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Thread for mousse users:

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,348Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Could you state your fave, and what the properties of your hair are, if you know them?

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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    TIGI Curlesque Strong Mousse (water-soluble cone only). This is the only mousse that I can use without gel, without sacrificing curl definition an frizz control.
    Hair properties: fine in texture, thick in density, normal porosity and elasticity.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    i just ordered my very first mousse! im very exited about it and to try it out, ive been wanting more hold, gel is too drying and doesnt give me any hold though more fizz.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • Ruth MarieRuth Marie Posts: 72Registered Users
    I've used a variety of mousses...lots of different ones work for me. I'm not entirely sure what my properties are. I've got a pretty good guess though. Med-fine, normal porosity, medium thickness.

    I like Herbal Essences (Body Envy, Totally Twisted, Tousle Me Softly) I used to like Set Me Up too, but haven't used it in a while so don't know if I still like it or not.
    Aussie (Aussome Volume)
    TreSemme (Flawless Curls)
    Suave (Volumizing)

    The Tresemme and Suave both have protein in them, if that's an issue. These are all CG except for the TreSemme, which has -xane(s) in it.
    I'm a Curly Violinist living in the Frozen Tundra.
    Hair Growth Goals:
    SL:
    APL:
    BSL:
    WL:
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    SM Mousse

    Honestly it's fantastic product. I think if I had less hair it would be HG. I just have too much hair and my hair is a little too dry for it.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,750Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Alfa Parf semi di lino illuminating mousse (bit of a mouthful there!). I have a strong hold one and a regular one (I think - I'm at work so can't check) and much prefer the regular one, the strong one is too much for my hair.
    Properties are normal/fine, high porosity, thin and no clue about elasticity.
    3b in South Australia.
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've always loved mousse pre-CG; it's just easy to put in, easy to disperse, etc.

    I have purchased so many products over the past couple months (mainly gels and jellies), and just this morning (after my hair completely dried), I realized that every time I use a mousse as my styler, my hair looks awesome!

    Today, I used KCKT leave in, followed by a generous amount of Curl Keeper, topped with Condition 123 mousse. Diffused, then scrunched in a tad bit of Deva ArcAngel. SOTC with Jane Carter Nourish and Shine.

    Perfect hair day! :blob4:
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • bosanbobosanbo Posts: 180Registered Users
    I have fine 2C/3A hair, low porosity, very finicky about products. It lets me know what it doesn't like by instantly becoming a limp greasy mess.

    One of the only mousses I've been able to use with good results is Peter Lamas Volumize Me Mousse. It gives me good volume and definition, and if I only use one styling product (like on a weekend when I know I'm riding my bike, or whatever sweaty work stuff I get into), it's this one. I put one pump in my hand, rub it between my palms, flip my head upside-down, and thread my fingers in between my curls near the scalp, squeeze, and repeat until my palms are mousse-free. Usually it takes two to three pumps to do my whole head. Then I cup/scrunch the ends with another pump.

    If I'm going to use another product, like KCCC which I'm experimenting with right now, I don't do my ends and I use KCCC on them instead. I've also had good results doing KCCC in the shower before I "headbang" and then doing the mousse on top.
    I sort of blog
    I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

    Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
    Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
    RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
    LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
    Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
    1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
    Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach
  • bellacocobellacoco Posts: 8Registered Users
    I love love love mousse... Works so much better for me than any gel that I've tried.... my current 2 fav's are Marc Anthony Strictly Curls and the John Freida Frizz Ease one.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]My hair: 2c, normal porosity, high density, I think I am between normal and coarse.
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    if someone can pls tell me how the morrocanoil mousse is. i ordered it last week, i should get it this week. ive heard that it has water cones in it or somthing....? i low poo my hair, co washing does nothing for me. has anyone tried it?

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I have fine, medium porosity hair. I have the Jane Carter Solution Wrap & Roll mousse. It's an amazing mousse, I once used it instead of gel and my hair came out great. It was when I lived in a super humid area and when I tried that mousse instead of gel, I had never had so little frizz. I was really surprised. My curls were looser, but looked very nice! Also the smell and the ingredients are great.
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    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,348Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Where do you get Jane Carter mousse??
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • AKgirlAKgirl Posts: 341Registered Users
    I use the moroccan oil mousse and love it! It defines my waves without weighing them down! It also leaves my hair soft and manageable. I've tried many mousses and this is by far my favorite. My hair is really fine and high porosity though.

    Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk HD
    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
  • rainboerainboe Posts: 284Registered Users
    SM Mousse

    Honestly it's fantastic product. I think if I had less hair it would be HG. I just have too much hair and my hair is a little too dry for it.

    SM has a mousse? O.O this changes everything. I love that brand, so I must try it.

    I current use the Suave Professionals Captivating Curls mousse. It has a cone, or maybe more than one even. Its really thick and creamy like shaving cream. It defines my hair really well though, like as well as a gel but less heavy. I feel like my hair gets some flow and volume from using it. I just really like it.

    Fine, normal porosity
    Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
    Lowpoo: Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
    Rinse Out:
    Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
    LI: Yes to Carrots
    Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
  • Laura LeeLaura Lee Posts: 1,828Registered Users
    I also use the Suave Professionals Captivating Curls mousse. It's Holy Grail status for me, and I do not intend to ever be without it again!

    More info on it on my blog (link below)

    Fine hair, low porosity
  • JLeighsJLeighs Posts: 904Registered Users Curl Novice
    My favorite mousse is Beyond the Zone Noodle Head from Sally Beauty. That stuff makes my hair look glorious!
    2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,348Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I notice most of you have fine hair...I dont, but I still find mousse works best for me, with a bit of gel.
  • wavywonderwavywonder Posts: 32Registered Users
    I never use gel....it's only mousse for my 2B hair. I have dense thickness, medium porosity, normal elasticity. My hands-down fave is Condition 3 in 1 mousse. Affordable, easy-to-find, reliable every day, a tolerable smell that doesn't make me sick and gives me nice defined, but soft, waves and curls. I prefer a natural, soft look but still need hold. This gives me both.
  • wendi.wendywendi.wendy Posts: 174Registered Users
    wavywonder wrote: »
    My hands-down fave is Condition 3 in 1 mousse. Affordable, easy-to-find

    I have to ask...where do you all buy this from? My Walgreens stores (there are a few near me) don't have it. I know I can get it online but shipping negates the low price. Is it easy to find in other stores, perhaps? I checked Wal-Mart too and couldn't find it.

    I used to only use mousse in my pre-CG days. I would love to get back to it because I liked the volume and light feeling it gave my hair. :) I know the Extra Hold 3-in-1 mousse has a PEG cone so I've been hoping to give it a try (I'm still trying to avoid heavy-duty cones).

    Thanks!!
    ~ Wendi in IL
    3a - fine, colored hair w/normal porosity (loves protein!)
    CG since March 2010
    Co-Wash: V05, Suave or Cure Care
    Low Poo: Desert Essence
    Condish: GVP Balm, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening

    Leave-In: Cure Care, KCKT
    Styler: SS FHG, Re-Coil, LALSG, BRHG

  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    I really wish I liked the SCC mousse but I just cannot do heavy cones. Anything I've been willing to try that contains them gives me plastic looking hair.

    I second the TIGI strong hold mousse. My current fave right now is the Giovanni natural mousse.
    :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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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    AKgirl wrote: »
    I use the moroccan oil mousse and love it! It defines my waves without weighing them down! It also leaves my hair soft and manageable. I've tried many mousses and this is by far my favorite. My hair is really fine and high porosity though.

    Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk HD

    well ive used it for the first time, my hair is still rather wet, it will be dry tomorrow. i just condish style only, with a bit of oil as well, this has worked wonderful for so long, though lately it hasnt worked, and i thought i needed just somthing else.... to give me that defintion and to help make my curls last longer. i think this is exactly what i needed.
    i have just henna'd my hair, after the shower i did my condish and oil then i put the mousse in on top of that and waiting for it to dry. so far its great! havee to see how it is in the morning though

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • WeathercurlWeathercurl Posts: 228Registered Users
    Mousse tends to work well for me. I've tried several. Aussie Sprunch was pretty good, Ouidad playcurl has a nice light texture but did not give me much definition. The Moroccan Oil mousse is my favorite. It doesn't feel sticky or producty and gives me nice definition and a lot of shine. It's a very good product, IMO. Hope you like it!
    2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
    Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

    Current rotation:
    cowash= TN
    AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
    DT = Coconut oil (love)

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