Strong-Hold Styling Gel

An alcohol-free styling gel that provides extra-strength hold
  • Styles and controls hair without build-up or drying out
  • Provides an incredible healthy-looking shine to hair
  • Enriched with Silk Powders and readily-absorbed conditioning extracts of Sesame, Soybean, and Vitamin E
  • Ideal for all hair types
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"Fantastic hold without the grease or stiffness!"

Travis C., 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.

Strong-Hold Styling Gel
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Holly K: This has been very helpful to my hair Aug 1, 2014
James S: Tried it. Not worth it for the price. I like that it's unscented. Jun 15, 2014
Ian C: Best product. Love that it's light and strong. Jun 14, 2014
Zhewan L: Strong Hold Jun 3, 2014
Jay B: I need hair gel so I decided to try this. May 18, 2014
John N: I have purchased this more than once. Works well for me! Mar 1, 2014
joseph s: it works Feb 27, 2014
Stephanie L. R: Looking for a new kind of styling gel and wanted to try it. Feb 27, 2014
Leisa H: I am loving Kiehl's products and haven't tried the hair products yet. I need a strong gel I want to see if this is what I'm looking for. Feb 17, 2014
Thomas T: Use it all the time and like it. Jan 19, 2014
Patricia A B: I already use it and find it to be an excellent styling product. Jan 7, 2014
David S: Used it for years. Jan 5, 2014
Robert M. J: Wanted to try a new strong gel Dec 29, 2013
Judith B: I love this product. It really helps my hair look and feel thicker. Dec 29, 2013
Gary G: good for the crispy look Dec 9, 2013
Diane T: Fabulous just using a dime sized amount Dec 8, 2013
Leesandra A: Gift. Dec 7, 2013
sallie c: never tried it! Dec 5, 2013
Dianne K: My husband has been using this gel and it is the best he has ever used. Dec 4, 2013
Patricia B: New item for me Dec 4, 2013
Ben C: great product excellent hold,easy to use, not too sticky Dec 4, 2013
Gahl B: Need a stronger-holding gel than what I currently use. Decided to try Kiehl's because I like most of the hair products. Dec 3, 2013
Steven J: Trying out new gel. Dec 2, 2013
Ann S: to try it, as i always like trying out new hair styling products Dec 1, 2013
Pat A: Trying Nov 27, 2013
Tim L: Have used before, love this gel. Nov 21, 2013
Alyssa C: Wanted a natural product hair gel Nov 17, 2013
timothy e: Its the best Nov 10, 2013
Raymund A: Holds up my stubborn hair thé way I want! Nov 3, 2013
Lynne S: To try it Oct 29, 2013
William M: Excellent product - I have sensitive skin and exercise a lot! All other gels make my scalp break out - a combination of this and the sport shampoo and I have not had a breakout since. :) Oct 25, 2013
Danielle K: It's the best quality gel with a strong hold Oct 19, 2013
Gregory C: Best gel ever Oct 4, 2013
David S: It holds my long "gentleman's cut" hair really well Oct 2, 2013
Lori P: Want to try a new product. Sep 21, 2013
Paul L: works well...a little does a lot Aug 4, 2013
Laura S: great for my fine hair Jul 28, 2013
Kim Z: Have never tried this product Jul 25, 2013
Christie M: I find that this is the best gel for my husband, toddler and me. My toddler's spikes stay all day and my slicked back ponytail is smooth and shiny - no wet look or crusty feel here! Jul 17, 2013
Ralph R: Good product Jun 17, 2013
Erika C: This stuff gives my thick, frizzy hair really good hold without being sticky or shiny. It gets "crunchy" when dry but then instantly brushes out with your fingers and looks very natural. I don't find it heavy at all. Jun 17, 2013
Justine K: wanted to try it Jun 17, 2013
KuoLiang L: I have been using it for awhile. Jun 14, 2013
Clint D: It was recommended. I love it. Best I've ever used. May 21, 2013
Tarcisio B: to keep the hair syled May 15, 2013
joe n: efficacy of product May 6, 2013
Dr Joan M: works great on fine hair, though lots of hair Apr 13, 2013
James G: Best styling gel on the market. Apr 6, 2013
Betsy L: I have fine limp hair,want to see if this help lift it up Apr 4, 2013
Lars W: Great product, my goodness... Feb 17, 2013
Mitchell K: use currently and works well Feb 11, 2013
Colleen H: I have very straight hair, I need something strong to make it stay. Jan 12, 2013
Srinivasan I: need a styling gel Dec 31, 2012
Jeri B: My husband has used it for years and likes it very much. Dec 31, 2012
Barbara C: My hairdresser uses this and I like it. Dec 12, 2012
DJ H: Love it! Need more. Dec 12, 2012
lance c: it's the best strong hold product available Dec 8, 2012
Sherry B: Really makes my hair style hold! Dec 8, 2012
Gina M: Been using this for years now. It just does the job Dec 7, 2012
Michael T: I have used this for over 5 years and it does not make your hair sticky or stiff but holds very well for styling Nov 29, 2012
rosalyn g: fabulous product Nov 25, 2012
Franchon M: want my husband to try a new hair gel. Nov 24, 2012
DJ H: Great product. Love Kiehls! Nov 23, 2012
Laura R: Hear about it in Allure Magazine Oct 30, 2012
Evon B: Adds body and keeps my hairstyle in shape Oct 26, 2012
Frank N: been using it for year... great product! Oct 17, 2012
Joan M: It works great--I have been using it for years and no other product provides the hold it does. Sep 27, 2012
LouAnn W: needed and styling product and had not used this itme. Sep 24, 2012
Joann Z: have used before and am extremely satisfied with the results Sep 23, 2012
sharon o: I use this all the time. It's great! Sep 21, 2012
Samir T: have used it before Aug 30, 2012
christine f: I want something to hold my hair style without feeling sticky. I like the reviews and thought I'd try it. Aug 26, 2012
Nancy B: I have used the clean hold and want to compare the two Aug 9, 2012
Erik P: I need more styling product so I bought the two that looked best for thick and coarse hair. Jul 25, 2012
Jo C: Trying it for the first time. Chose it because it's alcohol free so it shouldn't dry my already dry and fine hair. Jul 7, 2012
Joanne V: I helps control curly hair. Jul 2, 2012
Bonnie G: This product has just the right mix of strong hold and soft hair. Jul 2, 2012
Susan P: Just the best product ever for a strong holding gel. I use it to style, let dry very stiff and then fluff. Love this product. Jun 28, 2012
James C: Strong hold as advertised. Works well. Jun 24, 2012
Richard S: always se Jun 11, 2012
James H: best gel ever Jun 1, 2012
Ben S: it is my third bottle. Best gel I have come across. May 17, 2012
Edward M: I have used this product for three years. I am 61 so I have used many products on my thin but not thinning hair and I like how this holds and feels clean on my hair May 15, 2012
Dixon B: I have a sample and like it better than the Clean Hold Styling Gel that I am currently using May 13, 2012
Sue K: The best multi purpose product for styling hair! Apr 30, 2012
Nancy K: great product: I have been using it for years Apr 20, 2012
Rhonda F: I have very fine hair. This gel gives my hair body and helps to keep the shape I want. Apr 14, 2012
michael b: holds my hair in place and not drying Apr 12, 2012
patricia e: because you stop making the root lifting spray which was excellent so I am trying a new product. Mar 28, 2012
A shopper asked: I need scent free due to allergies. Is this scented? Dec 1, 2013
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Mary Ann L: There is a mild minty scent to it and "fragrance" is one of the listed ingredients. But honestly, because the amount used is so little, it should no affect your allergies unless they are severe. The scent does not linger and is not detectable in your hair during or after styling. Dec 2, 2013
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Richard J: Until you asked this question, I would have said "no." However, I did just smell this product and there is a very light scent. Not flowery. I can't make out what it smells like, but quite honestly, I have never noticed it. Dec 1, 2013
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Laura K: it has a very slight citrus smell, nothing to over powering, and it works great on fine hair Dec 1, 2013
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Amy B: Absolutely love how it holds my hair! Dec 2, 2013
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michael b: No it is not. Dec 1, 2013
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Peter U: No Dec 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: Can this be used for men hair? I'm looking for hair gel can hold hair strong and doesn't cause acne much May 24, 2013
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michael b: yes, I use it everyday and it gives a great srong hold. will not cause acne, I never got acne from this gel. great product. May 27, 2013
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Bonnie asked: Does this product contain alcohol? Oct 12, 2013
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James C: Go to your local store. Their sales people will bug the heck out of you. While they pester you, ask them this question. I have found they don't know product well if YOU ask a question. I guess this is how they are taught to sell. Because if this, I no longer go to their store. Oct 14, 2013
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Mary Ann L: The write up clearly states alcohol free. The list of ingredients includes Aminomethyl Propanol. Dec 2, 2013
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michael b: NO, it is on the front of the bottle Oct 12, 2013
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