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Old 11-16-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
 
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Default Looking for a gelmousse in Europe: recommendations?

Hi curlies,

I'm still struggling with styling products...

Mousses give me the volume I want, but they make my hair dry.
Gels (such as KCCC, the only gel I really like) take my volume away and I think my hair is getting overconditioned because of them...

I am therefore looking for something with the best of both worlds: volume (and definition, but I get that from both mousses and gel) and neither having dry nor overconditioned hair. I hope to achieve this by trying a gelmousse... and I heard it does exist.

Does anyone know a good gelmousse that is CG-friendly and that I can get in Europe (in a normal store, through a European webshop or through Iherb if that's possible)?

And are there other people who find mousses to be drying and gels to be overconditioning and weighing down?
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
 
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I second this, I feel exactly the same. I don't think using gel overconditioned my hair yet, but all the rest I agree.

Mousse dries my hair a lot, and with gel it probably loses a lot of volume on second day because it weighs it down/just flattens it more, I dunno.

There are a number of European websites I know, but I never heard of a gelmousse so I can just list those if you'd like to give a look around and report back. (:
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:17 AM   #3
 
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That would be nice, yes
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:53 AM   #4
 
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I know Shea Moisture has a gel mousse, but as a UK curly I haven't been able to find that on any of the European sites / stores I normally use so I'm not sure it's available over here yet.

These look like the sort of thing you're after though:
Giovanni All-Natural Hair Styling Mousse Air-Turbo Charged 7oz - Beauty by Zara
Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Mousse 8.5fl oz - Beauty by Zara
Design Essentials Natural Curl Enhancing Mousse 7.5oz - Curly Emporium
Amazon.com: Gefden Natural Shine Gel Mousse 8 Oz: Beauty

Not sure if the last one is CG though!

Might sound weird ... but maybe you can just try using a mousse and a gel together? So apply one on top of the other?
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:35 AM   #5
 
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One option is to mix mousse and gel in your hand. I had a hairdresser many years ago who had me get a very natural, light weight gel and very natural mousse (in one of those foamy bottles), and do that. Although I wasn't fond of juggling the bottles, it worked well.
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