And to make things worse, products designed to enhance curl and volume usually leave my hair crunchy, weighed down, or both.
Enter L'Oreal's latest hair care releases. I previously posted about L'Oreal's sulfate and silicone-free EverSleek Reparative Shampoo and Conditioner, which are fabulous and affordable no-poo hair care options. I am still using both the shampoo and conditioner and they continue to do right by my frizz.
|L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse|
On the styling front, my new hair savior is L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse ($5.99). This is a fantastic mousse. It enhances curl formation, cuts frizz down to nothing, and has a long-lasting, crunch-free hold.
I was excited to learn that L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse does not contain alcohol. Alcohol dries out your hair and increases breakage. It can make your hair look nice in the short-term though, and that explains why it is such a common ingredient in frizz-combating hair styling products.
Ingredients-wise, there is one problem with L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse. It contains silicone in the form of cyclopentasiloxane so it is not entirely in accordance with the sulfate and silicone-free Curly Girl Method.
If you are okay with using a little silicone, L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse is guilt-free. Not only can you rest easy knowing that it won't damage your hair with alcohol, L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse is 100% vegan.
My most successful hair care routine goes like this:
1. Scrunch hair with a smooth (not terry cloth!) towel
2. Apply Mark Curl Goddess Styling Creme
3. Spritz with volumizing spray and use curl clips at the root to add lift
4. Hang out until about 75% dry then blow dry with diffuser
5. Add L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse to enhance curl, reduce any frizz caused by blowdrying, and increase hold.
6. Finish off with the diffuser to get the most out of L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse's curl-boosting properties.
Bottom Line: L'Oreal EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse works so well for my hair type. The light texture doesn't weigh my fine hair down or leave it crunchy. Instead, my curls are enhanced into a lovely pattern that lasts for hours. And did I mention that it only costs $6?