Humidity (avg): 89%
Dewpoint (avg): 27
Suave Daily Clarifying Conditioner (co-wash)
Ingredients: Water, cetyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, lactic acid, potassium chloride, fragrance, disodium EDTA, PEG-150 distearate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1, 3-diol, tocopheryl acetate, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Conditioner (rinse-out)
Ingredients: Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic Acid (Capric Triglyceride), Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Fragrance (Parfum), Lauryl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed)/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Aspartic Acid, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissima (Avacado) Oil (Organic), Citric Acid, Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Organic)
Salon Grafix Professional Shaping Mousse (Super Hold, 8 out of 10)
Ingredients: Water, polyquaternium-11, isobutane, propane, stearyl alcohol, cetrimonium bromide, cetyl alcohol, polysorbate 20, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, oleth-20, cocamidopropyl betaine, propylene glycol, panthenol, citric acid, wheatgermamidopropyl dimethylamine hydrolized wheat protein, keratin amino acids, lawsonia inermis (henna) extract, linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed extract, hedychium coronarium root extract, aloe barbadensis leave juice, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, glycerin.
Styling method/notes: I haven't used a mousse in months, so I was a little nervous about trying this. But looking at the ingredients, I had pretty high hopes. Lots of things my hair likes - proteins, aloe, and jojoba oil specifically. When I try new things, I like to try them alone to see what they do without other products interacting with it. While the hold was a little too soft, I got nice volume and curl pattern/definition. I did have a little bit of frizz, but it wasn't terrible and my hair felt very light all day. It's been a few days so I'm a little foggy on exactly what I did to style my hair, but with mousse I generally apply it in sections - top, sides, back and then scrunch. Not all that different from how I use my gels and leave-ins. I probably used my Denman prior to scrunching to help detangle and distribute the product. And now for the photos!