I’ve been living under a rock because I had never heard of Gorilla Snot Gel until this past weekend when my little sisters were raving about it. They even had my momma sold so I had to try it out for myself, and had them go and pick me up a jar. Perks of being the oldest lol.
Gorilla Snot or Moco de Gorilla is a hair styling gel with extraordinary hold, formulated for anti-gravitational hairstyles like mohawks. It comes in different formulations, each with a different level of holding power. This review is for PUNK which is described as indestructible and has a hold of 10, which is the strongest.
The name (albeit a bit disgusting) is very befitting as the gel has a very sticky, snot like texture. The jar makes it easy for me to dab my finger in and get a small amount, but it’s also available in a squeeze tube which is easier for dispensing larger amounts.
I decided to try the Gorilla Snot Gel on my uncooperative edges and when I say my 4c edges were laid, girllll they were laid. Straight on sleek like my old relaxed edges. I’ve been using it everyday since. I wet my edges and lay them down with a toothbrush (designated for my hair), then I apply a small amount of the Gorilla Snot and brush it in. You don’t need much at all. Once dry, my edges stay in place all day. Here is how they look after 12 hours…
I like a very subtle look when it comes down to gelled edges, nothing too dramatic or all down the sides of my face like my old JHS days. The Gorilla Snot Gel provides the look and hold that I want and stays put without flaking. At night I rinse it off with water when I wash my face to avoid build up, and reapply the next day. This is the best edge control that I’ve tried so far. The only negative thing is that alcohol is the third ingredient and alcohol can dry out the hair. I haven’t had any issues with drying using the Gorilla Snot on my edges, but I wouldn’t use it on my entire head without applying a really good leave-in conditioner first.