Yes, You Should Be Using Mousse
Back in the day, like the 80s, hair mousse was a mainstay. But it fell out of favor by the time the 2000s rolled around. Since beauty trends, much like fashion trends, tend to repeat, it makes sense that mousse is back in
Thankfully, hair mousse has come a long way. Forget the crunchy, flaky mousses from decades past. The newest formulas leave hair super soft, incredibly silky, ultra hydrated and completely frizz-free. Not to mention imparting volume to spare. We’re talking sky high, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Mousse is now so good, in fact, it can replace an arsenal of hair styling products. You can swap everything from leave-in conditioner to thickening spray to shine serum for one can of mousse. So adding it to your hair care routine will actually SAVE you money. And plenty of steps, ideal for your new resolution to go minimal in 2022.
So pick up one of these new hair mousse formulas. This is not a case where one type fits all. There’s a variation for every hair type. No matter the formula, it will completely streamline your morning routine. Because we’ve all got better things to do than spend an hour getting ready.
Shu Uemura Awa Volume Hair Mousse, $41 at Shu Uemura
Get incredible volume without any crunchy residue. The medium hold, flexible formula really lasts and imparts natural shine.
Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse, $39 at Sephora
This multitasker offers body and structure all day long. Its vitamin E-enriched formula also repairs and strengthens.
Got 2b Fat-Tastic Mousse, $9.95 at House of Beauty
If you have flat, fine hair, give it a boost of collagen with this mousse. It makes each strand feel thicker and stronger.
Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl Conditioning Mousse, $49.99 at Walmart
Curly girls love hair mousse for its hold and frizz-taming properties, but some formulas can be drying. This version is infused with Brazilian oils for maximum moisture.
Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mousse, $28 at Moroccanoil
Forget salt spray, this mousse helps hair air-dry into perfect, beachy waves.
ColorProof LiftIt Color Protect Foam Mousse, $23.80 at Macy's
This mousse provides color and heat protection while giving hair lots of body.
R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse, $29 at R+Co
This mousse gives hair tons of soft volume with an unbelievably shiny finish.
Sexy Hair Big Root Plump Volumizing Spray Mousse, $19.95 at Ulta Beauty
If you want lots of boost at the crown (think Bridget Bardot ponytail), this is the hair mousse for you.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse, $7.49 at Bed, Bath & Beyond
This mousse looks like freshly whipped cream — it's that decadent — yet it feels completely invisible in hair. And it creates volume that lasts all day.