A lightweight hairstyling product, which is used by professional hair stylists, hair mousse is dispensed from aerosol spray cans as foam. Hair mousse is normally slightly sticky in texture and has a white color. The best hair mousse products are the ones which are devoid of alcohol and enriched with a moisturizer or a conditioner.
Hair mousse works well for all types of hair. If you have curly hair, mousse can help to define the curls in the same way they can give body to straight hair. Like hair spray, hair mousse can reduce frizz ness and keep hair in place; but without the stickiness and stiffness. Hair mousse is also a hair volumizing product and can be used on thin or flat hair.
Hair mousse works well for both long and short hairstyles. Unlike hair gel, you can comb out the hair, on with mousse has been applied. Hair mousse also gives the hair a soft appearance.
There are different types of hair mousse to suit different hair types. If you have curly hair and want to enhance the curls, then purchase a mousse which has been specially formulated for curly hair. Normally mousse for curly hair contains vitamins and conditioners to fortify the hair and prevent it from drying out.
For straight hair or if you want to straighten slight wavy hair, go in for a mousse formulated for straight hair. Straightening mousse, helps to make the hair appear straighter, and is often applied on the hair before flat ironing it. If you want a head full of bouncy hair, then try out a volumnizing mousse, which removes the excess oil from the hair, and makes the hair light and bouncy.
Ideally hair mousse is applied after washing the hair and when the hair is still damp. Apply a walnut sized amount of hair mousse in a continuous motion from the hair root to tip. Next comb the hair with a wide toothed comb for even distribution of the mousse. Finally air dry the hair or use a hair dryer which has been set to low.