What's better for your hair: mousse or gel? It depends on your needs.


Mousse is best for adding volume to a hairstyle. Gel is for adding definition and hold. Those are the basics. There are also mousse-like gel products that volumize and define. Mousse can also be combined with gel to get the benefits of both.


mousse kind of makes my hair feel all crunchy :/ i like using gel & spray gel & a little bit of hairspray :D
Use gel and mousse together! For my "regular hair "cocktail (normal hair: 3c/4a; BKT 3a/3b), I dry my hair a little with paper towels (even better for my hair than t-shirts!!). I do a leave-in conditioner type of something (I like CD Hair Milk), then I will section out my hair and comb a gel through (Dont' really have a fave gel, unfortunately), then I flip my head over and put a ton of mousse in my hand (Have NEVER found a better mousse than Joico JoiWhip - have been using for about 12 years)then coat my hair with it. I'll scrunch with paper towels (and they are reusable, I just hang dry them after I'm done) some more, and then diffuse w/ the Diva Diffuser, or let it it air dry. Basically, you don't have to choose b/t one or the other. I have massive curls so I like the control of the gel, but the mousse kinda makes my hair less crunchy and less frizzy. I can get away with gel and no mousse if I'm out, but my normal curls will not do anything but frizz if I do not use a gel. Try cocktailing the 2, but BE SURE to SCRUNCH after using the mousse, or your curls will get kinda limp.