Get A Better Blowout: Hair Mousse is Back!
by Ning Chao
Published Feb 24, 2011
While salon blowouts are a great indulgence (and a guaranteed good hair day), it's always a struggle trying to replicate the results at home. Here's the trick to getting the gorgeous body (that voluptuous thick and full hair that typically takes a graduate degree in round brush mastery) from your at home blowout hairstyle: hair mousse! Here's why new mousses are nothing like their crunchy cousins from the '80s.
Decades ago, styling mousse got a bad rap because of the crispy texture it gave hair. Back in the '80s, mousse was used to hold bangs and perms in place (solidly, firmly in place). While the airy texture of mousse always helped to give hair height, crunchiness was the trade-off for volume. New formulas still have a slight hold (to help prevent hairline frizz, apply to the root area), but they also contain lightweight oils (such as such as olive oil) to condition hair and keep it soft and shiny while the foam formula still lifts and gives hair extra body and fullness. When it comes to hair, what is body? Well, body basically means that hair looks thicker and has more touchable, sexy movement (not a stiff, stick-straight blowout)--think Blake Lively.
Beautylish's Top 3 Hair Mousse Recommendations:
John Frieda Full Repair Protecting Root Lift Foam Ideal for dry or damaged hair, this airy foam moisturizes hair as it lifts with Inca Inchi Oil.
Pureology Colour Stylist Silk Bodifier Volumizing Mousse Specially designed for color-treated hair, this extra-fluffy mousse won't weigh down locks or leave hair with a dull finish.
Tresemme Climate Control Mousse Perfect for humid conditions, this powerful but flexible mousse prevents frizzies at the hairline, ensuring smooth strands all day.