HELP: Best hair mousse for 2b hair?

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  • 2 Post By Corrina777
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Hi everyone!

I'm planning to buy a hair mousse, my hair is 2b (actually 2a whenever I comb it & 2b if I don't)
I've never tried any hair mousse, just shampoo & conditioner. My hair is a little frizzy, I want my curls to be defined so maybe hair mousse would help?
I want it to be natural...soft but every curl is tucked (like you've never put any effort) and not the wet looking stiff hairsprayed type.
I'm planning to use it daily if I can bought one....
I've heard vo5 hair mousse & fx curls up products are good..?
Comments and Suggestions??
are you CG? What are your properties? Dew points?

I've had some good luck with conditioner (leave-in) only styling. It gives me that soft look you're talking about. The waves/curls haven't been as even or tight as with other products, but the feel of the hair is great and it's much lower maintenance. It was the Alba Botanica leave-in.

Haven't tried any mousse.
I like john freida frizz ease curl revive mousse. It's super super soft! Herbal essences totally twisted works fine, but nothing special. The tresemme naturals lightweight mousse I really like. The only one I cannot stand is the pantene curl mousse.

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2B, Coarse, Low-Medium Porosity, Dense.
-Cowash - Kiss My Face Whenever.
-Rinse Out/Leave in - Nature's Gate Biotin.
-No stylers.
I like john freida frizz ease curl revive mousse. It's super super soft! Herbal essences totally twisted works fine, but nothing special. The tresemme naturals lightweight mousse I really like. The only one I cannot stand is the pantene curl mousse.

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Originally Posted by morganrc
Are these all CG?
are you CG? What are your properties? Dew points?

I've had some good luck with conditioner (leave-in) only styling. It gives me that soft look you're talking about. The waves/curls haven't been as even or tight as with other products, but the feel of the hair is great and it's much lower maintenance. It was the Alba Botanica leave-in.

Haven't tried any mousse.
Originally Posted by PomegranateCurl
I'm actually new here..i've heard about cg, but not 'that' familiar. I researched and started following the cg method just this week. The no-poo ( actually i'm planning to use a sulfate-free shampoo or maybe an organic one twice a week) & also i don't comb to keep my curls in place, i just comb my hair while applying conditioner. But it's still frizzy so im planning to use a hair mousse..

How do i join cg?
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2a/b. low porosity, medium density, medium hair width, long hair length

soft water, tropical climate, frizz, non-layered hairstyle

For now, i use loreal conditioner
I like john freida frizz ease curl revive mousse. It's super super soft! Herbal essences totally twisted works fine, but nothing special. The tresemme naturals lightweight mousse I really like. The only one I cannot stand is the pantene curl mousse.

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Originally Posted by morganrc
Hmm tresemme, maybe i'll this. Thanks for the suggestions!

CG is a hair care method that essentially involves being as gentle with your hair as possible. The basic "rules" of CG are based on avoiding sulfate cleansers (most of your typical shampoos, unless they are specifically sulfate-free) and avoiding conditioners and styling products with silicones (newer water-soluble silicones are generally considered ok, but there are some CG purists who will avoid these as well). There are a million threads and posts with more specifics- take some time to read through some of the stickies in the Newbie and General Hair forums.
The John Frieda Mousse and the HETT mousse are both CG friendly. However, I have found gel much better than mousse for really increasing curl definition. Mousse is great for volume, but most do not have enough hold to maintain curl shape through the day, at least in my experience. And I say this as a complete product junkie and a someone who used to always use mousse, before discovering gel.
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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
If you're looking for something less chemical-y, you might try Giovanni Air Tubo Mousse. I find it at my local Target and I think my local Walgreens store carries it too. The ingredients are awesome and CG-friendly (so even if you decide to go no-poo you could still use it). Unfortunately it doesn't have enough hold for my 2c curls and if I apply enough to get good hold it's too sticky, but for someone with fine hair or less wild waves it might work well.

You might also want to check your local Target for Shea Moisture mousse. It isn't available in my area yet but I adore the Curl Souffle so much that even though mousse doesn't usually work for me I'm planning to try it anyway if it becomes available here.

Both Giovanni and Shea Moisture are affordable, all natural, and pretty easily accessible. Side note: both of these brands also make shampoos that are considered low-poos. My personal favorite from Shea Moisture is the Coconut Hibiscus shampoo. Smells amazing and so moisturizing! I just picked up the Giovanni 50:50 shampoo to give it a try. The SM is so nourishing that I generally reserve it for the colder months and am still looking for a good replacement for summer
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Southern WI curly ~ mostly 2b/c with 2a/b underlayer and a few 3a curls on top
Low porosity, fine hair but LOTS of it!
Loves protein. Dislikes butters and heavy oils.
Working toward natural products and streamlining!!
Current Loves: JCCC, Desert Essence Coconut Conditioner, AG Recoil, CK Coil Jam
CG is a hair care method that essentially involves being as gentle with your hair as possible. The basic "rules" of CG are based on avoiding sulfate cleansers (most of your typical shampoos, unless they are specifically sulfate-free) and avoiding conditioners and styling products with silicones (newer water-soluble silicones are generally considered ok, but there are some CG purists who will avoid these as well). There are a million threads and posts with more specifics- take some time to read through some of the stickies in the Newbie and General Hair forums.
The John Frieda Mousse and the HETT mousse are both CG friendly. However, I have found gel much better than mousse for really increasing curl definition. Mousse is great for volume, but most do not have enough hold to maintain curl shape through the day, at least in my experience. And I say this as a complete product junkie and a someone who used to always use mousse, before discovering gel.
Originally Posted by Corrina777
so there's no such as 'cg website' or anything like that? ok then..

maybe i'll try the HETT instead of tresemme... can't find john frieda
If you're looking for something less chemical-y, you might try Giovanni Air Tubo Mousse. I find it at my local Target and I think my local Walgreens store carries it too. The ingredients are awesome and CG-friendly (so even if you decide to go no-poo you could still use it). Unfortunately it doesn't have enough hold for my 2c curls and if I apply enough to get good hold it's too sticky, but for someone with fine hair or less wild waves it might work well.

You might also want to check your local Target for Shea Moisture mousse. It isn't available in my area yet but I adore the Curl Souffle so much that even though mousse doesn't usually work for me I'm planning to try it anyway if it becomes available here.

Both Giovanni and Shea Moisture are affordable, all natural, and pretty easily accessible. Side note: both of these brands also make shampoos that are considered low-poos. My personal favorite from Shea Moisture is the Coconut Hibiscus shampoo. Smells amazing and so moisturizing! I just picked up the Giovanni 50:50 shampoo to give it a try. The SM is so nourishing that I generally reserve it for the colder months and am still looking for a good replacement for summer
Originally Posted by curvesncurls
ok thanks!!
i think i'll pass Giovanni, many reviews claimed that their hair went dry and frizzy
but still I'll check the SheaMoisture
sorry for the late comment but you may want to try Condition 3-in-1 mousse on the bottom shelf at CVS and sometimes Walgreens or you can order it online as well. If you google it,you will find a loyal following of people with years of use. I love mousse and have tried almost all of them, HTH!
Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
Wash-Giovanni 3-in1 tropical, Everyday shea vanilla mint, Desert essence italian red grape & coconut
Cond.- Yes to Carrots, Tresemme Nat., Desert essence italian red grape
Leave In- Conditioner pea size
Stylers-Bioterra gel, condition 3-in-1 mousse, AOMM with Shaper hairspray for extra hold.
so there's no such as 'cg website' or anything like that?
Originally Posted by Curvywave
Sorry I never got back to you on this thread!

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The main idea is not using shampoos with sulfates, avoiding silicones, and treating your hair gently. This means handling it gently, not brushing while dry, only detangling while your hair is soaked in a good detangling conditioner (such as KCKT), not using high heat to style (no straightening irons or curling irons, no diffusing on high heat) and no re-texturizing (such as perms or relaxers which are very damaging to hair).
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

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I am currently testing out Herbal Essence Totally Twisted mousse with decent results. I should qualify that however by noting that I do also use Kinky Curly Curling Custard underneath which also has a bit of hold. I use a LOT of the mousse, like four apple sized balls, lighly raking in and then I scrunch and pump it into my very wet almost armpit-length hair. This combo does give me crunchies, but it scrunches out. I have gotten 2nd day ponytail hair with this so for now, I'm sticking with it. I hate washing and styling every day!
Type 2B - 3A
Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap
I am currently testing out Herbal Essence Totally Twisted mousse with decent results. I should qualify that however by noting that I do also use Kinky Curly Curling Custard underneath which also has a bit of hold. I use a LOT of the mousse, like four apple sized balls, lighly raking in and then I scrunch and pump it into my very wet almost armpit-length hair. This combo does give me crunchies, but it scrunches out. I have gotten 2nd day ponytail hair with this so for now, I'm sticking with it. I hate washing and styling every day!
Originally Posted by alslgirl2002
Funny you say you just tried HETT mousse because I just tried it last night...I put about a pea size amount of Tresemme naturals condiitoner first, then a quarter size of AOMM, then about two tennis ball size of the mousse and it wasn't bad, not HG either though....curls were smaller clumped spirals & very soft after I SOTC, smells great though! I may need to try a little more of it like you do since my hair is almost as long as yours. I get more bouncy loopy clumped curls with the Condition 3-in-1 mousse, but I love trying new mousse.
Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
Wash-Giovanni 3-in1 tropical, Everyday shea vanilla mint, Desert essence italian red grape & coconut
Cond.- Yes to Carrots, Tresemme Nat., Desert essence italian red grape
Leave In- Conditioner pea size
Stylers-Bioterra gel, condition 3-in-1 mousse, AOMM with Shaper hairspray for extra hold.
I am currently testing out Herbal Essence Totally Twisted mousse with decent results. I should qualify that however by noting that I do also use Kinky Curly Curling Custard underneath which also has a bit of hold. I use a LOT of the mousse, like four apple sized balls, lighly raking in and then I scrunch and pump it into my very wet almost armpit-length hair. This combo does give me crunchies, but it scrunches out. I have gotten 2nd day ponytail hair with this so for now, I'm sticking with it. I hate washing and styling every day!
Originally Posted by alslgirl2002
Funny you say you just tried HETT mousse because I just tried it last night...I put about a pea size amount of Tresemme naturals condiitoner first, then a quarter size of AOMM, then about two tennis ball size of the mousse and it wasn't bad, not HG either though....curls were smaller clumped spirals & very soft after I SOTC, smells great though! I may need to try a little more of it like you do since my hair is almost as long as yours. I get more bouncy loopy clumped curls with the Condition 3-in-1 mousse, but I love trying new mousse.
Originally Posted by Beebop
Unfortunately I went to the ladies room a bit ago and noticed a bit more frizz than I would like. Dews are pretty high today (70) AND I forgot to use a leave in before the KCCC so maybe that accounts for it.
Type 2B - 3A
Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap

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