It’s no secret that hair gel has this crazy ability to make your kinks and coils crunchy and shriveled up. This is likely due to the fact that a great deal of them are formulated with harsh ingredients, like alcohol and corrosive chemicals, that severely dehydrate your hair.
For way too many of us, it has been a long, arduous journey looking for solid hair creams and pomades that actually make a wash and go easy for kinky, coily hair textures. There are a few that are worth the coin, and a few that weren’t even worth the hype!
However, there is one that I know for a fact everyone will fall in love with. Cue our new favorite, The Doux’s Big Poppa Defining Gel.
The Doux’s Big Poppa Defining Gel, $14
This bad boy does an awesome job of tackling all the things that give us grief. Humidity, frizz, and that terribly crunchy, dry finish that hair gel is infamous for—Poof! All gone. You might be asking how and why. Like, what makes this product so different from the others?
Well, first and foremost, it’s not pumped with a million different alcohols and harmful ingredients like parabens, sodium laureth sulfates, or even mineral oils.
The Big Poppa mix is actually quite simple! You won’t find too much more than some water, glycerin, hydrolyzed keratin, and some good old fashioned Babassu-oil.
Why I Love It: The Range
According to the website, Big Poppa Defining Gel is “perfect for touchable, soft wash & go’s, higher density coils, sticky buns and laying down edges,” and they’re not wrong. While the leaves your hair soft and flexible enough for a perfect wash and go, it does so much more.
The soft-hold makes it a great option for when you want a natural, moisturized bun that isn’t overly slicked down or straight. It’s also a great replacement for edge control because baby those edges will be laid and slayed with absolutely no crunch or residue left over.
My personal favorite part? All you have to do is work Big Poppa Defining Gel to your clean, product-free hair and let it do its thing.
You don’t have to manipulate it or do the most trying to get your hair to define or nothing! Apply it, let it air dry (or diffuse it!), and watch it work its magic.
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