I want to style my hair with just gel.. What gel is best?
I can never use just gel...I always need a leave-in to go with it so it doesn't get too crunchy. But if you don't have that problem maybe you should try this olive oil gel...everyone seems to like it and it won Best of the Best! http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/9938/ecoco-eco-styler-olive-oil-gel-styling-products-32-oz
I suggest use a moisturizer and oil before putting on gel like susonnahg said. The best gels are eco styler, kinky curly curling custard, and aloe vera gel.
If I'm using a gel, the one that consistently works the best for me is fruit of the earth aloe vera gel. Who knew, it's so simple and cheap and for me it works far better than the fancy expensive gels! I agree with the previous answers though I always leave some conditioner in before I use a gel.
I have 3b hair & it's very hard to manage and short with heat damaged pieces & frizz. I do a braid out almost every night using my "Smooth n shine polishing curl activator gel for extra dry hair" mixed with my "a olive oil creme hair dress" It doesn't make my hair hard & it leaves it moisturized & silky looking! These are cheap products! I mix the olive oil just because but the gel by itself works wonders!
I really like the LA Looks Sport Gel (they have softer hold ones if you prefer those) because it really holds my curls. But if you are protein sensitive, be cautions because they have some protein in them.