Launch Editor ZOE FOSTER
Mousse: The forgotten child of the hair styling family
Mon, 28 November 2011 1:00PM
The key is to find a modern day mousse, and to use it as the foundation of your styling artillery. Key words to look for include flexible, lightweight and volume. Try Garnier, Goldwell, Pantene… there are many, many, many mousse (collective term, like fish or sheep) for you to choose from out there.
How to apply mousse is pretty simple:
Measure out a 6 x 6 mm portion of mousse and set aside in a petri dish to set.
Now, taking a ceramic fine tooth comb and a stainless steel kebab skewer, transfer the mousse to the hair, taking care not to go any higher than 1.67cm off the scalp.
Apply heat from a blow dryer to the moussed sections, but ONLY with the nozzle facing at a 49% angle.
Alternatively, you could just do this:
Spray mousse onto your hand, and brush in your mousse from the root to the tip when your hair is damp and freshly washed. Now when you blow dry, you’ll get volume, and even if you use a flat iron after blow-drying, you will still have volume and movement.
Try: Prive Concept Vert Volumizing Froth, $39.95. It’s a gel, so it’s foolproof.
Are you a mousse fan?
What’s your favourite brand of mousse?
Do you use it for all styles – straight, curly, wavy, up ‘do, down ‘do?
Posted by: Zoe Foster