creams vs. gels

Which do you prefer or do you use them together? I have get much better curls with creams but I would like to find a gel because maybe the hold is better. Which are your favorites and why?

I tried Curlisto Gel, Deva, and HESMU and didn't get good curl formation with any.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Which do you prefer or do you use them together? I have get much better curls with creams but I would like to find a gel because maybe the hold is better. Which are your favorites and why?
Originally Posted by curlypearl
The purpose of a curl creme is to enhance curls, the purpose of a gel is to provide hold. When a product does some of the other--it's a bonus. I usually use a leave in, curl creme and gel (sometimes a serum.)

Since reading Marsha's blog post:

http://curljunkie.blogspot.com/2009/...hort-post.html

I've been trying to use fewer products, especially in the heat. I now do a leave in or curl creme and a gel. My curls have been about the same. The biggest problem in all the humidity is keeping the definition at the end of the day.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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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
I use a curl creme to enhance my curls and make them 'pop', also to add shine and a bit of hold. I use a gel kind of as a protective casing for while it's drying and for hold.
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 agree, KM. My worst problem is keeping the definition in humdity - high dews. That's probably why I prefer cremes so far, because they define my curls which otherwise just want to frizz. I always use a leave in - I'll try a light gel over the creme and hope that it holds the shape better.

Any suggestions for a light gel over creme? I don't like the ones mentioned in my op. Too hard.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I use a cream with a gel.

The cream defines and gives me more hold. A hard hold gel keeps it that way.
3a with some 2c thrown in
http://public.fotki.com/CurlyHairedFarmer/
pw: cow

Currently Loving:
Shampoo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 50:50

Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Smoothing, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

Leave-in: CJ Beauticurls Leave-in

Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

Stylers -CJ Curl Queen, CJ CCCC Lite, CJ CIAB, CJ Pattern Pusha, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam, Mop-C Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, KCCC
I second what curlyhairedfarmer said
Hair Type: 3a with 3b tendencies, medium texture and normal porosity
Shampoo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat and CJDF
Conditioner/Leave-in: Giovanni 50:50, and Suave Naturals (Just not the Coconut), CALI
Stylers: CJ CCCC, AFG, HESMU
Fotki: http://public.fotki.com/Elphie2983/
3rd it.
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 agree, KM. My worst problem is keeping the definition in humdity - high dews. That's probably why I prefer cremes so far, because they define my curls which otherwise just want to frizz. I always use a leave in - I'll try a light gel over the creme and hope that it holds the shape better.

Any suggestions for a light gel over creme? I don't like the ones mentioned in my op. Too hard.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
I've been using medium hold gels a lot these days. I like the Aquage Defining, Curls Goddess Glaze--and I just started to add a dab of Paul Brown Hawaii Gelatine Goo. I remembered liking it last year, so revived the thread. It doesn't make my hair producty like the BRHG does.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

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
For a firm hold I like the Aquage Defining or the BRHG (just go easy on them).
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
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Today I used CJ CCCC + Boots Mega Hold Gel and got the best results.
When my CJ AFG arrives, I'll see if that makes a difference underneath the boots gel. Any one who has tried CJ AFG, what do you think of it it?
I think that curl creme + gel = best combo!
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.

cream+gel=beautiful curls

3b/a


I like my microfiber towel and plopping

http://clubedoscachos.blogspot.com/
No comb,blow-fried, sulfates,silicones detangle Only the [/SIZE]fingers!!
Today was incredibly humid and hot in central Texas. dew point in the 70-something % and 91. My hair frizzed really badly. I co-washed with Suave Coconut, used Jessicurl's Aloeba daily conditioner as both rinse out and leave-in (just a little), then Re:Coil and BRHG. The back looks really good, but the sides and front are very frizzy.
Today was incredibly humid and hot in central Texas. dew point in the 70-something % and 91. My hair frizzed really badly. I co-washed with Suave Coconut, used Jessicurl's Aloeba daily conditioner as both rinse out and leave-in (just a little), then Re:Coil and BRHG. The back looks really good, but the sides and front are very frizzy.
Originally Posted by Texaskurl
A lot of people have issues with Re: Coil and the magnesium sulfate. It can cause frizz. Most who do use it don't use it all of the time.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

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
Thank you, kathymack. I'll lay off of it for a while.
I usually use cream. On wet days using gel and cream together the cream sets and gives me security, the gel protects and maintains the moisture of the wires.

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Brazilian Curly Girl

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