Why You Should Be Using Mousse In Your Hair

Why You Should Be Using Mousse In Your Hair

Forget those old-fashioned cans of sticky hair mousse – the latest iterations and formulas can boost volume, improve texture, sharpen definition and take down frizz. It’s little wonder sales are on the rise. Here, expert stylist and renowned hairdresser, Michael Van Clarke, tells us what it can do and how to use it correctly.

Recognise The Benefits 

“Mousse might be largely associated with scrunched perms and the 80s, but its benefits go far beyond that, with many stylists still using it today. Not only does it work for all hair types – be it thin, thick, curly or natural – it can also help with almost everything, from extra body to better shine. It provides lightweight hold too, boosting the longevity of braids, updos and curls without the need for sticky hairspray. Keen to use less heat on your hair? Mousse can give your natural texture or curls more definition and bounce, too.”   

Use It On Wet Hair 

“It’s better to use mousse on wet hair and comb it through for even and seamless application. Professionals may apply a little onto dry hair for an edgier look and feel, but this requires skill and it’s easier to work with when your hair is damp.” 

Invest In A Good Comb 

“When it comes to mousse, you need a good comb to get the best results. Often, hair looks lank because the product isn’t distributed evenly. Apply the mousse throughout your hair, then use a wide-toothed comb from root to tip – this will create a very thin film on the strands, which is exactly what you want. Mousses are fixatives with conditioners in them, so they’re designed to be spread out over the lengths and ends where the cuticle is lifted and the formula can help to smooth. You can use your fingers if you want more control, but a comb is essential to remove excess product and deliver optimum results.” 

Stick To A Small Amount

“People often use football size amounts and run it through their hair – which is often why people end up complaining about stickiness. Try to use an egg size amount (chicken not ostrich) to begin with, and gently massage it through the lengths of your hair. If you use any more than this, you’ll overload the scalp and roots, which just results in too much weight and a lacklustre result.” 

Avoid Silicones 

“The amount you use is paramount to avoid greasiness, but try to avoid mousses that contain synthetic ingredients, too. These can leave the hair feeling sticky and brittle, so it pays to do your research and invest properly. Also, try applying the mousse to damp hair, then dry it with a diffuser to blast the product throughout your strands to get rid of the excess, while also getting more volume, lift and texture. You’ll be amazed how much more body you can create with just a single foamy product.” 


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