Rated 4.13 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review THE HOLY GRAIL MOUSSE FOR CURLY HAIR!
After switching to the curly girl method and changing out my products, I had a hard time leaving my mousse ways behind. I couldn't find anything else that provided the definition and hold that I had come to love from a mousse, but I couldn't find one without all the yucky ingredients. I should have known Shea Moisture would have the answer (especially seeing as how I use their products for EVERYTHING else dealing with my hair). This mousse provides everything I have come to expect from a great mousse, without all the extra gunk that makes us curly girls weighed down and full of residue. I am actually going to be buying two more bottles in the next few days to ensure I never run out. Thank you Shea Moisture for making phenomenal products for people across the curly spectrum (as a mixed girl, it's taken me years to find things that work with my multi-faceted mane; I'm mad I didn't find you guys sooner!)
Most Helpful Critical Review The hold is too soft for me
I have not been a frequent user of mousse in my natural hair journey, but I did find some positives in this product. I completed my natural hair transition in the last three months, and I am appreciating my newfound curl definition. When I received this product, I was interested to see what it would do with my new hair. Recently I switched to dry wash and gos just because they provided the look that I like. I twist my hair and stretch it overnight before I begin styling. After applying my leave in conditioner on to wet hair (Camille Rose Honey), I decided to put the mousse on top. My hair felt soft and moisturized. Once my hair was completely dry I unraveled the twists. While my hair was soft and I had curl definition, the hold was entirely too soft. Here in Georgia that style wouldnt have lasted a day. After feeling the softness and realizing I need a style that lasts longer I applied Eco Styler Black Castor Oil and Flaxseed gel. I was extremely happy with the style after applying the gel and diffusing. With that being said, im not sure that I saw any extra shine or hold that wouldve not been there in the absence of the mousse. If you are a person that likes light products and light hold its great. As a product to layer under your favorite gel, its a go if you want more hold than it can provide by itself.
Reviewed by 142 customers Didn't help at all
Eh from Houston
My hair is still super frizzy and I have to use other products with it to even somewhat get the frizz away
Em from New York
Doesn't work well on my 3b curls. Doesn't give them enough hold and leaves my hair frizzy. Maybe works better on wavy hair.
I love this and will forever use this product. not sticky!
kal from Virginia
perfect for wavy and curly thick hair without sticky byproduct
Super light and NOT sticky!
Cjorgey from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
I have trouble with frizz and this definitely helps tame.
Sydney from undisclosed
I hate writing bad reviews but I'm really disappointed in this line of products. So many of their better products have been discontinued yet, this line is still around. Firstly, it smells disgusting! It's sickly sweet like rotting fruit. And it stinks up every room. My coworkers complained about how potent it was and I don't blame them. I don't understand why anyone would want to smell like this. And this seems to be the line mostly found in stores. While some of the products work well, this one does NOT! It does nothing, little better than water. I've been using Shea Moisture for years but I'm looking to switch brands now.
Dried out my curls
Mala15 from Chicago Illinois
I'm a fan of this brand I thought I would give this a try but it made my hair crunchy and dry. Had to return it. I'll stick with my creams to keep my curls hydrated and bouncy.
Love, love, love
LES from Aurora
It took me a long time to get on the mousse train but this product has made me a believer and there's no going back. I tend to use this when I need my hair to dry quickly because even though I have shoulder length thin, fine, 3c hair, it still takes hours to air dry. This product cuts down drying time by half and produces incredible definition and hold.
Great performance on curly hair !
Jude from Hamburg NY
Use it after shower or to tame down frizz when styling my hair
LOVE for my frizzy curls!
Liz from Forney, Texas
I use this for my loose curly hair. I LOVE it. It smells good and makes my hair softer than ever!
presley from Birmingham AL
my hair is in between curly and wavy and this is GAME CHANGING. my frizz is 10x better and my curls are way more defined. i'm on my 4th or 5th bottle now and i will continue buying!!!!
Very satisfied from Akron, Ohio
I use this mousse for greater curl definition on African American 4C hair. Apply mousse & use circular hand motion to create cute curly Afro. No lingering smell. Long lasting effect. For those with low porosity, add oil before mousse.
Katiebug from Conyers, Ga
This is my new favorite mousse. No crunchy curls and not sticky. Very light sent and light on the hair. My hair right now is damaged but this does help with the frizz from previous damage.
Effective without being crunchy or grimy feeing!
Jlsullivan30 from undisclosed
Still learning what the right amount for my hair is but I love it! Smells wonderful and holds my hair in its natural curl rather than half just falling flat!
Haven't noticed a difference
Amy from California
I didn't expect this to magically make my hair really, really wavy (I have 2A to 2B hair) but it doesn't even hold those at all. I used the scrunching method while my hair was still damp from air drying.
Zoe from Ohio
It gets rid of frizz but it doesn't hold forever, only a couple hours but still a very good prodect
Sav from Minnesota
Ever since Hask discontinued their Curly Sculpting Spary. I've been trying to find a replacement. I found this thinking it would be good since I've loved SheaMoisture's other products. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. This stuff makes my hair SUPER frizzy. It doesn't make my hair curly, not even a little wavy. It also doesn't even remotely make my hair soft.
I know everyone's hair is different; but this product was a huge disappointment.
I Like This Product for a Day Without a Lot of Fuss
Kath from Evans, GA
The product lasts a long time, even with my long hair. I use about 10 pumps to really cover all my hair, and you can barely tell that it's been used. It converts to foam and the foam goes a long way. Smells great and leaves hair soft, not crunchy.
Isabella from Phoenix
I have naturally curly hair and it not the best on volume because that is what a mousse is supposed to do, but when I put my hair in braid it works out better.
nikitaarajj from undisclosed
This product smells so good. It tamed frizz amazingly well and doesn't leave any cast but actually holds my waves. It's a very effective product and is lightweight. I would buy again but it doesn't look like i'm running out any time soon so.
Best Braid Out Ever!!!
stylesbykiamonee from undisclosed
I absolutely love the definition and shine I got with the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Mousse. My hair was soft and it had great definition. [product:shea-moisture-coconut-&-hibiscus-frizz-free-curl-mousse]
Great refreshing product!
bunmi15 from undisclosed
Im always wary of using mousses because they are typically drying, a big no-no for type 4 curlies. However, this product thoroughly surprised me! I needed to style my hair, which was dry, and did not want to use water to wet my hair. I took a gamble on this and my hair was moisturizer and easy to detangle, plus my dry curls plumped with moisture. As an added bonus, this product smells just as good as the other Shea Moisture coconut hibiscus products!
Love this brand
tweetylrm from undisclosed
I have always loved this brand, but now I have a reason to love it more. This mousse was amazing on my hair. It made it super soft and manageable I don't usually use this type of product but I may have to change my thoughts on that. For this price and Shea Moisture's reputation, I will be getting this again.
Best mousse ever
zaakeylia_tiombe from undisclosed
This mousse is amazing. I used it on my extensions and it defined the curls. The hair was really big and frizzy and this mousse tamed it down very well. It definitely made a difference. I will be purchasing
Good for Rod/Roller Sets
crysteamer from undisclosed
This curl mousse is good for a rod and roller set but it didnt work well when I used it for a wash & go. Which Im not surprised by. I like that it didnt leave my hair hard and sticky. I will continue to use it for my rod sets. It smells AMAZING!! Thanks @Influenster for allowing me to try this. #Influenster
Best Overall Product for My Wavy Hair
Wavy Girl from Connecticut
I have been using this product for 3+ years and it is the best overall product for my 2b/c wavy hair. I recently adopted a better routine for my hair -- I prefer the natural look of it, but I realized about a year ago that I didn't really know how to manage it without sheer luck! Before I had a whole routine, this product (and another light leave-in conditioner from a brand I can't remember) was the only styling product I used! I find that a lot of Shea Moisture products are too greasy for my hair, but this is very weightless and adds great volume + definition to my hair whether I apply it during my post-shower routine or by itself for a quick pick-me-up! I also highly recommend Carol's Daughter Hair Milk if you have similar hair to mine.