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Finding the best mousse for wavy hair has never been easier

Struggling to find the right mousse for wavy hair? Then get ready to say hello to your new BFF!  

When you mention hair mousse to most people, they often think of crunchy, wet-look styles rocked in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Well, we’re here to break that stereotype and prove to you just how fantastic and necessary hair mouse is with our guide to the best mousse for wavy hair.

Before you switch off, hear us out. This nifty product offers a multitude of styling opportunities for all hair types and will soon become the product you simply can’t live without. After you’ve read this, you and hair mousse will be inseparable!

Mousse for wavy hair made simple


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Model scrunching in mousse to long curly hair.

Knowing how to use mousse on wavy hair (and to maximise its capabilities) can be tricky. Do you scrunch it into the hair? How about combing it through? Or even smoothing it into your strands? It can be all 3 actually, it just depends on what you are using your hair mousse for. So, let’s break it down for you…

For making hair appear fuller and thicker

The problem with finding products to boost fine hair, is that some products can be too heavy and end up weighing down the hair. Basically the complete opposite of what you’re trying to achieve.

So if you want to create the illusion of fuller and thicker tresses, put down that plumping powder and ditch the backcombing, and instead reach for the Bed Head Rockaholic Amped Up Volumizing Mousse. 

Thanks to its formula, it creates amazing root-lift without leaving the hair feeling crunchy or stiff. Instead, hair is left feeling natural, with volume you can still run your fingers through! Thicker-looking strands, we’re coming for you.

For reducing frizz

Although all hair types suffer from frizz every now and then, if you have wavy or curly tresses, you may have to battle it on a daily basis. Whether it’s the humidity or our styling routine, we all want to know hair hacks that can help banish frizz, don’t we?

Now, don’t let those pesky flyaways ruin the show. Apply a small amount of the VO5 Extra Body Mousse to a fine-toothed comb or to the palms of your hands and rank through your tresses, smoothing down the hair as you go.

Providing 24-hour protection with a UV filter, this weightless formula is amazing for given all day hold with a healthy-looking shine!

For adding texture

Finding the best mousse for wavy hair that doesn’t lose the hair’s natural texture needn’t be a struggle. If your tresses tend to be limp or lack body, a hair mousse could be the saviour you’ve been searching for.

To add grit and texture for an updo style, try out the TONI&GUY Volume Plumping MousseCrafted with a root-targeting nozzle to get body, bounce and movement where it matters most, use before heated styling and work the product from root to tip in towel-dried hair.

For styling curls 

Mousse products, like the VO5 Smoothly Does It Curl Defining Mousseare great for adding lift and definition to curls. Thanks to this weather-resistant mousse, curly hair looks bouncy, making every ringlet pop – and who doesn’t want big, bodylicious hair?!

Editor’s tip: Remember to use a diffuser or hair dryer to activate the mouse for a natural wavy finish, not crisp-looking waves. To find out more, check out our comprehensive guide on how best to use mousse, right here.


Congratulations, you’ve now made a life-long friend with your ideal mousse! But if your hair styling kit still need an overhaul, head on over to our Hair Products page for all the styling tips and expert advice from our editors.

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