Clean Hold Styling Gel

A non-greasy, transparent styling gel that provides long-lasting hold
  • Styles and holds hair without flaking or drying out
  • Provides an incredible shine to hair
  • Enriched with Silk Powders and readily-absorbed natural extracts
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"I love that this gel doesn't make my hair sticky or stiff. It feels very soft and natural!"

Alex, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-After shampooing, rub a small amount into hands and work through damp or dry hair with fingers for desired style


Silk Powder is obtained from the secretion of silkworms. It is used primarily in skin care products to improve humectancy and oil absorption.

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Sunflower Oil contains beneficial amounts of Phospholipids as well as high concentrations of Ceramides. Its strengthening and protective agents help to further nurture and condition dry or damaged skin. The resilient Sunflower extract is also known to care for sun-exposed and aging skin as a result of environmental aggression.

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Kiehl's Since 1851 Store
purchased at store in boston couple months ago and it was an excellent product. needed new supply.
john k on Mar 26, 2015
It provides the hold I need to my semi straight wavy hair depending on the humidity outside. It is light but with a hold that I can style.
Christina P on Mar 20, 2015
usually gels are too skicky or heavy so thought I'd give this one a try since the silky groom product is so wonderful I'm hoping this one will be too!
Marjorie W on Mar 21, 2015
love the product, been using it for years.
Terrie S on Mar 16, 2015
Can this be used on a roller set to hold in curl?
A shopper on Mar 25, 2013
Best Answer: Yes I am 100% sure about that because this is a really strong gel hold. If you put it into a curler I'm thinking it will make it stay. Just don't put too much because you really won't need to. Dab a little onto your hands and put it into your hair and do your thing.
Reply · Report · Richard C on Apr 12, 2013
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do you have an msds for clean-hold styling gel?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2012
Best Answer: I have used this product for years. It is a staple in my choice of hair care products. I love the fact that it works on dry hair as well as wet hair with great results. It is light and easy to use. You will not regret trying this product and most likely will never be without it once you do try it! Also, a small amount goes a long way, making it very cost effective.
Reply · Report · Susan M on Apr 2, 2012
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What happened to strong-hold styling gel?
Katherine A on Mar 12, 2015
Best Answer: I don't know anything about the strong hold gel. I have always used the medium hold gel and liked it.

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Are you products perfume free?i am allergic to perfume
Sharon B on Feb 26, 2015
Best Answer: It's totally perfume free. So no worries about that. i have used Kiehl's styling gel for many years & they always have the best. I wish Kiehl's will continue to have this product.
Reply · Report · Mei Yam W on Feb 26, 2015
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Can hair blower be used with this product to style hair?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2015
Best Answer: Yes - it is wonderful for use with a blow dryer. For heavy hair like mine it is especially great because it not only works , but leaves your hair feeling natural.
Reply · Report · Margery Y on Jan 11, 2015
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What happened to the strong hold hair gel that Kiehls used to have?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2015
Best Answer: I found Kiehl's Clean-Hold Styling Gel in a hotel shop several years ago and have been using it since then. It doesn't have the heavy feeling some gels and mousses give to your hair, but still has the hold we look for. Also, it seems to dry faster than other gels. That is important to me, as I wash, towel dry, apply Kiehl's Clean-Hold Styling Gel, shape volume and style with my brush, let dry naturally if time allows, brush and go.
Reply · Report · Carol K on Feb 15, 2015
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I have curly hair is ok for wet look?
A shopper on Feb 10, 2015
Best Answer: This gel will give your hair a very natural, solid curl but it does not stay "wet" looking.
Reply · Report · Mary A on Feb 10, 2015
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How do I use this product?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2012
Best Answer: Fabulous!! I can't live without this product.! Give it a try and you will be hooked!
Reply · Report · Susan M on Sep 22, 2012
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Is this product non-comedogenic? Some hair gels make me break out near my hairline.
NateA on Dec 22, 2014
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Is this hair gel alcohol free?
Daniel M on Aug 21, 2014
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does this product come in a sample size?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2014
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Would this product work for straight hair?
alicia on Mar 9, 2013
Best Answer: I have straight hair and this gel is perfect for my hair. It is not thick and pasty, like some gels. It is the best styling gel I have ever used.
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