Garners praise from parents who prefer natural products. Vegan formula contains no harsh chemicals or sulfates. Contains aloe vera that protects and moisturizes. Scent is natural, light and pleasant. A perfect gel for babies and toddlers.
Consistency is on the thin side, and may not work on hard-to-hold hair. Pricey.
Formulated to condition and moisturize curly hair without a greasy feel. Features a lightweight texture that smooths frizz and curly or kinky hair. Defines curls. Has a pleasant scent.
Contains ingredients that aren't natural. Feels somewhat sticky. A few users report scalp flaking after use.
Holds kids' hair without being too firm or sticky. Made by a trusted, affordable brand in hair care. No alcohol. An excellent value, as you get 12 tubes for the price.
Contains some artificial ingredients including fragrance and parabens.
The natural formula provides a strong-enough hold while still giving off a pleasing scent. It works better than almost any other gel in hot and humid climates.
It's pricey, but many say it's worth it.
A dual-purpose hair gel with rosemary that naturally repels most lice. Formulated with moisturizing plant-based ingredients like tea tree oil that moisturize hair. Nice scent. Medium hold isn't too stiff.
Contains some unnatural ingredients, but fragrance isn't phthalate-based. May not work for preventing all lice outbreaks. Reports of leaking bottles upon arrival.
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Kids can have collicky, messy hair, so there’s nothing like gel to tame it. Unfortunately, your little tyke may not want anything sticky, crunchy, or smelly applied to their locks. So, hair gels for kids are designed to combat any objections and let you style their hair so it doesn’t look like the bedhead shape it naturally takes on most days. Many come in fun packaging so it’s suited for kids to use to spike up their own hair, and they come in scents kids find pleasing and not too overwhelming, like apple. And the price tends to be under $10 each, so if your kiddo tends to squirt out too much gel or needs several attempts to get it styled right, it’s no big deal.
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