Wash N’ Go season may well be over, but does that stop you from washing your hair? As colder weather approaches and you’re a natural curly girl like our EGL Beauty, Amani Rakeia, you probably fear dryness and low definition during this time of year.
So let’s take look at some of our favorite Styling Gels that we think will help keep your curls on lock. Granted we all have so many different hair textures so we’ve categorized the Styling Gels in order from Kinky Curly to Loose/Wavy Curl types.
For Kinky Curly Types 4C – 3C :
One of our EGL Faves! Where do we even begin? Shall we start with it’s sweet lemon and honey scent? Or it’s gel-like consistency that leaves no residue and crunch-less curls? This is the one Styling Gel that can stand alone without any additional products and still receive the best Wash N’ Go’s ever. Seriously, if you ever wanted to try a one-product Wash N’ Go, this is the one gel you want to use. With this added honey, this gel provides great moisture as honey is a great sealant and humectant for our hair. Frizz? What’s that? Mielle got it right with this one.
TGIN Curl Bomb Moisturizing Styling Gel
TGIN did not come to play with this gel and that’s exactly why they chose the name for this product.When we say BOMB — we mean BOMB! This product creates incredibly bouncy and full curls. Amani Rakeia says “I remember the very first time I used this product I couldn’t believe how incredibly bouncy and full my curls looked! They felt super moisturized and defined.” Just the duo that we’re looking for this fall. With this gel, you don’t have to sacrifice moisture for definition or vice versa–you can get the best of both worlds. This product has a very light and subtle scent, which is great for those who like an earthier and natural scent on their curls. A little goes a long way!
For Curly Types 3C-2C:
Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly
If we could eat a hair product based off of the way it smells, this would for sure be the one! The sweet, delicious scent of the Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly is out of this world. This gel has a very thin-like and non-sticky consistency, which is a plus for this curl type. This product deserves an A for it’s ingredients as well. With the blueberry extract and other fruit cocktails, you will be sure to get extra shine and moisture. This should be one of your staple products because of it’s amazing ability to keep the frizz away! The less frizz=the longer your curls will last in between washes.
There are so many things to love about this Styling Gel, we can’t choose just one. From it’s sweet scent that will for sure attract anyone that walks right past you or that fact that majority of the ingredients are certified organic–this one is a winner. Not to mention, the curl definition with this gel is insane and this product will not leave your curls feel crunchy. For you curly girls that like to mix and match different products, this gel collaborates amazingly with other styling and conditioning products.
For Loose Wavy Types 2C-1C
Carol’s Daughter Pracaxi Nectar Style Control Gel
You’re probably wondering what exactly is Pracaxi? Pracaxi is just another term for “Oil Tree”. The oil comes from Brazil and other tropical areas and is mainly known for it’s ability to keep the hair super, super soft!
If moisture is your number one priority, this product is for you. This product provides softness and hydration to the hair with minimal build up or product residue for a nice, light hold. Your curls will thank you for this one.
DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
This may be a very light weight gel, but the hold and definition this gel brings is incredible. This product is great for loose/wavy curl types because it gives such a soft hold that won’t weigh your hair down and maintaining it’s volume. A small amount goes a long way which is great for our pockets. This product is meant to fight frizz, define your curl and eliminate that pesky curl crunch we all despise. Oh, and it’s Starfruit & Mango scent is drool-worthy. You’re welcome.
All in all, each of these Styling Gels can work wonders for anyone with any curl type. Whether you’re looking for frizz-free curls, definition, volume or moisture—each one of these gels will be sure to provide you with one of those needs. Don’t be afraid of gel– Gels will help your styles last much longer and with these gels specifically, the ingredients are mostly natural and less damaging to your hair. Be sure to use your gel in moderation. Remember, less is always more.
Now go get your fall curls poppin’!
Images & Written by: Amani Rakeia