All About Mousse


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Mousse is not only an amazingly delicious dessert, but it’s something that when used correctly can provide your hair with added texture and volume. However, there are some who are not using it properly as a maintenance tactic after they’ve visited an Ottawa hair salon. When you don’t use something effectively regardless of what it is, you may end up doing more harm than good.

When it comes to the application of mousse to your hair, the approach of ‘less is more’ is very important to remember. More mousse doesn’t necessarily mean a more effective hold. When used properly it can definitely be used everyday to help add volume to the hair.

Here are some important things to consider when it comes to establishing and maintaining a mousse regiment for your hair:

Use It to Prolong a Hairstyle: “Mousse should be applied to wet hair after you shower,” spilled the pro. Why? It’s the type of product that creates a memory and holds your style in place for days at a time. Translation: Less time in front of the mirror per week for you.

Where You Apply It Matters: A cardinal sin of using mousse (or any product, really) is applying it directly to your roots, which makes hair greasy and heavy. “Start from the underside [close to the nape of your neck] and work your way down toward the roots,” then move up toward the front of your head as you go, advised the expert. In addition to not plopping a glob on the top of your head, remember this: Less is more. “Start with a little—a palm-sized amount—and add as you go,” shared the expert.

You Can Use It for Most Styles: “I use mousse for all of my styles—from tousled undone waves to polished blowouts and braids,” shared John D. The ultra-light product lends itself to most hair textures, particularly those in the thin to medium category. Not to mention, it’ll help control hair without flattening out volume. “Don’t be afraid to try it in your styling routine—the price point is affordable and, besides, practice makes perfect,” encouraged the pro.’

In order to have the healthiest and most beautiful hair possible, consult with your Ottawa hair stylist at Caralyn’s during your next visit, to get helpful tips and tricks to maintain your hair between visits.