I've replaced it, curiously, with a gel. Yes, a gel! I've never bought a gel before. Never really thought it was a useful product for long haired girls, only really there for short-haired boys. But I'd heard on a few curly-hair boards that gel can be a great way to get the level of hold that provides well defined frizz-less curls; in the spirit of experimentation I've purchased L'Oreal Mineral Control Invisi'Gel. Apparently it won't build up in the hair and contains minerals "to care for" the hair.
A little bit (very little, a blob about the size of a 5p piece for my head of thick, below-shoulder-length hair) distributed evenly through the hair and scrunched in leaves my hair well defined and only slightly crunchy - and that can easily be scrunched out.
|Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam:||£6.60 for 200ml|
|L'Oreal Invisi'Gel:||£3.42 for 150ml|
£3.18 doesn't look like a large saving, but comparing the amount of gel I used in one go to the amount of mousse I used to use, I suspect that the gel will last much longer. Also, the gel is much easier to get hold of - available at Boots, Tesco, Waitrose... Assuming my hair still looks clean and lovely for the next couple of days, I'll be pleased with this swap too.