What's Your Favorite Wintertime Gel?

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Just like the title says, wavies - share your favorite wintertime gel!

I'm still searching for mine - all of my attempts either come out with not enough hold, or they dry out my hair by the end of the day
Northeastern PA Curly, Type 2C/3A

Co-wash: Suave Tropical Coconut, Suave Aloe and Waterlily
RO/LI: Tresemme Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Cure Care
Stylers: Spring/Summer- Queen Helene Royal Curl, EcoStyler Krystal/Argan Oil Fall/Winter- AG re:coil, AORR, JCCC, Hoity Toity Natural Hair Styling Gel, HESMU, Aussie Instant Freeze

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Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha or Spiral Solutions Firm Hold Gel. I top both with a touch of BRHG.
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2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer:
CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler,CJRM
I am still using Kinky-curly curling custard. But really I could use a recommendation. My hair has not been the same since winter hit. I feel like I'm back to having bad hair everyday and just want to put my hair up in a pony tail.
My waves have been flat and straight since winter hit here, too. Plus, I had my hair colored last weekend, and that also pulls out the waves for a week or two even more. Thanks for the suggestions!
Mod-CG since December 2010.
Hair type: NC: 2A; FIA: 2cFii; Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Cleansing: CJ Cleansing Conditioner, Trader Joe's Tea Tree, or Deva No Poo
Daily conditioner: Deva One C or CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Hair Cond or GPB
Styling products: Deva B'Leave In + Deva Curl Cream + AnGel; or
SS CEJ + BRHG; or AG: Recoil + BRHG; or KCKT + KCCC + BRHG
Treatments: SS protein treatment or CJ Curl Fix or Nexxus Emergencee + CJ Curl Rehab

Hmm, I get nice results with KMFUM (Kiss my Face Upper Management) with a dab of (unscented) strong hold gel over it.
Or with FSG to which I've added xanthan gum, aloe, protein, a little oil and a little agave (the agave adds more hold).
Yesterday I got more frizz-free results than usual with aloe vera gel (the drinkable kind) plus some strong hold (unscented) gel.

These are my year-round products, though. To prevent stringy clumps in winter I don't rinse out all my conditioner (I use a very light one). I also SOTC with a little oil or conditioner.
I prefer a softer hold, so I don't use hard holding gels even in summer. I like Pattern Pusha from CJ, Regular Aloe Fix from CJ, KCCC, UFDCM and Darcy's Botanicals Curling Cream Gel. I also use SS CEJ because even though it's mostly for enhancement it gives me some hold too.
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Low poo: looking
COWash: Eden, cheapo condish, CJDF
RO: varies
Protein: CJCF or CJRM
LI: varies, usually KCKT
Stylers: KCCC, CRNCM, UFDCM, Curls gel, ecostyler

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I on team hard hold gel.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
I on team hard hold gel.
Originally Posted by pedaheh

I really like CJ Curl Queen as a medium-firm hold gel. Big plus is it doesn't dry really crunchy in my hair.

I haven't experimented enough with the CJ Pattern Pusha gel as it has given me weird results. Plus I just cut about 3 inches from my hair so it may work differently now!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

I on team hard hold gel.
Originally Posted by pedaheh

When you mix hard hold gel / layer it over something like FSG, you get hair that doesn't look or feel like lawn ornaments. SOTC with oil or conditioner and it's touchably soft. Unlike lawn ornaments.
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