I am going to try the CG method and I'm super excited! I already bought all the products I want to start out with (conditioner for co-wash, nourishing conditioner, leave in, curl creme). The only problem is that for some reason, my mom will absolutely not allow me to buy gel or even make my own gel! She's very traditional and says that gel can only be used to spike boy's hair and should not be used on girls hair. I have tried showing her several forums about the CG process and how gel is included, but she just won't budge.
Also, I'm 14 so I can't go buy the gel myself, either.
Aaaanyway, is there anyway I could do the CG method without using gel? Would it make my curls less defined/more frizzy? I have mousse, if that can work as a substitute, but I don't know if it's CG friendly. It's Aussie Opposites Attract Strong Hold Mousse.