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?
2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
CG since March 8th 2013
Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume


iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
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. (:
[I]A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), last bleached February 2013, demi-permanent dyed to cover, then only henna. Heat-free since January 2014! Hair's mostly healthy, except the last ends. SBL, wanting elbow length.

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Routine:
CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré)
DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
That would be nice, yes
2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
CG since March 8th 2013
Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume


iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
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?
3B. Medium porosity. Medium Thickness. High density.

Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo
Conditioner: Jason Moisturising Aloe Vera Conditioner

Leave-in: Baptism rinse
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity
Re-moisturising/refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals conditioner
Hot oil treatment: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Growing my hair out Rapunzel-style

Last edited by BotticelliBrit; 11-18-2013 at 07:56 AM.
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.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008

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