(Closed) Curl-defining mousse?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have thick wavy/curly hair, so I don’t use mousse because its too volumizing. Instead, I use an anti-frizz cream by Sunsilk, and then a large amount of Garnier maximum hold gel. This sounds like it would look "crunchy" and 80s, but I have a LOT of hair, so it just defines the curls. I scrunch out any crunchiness once my hair is totally dry.

Anyway, I don’t know if those products will work for you, but I would definitely recommend checking out Makeupalley.com. They have tons of product reviews, that’s where I find out the best stuff to use all the time!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mousse would definitely work for you because your hair is fine. Some mousses are sticky, but plenty aren’t, especially if you don’t use too much. I just don’t have a lot of experience with mousse because I don’t need the extra volume mousse tends to impart.

Like I said, definitely check out Makeupalley.com. Search for mousse with the keyword "curl" and you should find tons of reviews.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I also have fine hair with a lot of wave in it.  I actually don’t like how mousse makes my hair feel and I think it ends up weighing it down.  I kind of have the opposite problem, I find that curling mousse gives my hair less volume.  I use this instead:

http://www.shampooline.com/mist-oleo-curl.html

It defines my waves/curls without being too sticky or heavy.  I spray it on my hair when it’s damp, then air dry or use the diffuser.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I have thick curly hair but the salon specialist at Ulta suggested Reddken Ringlet 07 to me. It is a sort of gel or something but not heavy at all. I follow it up with a curl enhancing spray. Right now I am trying some Marc Anthony line. I think there is also a mousse in the Reddken like but I do not remember.   

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have fairly thin curly hair, yet it looks bigger because of the illusion 😉 Love that about curls otherwise I’d have hardly any hair. I too use mousse, but I just don’t use a TON of it. I also LOVE Pantene Spray Gel (not hair spray–avoid because of the sticky!). I spray it on when my hair is still wet but not soaking, let it air dry (that’s the key to no frizzies) and do. not. touch. your. hair. I find my hair looks best when I don’t touch it while it’s drying. Once it’s completely dry, I play with my hair a bit and if there is any stiff parts from the mousse (usually not) then I just scrunch it out. Us curly haired girls usually have to scrunch to break up the product that’s used to keep it in the curl shape 😉

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Your hair sounds exactly like mine (fine, wavy, almost curly when it’s humid) and I SWEAR by Bumble and Bumble curling creme….rub some in and scrunch up or dry with a diffuser, it’s never crunchy or sticky and makes my hair look amazing…I’ve used it for over 2 years now, love it!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Another fine, wavy haired girl who loves Bumble & Bumble curl conscious creme. Just make sure to get the one for fine hair.

Mousse can be tricky – you can end up with the wet, crunchy look.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2001

I like Curl Power by Sexy hair. Its not too heavy and is for fine, curly hair.

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