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    Hair gel recommendation

    My favorite hair gel, Jack Black Hard Body Sculpting Hair Gel was discontinued and I've run out of my supply of it.

    Any one have a recommendation for a medium hold gel with no alcohol? The Jack Black one I used was advertised as a firm hold but in reality I found it to be more of a medium hold. I don't care for their other gel. They keep discontinuing the ones I like which has been frustrating.

    Thanks.

    #2
    I used to use Paul Mitchell tea tree oil gel and that sounds similar. Now, I'm in a game of chicken with my hair: "if you keep threatening to leave me I'm going to strike first and shave my head..."

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      #3
      I really like my Imperial Classic Pomade. No shine. Great hold. Nice price. Lasts forever.

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        #4
        Originally posted by DocDave View Post
        I really like my Imperial Classic Pomade. No shine. Great hold. Nice price. Lasts forever.
        x2. Imperial's products are great. The Classic Pomade is what I use, but definitely has a strong hold.

        If you're looking for a medium hold, their Fiber or Matte products may be a better fit.

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          #5
          This might be too much hold for what you're looking for, but I really dig this stuff: https://www.amazon.com/Layrite-CEMEN...06111645&psc=1

          It's a hair clay, all matte, it's still slightly pliable to me even though it says high hold. Little dab does the trick. Oh and a bonus, kinda smells like donuts.

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            #6
            It's not a gel but I've always been a fan of the American Crew Forming Cream (the stuff with the green label). Another I've discovered more recently is I was ordering some cartridges from Harry's and noticed they had some hair care products and took a flyer on a jar of their Texturizing Putty. It's not a gel and I wasn't sure what to expect but it's decent stuff for the price. A little thicker than the American Crew forming cream but maybe not as much hold as you're looking for (then again I use a really small amount for some texture and definition rather than firm hold).
            “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

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              #7
              I remember (back when I had more hair) and my hair gel got discontinued, I swapped to Murray's Pomade and used it through college. I'm a big fan.

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                #8
                I'm a huge fan of Layrite - the matte cream is my go-to. Matte finish, good hold, water-soluble, and it smells great!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by TheJasonaissance View Post
                  I remember (back when I had more hair) and my hair gel got discontinued, I swapped to Murray's Pomade and used it through college. I'm a big fan.
                  Yeah buddy! That's the hard core stuff right there! I've used Murray's Superior, but the Super Light works a lot better on my thin, whimpy white guy hair.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mark4 View Post
                    It's not a gel but I've always been a fan of the American Crew Forming Cream (the stuff with the green label). Another I've discovered more recently is I was ordering some cartridges from Harry's and noticed they had some hair care products and took a flyer on a jar of their Texturizing Putty. It's not a gel and I wasn't sure what to expect but it's decent stuff for the price. A little thicker than the American Crew forming cream but maybe not as much hold as you're looking for (then again I use a really small amount for some texture and definition rather than firm hold).
                    This is my go-to. You can also get forming cream from a brand called "Fix Your Lid," which may be a Target house brand--to me, it's pretty much indistinguishable from American Crew, except it costs less and the branding is more obnoxious.

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                      #11
                      Thanks all. I went with American Crew light hold styling gel. It seems to do the job, smells good and without any "crunch".

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                        #12
                        A little late to this but for anyone's future reference, I'm really into Layrite's pomades, either the original or the superhold. Smells good and pretty decent hold for something that's water-based and washes out well.

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                          #13
                          Another layrite vote. its great and washes out easily. also one of the more economical ones.

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