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Sauve Captivating Curls Mousse, you are a lifesaver

I've been feeling pretty down about my hair the past 2 months or so since I recently cut off 10 inches. I really cherished my long hair so it was a big change and a bit of a shock. It just wasnt turning out the way I thought it would and I kind of regretted my huge cut.

So I finally bought another bottle of SCCM after a long, long hiatus and the awesome curliness is back! Oh it's so nice to actually like your hair again...

So if you havent tried this product yet, DO it. Go out now and buy a bottle and I promise you wont regret it :)
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*

Comments

  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    This stuff is awesome! I loved it in the summer :)
    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
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    How are you using it? (I mean what's your routine)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
    I bought this recently for the first time and like it. Yesterday I washed my hair, left some of the rinse-out conditioner in (my hair is like a sponge), then put Garnier leave-in conditioner in, then the mousse and diffused. I got nice curl formation. Good stuff.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Ah. It should be noted here that this mousse is not CG. I'd try it anyway, but my hair is not friendly with dimethicone after a couple days use.

    Tho I do low-poo a couple times a week...
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Ah. It should be noted here that this mousse is not CG. I'd try it anyway, but my hair is not friendly with dimethicone after a couple days use.

    Tho I do low-poo a couple times a week...

    I'm impressed with the results you guys get with the CG method but it seems like a lot of trouble to me. First of all figuring out all the products you cannot use. Then, more importantly for me as I have a lot of hair - drying with paper towels? My hair would take so long to dry if I didn't wrap it in a towel. Do you do the paper towel thing?
  • Laney1Laney1 Posts: 308Registered Users
    sdkitty wrote: »
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Ah. It should be noted here that this mousse is not CG. I'd try it anyway, but my hair is not friendly with dimethicone after a couple days use.

    Tho I do low-poo a couple times a week...

    I'm impressed with the results you guys get with the CG method but it seems like a lot of trouble to me. First of all figuring out all the products you cannot use. Then, more importantly for me as I have a lot of hair - drying with paper towels? My hair would take so long to dry if I didn't wrap it in a towel. Do you do the paper towel thing?

    I'm CG. I don't use paper towels, I have a micro fiber towel and get my hair quite dry with it.

    I dry with a micro fiber towel or t-shirt, rake my products in with my fingers, clip the roots and don't touch it until it's dry. The basic CG methods..... Definitely a lot less trouble than before CG. I have had stylists use paper towels to dry my hair when I get my devacuts.

    I use cones sometimes too. Ones that come out easy with non-sulfate shampoo that contains cocobetaine.
    3B, with some 3C
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    sdkitty wrote: »
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Ah. It should be noted here that this mousse is not CG. I'd try it anyway, but my hair is not friendly with dimethicone after a couple days use.

    Tho I do low-poo a couple times a week...

    I'm impressed with the results you guys get with the CG method but it seems like a lot of trouble to me. First of all figuring out all the products you cannot use. Then, more importantly for me as I have a lot of hair - drying with paper towels? My hair would take so long to dry if I didn't wrap it in a towel. Do you do the paper towel thing?

    I'm CG and I use a microfiber Turbie Twist. It's awesome and dries hair faster than a regular towel. Plus I can do other stuff while my hair is in it.
  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
    Laney1 wrote: »
    sdkitty wrote: »
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Ah. It should be noted here that this mousse is not CG. I'd try it anyway, but my hair is not friendly with dimethicone after a couple days use.

    Tho I do low-poo a couple times a week...

    I'm impressed with the results you guys get with the CG method but it seems like a lot of trouble to me. First of all figuring out all the products you cannot use. Then, more importantly for me as I have a lot of hair - drying with paper towels? My hair would take so long to dry if I didn't wrap it in a towel. Do you do the paper towel thing?

    I'm CG. I don't use paper towels, I have a micro fiber towel and get my hair quite dry with it.

    I dry with a micro fiber towel or t-shirt, rake my products in with my fingers, clip the roots and don't touch it until it's dry. The basic CG methods..... Definitely a lot less trouble than before CG. I have had stylists use paper towels to dry my hair when I get my devacuts.

    I use cones sometimes too. Ones that come out easy with non-sulfate shampoo that contains cocobetaine.
    sdkitty wrote: »
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Ah. It should be noted here that this mousse is not CG. I'd try it anyway, but my hair is not friendly with dimethicone after a couple days use.

    Tho I do low-poo a couple times a week...

    I'm impressed with the results you guys get with the CG method but it seems like a lot of trouble to me. First of all figuring out all the products you cannot use. Then, more importantly for me as I have a lot of hair - drying with paper towels? My hair would take so long to dry if I didn't wrap it in a towel. Do you do the paper towel thing?

    I'm CG and I use a microfiber Turbie Twist. It's awesome and dries hair faster than a regular towel. Plus I can do other stuff while my hair is in it.

    I've resisted the microfiber towels because they have to be washed w/o fabric softener. But maybe I should try one. It makes your hair come out smoother than wrapping in a regular towel?
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    The Suave mousse sounds great!! I use their Curl Spray when my waves need some livening up or on second day hair and I do like it. I don't really follow much of the CG method anymore personally. I don't really think my waves do better CG either because I wasn't doing it properly, the water in my house is hard, or my hair just doesn't care lol. I wash my hair 3x a week and I switch on and off between low poo and regular sulfate wash and it seems to keep my scalp happy. :flower:
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

    [FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

    Stylers-
    - Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

    [/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

    mod-CG since December '10

    I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

    My hair is basically my hobby!!

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  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    How are you using it? (I mean what's your routine)

    Currently I have a mixture of Mixed Silks gel, LALSG, AIF, and this hypoallergenic gel. I use about a quarter sized blob of that, comb through, scrunch in the mousse then plop and air dry.
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I have never used paper towels - it would take an entire roll per wash!!

    I have a MF towel, but I've used regular towels in a pinch with little trouble. You just have to be gentle with them. Scrunch not rub, and pull the towel all the way out of your hair before moving it to the next section. T-shirts work, too. Really, some "towels" work better than others, but it's more about the technique.

    I have to say I find my hair easier to deal with now than before I was CG - but then I'm also mod-CG. I don't think cones are evil - but dimethicone tends to be a problem for me.

    (Though I must admit things were the easiest when I straightened... :/ )

    As far as learning what products - I didn't find that too terrible. Of course I researched it a lot while I was pregnant and on bed rest (though I didn't start CG until a few months after the babies were born.)

    I found a couple lists of products on here, then learned what common silicones were - it's really not as difficult as it seemed in the beginning.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    SaraNoH wrote: »
    Jas76 wrote: »
    How are you using it? (I mean what's your routine)

    Currently I have a mixture of Mixed Silks gel, LALSG, AIF, and this hypoallergenic gel. I use about a quarter sized blob of that, comb through, scrunch in the mousse then plop and air dry.

    Interesting... So these gels are all mixed together in one bottle, I'm assuming? And then you put the mousse over it?

    Hmm... I must admit I'm tempted...
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    I have never used paper towels - it would take an entire roll per wash!!

    I have a MF towel, but I've used regular towels in a pinch with little trouble. You just have to be gentle with them. Scrunch not rub, and pull the towel all the way out of your hair before moving it to the next section. T-shirts work, too. Really, some "towels" work better than others, but it's more about the technique.

    I have to say I find my hair easier to deal with now than before I was CG - but then I'm also mod-CG. I don't think cones are evil - but dimethicone tends to be a problem for me.

    (Though I must admit things were the easiest when I straightened... :/ )

    As far as learning what products - I didn't find that too terrible. Of course I researched it a lot while I was pregnant and on bed rest (though I didn't start CG until a few months after the babies were born.)

    I found a couple lists of products on here, then learned what common silicones were - it's really not as difficult as it seemed in the beginning.

    As far as the towel drying, I just lean forward and wrap the towel around my hair in a turban. Then I remove it. No other rubbing or working with the towel is involved.
    Does that sound OK or do you think I'd get a different result with a microfiber towel?
    Blotting with paper towels or tee- shirts I think it would take all day for my thick hair to dry.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I can't say, honestly. Maybe someone else can jump in. For me, twisting pulls out curl. But if you have a stronger curl pattern, it may not be a problem for you.

    I scrunch out the water with my hands until it stops dripping, add my products, then scrunch with the MF towel (or t), then add a little more gel to the ends ad then plop while dressing, doing make-up, whatever.

    I have long, dense, porous and therefore sponge-like hair, and it's not a problem for me. You might just give it a try once and see how it goes!

    I do diffuse a lot of the time, however. Just to about 50% if I can get away with it. (Meaning I have the time to let it air dry the rest of the way.). Sometimes I'll let it air dry for a bit and then diffuse just diffuse the roots.

    In the warmer months I'm more like to air dry it. And of course there are those days where I have no choice but to diffuse to about 80% or so because I don't have the time, too.

    HTH!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing