Back in early 2000’s I discovered a magical hair mousse in Europe which happened to be by the brand Garnier. I hinted about it in this post My Story: Shampoo and Conditioner (next to last paragraph). Straight out of the shower, I would apply a golf-sized amount to my palm and work it through my hair before I let my hair air-dry. As it dried, my hair would slowly rise to give me a satisfying amount of volume with well-defined curls. In a matter of minutes, I had curls that were soft, bouncy, and frizz-free. Best of all, this specific mousse scented my hair with its delightful fruity-green scent putting a smile on my face every time I got a whiff of it. My girlfriends appreciated the scent as well because they always seemed to notice it. I’m pretty sure it was called XXL Volume or something along those lines. I’d even go so far as to call it my holy grail hair-styling mousse.
Since I stopped traveling to Europe, I no longer had access to this wonderful hair product so I had to resort to using the more accessible sub-par offerings out on the market in our little Kuwait. Some of them were alright while most were pretty bad. Some would define my curls, minus the added volume I had gotten so used to while others just clumped my hair together into a mess barely resembling curls. Some would make my hair feel so crunchy and stiff that it would literally keep poking my skin through my clothes all night making my sleep restless. Others still, would make my hair feel sticky to the touch, as if not quite completely dry. Due to safety issues, I couldn’t even order this stuff online so I just learned to live without it until recently when it occurred to me to order through Sultan Center as mentioned in this post Garnier Fructis Style XXL Body Thickening Mousse so they could deal with the hassle instead, which is exactly what I did.
Get weightless control and definition. Tame frizz and flyaways.
Construct your curls! Curl Construct Mousse is a new generation styling product that defines and boosts curls while controlling frizz and flyaways. Gives you the power to create and control your curl style of choice.
HOW DOES IT WORK Curl Contruct Mousse with nourishing shea has powerful holding technologies that provide ultra long-lasting hold and shine, without stickiness or buildup.
Three weeks after placing my order, I picked up 2 cans of Garnier Fructis Curl Construct Mousse from Sultan Center (even though they had way more in stock) for dirt cheap (the price not reflecting shipping charges). I’m not quite sure if it’s exactly the same product that I loved all those years ago but it performs much better than any of the others I’ve been using since. Again, everyone’s hair texture is different so not everyone might get the exact same results. That said, this Curl Construct Mousse from Garnier gave me soft, bouncy, frizz-free, well-defined, voluminous curls accompanied with a delightful fruity-green scent in a little under 5 minutes. I recommend this product to everyone who has textured or long hair. Even women with straight hair can apply some of this stuff on, braid their hair, go to sleep, and wake up to beautifully wavy hair. Keep in mind that you should not just apply this curl construct mousse and expect it to do all the work for you. For best results, you have to manipulate your hair; re-dampening the more straighter sections, twirling strands around your fingers, scrunching certain sections, basically just mess with it until it looks satisfactory. After that, you just let it air-dry (slowly rising up akin to a cake in an oven) into that style. I love using hair styling mousse because it’s just so easy and effortless. Nine times out of ten, I’m not going to be in the mood to just sit there for upwards of an hour with a hot tool trying to very carefully straighten, curl, or crimp my hair. This stuff is particularly useful for when I’m short on time (which is always) as it takes all of 5 minutes to apply, style, and tweak until satisfactory. It’s my go-to during rainy days too because I don’t have to worry about getting my hair wet (which will only reactivate the mousse and make it look even better). I just love this stuff!
Tips&Tricks: Flip your hair over when applying any type of hair-styling mousse then scrunch and hold (for as long as possible) for added volume.