08-03-2008, 12:28 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Welcome jenbuggy! I like mousse as well, but find that as my hair gets longer, that most mousses poop out on me and just don't have the hold I need for the most part (especially in humidity). I remember Paul Mitchell Sculpting Mousse used to be my fave when my hair was short. I still like it, but I have to mix it w/ other products to get the same kind of hold and definition I want. Some harder holding mousses are Garnier Fructis Curl Construct and Joico Joiwhip. I haven't tried the latter, but a lot of curlies like it and it is available in a big can.
You may want to try a curl creme and a strong holding gel like Biosilk Rock Hard Gellee (BRHG) or I like Got2B Spiked too. I usually use a curl creme or a leave-in conditioner under hard holding gels to elimate the stringy crunchy look, and it in turn makes it easier to "scrunch out the crunch." Another option may be to mix your fave mousse w/ a little gel.
When using the gels I mentioned, you don't need to use near as much as with mousse. Just make sure you are applying products to soaking wet hair to help them apply evenly and you will also have more curl clumping and less crunch.
As far as keeping conditioner in overnight, sure you can! Just cover your hair or pillow with something, so it is penetrating your hair and not getting all over. Personally, I like to apply conditioner or cremes mixed w/ a little oil before bedtime (onto dry hair) and then I low-poo or co-wash it out the next day. Coconut oil has done wonders for my hair!
I hope that helps you a little!
Co-wash: Hair One Argan Oil or Burt's Bees GreenTea and Fennel
Low-Po: Devacurl LP or SheaMoisture Black Soap(1-2x/wk)
Condish: SheaMoisture Deep Repair Mask
Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today AND
Styler: GF Curl Construct Mousse or Biotera gel
Treatments: Oils or butters,and trying out Aubrey Organics GPB for protein
Last edited by orangeserendipity32; 08-03-2008 at 12:35 AM.