What does hair mousse do? All your questions answered!

Arianna | 20 October 2016
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Learn all about your new favourite styling product!

 

Most of us have a hair mousse in our bathroom cabinet, but do we really know what this styling product actually does? Probably not, especially since there’s a serious lack of information out there to answer your burning question: “what does hair mousse do?”.

But don’t fret, because the All Things Hair team have joined forces with the experts at Unilever to let you in on everything we know about this mysterious styling product. So, don’t be left in the dark, read on to get the lowdown on hair mousse, below.

 



What does hair mousse do?



 

Mousse is a great volumiser. It has a heat-activated polymer content that, when dried, swells and holds together, so it gives great volume and hold. – Dan Lynes.

 

We quizzed Unilever Creative Director & Head Stylist Dan Lynes (AKA our go-to hair expert) on how hair mousse works, and he told us that it helps to add volume, as well as providing hold and definition to styles. This is all thanks to the clever, heat-activated polymer content in hair mousse! Pretty neat, right?

Keep scrolling to find out what else this styling product can do.

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What does hair mousse do? It keeps your curls bouncy!

It keeps your curls bouncy

While hair mousse is great for adding volume to your tresses, it can also be used on those of you with curly or coily hair! Using a volumising product in curly locks may sound like a nightmare, but trust us, hair mousse will be your new BFF.

VO5 Curl Defining Mousse

Nowadays you can get mousses that are specially made with curly hair in mind, like the VO5 Curl Defining MousseNot only does it help to keep your curls looking bouncy throughout the day, but it also helps define them by reducing frizz.

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What does hair mousse do? It creates a blow out effect!

It creates a blowout effect

Mousse is an absolute staple for the perfect blowout, as it will help control the hair and leave it nice and bouncy. – Dan Lynes.

Hair mousse is perfect for creating that bouncy, blowout effect, often seen on the likes of Kate Middleton and Adele.

We’d suggest using a volume-boosting hair mousse, like the TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse to copy these A-list celebrity styles! Kate, you’ve got competition.

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What does hair mousse do? It holds intricate updos in place!

It can hold intricate updos

Do you love working a sleek updo, but hate resorting to hairspray to make your style last? Well, thanks to its trusty formula, hair mousse is adept at holding intricate and delicate updos in place, without giving your look a crunchy finish.

TIGI Catwalk Strong Hold Mousse

And for the ideal example, look to the TIGI Catwalk Strong Hold Mousse. This product is perfect for braided updos as it’ll help to moisturise, smooth and hold your ‘do in place for longer!