We kind of feel bad for gel. It’s so readily associated with those early ’90s brick cell phone-toting Wall Street guys. But, seriously, it’s not so bad. Just go light with it. You’ll lock any style in place, which is a damn good thing. In fact, we often recommend it for the sides of your head, if those spots tend to get too poofy. Stick with something lighter up top—a pomade or clay, though.
Best for: Straight hair; medium styles
Style in: Towel-dried hair for high hold and high shine
Try this: Martial Vivot Gel
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