Many people are under the impression that hair mousse is only suitable for styling curly hair. Well, it’s not. Actually it’s one of the most versatile hair products for women out there! Why? Because it can be used to make your hair appear thicker, reduce frizz and add texture and definition. Sounds like a dream product to have in your beauty arsenal, right? We thought so. If you want to learn how to use hair mousse to achieve the results you’re after, keep on reading!
How to use hair mousse
How to use hair mousse to make your hair appear thicker
Mousse is a great volumiser. It has a heat-activated polymer content that when dried, swells and holds together, so gives great volume! - Unilever creative director and head stylist Dan Lynes.
Mousse is one of the best products to use on fine, thin hair. Because of its clever formula, it swells once it’s dried, so it actually helps to create the impression of fuller-looking locks. For a non-messy way of applying mousse – and to ensure that you’ve really covered every strand – squirt some product onto a comb, and then brush it through your hair for even distribution.
For best results, we recommend: TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse
How to use hair mousse to reduce frizz
If you’re not a fan of the crunchiness of hairspray, or the stickiness of creams and waxes, then rest assured you can use hair mousse to help banish frizz (yes, really!). If you’re styling your hair into an updo, apply a small amount of mousse to the top section of hair, then use a very fine comb or an eyebrow spoolie to gently brush the mousse backwards, smoothing down flyaways as you go.
If you’re wearing your hair down, squirt some mousse to the palms of your hands and gently brush them over your hair for a smoothing effect. You’ll be left with frizz-free locks!
How to use hair mousse to add texture and definition
Use a good tennis ball-sized amount of mousse on towel-dried hair before blow-drying into style. - Dan Lynes.
To get a messy look with lots of movement, apply the mousse to towel-dried hair, then twist sections of your hair before blow-drying. Once your mane is completely dry, tip your head upside down and shake! When you flip your head back up, you’ll be left with boosted texture and subtle, messy waves.
For best results, we recommend: TIGI Catwalk Strong Mousse (£13.95*), which helps to give major texture!
How to use hair mousse to style curls
When styling your curls, use the scrunching technique to apply your hair mousse. Starting with damp hair, squirt a small amount of the VO5 Smoothly Does It Curl Defining Mousse (£3.99*) into your palm. Then, working your way around your head, gently scrunch your coils to help accentuate their curly shape while distributing the mousse. Use a diffuser to dry your hair to get the style you want. By drying the mousse into your strands, you’ll achieve soft curls, as opposed to stiff ones!
*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.