Product Review: Toni & Guy Glamour Spritz & Shine liquid mousse

I’ve always been very hesitant to try mousse.  The very word ‘mousse’ conjures up images of crunchy, overstyled 90’s hair in my mind.  So when Toni & Guy sent me a can of their new Glamour Spritz and Shine mousse to review, I was a little wary.

I’m not the kind of girl who shies away from trying something new.  So, I put my reservations firmly to the back of my mind, rolled up my sleeves and set to work.  I played around using the mousse on both wet and dry hair, trying different styles.  While I was fooling about, something amazing happened:

I fell in love.

This mousse is the perfect styling product for long, fine hair.  It’s lightweight texture grabs the hair and holds it tight without dragging it down and giving you that ‘flat-out’ look.  The mousse gave my hair brilliant, bouncing volume without a trace of crunchiness or stiffness.

I was a little perplexed when the mousse first came out of the can.  I expected a puffy, fluffy whipped-cream-like substance.  What squirted out of the can was a liquid.  However, when it was exposed to air, the liquid quickly foamed into the mousse I’d been expecting.  It should be noted that the mousse almost triples in size when it puffs up, so it’s easy to squeeze too much out of the can.  Start by just spraying a little into your hand and then get some more if you need it.  The up-side of this is that a little goes a long way, so one can should last a good long while.

I started out playing with the mousse on dry hair.  I used an amount about the size of a golf ball and scrunched it into dry hair.  What I wound up with was a head full of loose, messy, hippie-queen waves.  I was so excited because this is a dream style of mine that I’ve been trying to perfect for years.  It turns out that the key ingredient was this lightweight mousse.

I also used the mousse on wet hair to create pin-curls.  I found it sank into the hair really quickly, and didn’t give my hair that sticky feeling that my usual setting lotion does.  It made my hair really manageable and I did my pin-curl set in record time.  The curls also dried a lot faster than normal.  When I took the set out, I had a beautiful head of long, glossy ringlets.  The curls looked really soft and natural, and the mousse didn’t leave any visible residue on the hair.  My curls lasted all day, without frizzing or losing their bounce.

The mousse was really easy to brush out too.  When I brushed out my curls the next day, I was left with shiny, glossy waves.  My hair felt soft and silky, not dried-out the way it sometimes feels after a wet set.

This particular mousse does have a scent, but I didn’t find it at all unpleasant.  It reminded me of luxurious salon shampoo.  The scent didn’t linger for long after styling.

If you’ve got long, fine or limp hair that you want to add a bit of oomph to, I would highly recommend this product.  It’s perfect for creating casual or formal hairstyles and it’s so easy to use.  It leaves your hair so soft and doesn’t look crunchy or stiff.  It’s a winner in my book.

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