Gel is a natural girl’s best friend when it comes to defining your natural curl pattern and making it long lasting and frizz free. It took me a while to find gels that I actually liked, but now I have a couple that are always under my counter and are used for various styles. Here are my top 5 must have curl defining gels:
This gel is very popular in the natural community. Not only is it super affordable, but it works great! It’s especially good for wash and gos, and I learned that less is more because it has a tendency to make your hair crunchy when it dries.
I love this gel! It can be used for wash n gos, if you don’t want the crunchy feeling that eco styler gel* leaves, but it doesn’t get my curls as defined as the Eco Styler* does. I use this gel for my twist outs. The only downside about this is the price tag, it is currently $22 at Target.
This gel smells yummy and is a light weight gel that can be used for twist outs or wash n gos. The bottle isn’t very big, so I use this gel sparingly.
This is a light hold moisturizing and defining gel. Dissolves instantly when applied to wet hair and dries forming a moisture-protective cast to enhance curls. I recently started using this on my wash and gos, and so far so good, I really like it!
This is the very first defining gel that I tried out when I started my natural journey, and it is definitely a staple! I love this gel because it has great hold, and can be used interchangeably for wash and gos or twist outs. It’s also very affordable and can be found anywhere!
What are your favorite gels?