Which is better, mousse or gel?

Ok so i use herbals totally twisted and i love the results..i also use suave captivating curls mousse! But lately whenever i use any gel my hair reacts bad too it..i even use my curl enhancing smoothie as a leave in or my suave coconut conditioner...what am i doing wrong?!

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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    My favorite product of all time is mousse. I like Aussie Aussome Volume mousse. I have fine thin hair and it makes my hair soft and shiny and controls fly-aways and frizz. Sometimes I switch up and use a gel and then I am reminded why I like mousse. It may not be that you are doing anything wrong with the gel; your hair may just prefer mousse.
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use both. more mousse than gel. Works for me. I use a bit of gel over the mousse.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    It's just a preference, I don't think one's better than the other broadly speaking. Personally, I cannot for the life of me get away with using gel.
    3b in South Australia.
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    my hair doesnt really like gel, it makes me fizz and my curly really soft and....."muschy" i guess. which is a shame, cause i wouldnt mind using one thing in my hair, other then condish and oil that is. so i wouldnt mind trying mousse. im really happy with my definition and curls, so i just want somthing to help "hold" them inplace as the day goes on. going to try mixing the gel and condish together tonight and see how it turns out tomorrow.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    I wonder what your hair texture and density is? Usually if someone has fine, thin hair mousse is the way to go so it doesn't weigh down your hair, but those with coarser, more dense hair need gel as a strong hold. I think of it kind of like a scale.
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    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    My hair is fine in texture but thick in density. I primarily use gel but have one or 2 mousses that I use sometimes. I primarily air dry and find that mousse doesn't give enough hold in this case- my curls will stretch out. If I'm diffusing it doesn't really matter which I use.

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    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • toosweet0990toosweet0990 Posts: 9Registered Users
    Well sometimes i get good results with gel..but it makes my hair flat...but mousse gives waaay more volume and bounce. I use LALSG, when i do use gel

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