We never like what we have, and what we do not have attracts us the most! I have naturally straight hair and I am bored with the look. I always like wavy or curly hair more. I bought this Garnier Fructis Style I Love My Curls Perfecting Mousse with lots of expectations, but it fails to stand true to its claims. Read more in the review.
5 Actions: Hair feels nourished, Soft, Shiny, Protected from frizz, Up to 24H hold.
INR 950 for 200ml (I got it at a discount price)
My Experience with Garnier Fructis Style I Love My Curls Perfecting Mousse:
I was literally so excited about this product. I had been searching for a good curling mousse for my extremely straight hair as I don’t prefer heated tools for my hair. Garnier I love my curls comes in a long, 200ml tin bottle in green color. The packaging looks nice, and is also travel friendly. All the details are printed on the bottle. The bottle has a pump attached to it; you have to press the pump and the mousse comes out from the upper side. The pump is easy to use and nice; the cap, though, is flimsy. Also, mine one is a little cracked. Otherwise the packaging is nice.
You need to shake the bottle before pumping it. The mousse is very fine and foamy in texture that’s smooth too. This lightweight mousse spreads easily on hair. It has a nice smell that doesn’t bother at all. I need to takes 2 or 3 pumps of the product to massage on my damp hair. And then, I scrunch my hair until curls or waves get created. It takes time to create good waves on my hair. After I get the desired hairstyle, I let my hair dry naturally, else it can be blow dried too.
It doesn’t make my hair sticky or dull. It has soft and smooth finish. I never feel any dryness after using this. It doesn’t make my hair crunchy like the others hair products. So this is a good thing about this hair product, but as I have straight hair, it is quite difficult to create curls with this mousse. I need to scrunch A LOT and still I am not satisfied with the results. In fact, it doesn’t create any curls on my hair, it just makes them little wavy. I always love to use this after taking a bath, when my hair is wet.
So in my opinion, it doesn’t work well on straight hair. It claims that it has a holding power 4, but I do not agree after looking at its performance. It claims that it can hold curls up to 24 hours, but even my waves don’t stay for more than 8 hours, and for that also I need to use a hairspray. It is just a defining mousse for girls who already have a wavy or curly hair. It comes with high claims, like it can make your hair nourished, soft and shiny, and that it will protect your hair from frizz. I feel it makes hair soft and also adds some shine, but it doesn’t control frizz. It makes it quite difficult to brush out my hair, but honestly it has not dried out or damaged my hair.
This product is actually for people who already have nice curls and waves. It can nicely define their curls (or waves) without making their hair dry. It doesn’t work properly if you have straight hair, like me. This mousse did nothing to my hair, in fact. I like to use this mousse when I try some heatless curls technique. Like, I applied this mousse onto my damp hair and made multiple braids. After 4 – 5 hours, my hair looked curly. Then I applied some holding spray. This technique helps me to get better waves and curls, otherwise this product doesn’t work on my straight hair.
Pros of Garnier Fructis Style I Love My Curls Perfecting Mousse:
• Nice, sturdy packaging except the flimsy cap
• Mousse in fine and foamy in texture
• Non sticky
• Makes hair soft and adds some shine also
• Never makes hair dry or crunchy
• Can define curls, provided you already have a wavy and curly hair
• Stay for 8 hrs nicely
Cons of Garnier Fructis Style I Love My Curls Perfecting Mousse:
• Availability is an issue in India
• Not true to its claims
• Can’t create curls on straight hair; it just makes straight hair a little wavy
• Doesn’t control frizz, as it claims
• Can’t hold my hairstyle for long
Would I Recommend Garnier Fructis Style I Love My Curls Perfecting Mousse?
No, this is not for my hair. It just doesn’t work on straight hair.
Would I Repurchase Garnier Fructis Style I Love My Curls Perfecting Mousse?
If you have natural curls or weaves, then give it a try to add more definition. It can define your natural curls nicely, and can make them soft also, but don’t expect any holding power from this product. If you have straight hair, you must skip this product.
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