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Looking for a good mousse...

longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
For thick, porous, about 3a hair that has very good hold. Prefer something I can get in stores for a good value instead of online and has to be CG friendly. Any suggestions? Thanks :)
CG NEWBIE :afro:
curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
med/high porosity & high density
hair strand width: med/coarse
BSL hair & growing



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  • anonymous_135172anonymous_135172 Posts: 75Registered Users
    I had some great results with Herbal essences totally twisted curl boosting mousse, really adds volume, one more I have tried is 3 in 1 , but the HE worked best.
    2b/c
    cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: normal / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture
    Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals everlasting sunshine
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, GVP, Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
    LI: SMCHM ,
    Gel: Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG
    Mousse : HETT, 3 in 1

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates flax seed gel, everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I have tried it and I do like the hold but I've noticed that when I spritz my hair to reactivate the mousse it gets hard. I can SOTC the first time but it doesn't completely come off the second time. Have you experienced the same problem? If so, any advice on how to reactivate the mousse without the crunch?
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • anonymous_135172anonymous_135172 Posts: 75Registered Users
    I don't use the mousse on its own, I always use it under gel so I wouldn't know if it gets hard after reactivating ( it doesn't with the gel ) , with mousse I always use a light hold gel just for the extra hold.
    2b/c
    cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: normal / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture
    Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals everlasting sunshine
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, GVP, Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
    LI: SMCHM ,
    Gel: Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG
    Mousse : HETT, 3 in 1

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates flax seed gel, everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Same here I've been using Biotera gel which has a 3 out of 5 hold under the mousse. Usually if I wet my hands and scrunch my hair the 2nd day I get spots where it's crunchy n it's hard to scrunch out. The first day is not a problem my hair looks nice. I thought maybe trying a different mousse might help or maybe I should try using less than I normally do. :\ I recently tried SM curl mousse and definitely didn't work for me was ok the first day but just not enough hold and since it's a foam instead of a mousse it's very watery. Makes me feel like I am rewetting my hair especially if you put a good amount. Unfortunately my search continues lol.
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • anonymous_135172anonymous_135172 Posts: 75Registered Users
    Let us know if you find one!
    I was eyeing the sm mousse but I read something similar to what you said and decided not to buy it :-)
    2b/c
    cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: normal / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture
    Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals everlasting sunshine
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, GVP, Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
    LI: SMCHM ,
    Gel: Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG
    Mousse : HETT, 3 in 1

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates flax seed gel, everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Will do. :) I think they need to change the formula so it has more hold and has a thicker consistency. The second time I used it, it felt more like soapy water than a mousse and since I have thick hair I feel like I have to use too much. The bottle just wouldn't last me and at $10 each I can't be constantly purchasing it.
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    I like tigi curls rock strong hold mousse. And I have had the same results with Giovanni mousse as you have with the SM mousse. I like it, but I have to use a ton of it & I have fine thin hair that usually doesn't need a ton of anything. It's like soapy water too.
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
    Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
    Gels: SCC spray gel

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  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    The Tressume Flawless Curls Mousse is great. Affordable, accessible, good hold..AND CG friendly.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    It's not really a mousse, but I had good results with the Pantene No Crunch Curls Whip. It's a whipped cream consistency so it never got crunchy and has a light hold on its own. I was using it alone or with jelly products not gels but I imagine the results would be similar. I'm trying lots of stuff so haven't used it consistently but it is light and moisturizing, I got good volume. It's a bit more $ per ounce than most drugstore mousses but I was using about a ping pong ball size amount for my fine, BSL hair rather than the baseball size amount with mousse.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Thanks for the suggestions. I have been thinking of trying the tressume & tigi. I will be checking out Walmart today :). Never heard of the Pantene curl whip. Is it CG friendly?
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    Never heard of the Pantene curl whip. Is it CG friendly?

    Yup, there is a non-curly version too but the only difference is the order of two ingredients.
    Amazon.com: Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series No Crunch Curls Whip Moisturizer + Styler, 5.29 oz: Beauty
    Walmart should have it, other version is in a gold bottle.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Thanks for the suggestions. I have been thinking of trying the tressume & tigi. I will be checking out Walmart today :). Never heard of the Pantene curl whip. Is it CG friendly?

    The Pantene seems to be CG friendly, but the Tresemme has a 'cone: Cyclopentasiloxane. Many folks claim that this 'cone evaporates as the hair dries, but others say that it doesn't. If you are strictly CG, then this might be an issue. Otherwise, it sounds like a great mousse. :thumbup:
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • anonymous_135172anonymous_135172 Posts: 75Registered Users
    Lynaea wrote: »
    Never heard of the Pantene curl whip. Is it CG friendly?

    Yup, there is a non-curly version too but the only difference is the order of two ingredients.
    Amazon.com: Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series No Crunch Curls Whip Moisturizer + Styler, 5.29 oz: Beauty
    Walmart should have it, other version is in a gold bottle.
    I just looked at that one, it has mineral oil. Is that easily removed with co washing?
    2b/c
    cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: normal / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture
    Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals everlasting sunshine
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, GVP, Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
    LI: SMCHM ,
    Gel: Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG
    Mousse : HETT, 3 in 1

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates flax seed gel, everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    Hootenanny wrote: »
    Thanks for the suggestions. I have been thinking of trying the tressume & tigi. I will be checking out Walmart today :). Never heard of the Pantene curl whip. Is it CG friendly?

    The Pantene seems to be CG friendly, but the Tresemme has a 'cone: Cyclopentasiloxane. Many folks claim that this 'cone evaporates as the hair dries, but others say that it doesn't. If you are strictly CG, then this might be an issue. Otherwise, it sounds like a great mousse. :thumbup:



    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    Hootenanny wrote: »
    Thanks for the suggestions. I have been thinking of trying the tressume & tigi. I will be checking out Walmart today :). Never heard of the Pantene curl whip. Is it CG friendly?

    The Pantene seems to be CG friendly, but the Tresemme has a 'cone: Cyclopentasiloxane. Many folks claim that this 'cone evaporates as the hair dries, but others say that it doesn't. If you are strictly CG, then this might be an issue. Otherwise, it sounds like a great mousse. :thumbup:
    I havent had any problems with this mousse. Cyclopentasiloxane does evaporate and whatever bits are left can be cowashed/cleansed right out. It's so low on the ingredients, I wouldnt be too anal about it.


    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    Nikitakev wrote: »
    Lynaea wrote: »
    Never heard of the Pantene curl whip. Is it CG friendly?

    Yup, there is a non-curly version too but the only difference is the order of two ingredients.
    Amazon.com: Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series No Crunch Curls Whip Moisturizer + Styler, 5.29 oz: Beauty
    Walmart should have it, other version is in a gold bottle.
    I just looked at that one, it has mineral oil. Is that easily removed with co washing?

    Jas76 sure seems to think so :toothy10: there's a huge thread on using mineral oil to seal.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I havent had any problems with this mousse. Cyclopentasiloxane does evaporate and whatever bits are left can be cowashed/cleansed right out. It's so low on the ingredients, I wouldnt be too anal about it.


    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App

    Good to know because I decided to try that one first since its a decent size for $4.
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Regular Pantene curls mousse - not the new one - has a really good hold, I use it in the summer. I have used Tousle me Softly, you might like that. And of course the Deva foam, but you said you wanted something easily available...
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 456Registered Users
    You've got to try Condition 3-in-1 mousse!! It's the best and only mousse that gives me consistent results for the past few years and I think I've tried almost every high and low end mousse that there is. Every time I see a new mousse come out I buy it, try it and return it and go back to this one. If you look at online reviews it has a very loyal following over many years...it use to be owned by Clairol and now helen of troy I think. I get mine at Walgreens or CVS on the bottom shelf and it's in a white can with purple on it, the maximum hold one. This is the one I've been using after I super soak and I get fabulous results!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence mango, Giovanni pineapple ginger, Dermorganic curl cleanser
    Cond.- Desert essence mango, Giovanni pineapple ginger, Dermorganic curl conditioner
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Bioterra gel, Paul Mitchell sculpting foam,original sprout gel, BRHG,O'right golden rose serum, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Thanks myrna & beebop. I will add them to my To-Try list along with the other suggestions. The PJ in me is gonna have fun with this :toothy8:
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    Jas and her mineral oil ministry.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    I havent had any problems with this mousse. Cyclopentasiloxane does evaporate and whatever bits are left can be cowashed/cleansed right out. It's so low on the ingredients, I wouldnt be too anal about it.


    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App

    Good to know because I decided to try that one first since its a decent size for $4.
    I hope you like it! I liked it


    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Today I finally got the last product I was waiting for so I am planning on trying them tonight. I read in another post that this mousse really helps hair curl so I'm glad it has worked for a few ppl.
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav: