Styling Mousse: More Volume, More Hold, More Style
Your good styling ally is always there when needed and is not going to let you down. Updos have volume and keep their shape, quiffs bounce, spiking short haircuts do not fall flat and finger waves line up in shiny undulating order. Be sure to use styling mousse if you like to wear hair jewelry. It helps clips, pins, and Alice bands stay in place.
Apply volumizing mousse only where it is needed or where you like to create extra volume. A golf ball-sized dollop is enough for the hair near the roots. Distribute a tennis ball-sized amount of volumizing mousse through the length of your hair, e.g. for layered long hair. Styling mousse may contain precious oils like Argan oil to achieve supple silkiness and keep the moisture in your hair. If this is the case, your styling ally also doubles as conditioner.
The end of flat heads is here! Special care series for fine and limp hair are going to help you build up a full head of hair. Mousse hairstyles that utilize shampoo, rinses and lotions containing a collagen complex will give more substance to your hair near the scalp and immediately produce the appearance of more volume. Using silicon-free hair care formulas keeps your hair from going limp again.
How to mousse hair? For best results you should use an alcohol-free mousse before blow-drying your hair. This gives your hair more volume without drying it out. Simply towel your hair dry and then work a tennis ball-sized portion of mousse through it. You need to work the mousse only through the hair near your scalp if your hair is longer.
Blow-drying your hair against the grain creates volume
Your hair does not need more than a walnut or tennis ball-sized dollop of styling mousse. More would not help. Simply work this small amount of styling mousse through your towel-dry hair and allow it to perform its miracle.
Aside from styling hair with mousse, your best allies in the quest for big hair are a good hair dryer and the proper brush. First dry your hair until it is only slightly damp using the medium setting of your hair dryer. A hair dryer with diffuser attachment works well for curly hair. Simply guide the hair dryer in small circular motions over the hair closest to your head. Using a round brush gives volume to longer straight hair.
First gather the top layer of your hair and hold it with a clip on top of your head. Then start pulling the bottom portions of your hair over a round brush while blowing some warm air against the strands. Give your hair style the final polish by leaving the brush in your hair for a while. Allow your hair to cool and then take the brush out of your hair without disturbing its shape. Use the same technique to style the top layer of your hair.
Big Hair: Six Tips From the Experts
- Do not blow-dry your hair with your head hanging upside down. This only leads to unruly and scraggy hair. You will get better results by tilting your head sideways and blow-drying your hair using a paddle brush.
- Every now and then, you should part your hair on the opposite side of your head. This will give your hair more bounce in an instant.
- Much like mousse hairstyles, using hair spray provides more volume if you spray it underneath your hair strand by strand rather than spraying it over your hair.
- Heated rollers provide fuller hair in a flash. Remember, you need to use large rollers to give your hair volume. The smaller the rollers the more likely you will create curls instead.
- Make sure that the head of your round brush is large enough. The bristles should slightly extend through your rolled up hair. This technique does not only give your hair volume but also perfect luster.
- When styling hair with mousse and other products, use structure-producing styling products such as gels and waxes sparingly. Also make sure to work such products from the bottom through your hair rather than putting them on top of the new hair growth.