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

I know a lot of people use gel here, but what about mousse? I'm aware that lots of people find it drying, just curious about your thoughts! Today, I used both with good results.
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

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I have only ever used gel while CG. I used mousse like 2-3 years ago to see what it would do for my hair and it just dried my hair out.
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Rinse:
ACV rinse
Detangler/Conditioner:
Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

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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.
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Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

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Mousse does NOTHING for me.
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

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wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

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I always use gel. Mousse has never provided enough hold for me.
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
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Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Homemade FSG
KCCC
Curl Junkie Stuff
BRHG


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I voted gel because I use that more often but I typically like the results I get with mousse when I do use it.
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I used them both together today and towards the end of the day my hair started looking dry and frizzy - do you think this could be because of the mousse??
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.

Neither for me (you didn't give that option in the poll).

Although I have met one woman with natural hair who said she used only mousse to style her hair.
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My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
I generally use mousse, have never quite got the hang of gel. I go through phases (like atm) where I'll buy gel and give it a go but I never get decent results and end up using it up on ponytail days (hate wasting money!). Always go back to mousse, it gives better hold for me, less stringiness and less frizz.
3b in South Australia.
Every gel i use makes my hair flaky and hard..mousse keep my hair moisterized!
I like gel because it forms my curls and keeps hem very defined. Mousse is good for a soft curls look
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Conditioner/Co-wash/Leave-in: Garnier Fructis Nutri Repair/Organic Instinct
Styler: Garnier Fructis 24-H
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Years ago I used to use only mousse. Then I went to using gel most of the time and using mousse very rarely. Now I've been experimenting with using more mousse with just a dollop of gel on top and have been liking the results. Mousse seems to give me boingier curls but I still need a bit of gel to control frizz and clump.
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
I find mousse way too drying. Can't deal with it.
Medium texture, normal-high porosity, wavy-curly 2c to 3a-ish hair that is MOISTURE HUNGRY!!!
Currently recovering from a protein hair crisis. My hair hates protein, apparently.

The reason I didn't give the 'neither' option is because if you don't use either then this poll is kinda pointless for you, plus I know a lot of curlies get on fine without, and you're lucky!!!! The reason for this poll is that I'm Kinda just stuck about what to use.
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.

i haven't tried a mousse since high school. I just figured it was geared towards finer haired curlies so I never tried it.
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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Mousse does NOTHING for me.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
What she said.
Condish Faves: GVP Condish Balm, GDLI, GTTTT
HG Stylers as of NOW: DMCCB, CJ CCCC, Boots, Re:Coil, SMU, BRHG
ABSOLUTE FAVES: KCP, CJ AF
I think I'm gonna stick with the gel. Mousse did no favours for me as the day wore on!
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.

Mousse is too drying for me.
Same for me - it contains too much alcohol.
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.

I like both mousse and gel, but with the high humidity lately, I've just been using gel.
2C-ish, medium texture, medium-high porosity.
Modified CG since March '09!


Cowash/Low-Poo- Suave Naturals Coconut, Giovanni 50:50, Kinky Curly Come Clean
Condish- Biolage/GVP Conditioning Balm, LVPNG, Kinky Curly Knot Today
Styling- KMS Curlup balm, KCCC, BRHG, HETT gel/mousse


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