Admittedly, I’m a big fan of the Elucence line. Several of their products are regular staples in my wash day routine. When my hairdresser recommended volumizing foam for my fine, high-porosity curls, I decided to try Elucence Volume Designing Foam. It is a combination styling mousse, and setting foam, with a light, peachy scent. The consistency is thick enough to cling to individual hairs, yet it is light enough to not weigh down curls and waves.

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When trialing the product, I opted to use it in two different ways:

  • As a replacement for gel on freshly washed hair.
  • As a refresher on dry hair that was misted with water.
Trial 1
  • I washed my hair with Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo, and then rinsed.
  • I conditioned and detangled with SheaMoisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque, and then rinsed.
  • I applied Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner from the ends to the mid-shafts of my hair, and then massaged it in section by section. I checked for any remaining tangles with my fingers.
  • I flipped my head over and applied several pumps of foam all over my head, and worked it into the ends.
  • Using a Denman brush, I combed through my hair, being careful to not disturb any curl clumps after they formed. I also created a side part, allowing my hair to fall in the direction it prefers.
  • Using a microfiber towel, I lightly squeezed excess water from each curl clump by putting the towel underneath it, and scrunching it towards my scalp. I also scrunched my roots.

The curl clumps stayed together beautifully as my hair dried. I noticed that my hair dried faster than it usually does. There was no crunch to scrunch my way out of. I was able to easily style my hair by flipping my head over and lightly picking out the roots. I had loads of volume that lasted me throughout the day. The product had just enough hold to keep my curls intact, but it did not dry them out or weigh them down.

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Trial 2
  • I took my day two hair out of its pineapple. It was dry and frizzy, and most of the curl definition was lost.
  • I lightly misted it with water, focusing on the driest and frizziest sections.
  • I flipped my head over and applied several pumps of foam all over my head, starting at the nape of my neck.
  • I massaged the product into the ends of my hair.
  • Using my fingers, I lightly detangled my hair where it was possible to do so. Since I cannot usually remove small knots without a comb, I left them alone.
  • I scrunched all my hair one section at a time. I twisted and shingled any straighter pieces of hair.
  • I allowed my hair to air dry. This took about 45 minutes.
  • I flipped my head over and lightly picked out my roots.

When my hair dried, it had loads of volume and curl definition. My hair still felt soft, and it was not dry or frizzy. The product is a perfect choice to use as a refresher.

What is your favorite mousse or volumizing foam? Let us know in the comments. Read this article to learn more about mousse.