kyahailkyahail Posts: 67Banned Users
I have very fine, low porosity type 3a/b hair and I'm wondering if I should use gel or mousse? And should I apply the mousse before or after moisturizer and oil¿ thanks :)


  • russianprncssrussianprncss Posts: 450Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hi! My hair is fine, low po 2c/3a so pretty similar. I haven't used a mousse yet that I've liked but I would say you should look into the LOC method...

    It's leave-in, oil on the ends to seal and then a cream. Some people follow up with gel or mousse and then others just skip the creme and do the gel/mousse.

    My favorite gel so far is Kinky Curly Curling Custard.

    Hope that helps!
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
  • kyahailkyahail Posts: 67Banned Users
    Thank you, I'll have to try it out
  • frcklsfrckls Posts: 528Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have coarse hair but I love mousses. My faves are the ones in my siggy. Suave isn't CG-safe but I co-wash with cetrimonium chloride and I haven't had much problem (I still clarify once in a while, though). PM might be good for you as it is very lightweight.
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
    (by GoosefootPrints)

    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
  • Selena_MSelena_M Posts: 26Registered Users
    I'm 3b and I tend to like gel for that initial hard hold. I wash once a week and if I want to add more product in, I either use a bit of gel mixed with olive oil (applied to dampened hair) or mousse. I also like to use mousse for my crown since mousse is lighter than gel and encourages volume. In either case, the mousse/gel is the last step for me, since it seals everything in and helps the hair keep it form.

    Don't be afraid to experiment to see what's best for you though! Herbal Essences makes nice, affordable, CG-friendly gels and mousses. Best of luck!

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