What kind of gel do you use? Does it contain any silicones? I've never had that feeling of gunky gel dripping down my hair when I wet it, but I cowash every 2 or 3 days and I do rinse my hair completely every day, so maybe that helps. Second day hair is impossible for me.
Originally Posted by BellaChix
I've been experimenting with different drugstore gels, all of them silicone-free and CG - L.A. Looks Nutra Curl, L'Oreal Studio Line Clean Gel, and L'Oreal Studio Line Melting Gel.

I think the main culprit may be the Melting Gel. I love it to pieces and have been using it for many years (I'm talking late 90s, when it was marketed specifically for waves and came in a wavy white container). It's very gloppy and watery compared to the other gels, a lot less sticky and with a light hold. It's really easy to overdo it because so much comes out of the tube at once and it spreads so easily/quickly through my hair. I like that I have no crunch or weigh-down, but it turns into gel soup in the shower.
Originally Posted by bookgirl
Oh weird! "Melting" gel just sounds scary!
2C, medium-ish texture and density, med-high porosity, pretty much clueless about everything else
CG since Sept. 2012

Water rinse/condition daily; co-wash every other day; low-poo once a week.
Current products
SM Moisture Retention Shampoo, Suave Naturals (Coconut or Ocean Breeze), Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner/Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner, KCCC, L'Oreal Everstyle Curl Defining Gel/Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee