Hair Gel Guide: Best Gels to Use on Your Hair

Miriam Herst | 21 January 2018
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Consider this a personal recommendation. 

There are some products that we use on a regular basis that we couldn’t imagine living without. Our tried and true shampoo and conditioner duo, favorite lip balm and signature perfume are just a few that come to mind. There are other products, like hair gel, that we use less frequently but are still really important, especially if slicked back hairstyles are your thing. To help you find the best gel, we’ve created a hair gel guide that highlights some of our favorite products, usage tips and more to help you find the perfect gel for you.

Hair Gel Guide: What You Need to Know

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Find a hair gel that will work for any hair texture, length, and style.

1. TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel

If you’re looking for a curl defining gel that will help you get a handle on your frizz without making your hair feel crunchy, the TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel is the one for you. It adds a little extra shine factor to your strands and holds your curls in place without them appearing to be one solid unit. Curly hair is known to be drier than other hair types and this formulation hydrates your strands as it provides hold. This product is best applied by combing it through damp strands and styling your hair per your usual routine from there.


2. Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum

Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum combines two of our favorite products: hair gel and serum. That means that it automatically conditions your hair as it provides hold to your curls. This one is also applies to damp hair and works best when you gently twirl your curls around your fingers to give them shape. Insider secret? This gel isn’t only good for curly hair. The nozzle spray on this product is a great way to strategically apply gel to thin strands you’re getting ready to braid. It’s the secret to extra shiny braids that stay in place all day.

3. Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel

If you’re looking for a way to cut down on frizz and achieve the silky smooth strands worthy of magazine pages, the Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel is for you. This product works for all hair types and textures, and with ingredients that include Vanilla and Jasmine, it smells divine.


Looking for more hair gel guide tips? Check out our tutorial for how to style your hair with gel.

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