I've tried to replace my beloved Bumble and bumble Grooming Cream before to disastrous results; but, after an hour long quest looking for my faithful B and b in a new city, I gave up and pressed my luck again at the drugstore. Of the selection, Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Lotion ($7.99) seemed the most promising as a product that would control my waves without leaving my hair stiff.
Even though I have a ton of hair, I only used a dollop and my hair was shinier, less frizzy, and my waves more defined. The only possible drawbacks are the scent and texture, which are exactly the same as lemon custard. To the point where I felt like I was putting dessert on my head. But the scent isn't unpleasant per se and doesn't linger. And once I saw that it also has sun protection — and Grooming Cream doesn't —I was sold. Will I still buy the Bumble? Probably (I like the smell better and how the cap turns closed), but it's great to have a backup.