Today we want to know: What is your favorite styling gel?! If you’ve tried different kinds, please tell us how they stack up against each other ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mel Stevens

I style my hair with the pro naturals argan oil leave-in treatment and I think it’s great! I love how it smells and how it makes my hair shine


I like shine and jam for____-out styles, moderate hold and leaves my hair soft


I have the eco styler argan oil and so far I love it. My texture is 3c/4a and it really defines my curls.

M. C.

Ecostyle olive oil formula, definitely. Holds very well, shines, conditions and smooths, and rarely flakes.

For me and my thick, wild hair nothing beats Via Naturals (green jar, which contains green tea, kiwi, and olive oil extracts). The green jar has mild hold, which I like, but the other colors contain varying amounts of hold and I haven’t tried them. The yellow jar is next for me as it contains cactus and avocado extracts. It is certified organic and very cheap, which is an oxymoron. It gives me the shiniest, non-sticky, non-crunchy curls EVER! It is very mild and my hair never dries out. My only complain is that it is somewhat hard to find.
I luv luv luv Eco Styler Gel. I do use the Aragon Oil gel. I wash my hair with Organic Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo and Conditioner, for my leave in, I use As I am Leave in Conditioner, I then use the Organic Shea Moisture Souffle and then top it off with the Aragon Eco Styler Gel. I either air dry or sit under my hooded dryer while on a cool setting. My hair drys with a slight crunch yet it is not dry and is very moistureized. My curls always pop!!!! I have Type 3 hair. FYI Eco… Read more »

So far, I’ve been using EcoStyler and I have no issue with it, there could be better ones out there but……until I try them.


Question: I found a gel it is soft and silky styling gel, it came in black and clear, i was wondering if anyone has ever used it in their hair and how is it? did it hold for long? or flaked? here is a pic of how it looks
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I have to say, I favor the flaxseed homemade gel with vitamin E and other essential oils.

Aloe Vera Gel is nice as well, especially if i can harvest it from the actual leaf myself.

Kaella Mitchell

I use EcoStyler Gel with Olive Oil everyday faithfully. My mom bought me a big jar of it for my dorm and it’s lasted me a while. This stuff is the best. I use the EcoStyler with Shea Moisture’s Curling Custard and that makes my curls pop. I love it!

Karen Watson
I started out with Eco Styler Gel ( Olive Oil) I agree with everyone else VERY CRUCHY! Tried Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk next ( my hair hated it)returned it to Sephora. Next orderd Miss Jessie’s Hair Line (dried my hair completely out) I was SO thankful I bought “trial” sizes. Next I tried Kinky Curly ( cue the music) Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my hair loves it! AND it smells delicious. It is completely organic. There is a bit of a crunch if you use too much product but I just ordered the Gloss Pomade which I’m hopeing will ” scrunch the crunch”… Read more »

Thank you!! By far, the best advice I have heard on any natural hair care site. You were very helpful in my search for a gel for my hair.

Sharon Ledlow

came to this site looking for a non drying gel, and got a lot of recommendation and reviews. Thanks everybody.

Lupe Giefer

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Adrienna Turner

I love this product and makes my curls look saturated but not sticky, glossy and shine without overdone and also my aunt loves it now too. I found about this product about 3 yrs ago.


I stopped using KCCC after a few uses as well a Eco Styler. My hair ‘gel’ is hair conditioner it’s moisturizing and leaves great hold! Another good gel would be Castor Oil pomade it’s Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut oil stiffened into a grease type deal without the crappy stuff like mineral oil. All that other stuff like KCCC is just so drying beyond belief!