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Old 06-22-2005, 08:38 PM   #1
 
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Default found my goal hair pic..anyone regularly use mousse?

sole based on these pictures
http://naturallycurly2.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=54065
of Shannyn's new hair cut, i went out and bought a bottle of paul mitchell's styling foam.
i don't know if my hair can do this, look this good, shine like that, AND have volume.... but if i have a chance of getting that using mousse, i'm going to give it a shot.
i LOVE *repeat LOVE* this hair!!!
i just hope mine can eventually look like it! i have a long way to grow, but it's nice to know i have found a picture of what i'd like my hair to look like. it's both long AND styled. i LOVE it...

anyother 3a's use mousse on a regular basis? how do you apply it?
i think i'm going to try it tomorrow. i'll plop with my leave in Aveda Elixir. then after i plop, i'll scrunch with the tshirt, and then scrunch in the mousse...we'll see how it goes
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Old 06-22-2005, 08:53 PM   #2
 
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I used to use Mousse lots a couple of years ago and I got great looking hair from it. Some times a little too much volume though and some mousses give sticky hair.
If there are no bad stuff in it I would say go for it!! (and let me know how it turnes out)
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:42 AM   #3
 
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I used mousse frequently a while back and the reason I liked it was because it was easier to scrunch in and therefore get chunky hair (because I didn't have to rake it in). Didn't like that most of them had alcohol then, so I got tired of looking for a good one and in the process discovered thinner gels, but if you have found one that has good ingredients ... let us know how it works out for you!
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:42 PM   #4
 
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I haven't ever really use mousse much but do let us know how it goes. If it would give me hair like that, I'd use it!
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:29 PM   #5
 
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didn't go as well as i thought it would. i had grand pictures of me with fabulous volume and curls that never end...
nope.
instead it ended up kinda looking like a weird bad toupee, with frizz, waves, and swoops....i ended up pulling it half up.
i also didn't like that it was stringy, and i didn't like the feel of it.

so back to B&A for me!
but if i can get that cut and the curls with the B&A, i'll be in business!
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:25 AM   #6
 
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what are the ingreds of this styling foam? This is something I can purchase here in Europe. Thanks
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:42 AM   #7
 
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Wow! Her hair is gorgeous!

I have never liked mousse. It makes my hair frizzy and dry. I try some out from time to time, but always end up throwing it in the trash. If you find a good one, let us know!
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:34 PM   #8
 
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I use mousse everyday and it usually leaves me with good definition and shine. What I do is after I shower I squeeze the excess water out then I apply the mousse around the crown of my head first, then I put mousse on each side of my hair then I part it down the middle in the back and apply on each side starting with the middle then I finger comb together. I then towel scrunch to get extra definition and soak up the extra water.
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instead it ended up kinda looking like a weird bad toupee, with frizz, waves, and swoops....
Hehe. That sounds really bad.
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I have the same problem with mousse. It seems to feel really nice, but I look like I slept on my hair. I think I have the same thing where I need more definition. I love her hair pic by the way, she has beautiful hair.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:32 AM   #11
 
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I just started using a mousse as I've been having a horrible time with the frizzied due to the humidity right now (we aren't used to this much humidity). I bought Aveda Phomollient mouse and it's alright so far.

Even more than that, what I've been finding works better for me is to diffuse my hair a bit and then scrunch in product (gel, mouse, whatever) and it seems to hold better and give me better volume than putting product in my hair when it's still wet.
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I use mousse everyday and it usually leaves me with good definition and shine. What I do is after I shower I squeeze the excess water out then I apply the mousse around the crown of my head first, then I put mousse on each side of my hair then I part it down the middle in the back and apply on each side starting with the middle then I finger comb together. I then towel scrunch to get extra definition and soak up the extra water.
Ditto. I use the Tresemme Curl Care mousse (w/ hairspray if I leave my hair down, not in a ponytail as I usually do, to deal with the added exposure). The normal Tresemme mousse works alright too. I don't know about what's in them... I just am not one to understand labels/ingredient lists in products. Pantene worked perfectly (I LOVED IT) until they changed their dang formula about 5 years ago. Salon Selectives works okay, but not as good as Tresemme. I use extra hold mousse whenever possible.

Not to sound like an ad, but Tresemme is dealable with my college budget (cheapest place is Walmart, I think, at around 3-4 bucks).

I am going to try gel again though, to see what happens. But as far as mousse goes, that's what I use! And I use Costco-brand Shampoo and Conditioner (cheap for my wallet), and I have no clue if they're good ingredients-wise or not, but Suave conditioner (also cheap) didn't come close to cutting it for me. I also use Aveda Daily Elixir, which I love, again, who knows what the ingredients are... (I feel guilty for not knowing, now!!)

And that's it. Costs me, I dunno, 10 bucks a month? Something like that... mousse lasts me about 2 weeks depending on usage. Costco 'poo and condish last 2 -3months (I use more than most people, though... heh.. hehe..) And the Aveda Elixir lasts me about a year. I use only the dime-sized and put it in problem areas very thinly just to cut on static during dry days--I don't use it all the time.
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Old 07-24-2005, 01:42 PM   #13
 
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Right now I am trying out Herbal Essences max hold mousse (the regular version) and really liking it. My hair has decent volume along the roots and my hair stayed shiny and without a lot of frizz even through 50% humidity yesterday. Usually my hair is undefined and rizzy with mousse, but this one seems to be good so far.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:32 PM   #14
 
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didn't go as well as i thought it would. i had grand pictures of me with fabulous volume and curls that never end...
nope.
instead it ended up kinda looking like a weird bad toupee, with frizz, waves, and swoops....i ended up pulling it half up.
i also didn't like that it was stringy, and i didn't like the feel of it.

so back to B&A for me!
but if i can get that cut and the curls with the B&A, i'll be in business!
That's how my hair always ends up looking with mousse too. We just must not be mousse girls. :headscratch:headscratch.gif
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:59 PM   #15
 
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Yeah, I think you are either a mousse person or a gel person. I always have better results with mousse, and Paul Mitchell SF is a staple in my cabinet. It really conditions my hair, gives me good curl formation and shine, and my hair never gets stringy as the day goes on. With gel, I always feel like my hair is weighed down, it almost always flakes on my hair, and by the end of the day, I have really stringy hair and it lfeels like all the dirt and grime of the environment has collected in my hair.

It is amazing how so many people can have such totally different experiences with the same product.

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I've pulled back out a bottle of Paul Mitchell Foaming Pomade (light hold) and it's been working pretty well for me. It's flatter than foam, but I squeeze it in about the same way.
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