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Gel or Mousse?

I was just wondering, what's the difference, like the properties of each one? Would you say one is better than the other? Unfortunately in UK i only really know of one curl gel which is quite pricey compared to the mousse that I use. The results are quite nice, just curious to see if it's worth trying out gel! So which one is the one for you and why! Please share.

P.S my hair is 3a and 2C on top I think, very loose curls underneath, low porosity
Curl pattern: Loose waved underlayer, a mixture of 2b, 2c, 3a
Porosity: Low
Density: Thick
Length: When stretched approx 5cm above belly button
Low poo: Tresemme Naturals
Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
Styler: Olive Oil Eco Styler
Deep conditioner: Olive oil

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Comments

  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    This is one of those questions that if you ask 10 people, you'll likely get 12 different responses. So much depends on your hair properties (texture, porosity) and the ingredients in the gels and mousses. Personal preference also plays a huge role. For the most part, I like a strong gel in the humidity of summer but a lighter mousse during the cold, dry winter days. I find most gels too drying in the winter. I resolve the issue by making my own FSG. The ingredients are cheap and easy to find. It takes 15 minutes from start to clean-up. I can add anything my hair needs at the time. My favorite additives are honey, glycerin, epsom salt, protein, essential oils. Not necessarily all at once and in differing quantities depending on the weather.

    If the mousse works for you - keep using it. The product junkie in me would want to test out the gel just for comparison. ;-)
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • justdoingmejustdoingme Posts: 136Registered Users
    What's a FSG?
    Curl pattern: Loose waved underlayer, a mixture of 2b, 2c, 3a
    Porosity: Low
    Density: Thick
    Length: When stretched approx 5cm above belly button
    Low poo: Tresemme Naturals
    Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
    Styler: Olive Oil Eco Styler
    Deep conditioner: Olive oil

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  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    Flax Seed Gel. Here's a great recipe:
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/recipes-%97-hair-body/61208-no-fail-flax-seed-gel-i-finally-did-twice.html
    It really is quick, easy and cheap. It's also customizable so you can add whatever ingredients your hair likes.
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.