9 Of The Best Curl Popping Gels For Kinky Type 4 Natural Hair

9 of the best curl popping gels for kinky type 4 hair

 Girl in the bathroom on camera with the high pitched Valley girl accent: Ok now girls its time to add the gel to my glorious tresses, I swear, all you need is a dime size amount! not even alot, seeeee! … She takes a drop of gel, literally a drop, puts it in the palm of her hand and smooshes up to the camera, so darn close, you could damn near tell her future.

rake 1, rake 2, rake 3, “all done!” she shrieks, “That wasn’t bad right? All you have to do now is air dry and your curls will pop pop pop just like mine, or you can use a diffuser to ge….” Turns off YouTube and goes to get a bowl of ice cream

YA! Ok sweetie that’s all well and good for you but that doesn’t work for all of us and that dime size need to be at least a buck twenty ($120.00) for our strands to even give that gel any consideration.

The thing is not all hair is created equal and of course that is the beauty of natural hair. If you have kinky type 4 hair you might need some gel that has a little meat to it, and you might need a big tub of it because you might just use alot to get the look you want.

There are a number of reasons you might choose to define your curls with gel if you are type 4 or any other type for that matter. The first reason is gel encourages clumping and your hair is stronger the more the strands clump together. Two you might want to define your curl pattern, whatever that might be so that your look is uniformed and thirdly gel is great for edge control and making your styles look sleek and laid.

Personally I am all about a good list so we came up with a list of the best curl popping gels for Kinky type 4 hair:


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Well there you have it, some of the best curl popping gels you will ever get your hands on, so print this out take it to your local beauty supply and get one, or two or three!

By the way, what is your all time favorite gel? Comment below.

Originally posted 2014-06-10 15:00:38.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Rochelle Corilette Liyah Warner

Homemade flaxseed!
Save money and you know exactly what has gone into your product!!

Andrea Hill

Eco olive oil

Danielle Carter

KCCC!! Works best for me.

Curdelia Brown Franklin

III SISTERS OF NATURE GELLO.

Tylisha Nails

Where can I find kinky curly custard I’ve searched everywhere.

Shawanda Burks

You can order it on line, but I found some at my local Target store.

Soraya Miller

Whole foods has it

Lynda Brooks

Eco Styler olive oil

Natanya Mitchell

That Three Sisters Curling Gelo…babieeee is the TRUTH. You can do Bantu Knots, Twist Outs etc. Its parabean and sulfate free

Donna Chesser

None works, just have to embrace it

Jazmine Barnes

Tylisha Nails you can get it at Target or Walgreens

Tylisha Nails

Ok thanks!!!!

Jurina Constancia

Eco gel,but the green of yellow

Latisha McIntyre

Eco style olive oil

Cheryl Hart

Queen Heleen!

Raquel Carter

That’s the worst unhealthiest gel ever !

Cheryl Hart

Works for me!

Keisha Sparkle

Eco all day!

Bernadette Maame Gyamfuah Addy-Bennett

Gorilla snot… is da best 4 natural kinks

Shanie Chole Spence

It doesn’t make your hair hard?

Khrystal Bianca

Eco Argan oil, I moisturizer with olive oil before so I guess it’s just the same as the olive kind

Lauren Ralph

Kinky is too over priced , like the argon oil Eco styler

Raquel Carter

Surprisingly Jam has a “liquid gel” that smells really good and works well

Toya Johnson

Shea Moisture Curling Gel (Coral Line). That stuff is the truth!!!

Tanya Bryant
Tanya Bryant

Long Aid Curl Activator Gel with Aloe. So awesome! I get super defined curls without the crunch, and my WNG lasts for at least a week.

Tina Heard
Stacey Mornan

What hair gel is good for 3c hair?

Crystal Cummings

Eco Styler Clear!

Justina Morales

what is good for 3b hair??

LaVon Miles
LaVon Miles

I’m really surprised that no one has said Taliah Waajid Curly Cream!! It works wonders for defining curls with my 4C hair!

April Browder

Eco style with argon oil.