On this cycle I didn’t use any holding gels. I used water only. How healthy is that! I don’t plan to use water every time, just every once in a while. Chescaleigh on You Tube uses water which made me curious to know how that would work for me. I like it. I like it a lot! My hair doesn’t have that freshly done look which is my aim. I like my hair to just look healthy and clean. That works for me.