For a long time I have been searching for a good protein free gel that has a hard hold. I'm currently using HESMU, which is the only thing I've been able to find. I don't really like it, as with ongoing use I find it drying. Can any of you coarse, protein-sensitive CG's please suggest other options?
I live in Canada and can't get many of the products available in the US. I use KCCC, but need a hard hold gel on top.
Search the forum for "hard hold" - a few good threads here
Thanks for the Mop C suggestion. I will check and see if they have it at Honey Fig. In Canada, we don't have the GVP products and Sally's in the US don't deliver to Canada, but I can look at the Paul Mitchell. Thanks again!
You are welcome! I am new to the forum and it is kind of exiting to get a reply so soon!
I decided to get BRHG this winter (it has protein) because so little is needed that I'm sure the humectant in it won't bother me - and I can try it today. The Mop-C is tempting, still might get it if I make a nc order.
There are other hard hold gels liked on the forum (worth searching "hard hold" - title only), but I only bookmarked those with little humectant.
I'd like to hear how you like what you end up with.
I'm having rare 2nd day hair with Got2B Spiked-Up Max Control Gel. I don't like using it by itself, I'd rather mix it with a light gel. Yesterday I mixed it with
Beautiful Curls Shea Butter Curl Defining Gel which I stupidly thought was protein-free. But even though my hair's a bit dry I'm not gonna complain about 2nd day waves...
2a/b, coarse, high density
no idea on porosity
protein & oil-sensitive
giving CG another go as of July 2009
(previously on modified CG)
Thanks, guys! Actually, AmberBrown, the pink La Bella Lots of Curls gel does have protein. It has Keratin Amino Acids fairly high on the list. This made me sad, since I like this gel besides it having protein in it. I'm looking to rotate that and the LALSG with something protein-free. Evil Keratin Amino Acids!
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!