Hair gel is a hairstyling product used for holding the hair in a certain shape or position. Its gel consistency stiffens the hair and gives it added shine. In terms of holding capability, it is weaker than hair wax or hair glue.
Types of Hair Gels
Kinds of Hair Gels include the following:
Regular hair gel
Regular hair gel is used for hair that follows easily.
They prevent hair from sticking out.
They provide hair with a smoother, shinier, and healthier appearance.
Strong hold hair gel
Strong hold hair gel is ideal for stubborn and curly hair.
It is used for doing elaborate hairstyles such as spikes and mohawks.
Wet look hair gel
A wet look hair gel has a strong hold.
It makes hair look wet and shiny.
It is used for slicked back hairstyles.
Colored hair gel
Colored hair gel has a hair coloring property that temporarily colors hair.
The hair color washes off after one to three washings.
Choosing Hair Gels (Buying tips)
Ingredients: If you want a hair gel with an extra strong hold, choose one with a more viscous consistency. It should also contain cationic polymers as its main ingredient along with copolymer of vinylpyrrolidone, methacrylamide, and N-vinylimidazole.
Moisturizers: Look for a hair gel with moisturizers such as aloe vera to condition your hair and prevent it from drying.