Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Styling Gel, $4.29
This curl's best friend does everything a gel should (smooth and hold curls in place) and nothing it shouldn't (petrify them). Lloyd is such a fan that he sometimes accompanies clients to the closest drugstore to make sure they get the right tube. His operating instructions: Comb a quarter-size amount through soaking-wet hair, from roots to ends and air-dry. You'll end up with defined, silky curls.

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