Curl cream vs gel?

Can someone explain the difference between these two products?

I've only ever used gel (mostly KCCC and LA Looks...BRHG sometimes on really humid days). I'm a 2b/c.
Curl creams are moisturizing and define.
Gels define and provide hold (especially for humid days)

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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
can you combine both?
It looks like moisture, definition and hold might be nice
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Most curl creams are butter based, so the butter plus gel might be much. You can just use a leave-in under the gel or you can use a cream-gel, most of these are aloe or flax based.
can you combine both?
It looks like moisture, definition and hold might be nice
Originally Posted by Neleke
I have before, I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under 4a because it can be heavy, a leave in & gel is good and not to light or heavy


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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
I generally use a curl cream and a jelly product everyday. In the winter (or really low dewpoints), I use a leave in, curl enhancer and jelly product. In the summer (high dewpoints), I use a leave in or curl enhancer and a jelly product.

Products are really anything you want to make them. IMHO, any product you put on your head should be curl enhancing.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
If I use a curl cream, I generally do not use a LI, but always use a gel on top. Hope that helps.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip

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