Product Type: Boots hair care products
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holds my curls
Boots Essential Styling Mousse Curl
Member Name: europe-chick
Boots Essential Styling Mousse Curl
Advantages: cheap, hold my curls
Disadvantages: none for me, well maybe a bit more hold in an ideal world
I like to alternate between leaving my hair with a natural look, straightening it to within an inch of its life, and curling my hair with either my curling tongs or my ghds. I tend to like to curl my hair rather than straighten it for nights out, and it does tend to curl quite easily with both my tongs and my ghds as it is naturally a little bit wavy. However I do tend to find that the curls don't stay in that well, and tend to droop and drop out way before the evening is over.
I was moaning about this to a friend whose curled hair always stays curled all night, and she said that she always uses mousse on her hair first and this ensures that the curls then stay put all night. So I decided to give mousse a go, I'd not used mousse on my hair for years, not since having a perm as a teenager and scrunching my long ringlety curls with a handful of mousse!
The mousse that I ended up buying was the Boots Essentials Styling Mousse for curly hair. I basically chose this one because it was cheap - just £1.00. I figured that if it didn't work for me then it wasn't a lot of money wasted for a product that would never get used again. The mousse comes in a 200ml canister, and the 'curly hair' mousse is in a bright pink canister. The Boots Essentials range of styling mousse's also includes 'added volume' mousse which comes in a bright yellow canister, 'mega hold' mousse which comes in a blue canister, and 'extra firm hold' mousse which comes in a purple canister. They are all 200ml in size, and they all cost just £1.00.
So back to the curly hair mousse. I don't use a lot of this, I probably just use an egg shaped ball of mousse on my slightly longer than shoulder length hair, and I distribute it evenly throughout my vigorously towel dried hair. I then let my hair dry naturally as I don't own a hairdryer. This doesn't leave my hair sticky or tacky at all, in fact it feels as if there's no product in there whatsoever. Once my hair is dry and I'm ready to curl it I just curl it as I normally would with either my tongs or my ghds. My hair curls just as easily as before, but the big difference is that the curls now last. They do still droop slightly as the evening wears on, but I think that this is due to the weight of my hair, I have very thick hair and lots of it, I don't think that any product would keep the curls looking like they did when I've first curled it. I'm more than happy with the slight drooping though as sometimes this can look much more natural anyway, and it is only very slight drooping - they don't drop out completely, which used to happen before.
My curls look natural, and certainly don't look or feel coated in products after I've used this. My hair still feels natural and soft, and is easy to brush through the following day. This doesn't make my hair look any shinier or healthier or different, but I'm not bothered about that at all, I just wanted my curls to hold and they do, so that's good enough for me, especially at such a low price. I'm on my second canister of this mousse this now, and it's definitely something that I'm going to continue to buy. It lasts for ages as I don't use a lot and I don't always curl my hair. I would say that I got about a year out of my last canister, I certainly can't complain at a year for just £1.00!
Summary: holds my curls