, CJ CIAB, CJ Pattern Pusha, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam, Mop-C Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, KCCC
I like LA Looks much better than the HESMU. They're both cheap enough to get both and try them.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Where is everyone finding LaBella Lots of Curls Gel? I'm in the U.S.
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
I <3 second day hair
Call me a Curltalk Otaku. ~MirCurls
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PW curlyhair
The color of the LA looks gels freaks me out.
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
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Right now I'm using the LA Looks Curl gel. I air dry, then pineapple overnight once it's dry and crunchy, and it's working beautifully. When I scrunch it out the next day I have soft, shiny, well-defined curls. It smells sort of candy-like, but the smell fades really quickly.
2b copper penny red
"While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats."

CURRENTLY USING:
Renpure Moisturizing Shampoo, Body Shop Banana Conditioner, Ouidad Tress Effects GelMy fashion blog:
http://a-la-mode-2010.blogspot.com/
I really like LaBella Lots of Curls. It is easy to apply and is not a crunchies fest after drying.

Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee is a fav on NC but it is such a thick gel. I had a hard time feeling like I applied it evenly. I got frustrated and swapped it away. It is pretty much the go to gel for curlies in high dew point areas of the country.
Originally Posted by pilateschick
YAY pilates chick, you like sent me my fave gels and not to mention my HG's thank you
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

Also, I find it really difficult to SOTC w/ LALSG. I don't know why, maybe I applied too much - I'll try it again.
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

Welcome
I never would have tried the La Bella Curls without the motivation of an overseas HG search. I am loving the Boots Curl Cream.
modified CG, since January 09
As I am Coconut Cowash, low poo. Clarify once a month
RO: Elucence moisture Bal.
DT: CJ Rehab
LI: Marie Dean Red Clover honey (in low dews only)
Jelly/Gelly products: As I am curl enhancing jelly-near HG status
KCCC- Classic but fickle

HGs: Aloe Fix alone or over Boots Curl Cream

PJ cabinet full of failed combos
I found the LaBella Lots of Curls at 3 local WalMarts and 1 Walgreens Drug Store. I did not see it at Target or Krogers in my area.
modified CG, since January 09
As I am Coconut Cowash, low poo. Clarify once a month
RO: Elucence moisture Bal.
DT: CJ Rehab
LI: Marie Dean Red Clover honey (in low dews only)
Jelly/Gelly products: As I am curl enhancing jelly-near HG status
KCCC- Classic but fickle

HGs: Aloe Fix alone or over Boots Curl Cream

PJ cabinet full of failed combos
Welcome
I never would have tried the La Bella Curls without the motivation of an overseas HG search. I am loving the Boots Curl Cream.
Originally Posted by pilateschick
A bit guano, sorry but I also loved the aquage sample you gave me.
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

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