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My hair is naturally curly but unfortunately, it has a bit of a frizz to it, most days, I tend to straighten it however at weekends, I sometimes like to 'give it a rest' from the straighteners and leave it curly by adding a bit of mousse to it.
===Price & availability===
The mousse retails for around the £3 mark and is widely available in supermarkets and high street chemist, I purchased mine from Superdrug when there was a 2 for £4 promotion running. For your money, you get a 200ml can.
The product comes is a tall right red aerosol which has the product information is clear white writing to the front. It is designed to help define your curls and waves whilst leaving them nice and bouncy, I must admit that the mousse does a great job at this, in the past, I have used mousse which seems to weigh my hair down leaving it quite limp looking however when I use this, my curls are a lot lighter and it also gives my hair a nice shine too. At the end of the day, my hair still looks like I have just styled it and best of all, it keeps the frizz at bay.
Before dispensing the product, I always give the bottle a good shake and then tip it upside down, the mousse comes out really fast so be careful, it has a nice soft and light texture. I then run through damp hair and let my hair dry naturally. The mousse has a nice fruity fresh scent to it which last all day long too. I have used similar products in the past and they have left my hair feeling sticky however this doesn't do that, neither does it leave my hair feeling like straw when it has dried.
I quite like to mousse, it gives my hair a natural look and keeps the frizz at bay so this gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
I recently bought some of this hair mousse when I was away for the weekend and my hair needed a quick fix. I had previously used other items in the shockwaves range such as their hair wax so I had a good understanding of what the brand offer.
The particular mousse I am reviewing is the Shockwaves Volume Mousse which "volumizes, conditions and helps defend from styling heat". Wella mark their products with a 1-5 scale of how much hold the product has and this is marked as a 5, the maximum hold. The product comes in a tall 200ml metal canister. The can is printed with plenty of product information, usage instructions and styling tips as well as full ingredients and contact in for Wella, the company who manufacture this product.
The can is fitted with a hold down button. This has a protruding nozzle which has a slatted marking through which the mousse comes through. The mousse is easy to dispense and it forms a fluffy ball in the palm of your hand. It is easy to control how much mousse to dispense as well.
The mousse has a pleasant fragrance which reminds me of apples and candies. It is a rather feminine fragrance though so this may discourage men from using the product. The scent is noticeable after use and when hair is just dry after using but the fragrance does tend to fade away gradually.
The mousse has a non-sticky texture which is excellent as it's easy to work through hair and I don't need to worry about my hands getting all glued up. The mousse sinks easily into the hair and vanishes with the hair feeling slightly wet or damp after application. To achieve ultimate volume it is advised to blow dry hair with head upside down and aiming to plump out the roots. You can also simply naturally dry hair. The mousse acts as a setting agent to control frizz, unruly hair and to create a specific style.
I'm very pleased with the performance of the product. It dries quickly and calms and sculpts my hair whilst giving volume without leaving residue or a powdery bulking agent. It does not weigh my hair down in any way and I can use it multiple days without it making my hair feel dirty. It also leaves my hair a little shinier and more healthy looking.
I would definitely buy this product again as it is very reasonably priced at around £2.75 and performs well. I would also recommend this to other ladies.
This was another item I bought from Superdrug using their 3 for 2 offer on Shockwave products. I wanted something I could put in my hair when it was wet that would let me just comb it out and style it and not have to bother blow drying. I don't mind blow drying if I am going out somewhere special but I have trouble with my arms so don't want to do it every single day. I thought I would try this mousse and see if it works.
The mousse comes out quite nicely, not great big handfuls like a lot of them, so its easy to squirt just a smallish amount on to your hand if you have quite short hair. I just used about the size of half a boiled egg. I found this was plenty to rub through my hair and cover it all. After rubbing it in my hands were a bit sticky so I guessed the foam must have some stickiness to it to keep your hair in place better.
I brushed my hair out and styled it like I usually have and found that in this hot weather we have it was drying in no time. I was tempted to have a play about but decided to leave it until it was properly dry so I could get a feel of what it was like just leaving it.
I found that my hair was not nearly as stiff as it was with the gel spray that I had tried, it did feel a little bit spikey but manageable and I brushed it through and the brush didn't get stuck in my hair, this left the style as it should be and it seemed to stay in the whole day.
I would recommend this mousse as its a nice product to use and does what it is supposed to do, for short hair anyway. You can buy this in Superdrug for £2.85.
There are a few varieties of Shockwaves Mousses on the market - This review is for Shockwaves Twirl It Heat Defence Curl Mousse.
~SETTING THE SCENE~
I have long naturally wavy/curly hair that is prone to frizzing, especially if introduced to moisture. This, I'm sure you can imagine, is greatly annoying, especially if on a night out when you get to about half way through the night and the heat/moisture in the air begins to make my hair decide to completely the opposite of what I want it to. Over time I have tried many different products to try and ensure that whatever style I choose stays how I want it to for more than about 10 minutes.
~SO WHY DID I TRY IT?~
I am a bit of a bargain hunter, but totally aware of the fact that the cheaper mousses on the market tend to leave sticky residues on my hands after applying, and leave my hair feeling 'icky'. Still having not found a mousse that I liked, I thought I'd give the Shockwaves Twirl It Heat Defence Curl Mousse a try seeing as it was on offer in Superdrug - 2 Shockwave products for £4. A bright red coloured can with a green label also helped as I seem to be attracted to anything brightly coloured. The can promises to 'define or create curls and waves'. Defining curls sounds exactly like what I wanted to do.
~WHAT IS IT LIKE?~
The product is a white mousse with a light texture. Shake the can first and it comes out nice and easily, and not too quickly, so it's not like a mini explosion. Once the product is applied I can barely feel it on my hands and it doesn't make my hair feel 'heavy' as some products can. On the can it also claims that the product conditions your hair and is humidity resistant - both things that I have discovered to be true.
~HOW DO I USE IT?~
The can itself gives you some top tips on how to use the product. I personally tend to apply to towel dried hair and then leave my hair to finish drying off naturally. This leaves me with lovely waves, but I have to ensure that if am planning a night out to wash my hair to allow time for it to dry before leaving the house. If I am going for more defined curls the mousse has heat protection so I can use it with my curling tongs. Either way, I then follow up using the Shockwaves Ultra Strong Hairspray which I will review separately.
I love this product. It works, and does exactly what it says on the tin. The lightness of it is great and doesn't leave any sticky residue that cheaper brands tend to leave. It conditions your hair, leaving it feeling soft to the touch. It is easily brushed/washed out when desired. I find that the frizziness can begin to sneak in there by the end of the night on occasions, but for the most part it does it's job and it lasts, especially when paired up with the Shockwaves Hairspray.
The Buying Experience...
I bought the Shockwaves Twirl it! Heat Defence Curl Mousse from Boots a couple of months ago. The reason I bought this is because curling mousse has become an essential part of my beauty routine, and I had just ran out of my Schwartzop (is this how you spell it?!) hair mousse.
The reason I chose this particular mousse though was because I had tried the Shockwaves Tame it! Heat Defence Straightening Balm before and absolutely loved it. Unfortunately for some reason they don't seem to sell it anywhere anymore, but this one is just as good so I suppose I will have to go curly from now on!
This cost me about £3 - £4 which isn't too expensive, although it is more expensive than my previous hair mousse that cost me only 99p from my local corner shop. They are equally as good so a disadvantage to this mousse could be the price.
What does the mousse claim to do?
This mousse claims to 'define or create curls and waves' and it is also supposed to provide heat protection from your curling tongs.
It also 'creates lasting body' and 'helps create frizz-free waves', as well as this it claims that it 'doesn't leave hair sticky' and is 'humidity resistant'
Does it do what it claims to do?
In a word, yes. You can believe everything this says on the bottle because it really does do what it says. I love this and can't commend it highly enough. I am really pleased with this mousse and am now converted to being a big fan of the Shockwaves range.
This also doesn't smell bad at all, you can hardly smell it but if you do give your hair a good sniff after using then you pick up this lovely light scent which isn't strong but smells sort of fresh, and nice.
Do I recommend this?
I recommend this to everyone, I think it will work best for people whose hair is naturally curly though, as mine is naturally curly and this just helps to define them and keep them in place all day long.
It also protects my curls from heat damage, as I sometimes like to tidy it up a bit using the curling tongs and if I don't provide protection for my hair then it does tend to become quite dry and horrible. Recommended :)
This is a very good mousse for the hair, it is not sticky as I find some are, it has a nice stylish cannister, it has a clear plastic top.
It has heat protection for when you dry with a hairdryer.
It gives good volume and firmness.
It keeps the hair in place for a long time, it gives a very good root lift too.
It is made by Wella.
It gives long or short hair good body and helps protect the hair from heat.
Use on damp clean hair, can be used on a wide tooth comb and then combed through the hair.
Is humidity resistant and has UV protection.
The mousse is a white foam and if left in the hand too long it becomes sticky but if used almost straight away on the hair there is no problem with it at all.
It is very good value for the price of £2.99 for 200ml.
Can be purchased at any supermarket or pharmacy or Superdrug.
Good value and reliable.
A while ago I decided I needed some more volume in my hair and got it into my head that the way to achieve this would be to use mousse when drying my hair. I wasn't going to ask the hairdresser for a recommendation as I was only trying it out and didnt want to feel like I had to spend mega dosh on whatever over priced product they recommended. I went to Tescos and bought the cheapest branded mousse after the supermarkets own. There were lots of shockwaves mousses to chose from but I chose the one that offers volumising.
Shockwaves mousse comes in a tall red container, with a white push off lid. The mousse is also white and expels from the bottle nice and aerated. It comes out quite quickly, so be careful you do not get yourself out too much, this happened to me the first few times. The mousse did not irritate my skin or smell unpleseant in anyway.
The mousse applies nice and evenly to wet hair and also boasts heat protection.
I found the mousse made my hair have extra volume, which is the purpose I purchased it for. This extra volume only lasted one day though, and normally I only wash my hair every other day. The other thing to be aware of is that if you dont brush your hair through a few times when drying it it can become a little crunchy, which is not the look I was going for!
Shockwaves Twirl It Heat defence Curl Mousse. I really like this product and I'll tell you for why.
The packaging is glam, it's young fresh, red and zingy (all the things I wish I were). The smell is really lovely, light and delicate. Once you have dispensed the light mousse through your hair you are not left with superglue hands. In addition for my wavy/curly hair this really does give me great non-sticky, crispy hold all day without frizzing up.
It's good points - claimed on the tin are: that it conditions and helps protect curls from styling heat, it doesn't leave hair sticky and it has humidity resistance - all of which I have found to be true.
To use you just apply to damp hair - I always brush my hair through to get rid of tangles and to ensure even coverage of the product - you then scrunch dry or for best effect use a diffuser on a slow heat. This is also a good product to use with curling tongs as it has the additional heat defence protection.
All in I am relly impressed with this product, it's an all round winner for me. I never have much time to fiddle as a working mum I need fast and something that actually works.
Well this does.
I have always wished that I had fuller hair, and when I try to curl it, curly hair that stayed curly once I had put the irons through it, but naturally I knew my hair would not do that.. Either because it is as stubborn as I am or because I just hadn't found the right product yet, but I wasn't giving up!
So I decided to try out the Shockwaves mousses - well the ones in particular that would apparently give my hair a bit more bounce and fullness, and ones that are meant to define curls..
Shockwaves mousses have been around for as long as I can remember, given I have used shockwaves products since I have really been taking notice of my hairs styling which is about ten years, so I'm sure the majority of you have either seen or used shockwaves products before.
Given that this category is a bit general and vague, I will review both mousses I used recently, so you can get a more accurate look at some of the Shockwaves brand of mousses, and there are a fair few of them, for a number of different uses in your hair, from frizz taming to curl enhancing..
The two I am looking at today are;
Boost It Heat Defence Volumising Mousse,
Heat Defence Curl Mousse..
~*~ Heat Defence Curl Mousse ~*~
The mousse comes in a slender red can, that has the usual silver shockwaves logo down the side of it, and the wella symbol at the bottom, just in case you forgot who makes the product.. Or so you know who to complain to when it doesn't work!!
There is the little symbol of heat protection, and a little description of what it is meant to do for your hair, and the hold level it has, in this case it is level two..
The claim this mousse makes is that it helps to define or create curls and waves.. In bonus to that it is also meant to;
Leave no sticky residue,
And be humidity resistant..
Does it work?
Well this was recommended to me by a friend a little while ago, because I was complaining about the fact that I try to curl my hair and it dropped out after like an hour - which annoyed the hell out of me! So I thought I would give this a try as she had used it on her own hair and it had worked a treat..
So I squirted some out into the palm of my hand, and smoothed into my hair, it has a very nice smell to it, one that sticks in your hair, even when you have curled it so much you would imagine it should smell like burning and singed hair. Thankfully it has a heat protection element to it so that is somewhat of a benefit and I don't feel so guilty putting the temperature up a bit, to get the curls exactly how I want them..
Applied to damp hair, this gives out the scent, and even though it says it's not going to make your hair sticky it is very advisable to wash your hands after applying because it does make your hands sticky and that's not what you want to be running through your hair, while you blow dry it or air dry it which ever you decide..
As your hair dries if you have a natural wave to your hair, then it will be a more pronounced wave to it, without really making it look all that curly, but I know with my hair I wouldn't want to go out with my hair looking like it does with just the mousse and being dried.. However though you can feel your hair getting softer as it dries which is not a bad thing, as I know I am a fan of having a nice sheen of soft hair!
When you curl it afterwards, if you do not already have nice curly hair you will notice that your hair will curl quicker, which is a bit of a bonus.. I actually have the Babyliss YouCurl, curlers, and sometimes my hair is not taking the curls too well which is a tad annoying, but then I know I should have used the mousse so I can't complain really! Add the mousse to the mix into damp hair and you could see a significant difference, my curls were more pronounced and had a much better shine and volume to them.. The biggest boost for me was that when I stepped out of the house, were I am so used to the curls dropping out within a few minutes, were they stayed all afternoon.. Even when they began to drop they just decided to look tousled.
~*~ What about the Heat Defence Volumising Mousse? ~*~
This mousse comes in the same can as the mousse I mentioned before except this one states it has level four hold, which almost indicates that your hair is not going to be nice to touch, almost crispy..
Well this mousse claims to;
Take hair to a great height without loosing flexibility or bounce..
It apparently gives;
long lasting volume,
natural looking body,
and heat protection..
Does it work?
To be quite honest, no it doesn't..
It gives styling tips, to brush the mousse through with a comb and dry hair with your head down to make the full affect.. Well I have honestly tried all these things and every other tip that friends have given me to make the roots stay up to give that volume, but to no avail..
The level four hold, as I mentioned before I suspected it would give me crispy hair.. Well I was right I dried my hair, and as it was drying there was no real difference in the way it looked or felt, the only real difference I felt was the roots felt more greasy than they had done before I had washed my hair in the first place..
Now that cannot be a good sign?
Well that annoyed me straight away, but I hoped the more I dried it the general greasiness might die down a little, but it only got worse.. When I had finished drying it, despite having rubbed in the mousse as instructed it still decided to be crispy in my hair, leaving the tips looking like I had dipped them in something sticky and left it out to dry in the sun..
I straightened my hair as usual and I couldn't actually leave it looking like it did with greasy roots and sticky tips because I couldn't go to work looking like that I'm sure people would have lots to say about it.. As for it looking more full bodied.. Think again, the fact that the roots were greasy and the tips were heavy and sticky any body that might have been disappeared my weight of my hair after using it.. The whole idea that it gives a healthy, natural look is a lie - unless as I said before my hair is just super stubborn and refuses to do what I want it to!!
~*~ Overall ~*~
I recommend the curl mousse if you really want to give more definition to your curls without giving a nasty sticky effect on your hair or your roots, it does give nice shine and a nice soft feel to your hair.. It is not a bad price either considering at some salons you would pay a premium for some products that perhaps wouldn't work so well.. I actually got my can of this from Boots, for £2.49, which is a bargain compared to some other products such as the Aussie ones that can be anything up to £5 a can!
I would say not to bother with the volumising one though, unless you are very lucky and have hair that listens to you when you tell it what to do unlike my hair.. I personally didn't like the feel it gave to my hair, the only good thing about it is that it gives a nice smell to your hair.. That however is not enough to outweigh the cons of this mousse, especially as you would pay £2.49 for something that means you need to wash your hair again!
I must admit I am not really one for using smoothing mousse for my hair. I have a multitude of different products that I know and like and tend to stick with religiously. I was in Morrison's at the weekend and just about to buy my usual products when I noticed a shelf end completely stocked with Shockwaves products each at only a pound. Well the bargain hunter in me decided that I would have to give a few of them a try well at that price if I didn't like them I could bin them and not feel guilty. One of the products I ended up choosing was Shockwaves Tame It Smoothing Mousse.
I may be wrong but I have always thought of shockwaves as wella's budget range of hair care products. I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's just because some of the products I have been using to date do actually cost four or five times the amount. Don't get me wrong I don't just buy products because they are expensive far from it in actual fact. It's just that over the years I tend to stick with the products that have really worked for my particular hair type which I have to say is extremely thick and particularly wild. Hence it takes a lot to tame it.
This product really stood out on the shelf end more so due to the bright red colour of the range and also as a result of the yellow special price labels and hanging sign directly above the products. I scanned the items on offer. I use GHDs pretty much on a daily basis so always look for the heat protection symbol on hair products to ensure that they are compatible with these. (Well they cost a fortune and I don't want to ruin them). The mousse comes in a shiny and extremely funky modern looking canister. The predominant colour is red with Shockwaves written vertically in grey capitals. It features a pink box which highlights the product name which as previously mentioned is Tame it smoothing mousse. This is the medium hold version of the product.
The product is a mousse which promises to create sleek, shiny styles. It apparently has a conditioning formula which smoothes out your hair and helps to protect it from styling heat damage. In addition it will also give long-lasting frizz-free control. It also contains UV protection and the thing that sold it for me (apart from the one pound price tag) was that it is apparently humidity resistant. This I have to say has always been a severe challenge for me as I tend to go out in the heat or slightly damp environments and my hair ends up looking like I have popped my finger into an electric socket. I have to say I didn't really hold out much hope for this product with regards to this claim. Well not on my hair anyway. Here's how I got on.
The mousse itself was a bright white colour, which was of a very light consistency. There was a gorgeous fragrance emanating from the mousse it was a very fresh fragrance slightly citrus however very crisp and clean. Delicious.
To use the product is very simple and there is very little messing about. Just wash and condition your hair as you would normally do. After which just towel dry the hair and brush. Shake the product can very well and holing the can upside down distribute it through your damp hair making sure that it is evenly spread. You can also put a couple of golf ball sized amounts into the palm of your hand and place the mousse through the hair without having to use the can nozzle. After which time blow dry the hair in your preferred way for best results use a rounded brush. In addition the can adds a couple of extra styling tips which I thought were quite handy. These were applying the mousse to a wide-toothed comb then smooth through damp hair; this provides an even distribution of the product. The second tip is to use a nozzle on your hairdryer and point downwards. (I have to say I always use my nozzle on my hairdryer as it is thick it makes drying it quicker anyway).
The results well I have used this twice and am pleased to report that the product does in fact live up to its claims. My hair appeared to be quite smooth immediately after drying. It also stood up to the hideous east coast weather too. Where one minute it could be raining and the next you are basking in blazing sunshine. The fragrance lasted all day too and my hair felt somehow lighter silky and incredibly smooth. I have a day off tomorrow so will be heading back to Morrison's to stock up on several of these products. Heres hoping they are still on special offer. Highly recommended and I will be saving myself a fortune from now on by buying this product. Even at its normal retail price it costs £2.39 so a total bargain. 5 stars.
Ok the product I'm reviewing is Wella shockwaves - xtrovert , one night wonder frizz fighter mousse.
It comes in a bright orange bottle pump dispensing tin and is 200ml.
It promises on the back to :
Smooth your hair and create your own style with wonder frizz fighter mousse.
Instruction and information....
Shake can well before using.
Hold upside down and dispense a small ball of mousse into your hand.
Distribute evenly through damp hair for long-lasting frizz control and smooth looking styles.
Styling heat protection.
Tame fly aways.
Gives great shine.
Easy to wash out.
I bought this a couple of weeks ago.
I got it in the pound shop of all places cos i had no mousse and loads of other stuff and I liked the bright packaging.
Didn't notice the make!
After I bought I thought why an earth did I buy that!
I remember years ago my mate Sarah saying she'd done her hair and gone to this posh do one Christmas and by the end of the night the humidity had gotten through her hairspray and dampened her 'up do' so she looked like worzel gummage!
After that event she threw out all Shockwave products and vowed never to buy it again and I wouldn't have if it hadn't of been by mistake even for a pound!
However you shouldn't always listen to other peoples reviews!
Tonight I was going to the theatre, after having a nightmare finding some foundation (another review lol) I had hardly no time at all to do my hair and after all my clothes looked great and my make up had worked and I really struggle with my hair.
My hair is the least of my priorities in my eyes, as long as it's clean and trimmed I've never worried about shine and whether it got a little kink in it after its been straightened.
Long as it looks ok.
I do spend loads on hair products and I do try but I lose my patience!
So I didn't have much time tonight and in a hurry I got out shower tipped some mousse into my hand, flipped me hair over , applied and blow dried.
I suddenly thought oh no i haven't used this before please don't let it be gunky!
Because I wasn't familiar with this product I did think oh hell What about heat protection?
So I read the back of tin as i was drying.
To my pleasure this mousse does contain heat protection though doesn't say to what temperature.
So I dried my hair thoroughly and flipped it back over and I was knocked out by the glossy shine!
My hair is naturally very wavy with some curls and I hadn't tried to dry it straight but it definitely was more straight at the root and it definitely felt more textured and thicker than usual.
I straightened my hair (with hair straighteners) in half the time, no kinks no frizz just perfect straight shiny hair like the models have!
It wasn't just straight it had body and bounce i was amazed I ran down stairs and mum looked serious and asked 'what have you done to your head?'
I thought ah oh no and she smiled and said your hair looks fabulous.
No one has said that to me in a very long time!
I used no shine spray as I usually do and no hairspray so my hair felt lovely and light.
No knots no tangles no frizz!
Then I took a look outside and all I could think is has Sarah doomed me for wearing this shockwaves product ?
It was raining!
Humidity ah no!
But I got from my house to the car and from my car to the theatre and my hair still hadn't turned into a giant frizz ball!
So far so good!
Half time at theatre I had to go out to have a ciggy and I couldn't believe it, I was then thinking of this review cos it was snowing. You cant say I don't test my products!
I kept out of the snow as much as I could but obviously it got damp but no still was fine i went to loo combed me hair and still no curls or frizz appeared!
Got home several hours later and my hair still was good to go and smelling fresh, and it washed out easily!
Fabulous product, my must have for perfect hair!
Sorry Sarah the product has moved on and so have I, this is a stayer!
I'm not sure if its the same at all sainsburys but at the minute all shockwaves products are half price!
I for one cant wait to try more products in the range!
200ml £2.79 Boots
If you want a good mousse that won’t let you down, then Shockwaves is the one. With it’s Ultra strong hold Shockwaves is an excellent product. I have used for quite a long time and I have always been happy with the results. The mousse comes in a lovely bottle, bright and well designed. The mousse is extremely easy to apply. Give the bottle a good shake and then turn it upside down, and press near the nozzle so the mousse comes out into your hand. Then apply evenly where required. It’s that simple. I sometimes blow dry my hair after applying the mousse if I am styling my hair in a particular way. However, you do not need to as the mousse will keep you’re hair up for quite a long time. The real test comes when it’s raining but it does well and you’re hair won’t fall down on you. The only problem with Shockwaves is that for some people’s hair it can be awful. Take my sister, when she used Shockwaves she said it left her hair feeling and looking greasy. So, it does really depend on you’re hair. I find it works ok on mine but I do have to wash my hair daily if I apply the mousse, otherwise it can look greasy. However, the mousse is definitely worth it. From Superdrugs you can get this mousse for less than a £1 which is excellent value. And you will find that you will never run out, the bottle seems to last for ages. You can buy this product from a range of shops but normally I buy mine from Superdrug. If you want a mousse that won’t let you down and will give you a strong hold then this product won’t let you down. The only thing is that suitability and how good this product works on you’re hair depends on the type of hair. You will soon find out if it works on you’re hair. It works on mine and that’s why I like this. But, if doesn’t work on you’re hair then you’re hair can be left looking greasy, sticky etc
. Overall a very good product to use, excellent value but depends very much on the type of hair you have.
Now usually I'm not a big Shockwaves fan as I find their hair products make my (already dry curly hair) drier and often sticky. Use it once and you hair needs washed almost immediatly. BUT I was surprised by Shockwaves Moussing Wax which adds shine to hair. It comes in the usual shiny metallic blue Shockwaves bottles although its a smaller bottle than the regular mousse ones. Its basically a wax in mousse format that adds incredible shine. The bottle claims to separate individual strands, add texture, give curl deinition and strong hold. Of course it claims that it brushes out easily....although I'm always sceptical about such statements. Oh and some more sciencey stuff... apparently Shockwaves Micro-Diffusion applies evenly to the hair without overloading it, making hair more manageable for even easier styling. Well it sounds too good to be true doesn't it..... So to fill you in...my shortish curly hair has pretty much 2 styles....down and piled on top of my head with a million mini clips. I find the Shockwaves Mousse Wax is great at separating my curls when my hair is down and adding shine and well generally making it look pretty. You have to be careful to apply it all over your hair or missed bits look funny. It also looks great if I pile a bit on and then stick my hair up. It gives your hair a kind of wet look which I really like as it gives my normally frizzing curls definition and body. It also helps to secure my hair in place. Its not sticky on your hair and doesn't dry it out but its not that easy to brush out...but saying that I can't brush my hair anyhow so its not really a fair comment to make. However, I would normally wash my hair after using Shockwaves...its a night out product only I think. I tend to wake up looking like the bride of frankenstein the next morning! I would definitely recommend Shockwaves Gel M
ousse as it keeps my hair in place, defines curls, without making it hard or sticky and it adds shine. Of course it smells nice (well these things usually do) and this is always important, you can't going around with your hair smelling bad!!! Price wise, its not too expensive under £2.50 in most places. But I usually buy this type of thing when its on special offer at Boots. Happy Hair Styling :)
I have tried lots of products and found this one to be great I have permed hair so it can be hard to find a product that holds the curls I have tried all the mouse range they have and I have found that they are all good you get long a lasting hold does not go flakey sticky and does not make your hair stick together like some do it gives you a natrul look and you dont need to use loads to get it to style your hair if you put to much on it can make it go a bit clumped together so try not to put to much on I find if I damp my hair a bit then put the mouse on it works better this for me this way the product is good for natrul curly hair as well as permed
I'm a great fan of shockwaves products probably due to the years when I had short and very spiky hair. I still use them today as they do help to control my unruly mop. They work well on short to medium length hair. The one think you will find with shockwaves products is when it says firm hold the thats is definetly what you are going to get! Shockwaves mousses are no exception to this. The mousses have excellent hold, last for absolutely ages - due to the fact that you really only need a tiny bit of the mousse! Its quite a rich mousse not at all watery unlike some. It does need to be spread throughly throw your hair. If you do get too much in one place then it will end up clumping together and going stiff, so you're best of using a small amount and then applying more if you need it. It's easy to wash out and doesnt go flakey!! When I had permed hair I found that the mousse for cury hair was excellent!