Yesterday I did a mousse experiment. I applied it after my SM Smoothie and before my EcoStyler gel, just like I would my normal curl enhancer (KMFUM). While I was scrunching in a big handful of mousse, I realized why I love my KMFUM so darn much -- it's so nice and grabby and goopy and clump-enhancing!!
And my mousse wasn't. After I diffused, I would up getting more of a plasticy, hard hold, but my hair was stringier and somewhat wonky. My 2nd day hair looked somewhere between IWW and horrific, so I just re-wet it and diffused -- no extra product. It dried to a slight crunch. It's actually very soft and curling nicely now! I'm happy now that I finally appeased my interest in mousse -- and I can honestly say that I will only be applying it when I feel like doing something different, I'm not going anywhere until I wash my hair again, and I'm not afraid of my hair coming out a little strange.
Mousse always seems to dry to this really plastic-like crunch for me, and I don't really like it. And, I actually think it takes AWAY from my volume!! But, I've only tried two mousses (Aussie Aussome Volume and a CG-friendly sample John Freida mousse, so I don't have much experience. Maybe there's a different mousse out there that I'd like better.
In the next few days, I'm hoping to make FSG again. I'm trying to get myself psyched up for it, but FSG has always been an utter failure for me. But I've got extra seeds that are haunting me!
I'm almost thinking of trying just plain FSG with just protein and/or cornstarch and honey to take a more simple approach, or using it as a curl-enhancer. I just can't stand how stringy I get with it.