Gone are the days when hair mousse made tresses sticky, crispy and hard. For most women, hair mousse might bring back bad memories of stiff hairstyles and regrettable perms, or an association with celebrities with big hair like Dolly Parton, Joan Collins and Shirley Bassey, but hair mousse is making a comeback – and for good reason.
Why? Because hair mousse has moved on and formulas have developed since its bad reputation of the ‘80s. The new mousses are lighter and have an anti-frizz component, leaving hair smooth and soft with natural movement rather than feeling heavy, gritty or greasy.
And whilst mousses remain the ultimate go-to for volume or big bouncy curls, they're just as adept at giving invisible hold to tricky up-dos, giving texture to beachy waves, adding life to lacklustre locks, giving definition and control to very curly hair, and even taming frizz.
It’s no wonder then that mousses have become one of the unsung heroes of the modern hairstyling world and are regularly used backstage at the biggest fashion shows.
Whatever mousse you’re trying, always apply to damp hair.
For volume and texture, apply a lightweight formula to damp hair. Leave to dry naturally for beachy hair, or scrunch a pump of mousse into towel-dried hair and blow-dry before styling. Try L'Oreal Studio Pro BOOST IT Volume Mousse, or L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Curl Creme Mousse to give that extra bit of texture to keep an up-do in place.
For those with very curly hair, twist sections of hair to help define your curl and either air-dry or diffuse-dry. Try L'Oreal Studio Pro CURVE IT Curl Mousse or John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Mousse.
It’s time to (re)embrace the mousse. With winter frizz on the way, it’s bound to become your new best friend!