Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Light weight and well defining
I used this product on wavy human hair extensions and found it to be just what I needed for a quick hand-scrunching style. I received the product complimentary to try, and really enjoy the light hold and amazing smell.
The only thing preventing me from buying again is how much it dried out my hair extensions. By the end of the day, they were matted and tangled.
I used the product again on my natural curly hair, and while my braid out styles were well defined, the product had the same drying effect.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for sensitive or dry scalps
I took my time testing this mousse to make sure and see what it could do. I've used it about 4 times and I normally wash my hair every 4-5 days. I've also had the chance to test it with different hair products to see if there were any interactions or negative effects. It smells amazing and it is lightweight when you apply it to your hair and roots, it feels refreshing and is true to its name. It's not heavily sea salt scented, which I find some other products to be. The only thing is for my, my scalp is super sensitive to some products. With this one, even tho it seemed to be fine before styling, it caused a buildup of film on my roots and my scalp started to flake really badly. This happened every time I used it and even switching products or using alone. My scalp can get dry during this time of year but this seemed to exasperate it. I also don't think jr did very much to volumize my hair. While I liked it and wish it worked for me, it didn't :( I got this as a complimentary product to test so I ended up giving it to a friend to try who has the exact opposite hair type as me so she will review when she uses it for other results.
Reviewed by 2367 customers BEST mousse !
AngLA from Los Angeles
Absolutely love it. Doesn't make your hair crunchy. Smells fresh and clean. Doesn't weigh down hair it's definitely weightless ! I will continue to buy
great for layering products
ricebean from USA
PROS: this is a great one and done product if you're on the go. It moisturizes, protects against frizz and provides a light hold all in one. No heavy oils or butters so it's specially good if you have fine waves/curls that get weighed down easily. I love to pair this with a curl enhancer for a nice layered hair routine. Non aerosol can so yay for more eco friendly packaging!
CONS: doesn't do much defining which is why I pair it with a curl enhancer when I want those really defined ringlets. The hold is not very strong so if you like that hard cast you get with regular mousse or gel, this is not gonna do much. The best cast I got was when I added it to 80% dry hair and even then it had barely any crunch. I would recommend layering another hold product on top for that extra kick if you're not already moisturizing.
For reference I have mixed race 2c/3a type hair (some fine some medium), medium porosity, medium density, with some grown out highlights, and I live in very dry hot climate.
Bughuul from Virginia Beach
I have 3A/3B curly hair and I hate products that weigh my hair down. I've been searching for a mousse that didn't make my hair crunchy and is lightweight but helps my curls and this is it. I love the scent it smells so good. It helps my curl definition and evenly coats my hair. Definitely will buy again.
works well for 3b/3c curls
rey from x
i definitely wouldn't use this product solo. but after the rest of your routine use some for that extra shine and hold. its great for refreshing too. & love the smell
Kastro from Houston TX
I love the shampoo and conditioner from this line and was excited to try this but I can't get it to work for me. This makes my hair feel so dry no matter how I apply it and does nothing for it. No volume, no hold. And the smell is nothing like the other products in the line.
CathyMS from NEW YORK
This mousse is lightweight. I have fine hair. I love it. I can apply more the next day and my hair doesn't feel weighed down. I use it on damp hair.
Very Meh For Me
CNEW from Phoenix, AZ
Bought this to use on damp hair right out of the shower to provide some volume. It doesn't really do anything for my hair. My hair is super fine and straight and this stuff didn't weigh it down, but also didn't do me any favors in the volume department.
Makes my hair feel disgusting!
Mari from Chicago
I've been trying to make this product work for so long but it's just not for me. It makes my hair feel so weighed down and nasty. I hate my hair when I use this product and I just want to shower and wash it out. I love the Not Your Mother's brand but this one was a miss.
Ash85 from Lake Balboa, CA
This is my new go to mousse. I love how it doesn't make my hair frizzy at all. Does not get hard or stiff. This is my second time buying it. I highly recommend❤️
This stuff is amazing!!!
SBrooke from Virginia
I bought this product on a whim because I was out of leave-in-conditioner and needed a cheaper alternative to what I normally use. This is hands down the best leave in product I have EVER used. It does not weigh my hair down or make it oily. It smooths the frizz, and gives my hair a nice shine while also being light weight! I use this to scrunch my hair, or before I dry My hair to straighten it. It's also perfect for just applying and throwing your hair up in a bun!
The perfect refresh product but can't stand the smell
WavyCurly from Washington D.C.
This is the perfect refresh product. It does exactly what it says. It gives a light hold, prevents frizz, and adds shine. This is not a heavy product and I would not use this as my styler fresh out of the shower. It works best for me refreshing with it on day 2, 3, and so on. Truly the only problem is the smell. It has a strong plastic/chemical smell that's not similar to the shampoo and conditioner from the same line. Not sure if I'll repurchase this or the curl talk refresh foam instead next time.
Perfect for refreshing!
Jessica from Orange County, CA
I finish off my styling with a mousse and it's made a world of difference. This mousse is awesome! It's super lightweight, so it doesn't weigh my fine hair down, and I love the smell. The hold is very light, but that makes it perfect to refresh with!
I hope they never stop making this!
ML from Midwest
I absolutely love this product! I have a lot of fine wavy/curly hair, and I have been struggling and searching for a product that would give me some hold without weighing my hair down or adding crunchiness/stickiness. I also wanted to avoid products with too much glycerin or humectants because it is the air where I leave is either very cold and dry or nasty and humid. Let me tell you, this is IT!
When I get out of the shower, I comb through a small amount of the Gardenia Flower combing cream on very wet hair, focusing on the ends. Then, I scrunch a pretty generous amount of this stuff in all over while enjoying the lovely scent. I pile my hair on top of my head and wrap it in a microfiber turban for about 30 minutes, and then let it air dry the rest of the way. I have gotten beautiful, voluminous ringlets every single time I've used these products. Someone even asked what my hair routine was in line at the grocery store. I love it so much that I just bought a bottle for a friend. Please please PLEASE never stop making this!!
Best product for defining curls
Ltl520 from Novi, Michigan
I switched from ouidad gel because it was so expensive and also contains wheat (I'm allergic). This stuff is great, doesn't make my hair crunchy or weighed down. I have fine curly hair and a lot of heavier products don't work for me. Love this!
You have to wait
Empress Alexia from Long Beach, Ca
When I first applied the product, it was to dry hair. At first it simply looks like you applied water to the hair which is initially frustrating and disappointing. But once the hair air dried the natural waves/curls looked better than before product was applied. And only looked better later into the night/morning. Weightless shine and bouncy waves with NO FRIZZ after walking a mile+ in 57 degrees.
Not for my hair
Debbie from Tampa, FL
I really enjoy Not Your Mother's products so I decided to try this mousse in lieu of the Curl Talk mousse(which I love). Unfortunately, it was money wasted on my part. It worked nicely for a few hours and then my hair started to get frizzy and my curls were getting a little fluffy. For me, this product had little to no hold and I had to "refresh" my hair everyday until wash day while using this, which is not the case with the other mousse I typically use. I will not repurchase this but I will finish off this bottle and use it to "refresh" alongside the Curl Talk mousse that I know works well for me.
Do not purchase this
Mayra from Chicago Illinois
Will not purchase again. Doesn't work, no hold, no shine, flat and dry hair. Not sure why it has good reviews.
My Holy Grail
Wavy Lady from Richmond, VA
I saw this product in a YouTube review after struggling for months to find something to tame my frizzy waves. I live in the South and the humidity here is unbearable on my fine hair. This mousse has been a lifesaver since day one! I use a fair amount of the mousse even though my hair has a tendency to go limp with too much product. It's so light, but perfect for low-porosity ladies. After scrunching the mousse in my hair, I apply a small amount of Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz to add shine and define my waves. Then I do an all-over spray of Amika The Shield Style Extending Spray. Diffuse on low until waves are almost dry. Air dry for a few more minutes, then carefully scrunch out the crunch. Using this mousse all by itself won't give you all-day hold. I imagine the negative reviews on this product are from people who didn't use enough product, have thick hair or didn't layer it with other products. If you have 2A or 2B waves that get weighed down by heavy products, I highly recommended you give this mousse a try.
Andrea from Dallas
Using this product is about the same as putting a absolutely nothing in your hair. I'm surprised there are so many positive reviews. My hair is left soo flat with such sad curls.
Did nothing for my curls...
Danielle from Rochester NY
The only positive I can say about this "mousse" which is actually a foam, is that it doesn't smell horrible. I had such high hopes based on other reviews. I've tried this by itself, layered with gel, after leave-in, etc and it does absolutely nothing for my hair. No definition, no volume, no frizz control, nothing. I have no idea how it works so well for other people. My hair is 2C/3A curls, medium density, high porosity for reference.
Debra from Mission Viejo, Ca
I don't write reviews but I'm trying everything to enhance my curls. When I get discouraged, I come back to NYM. I keep trying to get bigger curls but then I realize that I love my hair best on this product. I'm going to try more in this line.
Ash from Charleston
This stuff is amazing for my fine, thin hair! My hair has more body and my waves are more defined when I use it! I let my hair air dry after working it in, and it doesn't get stringy or crunchy! Highly recommend. The shampoo and conditioner are fantastic as well!
BEST MOUSSE EVER
VivHoney from Coachella
This is my all time favorite mousse!! It smells amazing and it helps give my wavy curly hair some texture. I love that it is more of a watery foam type of product then the usually "whip" type of mousse. Definitely recommend for wavy or wavy curly hair :)
Crystal G. from Chicago, IL
I'm 37 years old, and my hair completely changed texture last year from thick, course, wavy hair to limp, dry, fine, wavy hair, but still a lot of it. I've spent thousands of dollars on DevaCurl/various other products and visited expensive salons to figure out what to do with my hair to NO AVAIL. Then, on a whim, I decided to just try this product seeing how its silicone-free. MY GOD...THERE ARE NO WORDS! It's a life-saver for my new hair texture. I've tried almost every DevaCurl product in the line and found that only sometimes my hair would look decent the day I washed it—-absolutely could not go a second day without washing like I could before my hair changed. Deva products left my hair a sticky/greasy mess the next morning. NYM Weightless mousse changed all that. My hair is beautiful and wavy again EVERYTIME I wash and style it. I use a little VERB surf spray without for just a tad more texture and it's the perfect combo. GUESS WHAT? I can also get 2 more wash-free days outta this no problem!!!!! I'm in love!!! I bought 4 additional bottles. Please, NYM, DO NOT EVER DISCONTINUE THIS!!!!! It would be my worst nightmare at this point.
this is it, the last mousse I'll ever buy
corpsesprinkles from WI
I've tried tons of different brands over the years but this, this is it. this is my one. the search is over. it gives me exactly the amount of lift and texture I want without going crunchy, or flat, or smelling weird. it hydrates instead of dries. doesn't leave a weird residue. and I love the smell. 100% repurchase. (hair is fine, slight wave. dry, dyed/bleached.)