The-Best-Mousse-ProductsAre you looking for the best mousse products?

There are SO many different mousses out there, so it can be hard to find the one that’s right for you. I’ve tried them all, and some are amazing while others are too sticky!

Before I went to cosmetology school mousse was something that I only used for “scrunching” my wavy hair. Now I use it all the time and on lots of my clients. It’s great for adding volume and creating body/texture in the hair.

So, here are a few of the best mousse products that will give you more volume, body, and texture! Mousse should be applied to somewhat wet or lightly towel-dried hair, and then blow dried with a round brush for best results.

Depending on your hair texture…you may also use mousse to enhance curls or waves and let your hair air dry. Remember that when your hair air dries it will not have as much volume as when it is blow dried.

*If you’re not comfortable blow drying with a round brush…just flip your head upside down and dry the roots a bit. This is NOT the proper way to blow dry your hair! You should not do this and direct the dryer at your ends because that can promote split-ends and damage.

The Best Mousse Products

Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse


Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse

Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse is best for fine to medium hair. This weightless styling volumizer builds body and creates lift without stickiness! Here are a few highlights about this product:

  • Creates a natural looking style.
  • Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil.
  • Best for fine to medium hair.
  • Helps control static and provides a natural, long-lasting finish!

*This mousse pairs well with Luminous Hairspray by Moroccanoil! This hairspray comes in medium and strong hold. A lot of my clients use the medium hold hairspray to add texture and maintain body throughout the day because it is not sticky.

If you need more volume, then you can also apply Moroccanoils Root Booster before blow drying!

Redken Guts Volume Spray Foam


Redken Guts Spray Mousse

Redken Guts Spray Foam is!Level 10 on the Redken scale for hold…Guts is a best-selling spray root booster. I know that sounds odd, because most people use it as a mousse product. It’s one of those in-betweeners, but I prefer to use it as a mousse because it’s a little heavy as a root booster(unless you have thick hair).

This volumizing mousse works best when applied to wet damp or towel-dried hair. Here are a few highlights about this product:

  • It gives the hair root volume while adding softness.
  • Provides natural looking texture.
  • Results will vary and depend on whether or not you blow-dry or air-dry your hair.

*This mousse pairs well with Redken’s Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk. It’s comparable to the recently discontinued product- Redken Glass 01 Smoothing Serum, so if you liked Glass 01, then you’ll love the polishing milk!

Just apply a very tiny amount to your ends after you’ve applied the mousse. This will give your hair just enough shine and keep your ends in-tact!

Alterna Caviar Thick & Full Mousse


Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Mousse

This is a light weight treatment styling mousse that adds a lot of body. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Mousse is formulated with Alterna’s Age-Control Complex that combines caviar, vitamin C, and cytokines. These special ingredients reduce the effects of aging, encourage microcirculation, and help stimulate protein production for stronger, healthier, younger-looking hair! Here are a few highlights about this product:

  • Anti-Aging
  • Best for fine hair
  • Amazing volume

*This mousse pairs well with Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray to finish off the style! If your hair is damaged, dry, or dull then you may also want to use something to moisturize your hair and add some shine to your ends.

I almost always use at least 3 products when I style my hair: 1 for volume at the root, 1 for body/frizz, and 1 for finishing/hold. On days that I use a 4th product I apply Alterna’s Rapid Repair Spray to my ends. It only takes a few sprays, it smells great, and it adds shine/moisture without making my hair look greasy.

ColorProof LiftIt® Foam Mousse


ColorProof LiftIt® Color Protecting Foam Mousse

ColorProof LiftIt® Foam Mousse protects your hair from heat and makes your color last! I love this mousse because it’s part of one of my favorite volume lines! Their SuperPlump shampoo and conditioner is amazing, and there’s also a volumizing powder called “Powder Fix”. Here are a few highlights about this product:

  • Provides clean lift with all-day body and shine
  • Weightless, whipped formula for easy application and a no-product feel
  • Pumps in fullness with amazing sheen
  • Never sticky or tacky
  • Unsurpassed color and heat protection

*This mousse pairs well with ColorProof’s Hardcore Epic Hold Color Protect Hairspray. Color protect hairsprays are great for UV protection and they help your color last longer.

If you’re looking for additional volume you can also use Powder Fix by ColorProof at the root. Be very sparing when applying this volumizing powder! It should be applied after you blow dry, but before you use a finishing spray.

Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse


Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse

Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse is an ultra, lightweight mousse that provides flexible volume to help fine, flat hair to look, feel and behave like naturally full, thick hair. Here are a few highlights about this product:

  • Safe for color and chemically treated hair
  • For fine to medium hair
  • Lightweight
  • Sulfate-free, silicone-free, and oil free

*This mousse pairs well with Living Proof’s Flex Shaping Hairspray! It’s an awesome multi-tasking hairspray that can be used to set, style, or finish!

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse


Bumble and Bumble Thickening Mousse

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse! It’s like a wet hairspray, and you may apply to wet, damp, or dry hair. Here are a few highlights about this product:

  • Boost fullness
  • Lifts at the roots
  • Natural looking volume
  • Color protectant

*This mousse pairs well with Bumble and Bumble’s Thickening Dryspun Finishing Spray! Dryspun finish is a translucent dry spray that creates instant fullness and texture. This spray is best for fine hair, but it can be used with any hair texture.

Pureology Colour Stylist Silk Bodifier


Pureology Color Stylist Silk Bodifier

Pureology Silk Bodifier Volumizing Mousse! Just apply a handful of mousse towel dried hair, blow dry, and style as desired! Here are a few highlights about this product:

  • Best for fine to medium hair textures.
  • Panthenol protects fragile strands and adds volume.

*This mousse pairs well with Pureology’s Colour Stylist Root Lift Spray! You may notice that both products are called a “mousse”. Don’t let this confuse you! I use these two products together all the time and they are VERY different. The mousse is a nice silky foam, and the root lift spray is more of a wet foam. You can apply the products in any order, but I prefer to spray the roots with a root booster then apply the mousse.

UNITE Elevate Mousse


UNITE Elevate Mousse

They  say this is “Not your grandma’s mousse!”, but she would probably love it too! UNITE Elevate Mousse is a volume foam that gives you a frizz-free style that is soft, shiny, and movable.

For best results: Shake well, then apply from roots to ends. Blow dry to increase volume. Layer more foam to increase hold and texture. Here are a few highlights about this product:

  • Creates volume, hold, and shine
  • Infused with argan oil
  • Thermal and UV protector

*This mousse pairs well with UNITE’s Boosta Spray. It’s a volumizing spray that’s light and it smells great! Boosta spray is perfect for people with fine hair, or hair that gets oily with ease. It also doubles as a UV protector and texturizer!


What’s your favorite root booster? Please share in the comment section!

If you’re not sure if you need a root booster, or which one is best for your hair type…feel free to contact me!

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7 Responses to Best Mousse Products

  1. Anna says:

    Hey. I want to recommend this mousse for the hair – Unite Elevate Mousse. Creates soft volume, hold and shine.Thermal and UV protector.
    You can buy online
    or free shipping for US

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