I keep all kinds of hold gel on hand and use them according to what look I'm going for. If I want more ringlets I go harder hold. If I want flowing waves I go light. I'm sure it has something to do with texture and porosity too I just don't pay too much attention to that personally for gel.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders