Kenra has introduced a new product to help "texturize" the layers in your hair. Our sales rep for the salon I work at, gave us all a sample of it. I always like to take samples home to try on myself, because I feel it helps me give clients a more personal view of the product if they show an interest in it.
My hair is slightly wavy and layered, and when I don't straighten it, the wave is sort of frizzy. I hoped the Kenra Mousse-Wax would make the wave look smoother, and bring out the texture of the layers. To start, you need to shake the can, similar to a can of mousse. It was a little disturbing that it sounded like a can of spray paint, with a marble rattling around inside the can! I pushed the nozzle, and sprayed a golf ball sized 'puff' into my palm. The directions say to emulsify it into your hands, and apply it to the hair. It can be applied to damp or dry hair; I chose dry. Although it looks like mousse, it feels waxy. I didn't want to end up looking like I had greasy hair, so I tried to keep the product mostly on the ends of the hair shaft. I never used a brush, or comb; only my fingers to work the product through.
The end result was smoother waves, and lots of texture. It added shine, but the hair feels a bit waxy. There is a small amount of hold, but not stiff like a gel, or regular mousse. I like the way it made my hair look, however, it's a messier look than when I straighten my hair. I'd say it's good alternative for the days you don't want to flat-iron your hair.
If you want shine, texture, and a little bit of hold, you'll like the Kenra Mousse-Wax. If you don't like the feel of 'stuff' in your hair, you won't like it. I also wouldn't recommend it for hair without layering.