I have both, and I'm still experimenting with both. The gel can't be used in large amount for myself, or in large amounts ALONE (how I used it), because it left my hair dry and stringy. But other that that conclusion I'm still experimenting.
The cream leaves my hair feeling very WAXY if I use too much. Rubbing it into my hands has a very waxy feel as well. I've had my jar since Black Friday of 2010 (only about 2 months) and the oils are already settling at the top and it has a curdled looking effect going on. Some of the ingredients are clumping together to form little chunks in the cream. They are easily rubbed out, but it doesn't feel appealing when I try to scoop a small bit out.
I am doing more experimenting tomorrow!
medium/low porosity, 2bc, 3a with little 3c springs poking through when styled.
CG since December '09
loo-poo: CJ cleansing shampoo, Giovanni 50/50
cowash: Suave Naturals, CJ DF
rinse out: CJCR, CJBCAO, Garnier TN
leave-in: CJHBLI, CR, BCLI, CJSL
stylers: (rotating) CJAF, CCCC, AFL, LALSG