my hair is mid-back length, but i have a similar hair type as you.

i can't use mousse either in the long run because it's drying, but i do like that it freezes my waves better. even though my hair is coarse, i notice i have to be careful how much product i put in my hair or else it'll be too heavy and my hair will just look unkempt. =T i'm learning gel with a touch of cream styler works best for my hair, though i'm still playing w/ the right amounts. once upon a time aveda be curly cream was perfect for my hair. too bad it broke out my skin.

it's been several years since i've had my hair this long so i'm relearning how to evenly apply product...grrr!
Originally Posted by JayJae
I feel your pain, especially with the bolded. It seems that every mousse I've tried is drying, even though it can give incredibly soft, shiny hair the first day (cough, PANTENE, cough). Is your hair straight on top like mine? I can't put any product in that area because it barely has any volume and would look greasy (hairspray is the exception and MAYBE some hard-hold gel).
2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.