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What does hair mousse do?


Wondering whether you should switch up your style or swap out your styling products? If you’re contemplating picking up some hair mousse, but you have a few questions before making the commitment, right this way…

What is hair mousse and What is hair mousse used for?

Hair mousse is a styling product that dispenses just as it says on the bottle – like a mousse! Depending on the hair mousse you choose, the effects may differ. Aussie hair mousses, for example, work to protect, reduce the appearance of frizz and flyaways and give hair flexible hold to a natural style.

But it can also do so, so much more…

Hair mousse can benefit a range of hair types from curly to thin, it all just depends on the hair mousse you go for. Just like shampoo, conditioner or deep treatments, hair mousse can give you different results depending on the formula.

Aussie has 2 hair mousses in its collection, designed with 2 hair needs in mind;

  • Curls in need of frizz protection and definition

  • Thin or fine hair looking for a volume boost

What does hair mousse do for curly hair

Curly tresses? Hair mousse will help keep frizz at bay and give the appearance of more defined curls. Win!

A common foe to curls is frizz because of the naturally curved structure of strands. The bend in your hair makes it harder for moisture to travel from root to tip. And, dry tresses are like a frizz magnet. While hair mousse can act as a frizz barrier, it’s also a good idea to arm yourself with a deeply hydrating shampoo and [conditioner for curly hair](/amazing-conditioner/conditioner-for-curly-hair), designed to hydrate deep into strands.

Another top tip for curls prone to frizz is to work a little leave in conditioner for curly hair into tresses before applying hair mousse.

Once you’ve cleansed and conditioned (we recommend Aussie Calm the Frizz Collection), introduce hair mousse into your styling routine for added frizz-defence that lasts into the night. A dual-effect hair mousse that conditions and holds, like Aussie Turn Up The Curl Mousse with Australian Wild Cherry Bark Extract, will not only keep strands in place for an enviable style that lasts into the night, but leave tresses crunch-free and free-flowing.

We have a few more A-beauty secrets that’ll shine the light on how to look after curly hair for defined curls with bounce. A-mazing tresses? No worries!

What does mousse do for thin, flat or fine hair

If your hair falls flat at the roots and you’re looking for a volume boost, hair mousse could be your saviour.

Each hair mousse is designed to give you different results. So, if you’re looking for volume and lift, try Aussie Uplift Your Hair Mousse with Australian Sea Kelp. It’s the style mate you’ve been longing for that’ll lift roots and give you a fuller look and style.

Before you style, make sure you’re using a shampoo for fine hair that’ll give you a gentle cleanse and a lightweight finish. We’ve put together a little guide to help! Or you might want to directly check out Aussie Aussome Volume shampoo.

So, now you have your styling buddy, here’s how to use it…

How to apply hair mousse

With the hair mousse basics under your belt and an understanding of what hair mousse is used for, here’s how to make the most of your new BFF in 5 easy steps!

Step 1. For effortless free-flowing hair without the crunch, always apply to clean and conditioned tresses. Aussie’s Mega Collection will gently wash away impurities and deeply nourish strands giving you the perfect base to style. Or, use your Aussie favourite that best tends to your mane’s needs!

Step 2. Hair mousse is best applied to damp hair post wash as it’s easier to spread and you get a more even coverage. So, once you’re out of the shower, gently dry tresses with a towel so it’s not dripping wet. Depending on the look you’re going for you can gently brush your hair or leave it a little messy.

Step 3. Dispense a dollop into the palm of your hand and lightly rub your hands together to spread the foam.

Step 4. Apply using your fingers and work into the lengths of your hair. You can use a wide-toothed combe to brush through for a more even distribution.

Step 5. Dry and style! Whether you use a hairdryer or go au naturel, brush or no brush, dry tresses and style as normal.

From what is hair mousse to how to apply hair mousse, you’re officially a foam-form styling magician. An unrivalled pro. Aussie hair mousse will protect hair from frizz and flyaways, give you flexible hold, define curls and boost those roots. There are few things the foam styling beauties within the Aussie collection can’t do, but if you’re looking for a styling product with more hold and in spray form opposed to foam, why not learn how to use hairspray properly as an alternative? Whatever your style or product of choice, we’ve gathered all the best A-beauty secrets from our mates down under to help.