Is mousse bad for your hair?

I've spent this entire summer attempting to fix my hair (2a, fine) after an over-conditioning disaster, and while the hair (FINALLY) currently feels healthy and not over-conditioned, it still isn't clumping "right."

So today after my shower, I saw some mousse (Garnier Fructis Curl Construct) that I've had for awhile and haven't used and decided to give it a shot. I added a very small amount to a section of my hair, just to see what it would do, and BOOM! It was clumping just the way I wanted!

However, I'm still unclear if mousse is bad for your hair. This Garnier stuff I just used has stuff like PROPANE listed in the ingredients (!!!) but others I've been researching (like OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Weightless Mousse) seem better.

What's the general consensus? Yay or nay to mousse?


  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    It's personal preference. Many mousses have propane/butane, etc as propellants. But I believe in using whatever works best for your hair.
    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
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Propellants are necessary to create the mousse consistency AFAIK. Alcohol denat is drying so not great, some have problems with polyquats which seem to be widely found in mousses. But there can also be beneficial ingredients in mousse such as panthenol or proteins.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I always use mousse, can't get away with gel at all. I haven't had any problems with it.
    3b in South Australia.