I've tried them both. Neither can go directly into the hair for me. The Hold and Shine isn't quite as heavy as the Elixer but nonetheless, a little goes a long way.
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.