By: Erma W.
What has the consistency of Jell-O, is moisturizing, has hold, fights frizz, and may even make your hair shine? That'd be gel. Gel has grown up from the big tub of brown goop that consistently resided in beauty supply stores and salons. Let's explore the updated alternatives:
1. Eco Styler Gel: Perhaps the largest channel of growth in the gel sector is the Eco Styler line of gels. Eco Styler is best known for its brown protein gel, but the brand now boasts more natural products like its olive and argan gels. Both gels are alcohol-free and have multiple holding levels, depending on how much firmness you'd like your style to have.
2. Kinky-Curly Curling Custard: This ultimate natural hair fave is lauded for its hold and shine abilities. KCCC has been known to make wash 'n' gos sing with definition. Many naturalistas have garnered the best results from applying a fair (less than generous) amount of custard to sopping-wet hair.
3. Giovanni L.A. Natural Styling Gel: Strong hold AND glycerin-free? Giovanni L.A. Natural Styling Gel is the dream of all highly-porous heads who crave frizz-free styles. Just be sure that your hair is well-moisturized before adding the gel to your strands.
4. Original Moxie Oasis Moisture Gel: Scoop up a dollop of hydration for your tendrils with the Original Moxie Oasis Moisture Gel. All textures (even we fine-haired naturals) can enjoy a curl boost without weighed-down hair. Let this "OMG" gel make your hair exclaim with joy.
If you prefer the DIY edition, try creating your own aloe vera or flaxseed gel mixtures.
Moisturized and well-held chic is sitting in a container near you--go explore!