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Top 10 Hair Mousses

Lift Your Roots With One Of These Volumizing Hair Mousses

Lift Your Roots With One Of These Volumizing Hair Mousses

Hair mousse has been a staple in the beauty biz for decades. Although this product's intended use was to give our mane glamorous volume and amplify our curls, that was often not the case with some formulas. Instead of lifted roots and defined curls, we were left with stiff waves and helmet hair. If that’s what comes to mind when you think of mousse, please keep reading. We’re here to usher in a new world of soft, flowing locks cascading down our backs with not a flyaway in sight. The mousse formulas we researched give us lightweight lift at the roots, a touch of texture, and manageable tresses that freely move with every gentle shake of the head and will have you feeling like a Hollywood star in no time. With emollients for softness, nourishing oils, and humidity resistant formulas, there is a mousse specifically designed for your hair type. Fine and flat hair can easily get a boost in volume, while thick, curly hair will be enhanced and defined. You’ll never have a bad hair day again when you start using any one of these Top 10 hair mousses. Opening image: @Moroccanoil

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October 29, 2018

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The Rankings


R+Co Aircraft Pomade Mousse

Our Score

BEST FOR: Creating perfectly imperfect tresses

LOVED FOR: Gives second-day texture (the best kind) without it actually being the second day after washing your hair


Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse

Our Score

USERS SAID: “This is the best mousse I have ever used. It gives volume to my thin, flat hair and it smells clean.”

FUN FACT: This mousse is cruelty-free and leaves out the parabens and sulfates.


Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: Gives your hair exaggerated height without the crunch

ABOUT THE BRAND: "From one of the most influential hairdressers of all time, [Oribe] is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the truly glamorous. These are the products of the hair-obsessed."


Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Sculpting Foam

Our Score

BEST FOR: Fine hair

WHY YOU NEED IT: Not only will you get extra body, you’ll also get shiny and touchably soft tresses.


Kenra Volume Mousse Extra 17

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: Protects hair from heat styling, resists humidity, and holds locks in place for a whopping 60 hours!

FUN FACT: Formula is non-drying and alcohol-free


MoroccanOil Volumizing Mousse

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Medium hold formula that gives you loads of body

ABOUT THE BRAND: Moroccanoil is “famous for their antioxidant infused and nutrient-rich formulas based on argan oil.” Also, all of the products smell amazing.


Aquage Uplifting Foam

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: The precise spray pattern targets your roots and only your roots, giving you weightless lift and movement

WHERE TO WEAR: Outside on a slightly breezy day so your hair can be beautifully tousled in the wind, not unlike that of a Disney princess


Redken Guts 10 Volumizing Spray Mousse

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: Lifts hair at the roots for all-over volume

HELPFUL TIP: For optimal volume, towel-dry hair and apply product in sections


Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus

Our Score

BEST FOR: Thick or coarse hair

LOVED FOR: The va-va-voom volume and bit of texture it creates


Catwalk by TIGI Curls Rock Amplifier

Our Score

BEST FOR: Enhancing your natural texture and keeping it in place

USERS SAID: "Holy cow this stuff is incredible...Not crispy in any way- just soft, flowing hair with natural curl and minimal frizz. It’s my new can’t-live-without product.”

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