These days, there are so many products out there that promise to help you achieve the big, voluminous hair you’ve always wanted. However, if you’ve tried your fair share of so-called “volumizing” products from your local drug store, you have likely been disappointed on more than one occasion. What you may not be realizing is that, although styling mousses have somewhat fallen out of popularity in favor of sprays and serums, they’re still the most effective products for adding volume to your hair when they’re used properly.
How to Use Volumizing Mousse: A General Guide
If the idea of using volumizing mousse has you feeling a little uneasy, rest assured that mousse has come a long way over the years. No longer does it leave your hair feeling stiff and crunchy. It’s just a matter of learning how to use it correctly! ion™’s Volumizing Shine Mousse, for example, is specifically formulated to enhance your hair’s natural shine, reduce frizz, and add control and volume to any hair type—thick, fine, wavy, curly, or straight.
The key is to apply mousse to your hair in sections, working from the nape of your neck to the roots. Just be careful not to apply too much at the roots so as to avoid a greasy look. Once the product is worked through your hair, you can dry and style as normal.
Using Mousse on Shorter Hair
Depending on the length of your hair, there are some specific tips and techniques you may want to keep in mind when it comes to using volumizing mousse. The nice thing about using mousse on shorter hair is that you don’t necessarily need to use it while your hair is wet; it tends to work well on dry or even slightly damp hair. Furthermore, even once your hair is styled for the day, you can lightly wet it to refresh your style before going out.
Using Mousse on Longer Hair
For adding volume with mousse on longer hair, it is generally recommended that you start with damp or wet hair. Working in sections, apply the mousse to your hair and roots, then use a wide-tooth comb to brush through your hair and avoid tangles. Next, use a blow dryer on a low setting to dry your hair, brushing the roots away from your scalp as you dry. This will help to give it body and keep it from falling limp throughout the day. Another trick to keep in mind while blow-drying long hair is that you can flip your head upside down as you blow dry for even more volume and lift!
Choosing the Best Volumizing Mousse
When it comes to the best volumizing mousse for thick or fine hair, you really can’t go wrong with ion™ Volumizing Shine Mousse. However, if you have finer hair, you may also want to consider ion™’s Volumizing Teasing & Finishing Spray, which will help add volume and thickness without weighing it down. Furthermore, ion™’s Volumizing Reboost Spray is a great product to keep on-hand for refreshing your style in the middle of the day. It’s also a wonderful styling product for second-day hair, as it absorbs excess oil and refreshes your hair and scalp.
As you can see, there are many ways to use mousse as a means of adding body and volume to any hair style. Now that you have a better idea of how to use mousse to your advantage, consider giving these methods a try the next time you dry and style your hair. You may be surprised at just what a difference the right product makes when it comes to your hair’s volume and body!