Rated 3.97 out of 5 stars
Mousse is the key to styling my thick, medium-long curly hair. I loved the Kenra Volume Mousse when I was doing the blow-dry and hot-rollers routine (curling irons take too long when you have this much hair), but set it aside when I started rocking my natural curls again. I had gone back to using Tresseme's curly mousse, but they ruined their product last year by changing the light scent that dissipated when dry to a heavy, overpowering, headache-inducing perfume that takes lots of hot water and multiple shampoos to get out. So it was back to the drawing board for me. I've tried several curly-hair products, and found a couple okay ones, but nothing to write home about. I also found more migraine-inducing ones, because for some reason, manufacturers think we want strangers to be able to smell our hair products from miles away (note to manufacturers: We don't. Heavy fragrances are rude and unprofessional and make us -and others- sick.) While cleaning my bathroom shelf, I saw my can of Kenra Mousse and thought, why not? So I tried it on my natural curls for the first time and wowza! My curls are light and fluffy, sexy and defined. There's no crunchy gel feeling, no heavy greasy/oily feeling, the light scent dissipates when dry, and no alcohol to dry my hair out. Next day hair is easy- I mist with water, scruching in additional mousse if needed. I never thought about using this on my natural curls, but I'm so glad I did! My hair looks and feels amazing. Thank you, Kenra!
I have been using Alterna's Bamboo Weightless Whipped Mousse and for a few years and loved it. It was perfect for my fine, thin, hair and gave it non-sticky volume and light/med hold. It came time to order more and I couldn't find it in stock anywhere which leads me to believe it's been discontinued. :( So I began the processing of looking for something comparable and decided to try Kendra Volume Mousse 12. Based on reviews and the product description it sounds like what I was getting with Alterna. WRONG. It is soooo heavy, I only use a small amount because of my hair texture and it feels and looks greasy, no volume at all, and oily the following morning. I am so disappointed, I spent too much for a mousse that doesn't deliver on it's claims.
Mattie from WA
This mousse is not good at all. It first off came out liquidy even tho i shaked it well before. And it made my hair feel like literal straw, and super crunchy. It doesnt hold my hair at all more or less just makes it dry and tangled? Def not the best mousse kenra makes. Will be buying the no.17 instead. This will be a return.
Nancy from chicago IL
This product makes your hair feel like hay. I would not purchase this again.
Lou from New York
Works good on fine hair
Kim from Boise
Product is runny and I do not like the fragrance. Makes my hair feel heavy.
deeguenard from kingsland georgia
I use this with Kenra soothing blowout lotion 14
and my hair stays silky smooth for 7 days plus it has heat protection in it
Adrienne from Rochester, NY
I have purchased this product for years and love it. It's the only brand I will buy. This particular container continues to come out in a liquid rather than the foamy mousse consistency.
Kait M from New Jersey
Has an unpleasant smell.. majority of the time it doesnt even come out a foam its just liquidy. Also not good for fine hair its very thick when it does come out like mousse and not a liquid. Would not recommend.
Janet from St. Augustine Florida
Usually buy the other Kenra mousse but the local store didn't have any in stock
Laura from Burleson Texas
Don't recommend this product. No matter how much I shake the can all I get is sticky white solution. No volume foam
it is to heavy for fine hair.
Linda from ND
This products works well for my hair
Robyn from Houston
It is just a sticky drippy mess , don't waste your money
Karen from Maple grove
This mousse is just okay. Didn't really give my hair much body like my former mouse.
Tina from Grand Jct. CO
Nice hold and works great, smells nice. Makes my curls hold better when I use the curling iron
Kathy from Illinois
I really like the volume this gives my thin, fine hair but I have bought and returned the last 2 cans as it comes out all watery and makes it difficult to apply.
S from Arkansas
I tried it but it just came out in a drippy mess instead of a mousse. I've liked all the other Kenra products. I am so disappointed in this one.
Carol from Asheville NC
Love how this product lifts my hair and adds volume without teasing.
Rosemary from Ocala, Fl
This is a mousse that is heavy and thick. I have naturally wavy pixie hair cut and this product felt heavy and didn't really help my style.
Eri from Utah
It doesn't foam up like it should right out of the bottle. It'll kind of pour into your hand and then puff up. I like the Kenra products and this one works so far.
Drew from Chesapeake VA
I have medium hair not fine not thick… It's colored in the salon once a month and I shampoo twice a week using a very expensive shampoo and conditioner (not Kenra) alternating with the Kenra Platinum Rapid Hydration Mask Rich… I just put in a puff of mousse and dry… This mousse gave great volume and smelled great but after a couple of weeks my hair was SUPER dry and brittle! When I switched to another mousse my hair went back to normal… Nothing in my routine changed at all but adding this mousse so it's very drying… To be honest all the Kenra styling line is not great…
from chads ford, PA
I felt this product coated my hair in a silicone type of way. Didn't like the feel.
Lucy from Ohio
I love all of the Kenra lines! This mouse helps me attain great curls that hold.
Aggie from Wilmington, NC
I use this mousse a couple of times a week, and I love the volume and look it gives my wavy/softly curly hair. I've used it for a couple of years now, and count on it for my "best hair days".
Terri from Inwood, West Virginia
I have been using Kendra Volume Mousse 12 for several years and wouldn't use anything else on my fine, thinning hair. I have found, if I use anything heavier, I get volume but I am unable to get any curl of ability to style. So, bottom line, if you have very fine hair, this very well could be the product for you.
Donna from Cullman, AL
I have used Kenra products for quite a while, but never the mousse. I ordered online, but when it arrived it did not have the consistency of mousse. It was liquid like thick cream. I returned to the store for a replacement, but it was the same.