Looking for the perfect mousse - what's yours?!

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Hey wait! I have a new fave. Pantene's Curls mousse! needs no gel.
Myrna, is it CG?

BTW, today I used HE TT mousse again, and put a bit more Bioterra gel over it than I did last time, and my hair came out really nice. It was still a bit flat, because I only diffused it dry for like 20 minutes again (I really need to get up earlier), and then let it air dry, but it still looked as good as it does with FSG, and in half the drying time. So that was a plus.
The only negative is that I don't get great 2nd day hair with the mousse, and I do with FSG. It's not horrible, but I get really nice 2nd day hair with FSG and I just don't with mousse. Still, small quibble. The HE TT mousse is really cheap.

I'd be interested in the Pantene mousse if it's CG though. I'd like a mousse that I don't have to use a gel over. I have seen the Pantene in the store, which is good- I still can't find the 3-in-1 mousse.

Overall, the mousse is a good alternative to FSG, and a great substitute for my curl cream that has been out of stock since April (and was alot more expensive, at $18 a tube as opposed to $3 a can!).
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
Auntie Bubbs, I have several mousses: Aussome, Opposites Attract (didnt like that one at all); Deva; 3 in 1; Tousle me Softly; and Pantene. The only ones I dont use gel with, dont need to, are the Pantene, and Aussome, which seemed to be "too much" of something when it got really humid. When I do use gel, though, it is the Biotera because it has no glycerin, and I like the consistancy I used to use it OVER my mousse, but as per the Deva method, gel goes on first, so I have been trying that lately. However, if Pantene requires no gel consistantly, I guess I will be using that only. I have used it before and like it but sometimes my hair comes out kinda - weird. Nice but weird. I believe it is CG.
Auntie Bubbs, I have several mousses: Aussome, Opposites Attract (didnt like that one at all); Deva; 3 in 1; Tousle me Softly; and Pantene. The only ones I dont use gel with, dont need to, are the Pantene, and Aussome, which seemed to be "too much" of something when it got really humid. When I do use gel, though, it is the Biotera because it has no glycerin, and I like the consistancy I used to use it OVER my mousse, but as per the Deva method, gel goes on first, so I have been trying that lately. However, if Pantene requires no gel consistantly, I guess I will be using that only. I have used it before and like it but sometimes my hair comes out kinda - weird. Nice but weird. I believe it is CG.
Originally Posted by Myrna
Have you found these other mousses to be better than the deva? I love the deva foam, but it does cost a pretty penny, especially with my MBL hair. Also have you found any of the mousses to be drying? Tousle me Softly left my hair a dried out tangled mess.
3a/3b, Fine Hair, Low porosity, Medium Density
Poo- CHS Treatment Shampoo
Low-poo- Devacurl Low Poo
RO- Devacurl One Condition
Leave-In- KCKT/Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
What is MBL hair? To be honest, I dont notice anything being drying to my hair, other than using a hair dryer, the hand held kind. I do like the Deva foam, but it does not have enough hold for my hair, at least not in this weather. It is good, but I have not found it to be so much superior to other mousses I like. I dont mind the price too much because I use less. I guess there are tradeoffs.
MBL= Mid back length. I was thinking of trying the Pantene Mousse, do you find it to define your hair well.
3a/3b, Fine Hair, Low porosity, Medium Density
Poo- CHS Treatment Shampoo
Low-poo- Devacurl Low Poo
RO- Devacurl One Condition
Leave-In- KCKT/Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
Ya know, I am having strange experiences with Pantene mousse. It has good hold - probably some would say it is "crunchy" - but with this mousse more than any other, I have great hair one day, do exactly the same thing the next, and its bad. So I recommend trying it - because it is still the only mousse I dont need another product with.
sounds like it is worth a try. I get so sick of layering product on top of product. when i use the deva foam, i also have to add a gel on top. For the price of the pantene mousse, I think I will give it a go.
3a/3b, Fine Hair, Low porosity, Medium Density
Poo- CHS Treatment Shampoo
Low-poo- Devacurl Low Poo
RO- Devacurl One Condition
Leave-In- KCKT/Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
Let us know how you like it.
I went out and bought the Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mousse just the day before yesterday and so far it's working great! I may have put too much the first time because it was a bit crunchy, but it looked good--shiner, and more curl definition. It was 95 degrees out and really humid and somehow I managed to avoid the frizz I usually get. I'm getting positive vibes from it so far, so hopefully my second day of using it today will be just as good! I'll update how it's working after a bit more time.
YOu know, I tried that mousse and did not like it, but I dont know why; and it may have been before I became CG...I know that mousse has one cone in it but its pretty far down on the list - I would like to hear from others who have used the mousse, alone or with other styling aids, and especially from those who didnt like it, so that I can remember why I didnt like it. I remember it felt like "too much" on my hair, especially when I applied it... but that is all I remember. My best results are still a little biotera gel, and the Deva Styling foam.
Kenra mousse used to be my favorite. It's very thick ...other cheaper mousse is like air compared to Kenra. But it's gotten very expensive.....I checked it out at Ulta and it was like $16-17.
Kenra mousse used to be my favorite. It's very thick ...other cheaper mousse is like air compared to Kenra. But it's gotten very expensive.....I checked it out at Ulta and it was like $16-17.
Originally Posted by sdkitty
Huh. I have this and have never used it. I got it when I still had access to the professional beauty supply store, so I probably only paid half of that. Now I have to go use it!
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I'm pretty sure the one I used to buy was the volume mousse extra (even though my hair is very thick and doesn't really need volume)
Kenra mousse used to be my favorite. It's very thick ...other cheaper mousse is like air compared to Kenra. But it's gotten very expensive.....I checked it out at Ulta and it was like $16-17.
Originally Posted by sdkitty
Huh. I have this and have never used it. I got it when I still had access to the professional beauty supply store, so I probably only paid half of that. Now I have to go use it!
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
I'm pretty sure the one I used to buy was the volume mousse extra (even though my hair is very thick and doesn't really need volume)
Originally Posted by sdkitty
Bummer, mine is the curl glaze one.
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I'm pretty sure the one I used to buy was the volume mousse extra (even though my hair is very thick and doesn't really need volume)
Originally Posted by sdkitty
Bummer, mine is the curl glaze one.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
I'd love to know how you like that one.
I'm pretty sure the one I used to buy was the volume mousse extra (even though my hair is very thick and doesn't really need volume)
Originally Posted by sdkitty
Bummer, mine is the curl glaze one.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
I'd love to know how you like that one.
Originally Posted by sdkitty
Will let you know once I use it!
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I dont think we have to spend the big bucks to have good hair with mousse. Although I favor the Deva foam, I am running low on it so am using the Clairol (purple) 3 in 1 conditioning mousse. It seems to work fine. I have also used Pantene, mostly in the summer, and then by itself, whereas now, I am using my foam and mousse with a gel underneath. I think the Clairol mousse is a buck fifty. Worth a try!
herbal essence totoally twisted curl boosting moose is the best for me! no cones and its cg! I loove it. its great for the summer heat.
Originally Posted by hambo02
I purchased this one yesteday ($3.50 w coupon).....looking forward to trying it.
I've looked for the Suave mousse a few times but never found in the drugstore.
I've been experimenting with conditioner only styling, which has actually been going pretty well, but I've also been on a mousse kick recently too! Especially on the days I know my hairs going to need some hold. Anyway, I really like Paul Mitchell sculpting foam. Pre-CG, my HG was dove curl and sculpt mousse, but I think it's been replaced by the new nourish line. I don't know if that particular mousse has been replaced, or just rebranded as the whipped cream mousse, because the ingredients look very similar. I kind of wanna give it a shot. I've also been wanting to try suave captivating curls mouser and PM awapuhi wild ginger hydro-whip. Is the devacurl volumizing foam a mousse like the previous ones mentioned, or is it closer in texture to Avessa phomollient? Like a very light, airy, foam?
2a/b
medium/thick
high porosity (from coloring)

Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
Oils: caudalie, sweet almond

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