For fine thin hair
I was using Redkin contour 8 hair lotion. It's never on the shelves anymore. I tried Big Sexy mouse and it was OK but finally I found a gel almost identical to countour 8.
It's Clairol's Herbal Essences Extra Hold. There is no oil in it.
Almost all hair gels have castor oil or other oil in them and that is a disaster for fine hair.
Also I use Omnicure for detangling and conditioning. No oil in it. It is available at Sally's beauty Supply and at Beauty Mart. I hope they don't quit making this stuff.