The hair mousse you choose will depend on the style that you are aiming for. Hair mousses are available for fine, straight hair that requires volume and to enhance naturally curly or wavy hair. Depending on the formulation you choose, hair mousse can offer light hold, which will give your hair a natural bounce, through to maximum hold, which will fix your style in place more firmly. If your hair is colored, look for hair mousse that is formulated to prolong the color in your hair. This will often contain UV protectors that minimize the fading effect of the sun.
Styling mousse or foam should not be applied to the hair immediately after washing. If mousse is applied to hair that is sopping wet, it will not be effective. You should either partially dry your hair with a hair dryer or leave it to dry naturally for a short while before applying styling mousse to damp hair.
Hair mousse is dispensed from an aerosol can in to the palm of the hand. It is then worked through the hair from roots to tips. Hair should then be combed to evenly distribute the mousse. You can allow hair to finish drying naturally or blow-dry it, depending on the effect you wish to achieve. It is best to begin with a golf-ball sized amount of mousse. After you have worked this through your hair, you can add more mousse if it is required. Using too much mousse can cause hair to become brittle or produce white flakes.
If you have fine hair, mousse and foam styling products can boost your hair’s volume and add texture. When you are blow drying your hair, you can increase the volume by flicking it forward and drying the roots while your hair hangs upside down. You will notice that your hair has substantially more volume when you flip it back. You can then finish your style with your head upright.
For extra curls, apply mousse evenly throughout your hair and blow it dry. You can either scrunch you hair with your fingers or use a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer
to emphasize your natural waves and curls. Diffusers work by distributing heat evenly through the hair via plastic fingers. Used on a low to medium heat, a diffuser will help you tame frizziness. The diffuser attachment should be placed at the roots of your hair and moved in a circular motion as you dry it. This will help to shape your curls. The hair mousse will help to hold the curls in place all day.
Hair mousse can also be used to perk up hair between washes. Simply apply it to dry hair and work it through. Your hair can then be styled in your usual way. back to top »
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