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Joanna Styling Effect, strong hair gel

Hey! Today I have another styling review for you on my blog, Joanna Styling Effect, strong hair gel. So one of the first stylers I started using since I started conscious hair care , mainly because it is so easily available and cheap.

It is a long-known cosmetic for styling wavy and curly hair. The gel is strong, has a slightly natural composition, but full of polymers that hold the curl well, and this type of stylers is often recommended for beginners. It also worked well for me and I have been faithful to it for years. I’ve been using it in a different old package since school. It is still available today, only its graphic design has recently changed. I am very glad that no preservatives, silicones or drying alcohol were added, as it happened with my other favorite of the old days, Bielenda black turnip gel. This gel is already a bit weak for me, I prefer Syoss, but I still use it, both solo and in mixes, to bring out my curls and to style various hairstyles. If you are curious how Joanna gel works for me,

Joanna Styling Effect, strong hair gel

Joanna Styling Effect, a strong hair gel with a UV filter

Manufacturer’s description:

Perfect styling, long-lasting effect. Do you need fast and natural hairstyle fixation? It is for you that we have developed the Strong Styling Effect Gel. Discover its fantastic properties! That’s what it is: it facilitates styling, increases hair fluffiness, perfectly emphasizes waves, curls or claws, contains a UV filter that protects the hair.

How to use: Rub a small amount of gel in your hands and spread it on dry or damp hair. You can get the effect of claws or wet curls after applying the gel to the entire hair or to selected strands.

Capacity: 150g

Price: PLN 5 – PLN 8


Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-46, VP / VA Copolymer, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Laureth-10, PEG-25 PABA, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Parfum, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Limonene, DMDM ​​Hydantoin, Methylisothiazolinone

Availability: stationary drugstores

Joanna Styling Effect, strong hair gel

Similar: Syoss men power hold | gel for curly hair

Joanna Styling Effect, strong hair gel, my opinion:


We get the gel in a typical gray tube. The whole series looks the same, only the degrees of fixation are marked with colors. It has a good capacity and is very efficient. This, combined with the low price and frequent promotions, makes it a really great purchase – I saw it even for PLN 4! The tube has a good flap, but sometimes I get stuck. The tube can stand on the head, the plastic is soft, we can squeeze the right amount of gel from it without any problems, after use it is also easy to cut and use the remnants of the cosmetic.

Consistency and smell:

Joanna gel is thick and is medium-sticky, it is transparent. Fortunately, it has a neutral scent, not like Syoss, which is a nasty scent of cheap men’s perfume, which always makes me wince. Some dilute it to make it easier to use, or only use it to resuscitate the curls.


I bought Joanna gel for the first time years ago in a great promotion and I have a tube in my cupboard to this day. Although it does not contain any nourishing ingredients, it  is one of the cheapest stylers  available on the market, it is efficient and extremely easily available – it is easy to find in drugstores and online, almost anywhere.

The gel does not have a strong or masculine scent and is generally intended for women, it is cheap and readily available, and does not have too much hold, making it the perfect styler for curly girl beginners and more.

I use it both solo and in mixes to bring out my curls as well as for styling hair, after watering – for resuscitation and as a hairspray. He was perfect for each of these roles. It is an almost perfect gel for waves and curls without alcohol. The gel does not dry out, although strong polymers may give the impression of dryness and dullness the next day. Unfortunately, it also creates rusks and stiff pods if we put too much of it. Of course, you have to brush them off after the hair is dry, which not everyone likes to do. However, the effects are worth it, and you can also apply the oil. I always do this for fear of dry ends.

Joanna Styling Effect, strong hair gel


Joanna Styling Effect is a medium- strong gel for curly  and wavy hair . Although it does not contain any nourishing ingredients, it is one of the cheapest stylers available on the market, it is efficient and easy to find in drugstores. It complies with the CG method, emphasizes curls and waves, and gives a strong, long-lasting twist.

The gel does not have a strong or masculine scent and is generally intended for women, nor is it very hold on, making it the perfect styler for curly girl beginners and more.

A great product also for advanced users who want to try something new. Cheap as borscht on promotions, so it would be a real sin not to try it. I recommend it very much!

Do you know this hair gel? Ania

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