I Tested Countless Hair Gels and These Are The Best For Textured Tresses
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Hair gel is a sticky subject (pun intended). Growing up, my only exposure to them was through my white friends who used formulas that left their locks hard, flaky and just plain old unflattering.

I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to subject their hair to that. My understanding certainly broadened after reaching a point in my own journey where Ampro gel became a godsend.

And although it still is, I’ve since had to incorporate other options that provide hold and definition beyond my edges. For textured hair, a gel that actually works should include nourishing ingredients that will leave your curls soft, but still have enough grip to prevent frizz.

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Thanks to the ever-growing sector of Black hair care, there are countless options…and I’m pretty sure I’ve tried them all.

Keep reading for an honest review of what I consider the top five gels for all textures.