Your favorite drugstore gel

My he be has been pooping out on me lately, and Ive been have frizzy 2a hair by the end of the day. So, I was wondering, what is your favorite drugstore gel?

Growing out hair to a little above bsl
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Activate Soft Curls (I think?)

Love the stuff.

My hair is only less curly than yours is but I love it.

That, and good ol' blue Dep sport gel #10.
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For light hold: L'Oreal Studio Line Tighly Wound spray gel, which I pour b/c I hate the spray cap

For strong hold: HE Body Envy
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I'm really digging the Tightly Wound for the moment.
3B with some 3a. Fell off but am now back on the CG bandwagon and looking for my HG products.
HE Body Envy

Curl Fx Curl Fixative Booster Gel

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My he be has been pooping out on me lately, and Ive been have frizzy 2a hair by the end of the day. So, I was wondering, what is your favorite drugstore gel?
Originally Posted by unique1193
i'M HAVING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM. This gel was working excellently, then all of a sudden, it....wasn't.

I really love FX curl booster gel- it has a lot of hold.
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I love the BE but it has been warming up here & getting humid, so I'm getting the same results by the afternoon

This week, I've been experimenting with the entire B2B Jasmine Curl Refresh line - shampoo, conditioner, & curl activating gel. I've been LOVING these 3 products together this past week, but today, the hold of that gel faded with the rising heat & humidity, too (temp was low 80's, humidity around 50%).

It'll be back to my Curl Keeper & Biosilk Rock Hard gel really soon, I guess, because NOTHING I've found holds in the heat & humidity like BRHG!!
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2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density

Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


Best drugstore gel I've found is the HE SMU. BE left me too frizzy, but SMU gives good body and hold. Having said that, I do prefer B&A, although it might not be the best for the frizzies.
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Third vote for Fx Special Effects Curl Booster Fixative Gel!!!
Ok, now I can't just list one... so I have a couple!

LA Looks Sport Gel
ORS Lock and Twist Gel
Fantasia IC gel w/ sparklelites
La Bella Gel (pink one and blue one)
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None of the HE gels hold in humidity for me. I've had decent results with LA Looks -- yellow spray gel only though. I pour it out like regular gel.Got2B is also good, but a very strong hold; I only apply it to very wet hair.
3B, bra-strap length
laidback, very-modified CGer
HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio
I really like Loreal Tightly Wound as well.
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could some one post a pic of the FX gel they use cause the one I have tried has zero hold. thanks

could some one post a pic of the FX gel they use cause the one I have tried has zero hold. thanks
Originally Posted by Delma
Fx Special Effects Curl Booster Fixative Gel

You can click on the picture in the link for a close up.

And you can click on the ingredients link or just scroll down to compare your bottle's ingredients.

However, ignore the following ingredients: Polyacrylamide , C13-14 Isoparaffin , Laureth-7 , Purified Water Aqua , Chamomile Extract , Fragrance Parfum, which come after FD&C Blue #1 because the one I've been buying for over a year does NOT contain any of these on the label!

I refuse to buy anything containing mineral oil, beeswax or paraffin wax!

The UPC for mine is 0 2279681604 7, so check yours to be sure of the one you're using.
Thank you so much! That has a totally different name then the one I tried so I'll look for next time I go out.

BTW, Delma--
Your hair is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3B, with oodles and oodles of curly hair!
Summer Faves: Devacare NoPoo & OneC, CF High Humidity Gel.
2nd day hair: Deva Set Me Up pomade & Mr. Right
DT: Devacurl Heaven in Hair
Been CG since 2005 and never looked back!
My hair is going soft and undefined by the end of the day too. I"m toying with the idea that it's time to leave out my leave in. It's a bit heavy for warmer humid weather here.
It's just about time to whip out the hard hold stuff

ETA: for summer I like (drugstore type gel) Dep Sports gel, Hehdg (I have a few left)
Low porosity, medium texture.

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out! hair had been feeling kind of limp so I've been skipping the leave in for the last week or so and it's really perked up.

I'm not really a big gel person but my favorite drugstore gel right now is the Aussie Volume stuff...I like the texture and the scent and it seems to give me good clumping with kind of moderately strong hold.

BTW, Delma--
Your hair is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by tooj68

Aw Thank you!!!!!!!!

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I've never found anything better than HE Set Me Up in summer humidity. Body Envy is a very close second. For winter, I have been crazy about a cheap but hard-to-find gel -- Hask Pure Shine Love-It-Straight. In spite of the stupid name, this is an excellent gel for curly hair with CG-safe ingredients. It's not as good in humidity as the HE gels, but has better clumping.

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