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Some days you just need some extra hold to keep your hair from falling out of the amazing curls you created. Other days you ... well ... you sort of have this sudden desire to create a faux-hawk complete with some side braids -- you're complicated. Whatever work of art you desire to create with your tresses, a great sculpting gel will allow you to reach new heights.
Phyto Pro Sculpting Gel
When you go to your hairdresser, you always leave feeling like your hair is even healthier than it was when you walked in. Now that you've been playing around with hairstyles, you're starting to wonder what your hairdresser's secret is. Keep your hair healthy and looking amazing with "InStyle" recommendation Phyto Pro Sculpting Gel. N.Y.C. stylist Laurentius Purnama also loves this lightweight product because it protects hair from the sun's damaging rays and "doesn't leave any residue." Perfect.
Paul Mitchell Firm Style Super Clean Sculpting Gel
You want to really pull out all the stops with your hair, but the second you reach for the hair gel, you're transported back several years when gel was sticky and smelled like a strange mix of rubbing alcohol and candy. Worry no more, "Allure" has found a clean scent for you in Paul Mitchell Firm Style Super Clean Sculpting Gel. Garnering the "Allure" Best of Beauty 2007 award, this gel is silky and works on wet or dry styles.
Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Styling Gel
You're sort of addicted to buying products from your salon because you trust that they're quality. Oh, and then your hairdresser won't yell at you for destroying your hair the next time you come in for a trim. "Allure" editors and stylists alike prefer Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Styling Gel. This sculpting gel "delivers powerful hold and makes hair look superglossy," but beware -- this powerful pick is best for "dramatic lacquered looks."
Bumble and Bumble Bb Gel
You keep hearing that gel is back, but you aren't one for intense hairdos. "Elle" happily reports that Bumble and Bumble spent five years reformulating their gels so they provide all the hold without "that icky 80's frizz." So what exactly does that mean for your lovely locks? It means that it's got some sculpting power that allows you to "style sleek, sculpted curls or brush through for a soft, touchable finish."