Hair gel has been around forever and has been a staple in the hair-care industry for years. Why you may ask? Well, it’s a very versatile hair product. You can utilize hair gel for various styling techniques like creating beachy waves, defining curls, or even just to help manage and control frizz. You can even use gel to hold down baby hairs, tame flyaways, or create slick-back looks (like the Scandi sleek ponytail that’s taking over our TikTok feeds). Sometimes, we even use hair gel to control our brow hairs.
Because there are so many styling gels on the market, it can feel overwhelming to find the right one for your hair type, texture, and hairstyle you’re going for. After all, many gels are alcohol-based and can cause dry hair or damage in the long run.
Luckily for you, we are here to help find the right one for you with a comfortable and moisturizing formula. Below, you’ll find some of our and our favorite hairstylist friends’ favorite hair gels. Some are a bit of a splurge while others you can snag at the drugstore or on Amazon for as little as $4 (looking at you, Garnier Fructis). So, keep scrolling to browse and shop the best hair gels on the market.
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