Hair Gel vs. Hair Wax: What’s the Difference?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably gone through a phase (or two, or three) where you’ve experimented with different hair products in an effort to find the perfect one for your hair type and style. In my never-ending quest for the perfect product, I’ve tried everything from mousse to pomade to hair gel. And while I’ve found products that I like, I’ve never really understood the difference between them. So, in an effort to save you from hours of Googling (like I did), here’s a breakdown of the difference between Elegance Vitamin Hair Gel and Elegance Sculpting Hair Wax.

Hair gel is a clear or colored product that is applied to wet hair and then left to air dry. Gel is typically used to achieve a “wet look,” as it will give your hair a shiny, sleek appearance. Gel is also good for taming flyaways and combatting frizz. However, one downside of gel is that it can be difficult to remove – often requiring multiple washes – and it can leave your hair feeling stiff and crunchy.

Hair wax, on the other hand, is a thicker, creamier product that can be used on both wet and dry hair. Wax provides a medium hold and can be used to create lots of different looks, from sleek and polished to tousled and textured. Wax is also good for controlling flyways and adding definition to curls. One downside of wax is that it can be difficult to apply evenly, which can result in clumps or chunks in your hair.

So, which one should you use? That depends on your desired look and your hair type. If you have thin or fine hair, gel is a good option as it will give your hair some extra body and hold without weighing it down or making it look greasy. If you have thick or curly hair, however, wax might be a better option as it will help control frizz and add definition to your curls without making them crunchy.

No matter what your hair type or desired look, there’s a haircare product out there that’s perfect for you. Hair gel and hair wax are just two of the many options available to you. So experiment until you find the perfect one for you!