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Old 07-07-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
 
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Default 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.

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Old 07-07-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-07-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
 
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I was using BHRG, but it made my hair feel dry. I just started using LA Looks sport and I love it.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:30 PM   #4
 
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I like BRHG, LA Looks Sport Gel, LaBella Lots of Curls, and LA Looks Cashmere Curls.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:56 PM   #5
 
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I'd go with HE Set Me Up. It's inexpensive, at Target and the hold is great.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:00 PM   #6
 
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I wish they had HE styling products in the UK but they don't
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:09 PM   #7
 
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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.
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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.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:37 PM   #9
 
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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.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:40 PM   #10
 
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I love using the LaBella Lots of Curls Gel (pink kind) and LA Looks Sports (blue).
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LA Looks sport gel is a good one to try. Its very cheap for a lot of it.
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I like LA Looks much better than the HESMU. They're both cheap enough to get both and try them.
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Where is everyone finding LaBella Lots of Curls Gel? I'm in the U.S.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:19 PM   #14
 
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The color of the LA looks gels freaks me out.
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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.
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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.
YAY pilates chick, you like sent me my fave gels and not to mention my HG's thank you
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I never would have tried the La Bella Curls without the motivation of an overseas HG search. I am loving the Boots Curl Cream.
A bit guano, sorry but I also loved the aquage sample you gave me.
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