How to mousse hair properly and best hair mousse products for your hair

Mousse – the word itself makes us think of chocolates in a fine form! Well, hair mousse is sadly not anything related to it! The only probable similarity is the volume and shine of your hair after a hair mousse process, as it could be compared with the smoothness of the dessert. Hair mousse products are usually lighter than gels of pomades. This in turn adds to numerous advantages, which means it won’t weigh your hair down or let it get tangled. Hair mousse is very effective for thin hair as it boosts volume. Let us go through the process to apply hair mousse properly.

Step 1

At first you have to wet your hair, like you usually do during a bath. Bring it down to towel damp, from root to tips. The water should be as wet as dripping. You can also try and lightly wet it, but make sure that the entire volume of her is damp and there are no dry strands. The best time for moussing is of course after a bath, so that you don’t have to wet your hair twice in a day.

Step 2

Shake your can well for agitating the mousse. When you spray it on your hair, it should be held vertically. Divide your hair in sections and then apply the mousse. Every section should be nicely parted so that a good amount of it blends in. Start from the nape of your neck and then move to the crown. Don’t hesitate on putting the mousse directly on your roots. But make sure you don’t overdo the usage. When the mousse dries up, it isn’t that noticeable. Use your finger to spread the mousse if a lot is stuck in the root area.


If you need to get ready for a party, and you don’t have much time, quickly flip your hair over to let it hang, and then start off with the process. Apply the mousse and spread it across the root area with fingers.

If you have enough time, you should do it with proper sections and methodically. The more richly you do the process, the more ‘lift’ you can attain.

Step 3

Now use your hands so that the mousse spread all over your head. You can add some extra mousse if and when needed. Now take a comb and run it through your hair. The comb should have wide-tooth and the brush should run slowly!

Step 4

  • Let the mouse dry and slightly stiffen. To give your hair a little more lift, you need to blow dry it. Put the blow drier to low and give some extra attention to the roots. Do it slow and thorough. This will make the roots go stronger and add to the lift. You can also use a comb or simply part your hair for direct blow dry. If you want some more lift, you can pull your hair up-straight (90 degrees) and comb as you go on drying. It will dry the mousse and give you a bodied appearance.
  • You can also air dry your hair if you don’t want to use a blow dry, and if you have more time to spare. It will although not add that much of volume like the above option. Comb your air dried hair to make sure that it is smooth and manageable.

Step 5

Now that you have the perfectly moussed hair, you should style it up the way you want. This is up to how you want to look and what you’re wearing. Since your hair is voluminous, you can simply leave it open, go for some curls or twists, etc. Choose your own hair-do and shine.

Hair mousse products

Let us go through some of best hair mousse products in the market, so that you can choose which one you need for this party and wedding season!

TRESemme Thermal Creations Volumising Mousse, 192ml

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Tresemme have recently been brought to the Indian market, and they have turned the look and feel of so many people’s hair! This is a special ‘body-building’ mousse which will lift your hair when you blow dry it. This is one of the best products to add instant volume.


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Schwarzkopf Taft Power Cashmere Touch Mousse 48hr Hold 150 ml

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This mousse will add life to your hair. It firms down the foundation and makes your hair much more manageable. It is also known to give you a full day lasting formula. The special ‘senso-touch’ effect makes your hair feels softer and lustrous.

Taft Shine Mousse

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This products sculpts your hair and adds shine to the base. It has been created with vegetable or mineral oils which gives your hair a fine finish and doesn’t let the mousse stick. You are also free from over stiffness and it can also be applied on dry hair. This product is safe and can be used regularly. It helps your style your hair and is pretty convenient.

LOREAL PARIS Studio Line Volume 7 New BOOST & GLOSS Hair Mousse 200 mL

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This is the first mousse which adds volume to your hair and includes silk micro-fibres! This makes your strands style themselves and makes your hair look shiny. This will last you 24 hours straight up.

LOREAL PROFESSIONNEL TECHNI ART 4 Full Volume Strong Hold Hair Mousse 250 mL

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This is a unique foam-type spray which adds volume to your hair, but doesn’t weigh down the strands. This will make your hair much more flexible to manage and it will look natural too. They say that the spray creates volume which each movement, which is why it ends up looking natural.

Everstyle L’Oreal Paris Alcohol-Free Volume Boosting Mousse

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This mousse will help your style you style your hair better after appliance. This is free from drying effects which alcohol content could disrupt. They use a special residue styling polymer which builds up the hair and makes it flexible.

Extra Strong Mousse 200ML

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This mousse adds strength to your hair. It has been infused with extracts to repair and make it feel stronger. This hair is inclusive of UV filter which nourishes the strands and makes it safer.

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse 5.07 Fl Oz

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This hair mousse gives your hair a flexible hold for one entire day! It has been perfected by experts and the formula boasts of untangling and straightening up unruly hair! This is weightless to feel but pumps up the entire volume.

MATRIX Style Link Volume Builder Hair Mousse 238g With Free Ayur Soap

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This is a light-weighted mouse which adds volume to your hair and the results last long. Matrix products are widely used by hairstylists and parlors. This one comes with an airy texture which leaves your strands soft. You will feel free from crunchiness while it also creates the perfect base to style your hair.

Toni&Guy Prep Volume Plumping Mousse 7.2 Fluid Ounce

Toni&Guy Prep Volume Plumping Mousse 7.2 Fluid Ounce[Buy it online]

Add volume to your hair with this mousse. This weighs light and is inspired from salon treatment which pumps up your hair. It adds voluminous lift to your hair and makes styling easy. Add bounce from roots and don’t let it weigh down. Apply the mousse before you use a styling iron for best results. It is known to protect your hair from the damage of the heat applied henceforth.

TRESemme Mousse Extra Hold Curl Enhancing, 310ml

TRESemme Mousse Extra Hold Curl Enhancing, 310ml[Buy it online]

This mousse resists humidity and lets you hold the hair freely.  This special mousse has been introduced to hold onto curled hair. If you want to have your hair styled into curls, this could be the apt treatment to apply beforehand. After you apply the mousse, style you hair and it’ll make your hair much more manageable than what it would have been without it. There are no sticky feelings and heaviness after appliance or styling!

Garnier Hair Care Fructis Style Full and Plush Root Amp Root Lifting Spray Mousse, 5 Ounce

Garnier Hair Care Fructis Style Full and Plush Root Amp[Buy it online]

This is a spray mousse which lifts you hair. This will add volume to your roots in the correct way and make the strands look fuller. This spray works on the areas to target. That way you get added benefit and add volume to the strands. Give you hair the ‘mega-lift’ which will be uniquely provided with this product!

L’oreal Paris Elvive Styliste Extra Volume Firm Control Mousse

L'oreal Paris Elvive Styliste Extra Volume Firm Control Mousse[Buy it online]

Schwarzkopf Taft All Weather ULTRA Mousse-Ultra Strong

Schwarzkopf Taft All Weather ULTRA Mousse-Ultra Strong[Buy it online]

Giovanni Organic Natural Mousse Air Turbo Charged Hair Styling Foam

Giovanni Organic Natural Mousse Air Turbo Charged Hair Styling Foam[Buy it online]

L’Oreal Paris Studio Line Silk & Gloss Fixing Mousse Strong

L'Oreal Paris Studio Line Silk & Gloss Fixing Mousse Strong[Buy it online]

Got2B Fat-Tastic Thickening Plumping Mousse

Got2B Fat-Tastic Thickening Plumping Mousse[Buy it online]