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How to use styling mousse
How to use styling mousse
How to use styling mousse
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How to use styling mousse

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Styling mousse is a secret weapon in the world of hairdressing. It can be used to add texture, boost volume and create curls. You just need to know how. Here are our instructions.
 
“I’m a bit of an expert when it comes to mousse! And I think that, like me, hairdressers use it a lot.” There you go: the message is loud and clear! Styling mousse has so many different uses that people simply can’t live without it these days. “Some mousses are stronger than others, but at the end of the day they all do the same thing.” This hair product can be used to set a movement, add texture to give it hold or structure curls.
 
Styling mousse should preferably be applied to wet hair and can be used in different ways depending on the result you’re after. “For curly or frizzy hair, you don’t need a lot, especially if you want to avoid clumps. Squirt a small amount into your hands and distribute throughout your mid-lengths and ends.” Work gently through your hair, just enough so it penetrates the hair without ruining the definition of your curls. Mousse doesn’t define curls; it helps them maintain their movement. “Hold your head upside down to apply the product to the back then lift up again to reach the front of your hair!”
 
If you want to give yourself a blow-dry or add volume, work your mousse in using a comb. “Place a good amount of styling mousse in the palm of your hand, about the size of a mandarin. Then brush the comb through the mousse and start at the roots.” This makes it easier to direct the application and will boost your hair’s volume.

Our tip: Styling mousse can also be used on dry hair to carry out any touch-ups. But careful not to overload the hair or it will end up going stiff. Use sparingly on the roots to re-boost the volume. Or wet your hair again with a bit of water then re-apply mousse to revive your curls.

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