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CG-approved volumizing foam/mousse recs

Hi all,

I recently got my hair cut by a deva specialist and she styled it with the Deva volumizing foam. While it felt a little producty, I loved the way it made my curls look! They were thick, defined, and frizz-free. I'm not sure if I want to get into the habit of spending that much money on product though. Does anyone have any other recommendations for a good CG-approved foam/mousse that would give me similar results?

I'm 3a, fine, on the high end of porosity and relatively low density

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  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    Giovanni Naturals air charged mousse (something like that) is a dupe for the Deva mousse, only more moisturizing and without the producty feel. I love it. It's the same watery foam consistency. Found at Walmart for $8. I have the Deva mousse too and don't like it nearly as much as the Giovanni.
    :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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  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    I got some great results with Shea moisture yucca and baobab volume line.
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • jbartsyjbartsy Posts: 31Registered Users
    Thanks so much! :)
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Turquoise, is there a foam/mousse in the SM volumizing line?? What's it called?
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    Bed Head totally baked is less expensive and has the same texture. Smells like lemon meringue yum!!! Foams don't do much for me though. I have both and they seem similar.
    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!
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    Vidal Sassoon makes a pretty nice mousse. I think it's effectively volumizing...which is something my hair does not need.

    Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Foaming Air Mousse, Boost & Lift | drugstore.com
    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
  • jbartsyjbartsy Posts: 31Registered Users
    Thanks and thanks! I saw that TIGI Totally Baked stuff but I wasn't sure if it was CG approved or not - still new to being ingredient-conscious.
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    The bed head has a water soluble cone, so it depends on how strict you want ti be. Sorry, should have mentioned that!
    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!
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    Myrna, not a mousse but a great shampoo , milk and volume spray
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • kleinehexekleinehexe Posts: 80Registered Users
    I have DermOrganic Foam and like it.
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    Jane Carter wrap and roll is a mousse- CG approved.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users
    does anyone know how Jane Carter wrap n roll compares to Deva Frizz free foam?

    I liked the Deva foam but would like to try the Jane Carter as the beauty supply down the street carries it and not the Deva Foam.
    shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

    receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hey, yeah, where does one get the Jane Carter product? Have I seen JC products in a quick run through Target? I like Deva also, but its pricey!
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I can't personally compare it to the Deva mousse. But you can get the JC Wrap and Roll at Target or her website. Also try Amazon too.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I bought the Giovanni foam today. Will report back.
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    Myrna wrote: »
    I bought the Giovanni foam today. Will report back.
    I have great results with it , especially root volume, it is very watery and I don't care for the smell ( but it fades fast), it does not have hold for me so I top it with gel
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • stefflg79stefflg79 Posts: 85Registered Users
    Myrna- how did you like the mousse?
    Fine/Thin hair (low density)
    Normal porosity
    Normal Elasticity

    Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping

    Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
    Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
    RO: Y2C
    Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
    PT: IAGirls Gelatin
    DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).

    Favorite Styling tools: Devafuser, Deva clips & Flour Sack Towels
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Still evaluating. I used it yesterday for t he first time, but I just used one pump - today I used 3 over CK. Will let you know!
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    used it today, again, over CK and I used more. Now: the humidity is 50% and the dews are 49% according to the frizz forecast, and I have "tricky" curls in this, also according to the frizz forecast.

    But I had great hair today. I used SM coconut hibiscus and TN conditioner with a touch left in. I think I could have used a bit more of the foam at the crown. I will try that tomorrow, as t he weather is supposed to be warmer, but the frizz forecast about the same. If Giovanni works well for me, I can forego the Deva foam, which is pricey. I dont notice a smell with Giovanni foam. My curls are well defined and have a lot of movement. Nice.
  • jbartsyjbartsy Posts: 31Registered Users
    Myrna wrote: »
    used it today, again, over CK and I used more. Now: the humidity is 50% and the dews are 49% according to the frizz forecast, and I have "tricky" curls in this, also according to the frizz forecast.

    But I had great hair today. I used SM coconut hibiscus and TN conditioner with a touch left in. I think I could have used a bit more of the foam at the crown. I will try that tomorrow, as t he weather is supposed to be warmer, but the frizz forecast about the same. If Giovanni works well for me, I can forego the Deva foam, which is pricey. I dont notice a smell with Giovanni foam. My curls are well defined and have a lot of movement. Nice.

    That's awesome! Thanks for the report... might have to go hunt some of that down :)
  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    Vidal Sassoon makes a pretty nice mousse. I think it's effectively volumizing...which is something my hair does not need.

    Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Foaming Air Mousse, Boost & Lift | drugstore.com

    Is the Vidal Sassoon cg friendly? It looked like it but not positive.


    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
    Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
    Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
    Location:Sunny Florida
    Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town
  • stefflg79stefflg79 Posts: 85Registered Users
    Okay, I found some of the Giovanni mousse but every time I use it, frizz city. Anyone else?
    Fine/Thin hair (low density)
    Normal porosity
    Normal Elasticity

    Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping

    Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
    Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
    RO: Y2C
    Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
    PT: IAGirls Gelatin
    DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).

    Favorite Styling tools: Devafuser, Deva clips & Flour Sack Towels
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    nope, but I use CK underneath it. And I have LP hair.
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    Vidal Sassoon makes a pretty nice mousse. I think it's effectively volumizing...which is something my hair does not need.

    Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Foaming Air Mousse, Boost & Lift | drugstore.com

    Is the Vidal Sassoon cg friendly? It looked like it but not positive.


    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App

    Yes, I wouldn't recommend it if it weren't.
    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
  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    Vidal Sassoon makes a pretty nice mousse. I think it's effectively volumizing...which is something my hair does not need.

    Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Foaming Air Mousse, Boost & Lift | drugstore.com

    Is the Vidal Sassoon cg friendly? It looked like it but not positive.


    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App

    Yes, I wouldn't recommend it if it weren't.

    Ok cool. I figured so but always good to double check :)

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
    Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
    Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
    Location:Sunny Florida
    Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users
    stefflg79 wrote: »
    Okay, I found some of the Giovanni mousse but every time I use it, frizz city. Anyone else?

    yes, I have the same issue with it. I use CK under it and it still makes me frizzy, I also find it very sticky for some reason...I have the Jane Carter wrap n roll and find it nice but I still think I like the Deva foam the best(at least my hair does) but I'm having real trouble finding it and I now have the Giovanni and the Jane Carter to use up...I'll have to find a way to get less frizz and more hold from these. I like the smell of the Wrap n roll more than the Giovanni too.
    shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

    receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
  • stefflg79stefflg79 Posts: 85Registered Users
    I was wondering if it could be what I am using under it, FSG, that does not mix well. I will try & experiment with different leave ins.
    Fine/Thin hair (low density)
    Normal porosity
    Normal Elasticity

    Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping

    Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
    Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
    RO: Y2C
    Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
    PT: IAGirls Gelatin
    DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).

    Favorite Styling tools: Devafuser, Deva clips & Flour Sack Towels