View Poll Results: Do you prefer Mousse or Gel?
Mousse 8 16.67%
Gel 29 60.42%
Both 7 14.58%
Both together 4 8.33%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

Mousse Vs Gel

Same for me - it contains too much alcohol.
Originally Posted by ellageorgina
None of the mousses I have contain any drying alcohols. Fatty alcohols are ok.
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I think the ones I've used in the past contained drying alcohols. Anyway, gel gives me so much more hold. I'm sticking to it. If I'm ever tempted to buy another mousse, I must stop myself. I think mousse and gel together was too producty and made my curls drop.
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
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I voted both. I do use gel a lot more often than mousse, especially in the summer, but I will grab for the mousse once in awhile for a change. I don't think I've ever used them together.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
I do this, too. Gel is my first choice, but JoiWhip comes in mighty handy when I want a change (and a protein jolt).
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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Twitter: nopoojillipoo
I need the mousse or root boost for lift at the roots and the gel for rest. I have fine hair that would lay flat if I did not use something to boost the roots. I do not really find the mousse drying, but maybe it is because of the texture of my hair.
I have never used gel until about three months ago when I started CG. I have never been happy with how it makes my hair feel - really dried out and tangly. Yesterday I tried mousse for the first time since the late 80's. LOVE! the hold is amazing and my hair feels soft and the curls are just perfect in terms of shape and volume. If this continues to work for me I'll never use gel again! The one I used has no drying alcohols in it that I can see.
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
I have never used gel until about three months ago when I started CG. I have never been happy with how it makes my hair feel - really dried out and tangly. Yesterday I tried mousse for the first time since the late 80's. LOVE! the hold is amazing and my hair feels soft and the curls are just perfect in terms of shape and volume. If this continues to work for me I'll never use gel again! The one I used has no drying alcohols in it that I can see.
Originally Posted by tinah
We must, of course, know what mousse you used. Please divulge.
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


Fotki password: chuckle
Blog: http://jillipoo.blogspot.com/
Twitter: nopoojillipoo
I have never used gel until about three months ago when I started CG. I have never been happy with how it makes my hair feel - really dried out and tangly. Yesterday I tried mousse for the first time since the late 80's. LOVE! the hold is amazing and my hair feels soft and the curls are just perfect in terms of shape and volume. If this continues to work for me I'll never use gel again! The one I used has no drying alcohols in it that I can see.
Originally Posted by tinah
We must, of course, know what mousse you used. Please divulge.
Originally Posted by jillipoo
But of course! I used the Beyond the Zone noodle head mousse. It's got one peg modified cone in it. I've got a thread going about it. I'm gonna post some pics on it later this evening so I can show what I'm talking about. here's the link to the thread

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CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
Ooh I heard about that, I wanted to try it! But I must not be tempted my mousse! My hair just doesn't seem to like it, yet I still buy it, hoping....
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

Ooh I heard about that, I wanted to try it! But I must not be tempted my mousse! My hair just doesn't seem to like it, yet I still buy it, hoping....
Originally Posted by ellageorgina
See now that's the way I am with gel, I know it doesn't suit my hair but every now and then I think, hmm, maybe this one will work. Never do, always money wasted!
3b in South Australia.
Well, that's PJism for you!! Hehe.
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

It's mousse for me. I try and try and TRY to use gels, but they just seem to weight my hair down and make it limp looking. I definitely prefer mousse, but I'll keep trying gels because I'm always hoping for a miracle product!
Type: 3a - type 1 on the underside. Thinning.

Currently using:
-Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo (occasionally)
-Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition conditioner
-Suave Waterfall Mist Conditioner or Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific as leave-in
-A mix of Shique Gel and HE Totally Twisted mousse
-FX Curls Up Mousse, on occasion


i'm pretty new to cg and am still experimenting , at the moment i prefer gel for definition.haven't found the right styling routine yet any advice i'm 2c/3a
Brunette 2c/3a Fine To Medium, ii / iii volume ,normal to medium porocity,low elasticity.
O>co washing : original source conditioners (all varieties) ,
O>experimenting: shampoo bars and acv,
O:leave in dr bronners aloe vera
O>styling:boots pink curl creme ,clear gel,
loose curls and waves around the front some coils underneath and around my nape


haven't found my holy grail or perfect combo yet but come close.



my hair loves acv and honey
Mousse doesn't work for me, but I'm REALLY tempted by the Beyond the Zone Noodle Head!! Hmm, Can't get it in England though So if anybody wants to do a swap for pink boots or something.. PM meeee
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

Both. I've been trying really hard to stop using mousse, but since I've used it for years and am only just adjusting to the wonders of gel, it's difficult to break the addiction even though gel is probably working better! I still have a full bottle of HETT mousse, and each time I take a shower it practically implores me to use it! I've assumed for a long time that mousse was just as good, but now I'm considering going cold turkey on it for a while. My hair doesn't like a lot of products, so we'll see what the effect is. I can always use it on occasion if I want to.
Thick, mostly 2c with some 3a; fine texture, medium/high porosity, and a very strange curl & wave pattern.

Started CG (properly) as of 6/31/2009.

Cowash | Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze or Juicy Green Apple
Rinse-out | Burt's Bees Super Shiny
Leave-in | Live Clean Intense Moisturizing
Gel | HESMU

Right now: growing hair past shoulder-length, looking to take decent hair picture (my avatar is my first day of CG).
I voted mousse, but I DO use gel as well. Well, sorta.

I'm still experimenting and I have yet to find something that makes my hair boing like mousse does. I think my hair is just too fine.

I get nice beach waves when I use gel, but it's much too heavy for my hair... unless I just haven't found the right thing. I dunno, maybe if I difussed or something.

But, technically I use both, again.... sorta.
2a-2b/fine/LOTS of it/Florida Dews
CG as of 7/29.


Co-Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
RO-Condish: Suave Tropical Coconut / Matrix Conditioning Balm
Low-Poo: Daisy Fuentes

Protein --> <-- My Hair
Gel for sure. I haven't used mousse in years but I never liked the producty feel of it and it didn't have enough hold.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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Gel. But if I use mousse I put gel over it. Mousse alone used to make my hair poofy and I am afraid to try it again.
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG

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