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  1. Your authenticity and vulnerability make your blog so relatable.

  2. Such a helpful review, thank you! I have only tried Giovanni so far. I would really love to try out Bouclème Super Volumising Foam, you really sold it in your review 😀

  3. Kelly Gray says:

    This was amazingly informative. Thank you foe breaking each one down for us!

  4. I would love to try the Innersence I create lift foam! I bought their conditioner and hair mask based on your blog and I absolutely them.

  5. The Bouclème Super Volumising Foam sounds amazing! I tend to go for more definition on wash day, and it being good for refreshing makes it a more versatile product!

  6. Catherine says:

    I’m just getting back into wearing my hair curly again after around 2 years off the bandwagon (new addition to the family) and I have some work to do. Not as much as last time though because I have taken much better care of my hair and use all the old favourites. The Pantene Pro V mousse was my holy grail and I will miss it. I now need a replacement product and I think I would try the Flora and Curl foam first because I use their cleanser and I love it

  7. Great post! I’d love to try the Boucleme foam!

  8. Great Blog! Curious if you still prefer mousses over foams, or are these foams an equal replacement? I’ve started using the herbal essence mousse recently and it’s ok. I would like to try one of the foams, I would love to try the flora and curl or the Boucleme. Thank you!

  9. Deirdre O'Mahony says:

    I would love to try the Curlsmith Bouncy Strength Volume Foam as my hair loves protein and leans towards over-moisture. I really enjoyed this blog post!

  10. Siobhain Lavin Barrett says:

    Fantastic blog post as usua, thank you.
    I’d love to try the Boucleme foam, I absolutely love love the Boucleme super styler and will never be without it!!!

    I’m currently using the Flora and Curl foam and really like it but I’m definitely looking for more definition.

  11. Thank you what a great post! I’m a foam queen so I already have the curlsmith (love!) and the innersense (getting used to) in my rotation (thanks to your posts) but I’d love to try the flora and curl OR the Boucleme. You’d have to choose for me!

  12. Helen moore says:

    Great post as always. I’d love to try the Boucleme. I don’t have anything from this range yet so would be a great place to start.

  13. Rebecca Pizarro says:

    I’ve been waiting for a post like this! Thank you. I’ve actually tried the Curlsmith foam and agree it’s drying with continued use. I’m also very smell sensitive and while my hair needs protein, I can’t with the smell. I will say it doesn’t linger too much but still don’t prefer it.

    I’m on my way to purchase a foam from innersense – torn between Volume and Definition – because I’m going to purchase their refill colour radiance conditioner and I want to get free shipping. Yay!

    Of all the brands, if I’m so lucky to get picked….I’d love to try Boucleme. It’s the only one I haven’t bought anything from!

  14. Colleen C says:

    I would love to try the innersense foam

  15. Emily Werger says:

    Oh my goodness. I can’t decide between the boucleme and inner sense! I want to try all of them! My sister uses the Giovanni and it works fabulous for her hair but I have a totally different hair texture than her. I suspect it would be too lightweight for me? Who knows. I’ll have to borrow hers at some point!

  16. I would love to try the Flora & Curl foam! My hair would love the extra moisture. Thanks for the great information!

  17. Valerie Rosenson says:

    I just started using foams, and would love to see what works for me.

  18. Zane Beitere-Šeļegovska says:

    Thank you, so useful.
    I want to win Boucleme foam. For definition you mentioned. And for reason I am not familiar with this brand yet.
    I love Curlsmith products, but I am not blown away by their foam. And I can agree about Flora and curl, I love the hydration it gives, but I am that one with soft hair, so I am still trying to find with what to pair it

  19. Angie Carson says:

    I’m so torn! The Flora & Curl foam appeals to me, because I feel like my hair has gotten much drier post-menopause, and I love the shine and definition it gave your curls. The Boucleme one looks amazing, too. Do either contain shea? I’ve discovered I react to shea butter and have to carefully read ingredients to avoid it, because it seems to be in EVERYTHING!

  20. Kathy Kucemba says:

    This was super helpful, as I’m needing to find something to replace my beloved Joico Joiwip as the formula has changed! I have no trouble getting volume but definition is sometimes a challenge, so I think the Boucleme foam might be one I’d like to try. I’ve not had an opportunity to try any of their products so this would be a good one to start with!

  21. Thanks to our Curl Clinic, I have been rediscovering foams since I put them away in the 90s! I recently tried the Innersense I Create Definition foam after reading your blog on the line and would loooove to give the I Create Lift volumizing foam a go after seeing how you’ve combined it with their other styling products! Thanks as always for all the info! xx

  22. What a great post! I’ve tried the Innersense and Curlsmith foams and now understand why I wasn’t completely satisfied with the results! I’m transitioning to my natural gray hair, so I’m finding I need to experiment and change up my routine to see what works. I think I’d like to try the Boucleme foam because of your description. I think it would be the sweet spot between protein and moisture as I continue to experiment. Thanks for taking the time to try all the brands and share your experience. Very helpful!

  23. Renee Day says:

    What a great post! I’ve tried the Innersense and Curlsmith foams and now understand why I wasn’t completely satisfied with the results! I’m transitioning to my natural gray hair, so I’m finding I need to experiment and change up my routine to see what works. I think I’d like to try the Boucleme foam because of your description. I think it would be the sweet spot between protein and moisture as I continue to experiment. Thanks for taking the time to try all the brands and share your experience. Very helpful!

  24. Ger Vallely says:

    Root lift and volume has become an increasing issue for me as I age. It’s something I used take for granted but being peri menopausal I find my hair changing and I have certainly lost volume. The Innersense Foam sounds like the perfect product to help with this issue. I use root clipping, washing and sometimes styling upside down but it still never gives the result I would like and used have. Thanks for the detailed information as always.

  25. Maureen Hurst says:

    I would love to try the Giovanni foam, as your description seems to describe my hair type – fine, soft, fluffy – perfectly. So many product weigh down my hair, so this sounds ideal.

  26. Archie The Wonder Dog says:

    The difference in your curls with each foam is really helpful to see – it shows that the brand as well of type of styling product is important as they’re not all basically the same. I’ve tried the Giovanni foam and wasn’t a fan, it made my hair feel a bit ‘odd’. I would love to try the Bouclème Super Volumising Foam, partly because I’ve never had shiny hair unless it’s been straightened so I’d love to see if I could have shiny curls like yours in that photo. Thank you for a really useful post.

    P.S. I’ve been meaning to say for a few posts that I find the lack of left-hand margin on your blog makes it more difficult to read as I keep thinking that some of the text has dropped off the edge of the screen. It changed a few weeks ago and I thought it was to do with my browser/device but I haven’t noticed it on any other blogs so now I’m wondering if a setting has changed without you realising? Of course, if it was a deliberate change, please ignore me!

  27. Angela Dahorea says:

    I would love to try Flora&Curl foam. the photos look amazing

  28. This explains so much! I have 3 out of the 5 foams and I now understand why I can’t consistently use the Flora & Curl one. It does give great definition and slip for brush styling, but it’s not always the best course choice when my hair doesn’t need the moisture. I already alternate it with the Curlsmith and Giovanni foam, but I now have a much better understanding of why! Thanks a lot Gabriella! I would love to win the Boucleme foam to see if that is one I can use consistently.

  29. Thanks for the post. I’ve never tried a foam before but would love to try the Flora and Curl or the Giovanni x

  30. I would love to try the Curlsmith foam or the Flora and Curl foam. I have been trying to find a product that works as well on my curls to provide the amount of definition I am used to since Herbal Essences discontinued their mousse and think one of these could work very well because of their protein content. Thank you so much for providing these reviews and the pictures of your results, so helpful!!!

  31. Wow! I LOVE the Flora & Curl results in your pics!! Amazing! Those results are what I dream my curls will look like one day. The definition, hydration, shine… it’s perfection. My hair needs protein, and that’s the only think I’m sure of. The rest is still very confusing to me. My curls don’t wanna hold, the weight pulls them down by the end of my wash day, so I need something with a strong hold. Wondering if the Flora & Curl foam paired with Trelux gel would be a good combo for my fine, high density hair…? Would love to win the Flora & Curl to test out. 🙂 xx

  32. I was meaning to try the Innersence I Create Lift foam and bought the definition by mistake. Now I think I definitely need to get the lift to try them as a combo.

  33. The Giiovanni foam glhas been out of stock, been trying to get it! Would love to try the boucleme one!

  34. Rosaleen mcelhatton says:

    I would love to win the new boucleme volumising foam as i use their range and it seems to suit my hair well. It sounds like a game changer and hopefully add more volume and definition which i often need.

  35. Love this post! I’d love to try the Innersense I Create Lift because root volume is my biggest struggle. Thanks for all your awesome content Gabriella!

  36. Annette Moloney says:

    I would love to win the Flora and Curl Volumizing Foam, curly hair is new for me (post chemo). I have lovely bouncy corkscrew curls at the back of my head but the hair on the sides of my head is frizzy and fluffy and lacks any definition, it just sticks out and the hair on top of my head is wavy but kind of floppy.
    Thanks for the reviews, they are really helpful when I am a bit bewildered by curly hair products.

  37. Marie Gwin says:

    I would love to try the Curlsmith Bouncey Strength Volume Foam! My hair loves lots of protein and moisture! It’s like to try this alone, first. If it was too drying, I’d add a good moisture cream underneath. I haven’t tried a foam, yet. I usually use gel, even though I’d probably do better with a foam. My hair is really long, fairly fine, and easily weighed down. I’m so glad that I was turned onto you, recently. Your hair is so much closer to mine than most of the other great curly haired gals that I follow for tips. Thank you for sharing such helpful information!

  38. I’d love to try the Bouclème! I have quite medium hair that has no issues holding moisture and could benefit from a little extra protein. Based on your description, it sounds like a great one for me to try.

  39. I’ve been DYING to try the Innersense or Flora & Curl foams! Still haven’t found the perfect foam for me.

  40. I’d love to win the boucleme foam. Love their super hold styler and am running out of Pantene mousse and have never tried a foam before!

  41. Breege Clarke says:

    What about curly co. I do like their products. Willing to try your recommendations too.

  42. I love you product comparison posts. Thank you so much for these! I have the Flora & Curl foam and so find it to be a bit too moisturizing for my super fine hair. I’d love to win the Curlsmith foam because my hair needs ALL the protein. Giovanni gel is my absolute favorite though, so maybe I need to try the foam too . Thanks again for another fantastic post. (And the color- coordinated outfits make my hearts happy as well )

  43. This is a great post because I have fine hair and foams are my jam. Thanks so much for all the work you put into this blog. So much gold in these posts and for free. Amazing.
    I would love to try the boucleme one as I t’s the most difficult for me to find where I live.

  44. The flora and curl foam gives you such lovely curl clumps – would love to give that one a try as my curls can get a little stringy! Thank you as always for your wonderfully detailed reviews, it can get quite overwhelming when there are so many products on the market, as well as having your great discount codes to help keep things more affordable x

  45. Lisa Bedker-Madsen says:

    I had no idea there were so many foam options. I’ve never had much luck with mousse or foam so I don’t try them. The Flora & Curl Foam sounds like it might be the one for me and I hope to try it ❤️

  46. Lara Dean says:

    Fantastic post 🙂 All new to embracing my waves, and I’d love to try the Bouclème. Thank you so much for your advice and tips x

    1. Wonderful blog post. Perfect amount of information on each product. Bouclème seems like the best overall foam and I’ve heard great reviews on it. Flora & Curl would be my second choice. Thank you for all that you do!! I’ve learned so much. ❤️

  47. I’d like to try the Boucleme Super Volumising Foam. And thank you for another blog post! Your descriptions are so helpful!

  48. Such great info in this post, I particularly like the photos of your results from using each different foam. I’m torn between the Boucleme and the Curlsmith, with a slight lean towards the latter, maybe.

  49. I’d love to try the Boucleme. I’ve tried the Flora & Curl & it’s nice but like you said, a bit too hydrating for my hair.

  50. Sarah McDonagh says:

    I’d love to try the Bouclème Super Volumising Foam for my extremely curly, thick and frizzy hair! thank you

  51. I love the Innersense foam for giving my hair volume! I would like to try the Flora and Curl foam since I’ve recently discovered how well their products work in my hair!

  52. I’d love to try the Flora & Curl foam as my hair loves hydrating products!

  53. I would love to try the Boucleme foam! It sounds like it would be perfect for my hair! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  54. Cheryl Millar says:

    I can’t live without the Flora & Curl foam. Without it I’d be back to blow drying my hair straight again. Excellent article. I’ll have to give some others a try. X

  55. I agree with the Curlsmith being a bit drying. I was chalking it up to it being wintertime and my long hair tending to be drier but now realize it was probably the Curlsmith…when Id switch to Shea Moisture foam, it seemed to help. I’m sure my hair was probably screaming for the moisture and I just didn’t realize where the dryness was coming from!! I’d love to try the Boucleme!

  56. Hannah Wragg says:

    I am so excited for this blog post because my hair loves a foam! I would love to win the Boucleme Super Volumising Foam because my hair has really been struggling since I had a baby five months ago and I have suffered quite badly with postnatal hair loss. I feel I have fallen out of love with my hair a little and need something new to help give it some much needed attention!

  57. Deirdre Murphy says:

    Great Post! Would love to try the boucleme foam!

  58. Kellie Lynne Waterman says:

    I would love to try the boucleme foam. I’ve been wanted to boucleme products for a while but I’ve been afraid to pull the trigger because they are kind of pricey.

  59. Holly Gallagher says:

    The Curlsmith Bouncy Strength Volume Foam sounds perfect for my hair. It’s hold up in Florida humidity would be interesting to check out too.

  60. Claire Hammett says:

    Fabulous, detailed blog as always..
    I’m finding just now alot of products are drying in my hair so tempted to try the innersense foam..just cannot get on with Flora and curl products.

    1. Great post & thanks so much for all the suggestions of what to pair each foam with. I get lost with all the various combos one can use! I would love to try the new boucleme foam. I love the flora & curl one, I use that one a lot before my gel.

  61. Lucy Rice says:

    I’d love to try the Boucleme, I’m sold on your description!

  62. Jennie Hawes says:

    I would love to try the Flora & Curl curl volumizing foam. I like foams and my hair craves moisture!

  63. zlata berman says:

    Not a foam question, but one about Innersence product. I recently purchased I Create Volume and find that on its own, it’s not enough to hold my curl and the definition is very loose, even paired w a gel. Do you think I need to add I Create Lift into the mix or this may just not be the product for me.

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hey, the clue is in the name: I Create Volume. It’s not very defining and it doesn’t have a lot of hold. Some, of both, but it’s primarily a volumizing serum. I find it works best when I combine it with a mousse or foam a gel. So 3 styling products in total. Totally not necessary to have 3 styling products, but that’s the best way I’ve found to use it. I hope that helps, if not check out the Innersense Review which includes that product.

  64. Melissa Harding says:

    I’d love to try the boucleme foam as I love their super hold styler and always looking for more definition tooo 🙂

    1. Tina Smith says:

      I would love to win the flora & flora foam. I love bouncy curls!

  65. I’d love to win the Innersense since I have lost some hair density and would love to find a lighter styler to help with fullness and volume!

    1. Fab post, really informative. Thank you.
      I’d love to try the Innersense I Create Lift foam as I keep seeing amazing results from various curlies and I fear FOMO will kick in soon if I don’t .

    2. Rasha Kaki says:

      I would love to try the boucleme foam, new to using foams the curlsmith one didn’t do it for me and I have just purchased the Giovanni.