Throughout my curl journey, I have experimented with many different kinds of styling products.

While a lot of them have given my curls great definition, I still have not found one that I can truly call my holy grail. Due to that fact, I have been on the hunt for a new and improved styling product for quite some time.

In my previous video on co-washing I had been using the Curly Twirls Custard Styling Gel and while I got ok curl definition from that product, it was definitely not my favorite. In the past, I’ve mostly just used gels and styling lotions to style my curls. Realizing this fact, I wanted to change up my curl routine and try mousse. I used to use mousse when my hair was much shorter and I remember how great it was. I wanted to see if I would still like it now that my hair is longer. I love Shea Moisture’s products and especially the Coconut & Hibiscus line. I noticed their mousse and their misting spray when I was out shopping for products. I bought the two of them together to try a whole new approach to curl definition. Here is what I discovered:

What I Tested:

Frizz-Free Curl Mousse


  • it does not weigh my curls down
  • it has a nice scent
  • it is moisturizing to my curls
  • it gives me great curl definition


  • none!

This mousse is about $10 and is available at your local Target, and online in Curlmart. While the product is $10 it does last a long time. I like mousse simply because a few pumps go a long way. I have been using this product for a couple of months and have fully incorporated it into my styling routine. I ended up being quite pleased with this product because it is light and it does not weigh my curls down. It is easy to apply and I absolutely love the organic ingredients and the fact that it is cruelty free. It has a very nice light coconut scent to it, which I find to be quite refreshing. This product is moisturizing and also gives my curls great definition. Because this product is so moisturizing, it has really helped my curls fight dryness. I can happily say that I didn’t really have any complaints about this product.


All in all, I give this product 4 out of 5 stars. I would highly recommend this product to other curlies who share my curl texture. This is a really nice mousse and while it might not be my holy grail, this is a product that I will definitely be going back to for sure.

While I enjoyed the mousse, I unfortunately did not share the same enthusiasm for the Hold & Shine Moisture Mist.

Hold & Shine Moisture Mist


  • it is cruelty free
  • it has great organic ingredients
  • it is moisturizing to my curls


  • it did not give me any noticeable shine
  • it did not provide hold for my texture

This spray is also $10 and is available at your local Target and online in Curlmart. Like the mousse, a few spritz of this spray goes a long way and therefore it lasts a good long time. I have been using this product for the same amount of time and as frequently as I have been using the mousse. I have to say I was a bit disappointed with this product. While it has the same great organic ingredients, is cruelty free, and has a similar coconut scent to it, I did not get much enhancement to my curls from the spray. It did not give my hair any noticeable additional shine and I also faced the problem of not experiencing much hold from using this product. This could possibly be due to me having a thicker curl texture. Either way, I was very unimpressed. However, the one thing I did like about this product is that it is really moisturizing. I liked that aspect of it because my curls tend to be quite dry especially now that winter is approaching. However, additional moisture was the only thing I noticed and liked from using this product.

  • All in all, I give this product 3 out 5 stars. I probably would not recommend this product to other curlies who share my curl texture. I was not crazy about it–what do you think? 

Have you tried these products? Do you like them? Let me know in the comment section below!  

Nina Sultan


As a monthly content contributor of NaturallyCurly, Nina is a passionate mixed media artist from Illinois. She has a deep love for curly hair and helping to empower curly folks everywhere to embrace their natural hair and beauty. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Art Therapy in New York where she is working towards becoming a licensed, certified, and registered Mixed Media Art Therapist. She guides people through art and the creative process to help restore and improve their mental health.

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