I have been on a search to find the perfect alcohol-free hair gel for my hair.

I've tried Eco Styler due to it being so popular in the curly community, but it leaves my hair pretty hard. I want a nice hold, but i don't want my hair to feel crunchy and hard.

I've tried Eco Styler with Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, due to me hearing of the great combo of the two products. It feels and holds great, but it flaked in my hair.

Next I will try Ouidad Climate Control: Heat & Humidity Gel (already had it... product junky) along with my SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie (I love this stuff!!) However, I would like to know what works for everyone else.

What is your trusted, reliable holding gel? Is it good at holding your edges down? What can I do to avoid flakiness? Does it leave your hair moisturized and feeling great??
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