A gel is the perfect styling product to define and hold your curls for extra frizz control and longer wash days. You'll see different types of stylers that provide hold like gels, custards, jellys, gelles and pastes. We broke down these stylers based on how much hold they provide. The stronger the hold, the longer the curls will last looking defined.
What's the difference between a cream and gel?
They're both styling products that define curls, but creams will provide softer hold while gels can provide light, medium or strong hold. You can either choose to use one of them or together if you need extra hold and definition.
When do I use a gel?
Since gels are stylers, they are used at the end of the styling routine. (If you're using a leave in and/or cream, use the gel after.) (If you're only using a gel, apply it after rinsing out / squishing your conditioner)
*IMPORTANT NOTE: How much hold the product provides will also vary by the way you use the product. You will typically get less of a hold or a cast if you style on super wet hair, applied too much product under the gel, applied too little of the gel, or if your hair is over moisturized.