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MissKellyAnn 03-14-2007 09:24 PM

one more question - why no mousse?
If a mousse is free of cones, is it ok to use? Or only gel? I am thinking of trying the herbal essences totally twisted mousse.

wild_sasparilla 03-14-2007 09:29 PM

Yeah, plenty of curlies on here love mousse! There's somebody, I think a 3b or something, who likes that exact mousse...and everybody loves JoiWhip...people also like Condition 3-in-1...

So yeah, mousse is great! :D

I understand the CG book says just clear gel, but few follow that, and it doesn't change hair health (in fact using some cremes the hair health gets better than it would have w/ gel).

gotcurls? 03-14-2007 09:40 PM

I hate to be the one & only, but Joiwhip does nothing for my hair!!! It dries it out horribly!!!!

Yesterday I tried the Aussie 3 min miracle, & used some Joiwhip & it was the first day since I've been wearing my hair curly that I actually got back in the shower & started all over again. My hair was a horrible mess - my hair dried immediately, the curls had absolutely no definition & it felt awful. I tried adding some Mister right & that turned it all into a pasty mess. So, in the shower I went, used my Devacare One C, which my hair soaked up like there was no tomorrow & went back to my Angell!!!!

I was so disappointed, because I was hoping to find a mousse that worked, but there will be no Joiwhip in my future anytime soon!!!!

Kaia 03-15-2007 06:31 AM

I love mousse! Joiwhip is a staple for me. I also like the 3-in-1 mousse (especially the price), but SO can't stand the smell of it, so I stopped using it. It doesn't smell bad or anything, for some reason that scent just bothers him. It also lingers all day.

gotcurls? - If joiwhip dried your hair out, I would guess your hair is protein sensitive. Pay attention to other products with proteins to see if they also react badly with your hair.

gotcurls? 03-15-2007 07:16 AM


Thanks for the tip! I also have a hard time with BRHG & I think there is protein in that as well. Jessicurl also dries out my hair & there aren't any proteins in that, but something in her conditioners sure doesn't agree with my hair at all!

I've been thinking about trying MopTop - doesn't she have proteins in her products? Maybe I shouldn't try it, and stick with my Deva products.....

Are there any other lines that are protein free as well as sulfate & cone free? I have problems with my deva products sometimes & want something to be able to fall back upon.

Darby 03-15-2007 09:06 AM

I think it all depends on your specific hair. I've tried using mousse so many times and it doesn't work for me. It makes my hair limp. Recently I tried the HE envy mousse and I had stringy hair that day. So, I have to stick with the gels.

pinksugar 03-15-2007 09:29 AM

I love Joiwhip mousse! I used to only use gel but since using Joiwhip mousse I don't like gel anymore.

echokitten 03-15-2007 09:56 AM

I really like Herbal Essence Totally Twisted. I am still experimentig with how much to use but it seems that my hair really likes mousse better than gel. Even when I use a bunch (which is always) it doesn't ever seem to weight my curls down as much as gel does. I have long BSL hair so it doesn't take much either to drag the curl out. Plus it seems shinier to me than with gel.
Although, I probably will always have a bottle of gel around just in case.... :wink: you know for those super bad days when I just can't get it right.

LavenderCurls 03-15-2007 10:31 AM

Some people have problem with their hair drying out because of the propellent ingredient that helps expel the mousse.

I like JoiWhip (well, I'm still using the old Ice Whip) and use Bailey's combo of Re:coil underneath it. I use lots of GF CnS conditioner as a leave-in under that.

meriellyn 03-15-2007 11:17 AM

If you get good results then go for it. I haven't found one that didn't give me dry frizz. I am pretty sure it's from the propellant.

heavengirl410 03-16-2007 09:36 AM

right now I am really liking Suave healthy curls mousse, it leaves my hair very shiny, I also use the Suave naturals with aloe, but it is discontinued. I also like the clariol 3 in 1 as well. I use mousse or gel whatever I am in the mood for. Haven't had any problems with it drying my hair out.

curlsrock1105 03-16-2007 01:12 PM

I have really thick, frizzy 3B hair, and I absolutely LOVE what mousse does for it!!! I had been using gel a lot after reading about it all over this website, so I started using it because I thought that was what I was supposed to do. But all it did was make my hair really stringy with tiny, frizzy curls. I had always thought that was just because that was how my hair was naturally supposed to be. Then I decided to go back to my good 'ol routine of using Pantene ProV Healthy Curls mousse on top of a FrizzEase cream, and I love how my hair looks now!! It makes my curls really clumpy and bouncy, and I can get actual ringlets with it because it is so light and it distributes easily. I like how it holds really well without being sticky. I may use a tiny amount of gel for any of the curls that get fluffy, but I don't apply it all over my hair.

In other words, I would say that you should do whatever works best for you, even if it goes against what some of this forum says. Routines simply depend on your own hair type and texture. I always get the best results when I just stick to my faithful routine that works best for me.

Jaxie 03-16-2007 08:12 PM

I used to be a gel user, all the way, but I tried joiwhip over re:coil and I'm hooked. I've never had such great, practically frizz-free curls! ~~jax

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