HELP! Need new product...mines discontinued

Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum so pardon me if I'm not following the rules correctly.

I need some help so I'm reaching out to my fellow curly haired ladies for advise. :help:

I have been using for years and years Alberto European Curls a Waves Moussing Gel (along with a creme and curl defining finishing spray and a diffuser and curl enhancing shampoo and conditioner).

I have been a long time customer to only find they have discontinued my product. Now this hair moussing/gel was perfect because my hair always came out soft and full and non greasy, flaky, sticky etc. I've tried contacting Unilever and they can't offer me any other products that are similar. They encouraged me to try the new Smoothly Does It Curl defining mouse. I've tried this product two ways, air dry and diffusing to only find my hair is stiff, sticky while being half flat and half frizzy.

I'm on a budget so I can't afford salon priced products. My hair is long and layered.


Does anyone have any suggestions in Canada of products that would be a great replacement?




  • carriejoellecarriejoelle Posts: 2Registered Users
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    AG Mouse-Gel sounds similar! It's kind of expensive, though. Clariol 3-in-1 Conditioning Mousse has great reviews, too! One mousse I've tried is Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Cream Mousse. I really like it :)
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:

    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
  • missegyptmissegypt Posts: 1Registered Users
    did you find another products that works just like it?
    I am also looking and nothing is working for me as the Alberto moussing gel did.
    any ideas?
  • frcklsfrckls Posts: 528Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ditto on Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Cream Mousse. It's not CG-safe, but my hair looks great with it. Full soft shiny hair, uniformly defined curls, little to no frizz for days. It's just that -cones quickly build up on my scalp so I wash my hair 2 days after applying it.

    Many also loves Paul Mitchell FlexibleStyle Conditioning Sculpting Foam and that one is CG-safe. I'm curious to try that one to replace the Suave.
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
    (by GoosefootPrints)

    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
  • shariburnettshariburnett Posts: 1Registered Users
    Funny that you mention Suave. That was my go-to product for yeeeears, before they discontinued it in Canada. Then I found Alberto. Now both are gone Grrrrr! I'm using Tresseme -- but not the one for curly hair (it's really drying) Try "Climate Control"... it has that creamier consistency that Alberto did, but not quite as nice hold. Sometime I add a little spray gel to the Tresseme mousse.
  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 360Registered Users Curl Novice
    have you tried combining geland mousse? put gell on wet hair, blot and then scrunch in mousse.
    Lately I'm more into gel (Garnier Pure Clean) but I've had some good experience with Suave mousse and Clairol herbal essence tousling mousse
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,181Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I just wanted to chime in to say it's so frustrating when a product that works for you is discontinued. Sorry that you are experiencing that!

    Carrie, I wish I had suggestions for you but unfortunately - none. Don't know the Canadian market at all.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:

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