My review for this item is similar to my review for the Got 2 Be Smooth Operator Mousse.
I have fine curly hair and whenever I use this product, the results are pretty much non existent and then my hair gets frizzy regardless of humidity or activity. It has no hold. I won't buy it again.
Overall, I can't seem to find why I used this product so long.
-easy to use
-made my hair crunchy (no matter how much I used)
-didn't help too much with frizz
-didn't really make my hair shiny
This is a great, inexpensive mousse that I used to add definition and hold to my wavy/curly hair. It works in terms of hold and definition, but there are a couple reasons I won't buy again.
1.) After applying it to damp hair and letting it air-dry, my hair would still be left feeling sticky and, by the end of the day, almost slick to the touch.
2.) The smell is chemical and overpowering, and doesn't wear off during the day. I would put it on in the morning and hope the smell would fade eventually, but by the afternoon it was still as smelly as before.
3.) Unless I made a cocktail by adding a leave-in conditioner or jojoba oil to the mousse, my hair would feel dry and somewhat stringy.
Overall, this IS an effective product, but I don't feel like dealing with the aforementioned side effects anymore.
This is apparently great on thick hair, but not so good on my fine, naturally curly hair. I just could not get it to work, and tried every way I knew how.
I absolutely love this mousse. I have medium length, medium thick, wavy hair, which often gets frizzy. This mousse keeps frizz under control and makes my curls defined. A friend commented that my hair looked really nice, not at all frizzy. I guess you have to put the right amount (not too much), some people complained about stickiness.
I cannot believe how much time this "mousse" has saved my styling routine! I have naturally very thick and curly hair. My curls are "S" shaped and very frizzy and unruly. Until this product, I have resorted to blow drying and flat ironing every day for the last 17 years. Now, all I do is hop out of the shower, detangle with argan oil and apply 2 golf-ball sized globs of Captivating Curls mousse. I let it air dry into the most beautiful and frizz-free curls I have ever had. Normally, air-drying is out of the question because my thick hair gets way too fluffy and frizzy...even with gel or other products. The best part is that my hair is still soft (not stiff!) and my curls are uniformly defined. Great stuff, Suave!
I may have found my HG styler. I have naturally thick and curly hair, and my hair loves this stuff! The texture is rather thick for a mousse, which I like a lot. I saw the overwhelming amount of positive reviews and had to try it...now I'm a believer. It did exactly what it claims to do--it left my hair shiny, soft, AND touchable. No crunch! And it's dirt cheap, so why not give it a try? :)
This product is AMAZING.
I have coarse, THICK, wavy/curly (2c) hair. When other people say that they do too, I usually laugh, because my hair is more difficult than probably anyone's that I've ever known. Stylists will always groan at my hair when I go in for a hair appointment ("Oh... your hair is so... thick...).
My battle with my hair has been a life-long war. I've done Japanese straightening multiple times, Brazilian blow-outs, etc. I've chopped my hair off and pulled it back into buns/pony tails. Most recently, I've started getting Deva hair cuts and learned how to scrunch my hair with Deva Arc Angel gel, which I thought was the ish because it defined my waves and de-frizzed them, even though it left them crunchy.
Then I found this mousse, and I was so sure that it wasn't going to work for me because 1) I've had bad experiences with mousse in the past and 2) thought that Suave = cheap = poor quality. However, the first time that I used it I was FLOORED. This stuff blows Deva's Arc Angel and Ouidad's gel out of the water! Both of those left a weird, crispy look to my hair that I always hated, but this mousse provides wonderful definition, moisture (and no frizz), and a gorgeous, natural texture to my hair. I've been stopped on the street and in my office so many times by people who wanted to tell me that they were jealous of my hair, that they thought I looked like a Hawaiian girl out of a brochure, etc. I've never been so complimented on my hair in my life!
Also, I think the smell is very subtle and clean. Last night my boyfriend came up and hugged me from behind, and said that my hair smelled soooo good. I was surprised, since it had been something like 15 hours since I washed and styled it (and there were no other products in it besides this mousse). He also loves this mousse because he can touch my hair and it feels like hair, not like plastic!
This stuff is a godsend, and at roughly $3 a bottle, it's pretty much the perfect hair product. I always make sure I have a stock of at least three bottles in my closet at all times. TRY IT, there's nothing to lose!
If Suave ever discontinues this mousse, I don't even know what I'll do. This is my HG mousse! I used to have very curly hair and then straightened my hair every day for a year. When I tried to go back to curly, I noticed my hair wasn't as curly as before and was very damaged. As I let my hair go back to normal, I discovered this mousse. It really defines my curls and holds them all day, even if I lay down to nap or whatever. Plus it doesn't make them crunchy at all!
I tried the Panteen version of this and it doesn't even compare! Don't waste your money on that and try this one! You can find it at most places for like $3