What is the best gel for 3b/3c hair?
Not a gel what is get stiff or really hard
BY: Chevvie ( 3b ) | 1 year ago
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It depends more on your hair properties than your hair type. For example, I have slightly to moderately coarse hair with low porosity at the root and normal to high porosity on my strands and then ends. I also have subtle kinking to my hair. For me, I love the Kinky Curly Curling Custard but I can only use it with some kind of leave-in conditioner in my hair before I apply it. I pretty much don't use any gel without a leave-in first. I tried the Eco Style gel with Olive Oil and really didn't like it. Right now, I'm obsessed with the KCCC paired with Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie as a leave-in. I need to apply it a certain way though in order for it to work for me. First, I co-wash with Yes To Carrots conditioner and then as soon as I get out of the shower, I apply the Shea Moisture in sections all over my hair. Then, I "plop" while I apply my make-up and get dressed. Then, I scrunch in the KCCC. Last, I use my diffuser on low heat since my hair takes forever to dry. Once it's about 50% dry and I can feel that the gel cast has formed (it feels a bit crunchy) then I scrunch out the crunch. This leaves me with beautifully defined frizz free soft bouncy curls ALL DAY! However, this is just a technique and gel that work for me. I'd say my hair is 3b/c as well but we may have completely different properties. I'd suggest getting a hair analysis done by Goosefootprints on Etsy before spending a lot of money experimenting with gels that others may love, solely because they work for their hair properties. Hair properties are much more important for choosing a gel than hair type.
BY: hcook5528 ( 3c ) | 1 year ago
I have 3b/3c curls and I use Eco styler olive oil gel because it gives me hold but not that hard stiff hold, I havent tried it to use as a part of my wash and gos yet but i have used it for braid outs and twist outs and you get nice soft defined curls with this gel.
BY: Curlychick24 ( 3b ) | 1 year ago
I know a lot of women with 3b/3c hair like Kinky Curly's Curling Custard:
Here's a longer list of gels too:
BY: CristinaC ( 2c ) | 1 year ago
I really like the Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier cream gel, Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls, and ApHogee Curlific! Curl Definer.
BY: NikkiG ( 3c ) | 1 year ago
Eco styler gel the argan oil one. Also shea moisture's curl enhancing soufflé
BY: Frizzy_Rhiannon ( 3b ) | 1 year ago
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