Best Styling Gel

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A styling gel is a styling product that helps you get the look you want by adding texture, body, and hold. It can be used to create curls and waves or for frizz control. Here are some of our favorites.

$47.50

This is the perfect blend of oil-moisturizer-gel. I use it on the 3rd or 4th day after Wash Day as a refresher when I don't want to add too much product....Really great gel/oil for someone who needs help with styling. ...Great finishing/styling product!

What it is: A nourishing gel-oil that is enhanced with a rich blend of oils and butters to elongate curls while adding hydration, bounce, and protection against humidity.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Curl-Enhancing
- Dryness
- Frizz

VerbCurl Foaming Gel

ITEM: 2592640

Size: 6.7 oz / 200 mL

201 Reviews

$27.00

When styling my hair I use Verb Curl Foaming Gel to hold my curls in place. ...Verb Curl Foaming Gel left my hair with precise curls, without the crunchiness other gels leave behind.

What it is: A foaming gel that offers the frizz control and deep definition of a gel, with the lightweight feel and crunch-free finish of a mousse.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Curl Enhancing
- Hold & Style Extending
- Frizz

PATTERN by Tracee Ellis RossCurl Gel

ITEM: 2494391

Size: 9.8 oz/ 289.8 mL

71 Reviews

$38.00

Great, one of the best for curly...One of the best curl styling products out there. I can put it in wet, curly hair and forget about it. ...It’s not heavy so it doesn’t weigh down my curls. The gel doesn’t hold the curls as well as some other gels do but aids in the formation of curls.

What it is: A creamy, smooth curl gel with aloe vera, coconut oil, and cacay oil to define and nourish curls with a medium hold—great for wash-and-gos.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Curl-Enhancing
- Hold and Style Extending
- Color Safe

$34.00

Love Bondiboost styling gel. Just need a small amount and works magic on my hair...Best gel I’ve ever tried...I am pretty inexperienced with hair styling products and I’ve tried a lot of gels and hairsprays that I just don’t like.

What it is: A styling gel that nourishes hair and adds soft, dreamy hold.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Frizz
- Hold
- Straightening and Smoothing

Key Benefits:
- Soft, dreamy brushable hold that hydrates for a healthy shine finish
- High-performance styling formula
- Good-for-you formula

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Aloe Vera: Nourishes, hydrates, and is scalp-loving.
- Seaweed Extract: Protects hair from heat and restores shine.
- Pro Vitamin B5: Hydrates and plumps strands to make hair look fuller and softer.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.
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Living ProofCurl Defining Gel

ITEM: 2420875

Size: 5 oz/ 148 mL

213 Reviews

$43.50

The Living Proof curl defining gel helped my wavy curls last all day and wasn’t crunchy like a lot of gels can be!...LP curl defying gel is a must for soft manageable curly hair. As many can relate, I’ve experienced the crunchy gel look from numerous curly hair gels.

What it is: A lightweight styling gel finisher made to deliver humidity-resistant control and definition, without the crunch or weight.

Hair Type: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Hold
- Frizz

Key Benefits:
- Maintains style longer in high humidity
- Humidity resistant control and definition
- Provides definition and control that lasts on all curl patterns

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Resin Blend: Delivers a natural, flexible feel and superior humidity resistance.
- Humectant Blend: Balances moisture levels and adds light conditioning.

$38.00

I use this with the PATTERN Styling Cream on wet hair, then I do my protective style for the week (two flat twists), and then sit under the dryer for about an hour to set everything. ...I have frizzy, wavy hair that needs taming and this strong hold gel does a wonderful job doing just that for slick back looks.

What it is: A flexible hold gel with the strength to provide a long-lasting hold without breaking or drying hair and nourish while creating a slick look.

Hair Type: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Curl-Enhancing
- Hold
- Color Safe

Key Benefits:
- Lasting hold without damaging curls, coils, or tight textures
- Luscious slippage to easily distribute through the hair—ideal for slick styles
- Infused with sea moss, aloe vera, and chia seeds to nourish and fortify curls
Highlighted Ingredients:
- Irish Moss
- Flaxseed Oil
- Castor Oil

amikaCurl Corps Curl Enhancing Hair Gel

ITEM: 2069151

Size: 6.7 oz/ 200 mL

83 Reviews

$42.00

A No-Crunch Gel!...Finally!!! No-crunch curl gel! Tons of gels I’ve tried have actually made my curls crunchy looking and just flat out greasy. ...A little goes a long way (my little sample lasted for two after shower stylings) and I believe it addresses frizz better than Devacurl’s equivalent product of ultra defining gel.

Which hair texture is it good for?
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coily

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Curl-Enhancing
- Frizz
- Dryness

$43.50

It leaves my curls feeling soft and light, not heavy or crunchy like most gels do. A+ styling product. Looking forward to trying the deep conditioning treatment next!...I can easy get more than a week out of a style without the drying effect of traditional gels.

What it is: A concentrated, cream-based, healthy hair gel that elongates, moisturizes, and defines without dryness, crunch, or tackiness.

Hair Type: Medium and Thick

Hair Texture: Curly and Coily

Hair Concerns: Dryness, Frizz, and Curl Enhancing

$33.00

Love love love. I usually use gels like eco styler but the ingredients are not The best. ...Great frizz control gel...It doesn’t weigh down my hair or make it look greasy like other styling gels. It is amazing. It was gifted by Briogeo hair in exchange of my honest review.

What it is: A defining styling gel to minimize frizz and enhance curl formation and strength.

Hair Type: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Curl-Enhancing
- Frizz
- Hold

Key Benefits:
- Creates flexible definition and minimizes frizz
- Has a light-to-medium hold without stickiness or stiffness
- Clean and naturally derived, formulated 6-free™, and made with a proprietary NOVA Complex®

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rice Amino Acids: Close the cuticle to lock out frizz-inducing environmental moisture.
- Quinoa Extract: Nourishes and enhances the texture of curls.

$59.50

I used it as finishing gel, on top of pattern leave-in and styled with denman brush. ...Perfect Protein-free Gel!...A lot of the gels I tried left my hair sticky, greasy, or dry.

What it is: A silicone-free hair jelly for coily hair that shapes, defines, and provides medium hold with a high-shine finish.

Hair Type: Medium and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Curl Enhancing
- Frizz
- Shine

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