I’m not really a hair gel girl. I’ve used it in the past, but generally I’m not super happy about it, and I fully admit that if given the option I’ll swap to mousse to provide the hold that I want in my hair. To me, gel is all about the 1980’s, and while I was in elementary school for most of that decade, I don’t necessarily want to go back.
However, I do have somewhat wavy hair (even if I need to straighten it most of the time to make it behave), and I’ve been interested in making my curls a bit more cooperative and actually curly instead of just unruly.
Recently, Miss Jessie’s asked if they could send me their new gel. I have to confess that I ignored a few emails first. Gel?? I have no interest in crunch. Finally they said “send us your address” and for some reason I complied. And this pretty tube of gel showed up at my door.
I decided to try it out on a day that I’d be curling my hair with my beloved Beach Waver. Which, yes, is the best thing since sliced bread. Instead of doing my normal mousse and heat protectant, I decided to do the gel and heat protectant.
I was a bit suspicious that something was up as soon as the gel was in my hand. It didn’t have much smell, but it wasn’t sticky? It looked like a normal hair gel (clear gel stuff, check), but didn’t make me want to immediately wash my hands. During my blow dry, my hair seemed soft. Soft. And when I curled my hair, it actually held, for 2 days like I get with my slightly sticky mousse. And I swear to you, my hair was so soft. I tried it again when styling my hair straight. I had no frizz. NO FRIZZ and my hair felt soft and amazing. It was better than straightening cream.