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Tesco Value Hair Mousse

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  • Does absolutely nothing for my hair
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      11.07.2014 21:32
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      What a sticky tacky mess

      I did once try to use Tesco''s own brand hair mousse. Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will be aware that I usually really rave about Tesco own brand products but this particular one I would advise anyone to give a very wide bert. It cost me just under fifty pence at the time and it comes in a plain very simple looking bottle and the mousse is dispersed in the palm of the hand. It''s white in colour and I applied it mainly to the roots of may hair, as directed and as i would do with any other hair mousse. It leaves a very thick film of tackiness on my hair and it actually makes my hair look really flat and lifeless and without any body or bounce. It delivers the exact opposite results of what I would hope to achieve in a hair mousse. I never got to finish this can of Tesco own brand hair mousse as it was really quite diabolical and I ended up throwing it in the bin. It might be very cheap but it honestly isn''t worth it.

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      11.06.2012 12:56
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      Worth trying as it's so cheap

      I bought this as a bit of an impulse buy. It cost just under 50p for a 400ml can!

      The mousse is easy to dispense. It has a similar consistency to shaving foam and the colour of the mousse is white.

      The mousse is easy to use. It's quite rich and foamy and it smells pleasant enough. It does smell a little chemical but most mousses do so this doesn't put me off using it. The mousse can be applied to wet OR dry hair. Applying the mousse directly to wet hair means that the hair is easier to style. It blow dries better and the mousse helps to set your style. The mousse goes a long way so don't press down on the nozzle too hard as you will be covered in foam!

      Using the mousse on dry hair leaves the hair feeling sticky. I try my best to avoid using the mousse on dry hair, although sometimes I am forced to as my hair sometimes becomes quite static and "flyaway". The sticky feeling sometimes combs out but if you use too much mousse the foam hangs around until your next shampoo. I hate sticky hair so I don't use this on dry hair unless it can't be helped.

      A good value mousse but don't use it on dry hair as your hair will be sticky!

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      28.09.2010 07:52
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      A great cheap hair mousse

      Please note that it is not the Value hair mousse I am reviewing but this is where Dooyoo have asked me to put the review as they will not add a new product as they say it already exists here.

      I have always had a wavy kink in my hair but as I have got older and my hair longer it seems to have gone a lot curlier. I have finally given up trying to straighten my hair everyday as the slightest bit of moisture in the air and it goes back to being curly. Have been using this hair mousse for a good few weeks now and have found that it works very well at adding body to my hair and helping the curls look slightly more sleek and less frizzy.

      ~~PACKAGING~~

      The mousse comes in a blue metal canister and has the Tesco logo on the top with the product name below this. There is a pink swirl around the middle of the canister and below this is states that the mousse is for maximum hold. The back of the canister has all of the product information on.

      The top of the canister has the usual top which can be found on all brands of mousse. It is plastic and to activate it you just need to push the side down and the mousse comes out of the other side through a thin nozzle. There is a plastic lid which sits over this to protect it.

      ~~USE AND RESULTS~~

      It is very simple to use the mousse. Before using though it should he given a very good shake. The mousse comes out of the nozzle with ease and forms a good light white foam. The foam does slightly dissolve when it comes into contact with another hand or the hair. There is a smell to the mousse which I did find strong but it does not last for very long so I can over look this.

      The mouse is easy to apply to hair and you can either do this to wet or dry hair. I find that applying a good covering to damp hair before it dries helps to add body to it. There is no hardness to the hair once it has dried. When my hair is dry if I just put a small amount to the ends of my hair every morning it helps to define the curls and make it fizz disappear. When the mousse has been used on dry hair it does go slightly hard when dry but this is easy to stop by lightly brushing it through. By doing this I have found the hair still keeps is sleek look and shape but the hardness has gone.

      The mousse is very easy to brush out of the hair and it does not leave any residue or flaky white bits which is a very good bonus. I find my hair feels just as clean and fresh once I have brushed it all out and I don't get left with the feeling on needing to re-wash it.

      The one downside to the mousse is the smell and feel it leaves on hands. I always have to wash my hands a good few times after use to get rid of the smell as this is very off putting if trying to eat or make school dinners. There is a tacky feel to my skin once I have used the mouse but this does go after one wash.

      ~~INFO~~

      The mousse comes in a canister size of 200ml and for me using this daily I get roughly 1 month from each canister so for me it is very good value.

      There are some warnings on the back of the canister which include keeping out of reach of children, storing in a cool dry place and to use in well ventilated areas. There is also the warning that the mousse might stain clothes if it comes into contact with them but I am always getting this on the carpet or clothes and have never had a single stain.

      The product ingredients are:-

      Aqua, Propane, PVP/VA Copolymer, Butane, Isobutane, Polyquarternium-11, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cocamide DEA, Parfum, Benzophenone-4, Panthanol, Alcohol Denat

      ~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~

      This is a Tesco own brand product so it is only available in their stores. It is priced under £1 so is excellent value.

      ~~RECOMMENDED?~~

      I would love to be able to give this the full 5 stars but I have had to drop one due to the over powering smell. The smell does not last long so don't let it put you off trying. The mousse is very effective and is easily brushed out of the hair. I think this is one for all people with curly hair to try and also those trying to put some body into their straight hair. A good solid 4 star product.

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        08.07.2010 09:10
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        Good cheap mousse and value.

        Since my elder cat is not well at the moment and it is costing me a lot of money at the vets on a regular basic I am having to cut back on some of my spending in order to pay for her treatment and she is doing quite well at the moment and it makes me happy knowing she is getting the care she well deserves.

        I read a review recently on dooyoo for this hair mousse and thought I would give it a try as I normally buy the branded ones or another of Tesco lower ones and this one was only 47p for a whopping 400ml and it was almost half the price of my usual one.

        It comes in a very large can and it has a pull off top with a very large long nozzle and once shaken ready to use, the mousse comes out of the can in a nice size round ball and the texture is smooth and soft and a white colour, it is a very good quality for the very low price and I cannot see any difference in the quality from my usual one and it is very easy to blend into my hair and blow dry, I found it not to be too sticky and when I used my hairdryer I could very easily style my hair with no problems at all, and it did not tangle my hair as I dried it as I have often found with some other brands and that includes all brands not just the lower ones.

        The hair kept in place perfectly after use and I just used a small amount onto the palm of my hand spread it evenly onto my hair and the results were perfect for me and I was very happy I read the review as I normally would not have tried this one but I am so glad I did.

        This is such a large can and so I just place it in my bedroom in a cupboard but some people like to put them in the bathroom but I tend to not have my hair products in there but it can easily go into a bathroom cabinet but it is too large to be placed into the smaller ones which are often on the wall but in a cupboard it is fine as I tried it in both my bathroom cabinets and it does not fit into the smaller one.

        My hair felt nice and soft after it was dried and it did not feel all hard like some products can often feel on my hair and my hair kept its shape all day.

        The can is very basic indeed and although it does not look very attractive to the eye, it works a treat on my hair and I was definitely not disappointed with the results and I highly recommend it for anyone on a lower budget as I am myself and I will continue to buy it in the future as it will save me lots of money.

        I give this 5 stars and it is excellent value for money and a very good quality too in my opinion.

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          24.06.2010 10:18
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          Tesco Value Hair Mousse is exactly what it says on the tin, it is really good value as it only costs 47p a tin and that is for a whopping big 400 ml tin.

          I started buying this brand ages ago when I run out of mousse one day and was really hard up and it was all I could afford to add to my shopping basket. I was a bit wary of using it at first as I had always bought a brand name mousse but on squirting in onto my hand it looked just the same as any other mousse. It foamed up nicely and you didn't need to squirt much to get a nice handful.

          The mousse goes nicely into your hair, it doesn't feel sticky on the hair and it doesn't leave your hands sticky either after you have rubbed it in.

          You can apply it to wet hair or dry hair, I usually apply mine when my hair is wet as I have quite short hair. I like the mousse to give my hair a bit of body to the top as other wise it tends to go really flat. I dry it with the hair dryer and use my fingers to lift the hair up and it really does give it extra body and it still doesn't feel sticky or anything when it is dry.

          My daughter uses it as well, she has longer hair that tends to kink at shoulder level. Being a 14 year old teen, this is totally unacceptable these days lol, and seeing as she has had her straighteners confiscated (for leaving them switched on and going off out!) she has had to find another way of controlling her hair. She puts some of the mousse on her dry hair at the bottom in the mornings and dries it with the hair dryer while holding it with the brush to straighten it out and it seems to be working as she is going out a happy bunny.

          The tin, being so big, lasts for absolutely ages, even with her using it every day.

          Some facts from the back of the tin - it advises you to towel dry hair first then apply and dry as normal, and it says not to get the mousse on absorbent material or clothing.

          It also says it is extremely flammable so keep it away from naked lights etc. It also tells you to stop using it if it causes you irritation.

          I would highly recommend this value product if you don't mind having the white label products in your bathroom. You could always keep it away in a cupboard if you do. Well worth the money.

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            03.11.2009 20:57
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            Cheap as chips and not as greasy

            Im not a big user of 'product' however I do, on occasion, like to do my do a bit more fancy than normal.

            I have to admit I'm not a buff, I stick it on, comb it through and do what I will, dry it then spray it and viola.... usually a birds nest on my head lol

            OK the mouse comes in a very distinct white can with the more obvious tell tale signage of most shops own "value" products. Its actually no cheaper to print this minimalist 'look', but as is the way with psychology, minimalistic labelling seems to ooze 'cheap' and 'good value for money' and I have been let down by this psychology before, as the product is often cheap and nasty and certainly not worth it.

            OK that said, I decided, short on pennies I really needed a mousse to get my step daughters hair to stay up during Halloween.

            First Impressions.
            OK so as the can spluttered into life I did expect a weedy foam with possibly a trickle of un-fluffed product, but this wasn't the case. The foam came out beautifully fluffy and was quite easily applied throughout my step daughters hair. It did leave my hands a little sticky, but in comparison to some stuff I have used it wasn't all that bad. The smell wasnt' strong, infact it was the lack of smell that got me.

            OK so we've squidged this stuff through my step daughters towelled dry hair and have started sectioning it up ready to do a Edwardian hair style (ill link the pics and tutorial at the end!) and the hair isn't that easy to work with, feeling thicker and almost tacky as I worked.

            That said, the curls set beautifully, and a squirt of Tesco value hair spray and some tousling later, we has hairdo!

            Unfortunately my stepdaughters hair is terribly non cooperative at the best of times and rather fine, so the loose ironed curls started to drop into straggly tails after about 30-45 mins. This might be just her hair, so probably not worth the trouble if you have hair that's known to drop a curl or needs something like superglue to get it up.

            Value for money? Yes for the right hair type.

            Tutorial
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