UPDATE spinoff: Is there a mousse that is nondrying?

I started a thread about finding a volumizing gel, but since mousse seems to be the answer to volumizing, I wondered what the pjs think are the best mousses. I didn't like Herbal Essence mousse which I found very sticky and drying, and same for Curlisto gel mousse which was even worse.

Original Sprout (made for children) sounds promising and so does Joico joiwhip. I read about these two in the products review section - any rabid fans of these mousses or other mousses - out there?
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift

Last edited by curlypearl; 04-12-2010 at 01:03 PM.
The most moisturizing (or least drying, depending on the way you look at it) mousse I've used was probably Joiwhip.

Another good one is Paul Mitchell's Scultping Foam, which I found to be somewhat moisturizing. It's hard to describe, but it's like the Joiwhip & Sculpting Foam are "creamier" than drugstore mousses.

That being said, my favorite mousse is the Pantene Curls mousse because I find it has better hold. The Pantene is definitely more comparable in texture to Joiwhip & PM than to the HE mousses (which are way too airy/sticky). I've never thought it was drying, but I know other people on the boards have, so it's probably a hair type/property thing.

HTH!
I use Pantene Texture mousse foaming wax. It doesnt leave my hair crunchy or dry. Ive been using it for about 1 year now.
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2c,3a, (sensitive to protein)
Cowash: Suave Naturals Coconut, Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
RinseOut (rotate): GVP condish balm, Garnier 3X Nutrition, Aubrey Honeysuckle
Cleansing: KC Come Clean
Stylers: CK, Biotera gel & cream, HE set me up, Pantene Curl Gel Spray
Sunscreen: Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Sun Spray
I'd agree with LightWaves on the Joiwhip and PM mousses, I find them both creamy and not at all drying. Joiwhip is a staple in my cupboard, very consistent.
I recently bought some David Babaii mousse but it's not good, way too airy and doesn't seem to do anything for my curls at all.
3b in South Australia.
Thank you all very much for responding. This a.m. I tried Mop-C curl cream followed by BRHG and it is a total disaster. I have to get some other type of product. My hair is so crunch I can't even SOTC. Ramen noodles all over. I dread going out. Hat time!

I will experiment with at least 2 of the mousses (and maybe all) that you mention because I am desperate to find a solution.

Gracias amigas!
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Can anyone who has the Pantene mousse please list the ingredients?

I'm wondering if it's CG and how high on the list is the panthenol, if any. I'm very sensitive to it.

TIA~~~
2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.
Can anyone who has the Pantene mousse please list the ingredients?

I'm wondering if it's CG and how high on the list is the panthenol, if any. I'm very sensitive to it.

TIA~~~
Originally Posted by Deodand
It is CG, but unfortunately the Pantene Curls mousse does have panthenol :

Water, Isobutane, Polyquaternium-4, Propane, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, C9-11 Pareth-8, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid.
Can anyone who has the Pantene mousse please list the ingredients?

I'm wondering if it's CG and how high on the list is the panthenol, if any. I'm very sensitive to it.

TIA~~~
Originally Posted by Deodand
Hey Deodand--I am sensitive to panthenol too, and I found out by using CHS conditioner--it instantly made my hair limp. What does panthenol do to you? What do you do to get around it? I've found that by using more protein I can handle more panthenol.

Sorry for the guano. For what it's worth, I love the HETT mousse.
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Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix,
Tigi MM
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Aussie's Catch The Wave mousse is good and not drying. I like it when my hair is shoulder length or shorter.
Thanks Speckla. I bought the Joiwhip and Pantene curls mousse. I couldn't find any others which is just as well! I have to curb this pjism, although I can return any that I don't use. If I'm not happy with the Joiwhip I'll try the Pantene and unless that is terrific, eventually I'll probably succumb and try the Aussie.

I must be a closet chemist. Experimenting, experimenting....
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Solidgold - just goes to show all our hair is so different. I tried the HETT mousse a long time ago and my hair hated it. I should have tried to swap it.

Thanks for responding!
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Can anyone who has the Pantene mousse please list the ingredients?

I'm wondering if it's CG and how high on the list is the panthenol, if any. I'm very sensitive to it.

TIA~~~
Originally Posted by Deodand
Hey Deodand--I am sensitive to panthenol too, and I found out by using CHS conditioner--it instantly made my hair limp. What does panthenol do to you? What do you do to get around it? I've found that by using more protein I can handle more panthenol.

Sorry for the guano. For what it's worth, I love the HETT mousse.
Originally Posted by solidgold
Hi Solidgold - Too much panthenol gives me raised swollen areas on my scalp that feel like someone's using a drill on my skull. I particularly have to watch out for it in shampoos, which is why I'm not using CHS's products at that stage. If it's low enough in the ingredient list or late enough in my process, I can get away with some.
2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.
I figured out why I've been getting ramen noodles with everything I use - gels and now mousse. I tried the Joiwhip and got the same ramen noodles. It looked horrible when dry, and experimenting, I scrunched in some CJ Aloe Fix.

Great improvement! I think what I need to do from now on is use a curl cream or something like the Aloe Fix, and use smasters technique - diffuse until 50% and then use just a touch of a gel or KCCC. Otherwise, these hard hold gels and also the mousse make stringlets of my hair. I need softer products.
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Hi Solidgold - Too much panthenol gives me raised swollen areas on my scalp that feel like someone's using a drill on my skull. I particularly have to watch out for it in shampoos, which is why I'm not using CHS's products at that stage. If it's low enough in the ingredient list or late enough in my process, I can get away with some.
Oh, that's terrible! Panthenol is in just about everything, so it must be hard to find the right products.
Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix,
Tigi MM
Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...4&postcount=97

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