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.

Clean Hold Styling Gel
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Ucola F: I have used Super Thick Volumizer, one of your older products and want to replace. This hopefully will be a good choice. My hair is short and lacks body and needs a little volumn at the roots. Sep 18, 2014
Jeffrey H: Hold hair during day Sep 15, 2014
Amy M: Curly hair Sep 11, 2014
brian s: I use it now and like it. Sep 10, 2014
Nella W: Because I've used it a long time and I love it! Sep 9, 2014
Suzanne S: This works great with my naturally curly hair without making it look like a crispy critter. Sep 8, 2014
armand f: i have crazy hair and nothing can keep it calm except this stuff. Superman uses this to calm his curl. Sep 8, 2014
Angelina M: My husband uses it Sep 5, 2014
Phylis C: used it for years. Sep 3, 2014
Carlyn A: I am a long-time user of Styling gel and it helps my limp hair. Sep 2, 2014
Ann K: My husband prefers this product to other hair gels. Aug 31, 2014
LEONARD S: Works well for my fine thin hair! Aug 29, 2014
Brendan N: need it! Aug 28, 2014
ralph h: I have used the product and find it the most effective styling gel I have ever used. Aug 28, 2014
Carl W: I prefer styling gels and I am interested in trying this one out because it is called a clean hold styling gel. Aug 25, 2014
Nicholas D: Review in Esquire magazine Aug 20, 2014
Keith H: Need a light gel. Aug 14, 2014
MIKE T: Best styling gel I have ever used Aug 9, 2014
Gene M: wanted to try Jul 26, 2014
Jay B: Straight hair need tough stuff to hold in place. Jul 25, 2014
Ed S: Definitely holds my thinning hair in place during any conditions Jul 14, 2014
Hollis H: I prefer a gel to other styling options. Jul 14, 2014
Shelly R: I wanted to try something new for short hair, and this really is great for holding short styles in place. Jul 7, 2014
Glenn J: Read about it in Esquire Jun 28, 2014
Jeannie S: I like it Jun 25, 2014
Christopher N: works great, not sticky, adds shine. Jun 25, 2014
Janice B: I have used this for years .. great product. It does not feel "sticky" or heavy on your hair. Jun 25, 2014
Weston W: Internet review Jun 22, 2014
Elizabeth P: This is the best gel I've used. Jun 22, 2014
Richard R: I bought this before in Bloomingdales and I Love It Best hair gel ever!!! Jun 21, 2014
Tirien S: Haven't tried it but reviews were great. Jun 19, 2014
William B: mens health magazine Jun 17, 2014
Paul Y: Want to try a light styling gel to keep hair in place during the work day. Jun 15, 2014
Brian L: have used for years. Jun 6, 2014
Katie S: This is the only gel my husband will use! He also feels very comfortable putting it on our toddler son. Jun 3, 2014
Peter T: to try Jun 1, 2014
Shelby H: I love this hair gel--there is no othe
one on the market as good. And I don't
know where else to buy it! It is a
marvel and not at all noticeable.
My hair looks GREAT!
May 27, 2014
Nancy R: Trying to find a product to replace KMS styling gel which stinks now! May 21, 2014
Linda C: I have unruly hair that is also a bit on the fine side so I need a lightweight tamer. May 18, 2014
Harriet H: A light gel that doesn't weigh down fine hair May 17, 2014
Angelika T: I love it, have used it for years May 17, 2014
Mary C: Need volume! May 16, 2014
Andrew J F: Very clean, just enough hold. May 16, 2014
Henry W: Have been using for years and have none that match its hold and natural look. May 15, 2014
Elizabeth O: Husband loves it! May 15, 2014
Deb S: Have used many gels - giving this one a try... May 3, 2014
J S: I have thick, coarse hair, and this product actually holds some style/texture after more than an hour. Apr 28, 2014
Rich M: good hold, not to thick, and smells clean Apr 19, 2014
Elizabeth K: Want to try ! Apr 19, 2014
Umiah F: I have used this product for over two years and I like it. Apr 7, 2014
Brian M: Want to try. Apr 4, 2014
MARK L: Great product, non-greasy, good hold without being stiff. Apr 3, 2014
Donald S: I love to use this product. Holds w/o while it is not seen. I love it. Mar 30, 2014
Susan W: Seems like a good product enhancement to Silk Groom Mar 24, 2014
Denice M: won the New Beauty award Mar 20, 2014
Linda M: It's the best styling gel there is, especially for curly hair. Mar 14, 2014
Joy P: The best styling gel on the market. Mar 7, 2014
charlotte a: been using it and like it Mar 4, 2014
Elizabeth W: Excellent product for helping to style fine hair. Mar 3, 2014
Jan D: I have been using this for two years and love the fact that is does not make my hair, but provides hold with a very natural look and shine Mar 3, 2014
Ann M: just to try it, see if I can use it when I don't want to blow my hair straight ... see if it will keep my hair from going frizzy. Mar 2, 2014
Suzanne Z: Great hold and no clumps or buildup. Feb 28, 2014
Matt R: Looking for an alternative. Something new Feb 25, 2014
Lori B: Used it at Equinox Fitness and loved it Feb 25, 2014
David F: It's the best styling gel I've used. Feb 11, 2014
Bong Ju J: I have been using this for years. It is not sticky and works well. Feb 6, 2014
Dan F: searching for the right product! Feb 6, 2014
Francis V: It keeps my wild hair in place. Feb 6, 2014
nancy n: going to try Feb 4, 2014
Dwight S: This is for the man of the house as well as women. It is just the right balance of holding material and yet not greasy at all. Feb 3, 2014
Lloyd S: Like the lightness of it Jan 26, 2014
Sheppard P: Great styling gel. light, yet holds well and provides a natural shine to my hair. I have a full, thick head of hair and a little goes a long was. Jan 20, 2014
Thomas T: Use it regularly and like it. Jan 19, 2014
YSIDRO G: A perfect medium hold, not sticky and gooey. Works well in humid weather Jan 16, 2014
Lynne W: On my computer one of the actresses had smooth hair and used your product. I like to have smooth hair so I ordered it. Jan 15, 2014
Linda B: I am looking for a light to medium hold for my fine hair - maybe this will work. Jan 11, 2014
Michele P: Clean and strong Dec 31, 2013
Marilyn S: I always use it Dec 31, 2013
Michael S: I buy 2 at a time so I don't run out. Not too heavy. Perfect hold. Dec 30, 2013
Robert M. J: I use it and like it Dec 29, 2013
Stephen W: Alternative to BB Dec 28, 2013
Mark P: I've used this for years. Not sticky like most. Awesome product. Dec 19, 2013
Kim N: It is a gift. I know he uses this product. Dec 18, 2013
Colleen D: An absolute family favorite.. Been using it for years. My husband is now sneaking it when he thinks I am not looking. Dec 17, 2013
Carl G: I like it Dec 9, 2013
Gary G: my favorite hair gel for when my hair is shorter - too expensive to use when my hair gets long! Dec 9, 2013
Barbara G: Keeps my style all day. Dec 9, 2013
Susan K: wanted to try it Dec 8, 2013
Andrew K: great hair gel soft yet holds! Dec 5, 2013
Jaime T: Love love it, Dec 4, 2013
Linda D: Looking for a hair gel for thick hair & added shine Dec 4, 2013
Charles E: I want to try the Kiehl's styling gel to compare to other products and have the flexibility of having shine in my hair versus a natural hair look. Dec 3, 2013
Mary-Ellen P: I need a light styling gel. Dec 1, 2013
Richard V: Somebody swiped my Identity Cream, I hair styling item, and I love the Kiehl's products - - - so I bought this. It works !! Works very well. Nov 30, 2013
Eve K: have been using this gel for years - keeps the little fly away straight hairs out of my face, especially when it is hot Nov 30, 2013
Nancy P: my husband loves this product Nov 30, 2013
YEN WEN C: no itchy Nov 26, 2013
Douglas T: I have been using this product and like it Nov 24, 2013
carl r: Love this hair gel! It is the only one that actually makes my curly hair look good! Nov 18, 2013
francesco a: just trying it out. Nov 17, 2013
Jamie c: I want a light weight gel that holds but doesn't look "slick". This was recommended. Nov 14, 2013
Nicole M: I have used Kiehls shampoo and conditioner in the past and really liked them so I'm going to try the gel! Nov 8, 2013
Marjorie T: Great not sticky holds well Nov 3, 2013
Jill H: neutral hold without crunch Nov 3, 2013
Sujie W: I'm already using it, and I LOVE IT! Oct 19, 2013
Diane B: My husband has used this before and likes it very much. He has very thin and thinning hair and it works perfectly for both of those conditions. Oct 16, 2013
Doris P: This is the most amazing holding gel for my curly hair. I use it to set my hair before adding any product. Oct 9, 2013
Barbara T: used and liked Oct 6, 2013
Sharon S: need something new! Aug 27, 2013
Francis T: "I bought this product in Vancouver airport on a whim (I loved the look of Kiehl products and of the store in this airport) and I love it. I have been using it all summer and was surprised how much better it is to other products I have tried." Aug 27, 2013
Carol S: Very clean feeling. Use just a small amount to style and give lift to hair. Aug 26, 2013
Anthony S: This is the only gel my husband will use Aug 13, 2013
Jennifer H: Perfect for my fine straight hair cut short - I use it at my roots to give my hair body. Jul 28, 2013
Martin L: your other styling products leave my hair looking dry so trying something new Jul 13, 2013
Leslie B: Best hair gel ever! Especially for curly hair. It's light but still keeps curls in shape not crunchy. Jul 2, 2013
rosalyn g: excellent product Jun 13, 2013
Keith H: Have been using this product for years and ordered a new supply. Jun 3, 2013
Paul M: Wanted to try it as an alternative to what I get from my hair stylist May 30, 2013
Sasha D: It's the best hair gel I have ever used. It isn't sticky or heavy and holds my hair in place all day long. May 16, 2013
Tarcisio B: For a perfect modern hair style! May 15, 2013
Pakin S: Good review. May 3, 2013
Robert M: Use it and love it Apr 25, 2013
Carol K: Purchased Clean-Hold Styling Gel at The Breakers gift shop while on vacation. It is the best styling product I have ever found. Thanks! Apr 21, 2013
Jane C: Been using it for some time and it works Apr 2, 2013
Yun L: recently I cut my hair short and that is why i need a good gel Mar 31, 2013
Robert H: Have been using for about 5 years. Mar 30, 2013
Kotaro K: I love this product Mar 22, 2013
Keryn M: My husband has beautiful grey hair but it can be a little unruly. He loves this styling gel because it holds but still looks natural on his hair. I order 4 at a time so we don't run out! Mar 21, 2013
Kelly M: I love this gel. It's not too strong, just right. It works well with the other hair products I use. Mar 20, 2013
Jesse F: Perfect product for those with fine hair who want style... without heavy handedness. Used in conjuction with my favorite Kiehl's "Creative Cream Wax" (on dry hair) ... provides stylish all day holding without being greasy to the touch. Feb 17, 2013
Margery Y: Because it works (I have heavy hair), smells good and is soft to the touch... Jan 31, 2013
Amy J: Regular user- no damage to hair, not sticky Jan 26, 2013
Donna A: Used for me the perfect volume for my hair, Jan 21, 2013
K.J. R: Works really great year round Jan 3, 2013
qin z: i like this product a lot. I tried in the store, it make my hair looks great Dec 29, 2012
Charles R: I've used it for years and like the product Dec 27, 2012
Carolyn W W: I just want to try out Dec 24, 2012
Joida M: have used before Dec 18, 2012
Stephen M: Routine styling. Dec 15, 2012
Whitney B: It received raves, so I thought I'd give it a try on my unruly hair Dec 12, 2012
Jaime K: it works Dec 11, 2012
cheryl s: Mix this with the silk groom! Dec 10, 2012
James T: it works Dec 9, 2012
Cynthia P: requested by husband as Christmas gift Dec 6, 2012
Tianqi Z: Just try Nov 24, 2012
Hui Hui A: My husband likes this hair styling gel. This is his 4th order. Nov 21, 2012
danielle g: Excellent hair gel. Works well for a firmer hold or dilute lightly with water for a gentle hold1 Nov 18, 2012
Suzanne S: I have fine hair and read the reviews and willing to give it a try Nov 15, 2012
Rhonda M: I have fine thinning hair and this gel gives it body and manageability , without feeling gummy and heavy. Nov 1, 2012
Sara M: Husband likes this Oct 26, 2012
Diane B: Son's Christmas Present Oct 24, 2012
Donna G: Can't find my current styling gel locally anymore so I'm giving this a try. I'm sure it will be fantastic. Oct 18, 2012
Frank N: been using it for year... great product! Oct 17, 2012
Robert R: i have used this product and love it! Oct 8, 2012
Carolyn F: The description fits my needs. Sep 30, 2012
James P K: Previous experience Sep 27, 2012
Don B: The best gel I've used - a dab here and there and you're done! Sep 25, 2012
raul r: because it is wonderful Sep 23, 2012
Martha L: Wanted to give it a try. Sep 21, 2012
Al P: Used and enjoy for over a year Sep 20, 2012
hwee cheei l: Great gel, does not leave residue. Sep 20, 2012
Peter C: Purchased before, and loved it. Sep 18, 2012
William L: Using for years Sep 12, 2012
Pam L: Love this gel. Works very well with my thick hair. Sep 6, 2012
Phyllis D: This products helps fine hair have body. I couldn't find it under the regular "styling" section. Don't discontinue. And, please bring back Super Thick Volumizer! Sep 3, 2012
Grivas D: amazing product for fine hair! Aug 28, 2012
gail s: Excellent product. Works perfectly. Aug 26, 2012
arthur d: prior use Aug 18, 2012
lynnette b: Awesome for wavy hair in humid miami Aug 15, 2012
Buffy T: It is for my husband and it is the only gel that works well with his hair. Jul 25, 2012
Erik P: I need more styling product so I bought the two that looked best for thick and coarse hair. Jul 25, 2012
William F: Just a drop and holds my hair in place Jul 17, 2012
Joseph M: I usually use the silk groom product but I want to try a firmer hold, I'l see what happens Jul 8, 2012
gail s: Kiel's Clean Hold Styling gel is the best product on the market for styling. A friend recommended this product and I have been totally faithful to Kiel's. It does not damage your hair, yet provides the ability to style any type hair. I would rate this a 10+ Jul 7, 2012
Jose A: My son likes it Jul 2, 2012
Tina H: The only hair gel I've found that holds my crazy, curly hair, but doesn't make it crunchy! Jun 29, 2012
James L: I like the hold and flexibility of how much to use Jun 26, 2012
Melissa L: Love this product makes my hair full and easy to style Jun 14, 2012
Daniel M: Often have to wear a hat and nothing is worse than "hat hair" Jun 12, 2012
FREDERICK C: Keps my hair in place a looking natural. Jun 10, 2012
Robert S: Best gel I ever used. Have used it for years! Jun 7, 2012
Frank A: wet look styling gel DISCONTINUED.
May 25, 2012
Elizabeth W: You no longer make it, so I am stocking up. Big mistake. There is a difference between this and the strong hold gel. I will have to find a different brand after I run out. May 15, 2012
James S: Best hair gell, does not ever "flake" and can last all day. May 14, 2012
Justin P: It's money. Makes you look smooth. May 11, 2012
Constance C: Always looking for gets. May 4, 2012
Cheri R: I read so many excellent reviews. Apr 25, 2012
kalyn b: I like other your products and decided to try this even though I don't normally use gel Apr 21, 2012
Kay D: I have been using this product for years on my fine curly hair. I have control without any stiffness. There is no sticky residue and lots of shine. Apr 10, 2012
EDWARD S: Currently use and enjoy. Apr 10, 2012
Martha C: want to try it Apr 10, 2012
Frederick M: prior use Apr 4, 2012
A shopper asked: Can this be used on a roller set to hold in curl? Mar 25, 2013
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Richard C: 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. Apr 12, 2013
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Peter D: As I only use it on my public hair, I really can't help you with a useful answer for your application. Cheers! Apr 11, 2013
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Kristine J: I have only used it on wet hair with a blow dryer and round brush - sorry. Mar 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: do you have an msds for clean-hold styling gel? Apr 2, 2012
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Susan M: 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. Apr 2, 2012
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Debra S: i'm sorry...i don't know what "msds" is. but i've used this product for several years. i have very fine, straight hair. it gives me some body, and helps it hold its shape nicely. Apr 2, 2012
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Scott L: Clean, light and just the right amount if hold Apr 8, 2012
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A shopper asked: How do I use this product? Sep 22, 2012
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Susan M: Fabulous!! I can't live without this product.! Give it a try and you will be hooked! Sep 22, 2012
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Daniel M asked: Is this hair gel alcohol free? Aug 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: does this product come in a sample size? Jun 17, 2014
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alicia asked: Would this product work for straight hair? Mar 9, 2013
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David M: 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. Mar 9, 2013
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Richard C: Yes it would work well with your straight hair. I don't think you will have any problems using it. I have fairly straight hair and I've used this product before. It's a stronger gel hold so if you want to sculpt your hair this works perfectly. I used to do that but I don't anymore. Apr 12, 2013
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Anna W: Hey Alicia, I have curly hair and this product didnt work for me. So for straight hair? Im not sure. It might work if you put it in your hair while its still wet, blowdry, then use a flat iron. Something to try i guess. Apr 15, 2013
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Daryl W: Yes, my hair is straight but short! The gel holds very well. Mar 9, 2013
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Kristine J: I use it on my straight hair all of the time. Mar 25, 2013
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