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- Shake the Can - A lot. "You want it as fluffy as possible, so it's easier to distribute and won't weigh down your hair," says hairstylist Chris McMillian. Fluffy is key, if you don't shake the can the mousse will come out a thick mess.
- Think Big - If you have fine hair like me, mousse should be your new BFF. You could use it almost everyday. Working some into your roots and letting it dry naturally before brushing out can give you the illusion of volume. Medium length hair? A gold ball sized amount can add bounce and boost to your average pony tail.
- Blow it Out - Adding some mousse into your hair before blow drying can give you extra lift. Many stylists have their clients flip their heads upside down after applying mousse and then dry their hair with a diffuser. This is the technique Patrick used on my last visit when we tried the new Soy Renewal Beach Spray.
How much mousse should you use? Most women don't apply enough - a palmful of mousse can look excessive, but don't forget mousse is mostly air. It's not like a gel, so you'll need more than you think. A golf ball sized amount is usually a good guide for short hair while if you have long hair, opt for two lemon sized mounds.
Challenge yourself to add mousse into your hair routine (It's a great base to layer other products on top of), I think you'll be pleased with the results.
Mousse - it's not just for 1980 anymore.