Looking for a styling gel to keep those red curls in place but also not make it look crunchy or stiff? You’ve come to the right place. We’re breaking down our top five styling gels that’ll leave your redhead curls looking and feeling shiny, smooth and frizz-free.
For flexible hold
Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue Styling Gel, $17
This styling gel from Max Green Alchemy is petrochemical-free and wax-free. It’s a flexible hold where you’ll be able to restyle throughout the day. It’s flake-free, vegan and cruelty-free. If you’re looking for touchable curls without the stiff, sticky or crunchy feel, this gel is for you.
For soft hold
Innersense Organic Quiet Calm Curl Control, $29
Shape and define curls with this styling cream from Innersense. It’s infused with shea butter, rooibos tea and honey extract. For defined curls, diffuse or let air dry. You can also blow dry Quiet Calm Curl Control into hair for smooth, straight styles.
For medium hold
Curlsmith Hydro Style Flexi-Jelly, $27
This medium hold gel is formulated to be super lightweight, giving the definition you deserve without any of the buildup. It is made with Hyaluronic Acid, known as a moisturizing miracle in the skincare world, plus cedarwood, amia and green tea.
For strong hold
Grab this sculpting gel if you’re looking for a bold, sharp style. Its alcohol-free formulation won’t dry or damage your red hair –– or create flaking.
For super strong hold
Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Maximum Hold Hair Gel, $10 for a pack of 3
This gel was specifically designed to keep curls in place from sunrise to sunset. Made with Australian jojoba oil and sea kelp that smells like citrus, florals and aquatic notes.
Rock your gorgeous red curls!
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