I haven't been actually able to use it solely. I have stick straight hair and usually, when I curl my hair, I apply this mousse prior to curling and then after I've curled everything, I also put on some hair spray.
Today, however, I tried this product to test if it would be able to hold a curl if I use this product alone, with no aid from hair spray and heat! Yes, you read that right. No heat. I basically parted my hair in two and kind of french braided my hair (with just two strands). It's more of a twist. But anyway, this is a great no heat curling technique. If you leave it on for a couple of hours, even without any product, your hair would curl.
I tried placing the mousse before twisting everything and I just let it stay put for about 2 hours before I untwisted my hair. To my disappointment, it did not hold the curls.
I had this messy beachy type of curl at first but it was minimal, if not unnoticeable. Also, it went back to being straight after a few minutes. That's just so... sad, right? It works fine with heat though so I guess I did not totally waste my money on this.
It's just that after some pondering, I feel that this product is NOT WORTH IT.
Anyway, on to the pros and cons.
- Not sticky
- Retains hair's softness
- Only good if paired with a hair spray
- Cannot hold a curl for long
- Needs heat to hold a curl/wave