These Styling Foams Are Not Your Mom’s Hair Mousse

Hair mousse gets a bad rap. It could be because many of us used it to “scrunch” our hair with it. Glad that trend is over! These days, hair mousse and similar styling foams can be used to plump your strands and keep curls under control — and some can even be used to cleanse your hair, too! Ready to find the mousse that works best for your hair type? Read on to discover our editors’ top picks for the best hair mousse.


Sexy Hair Root Pump Volumizing Spray Mousse

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If your roots are lacking volume, pump it up with this classic by Big Sexy Hair. This innovative styler sprays out like a liquid, then expands into a mousse texture to increase volume in your strands, protect the hair from humidity, and keep your style from falling flat.




Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Plumping Mousse

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The Oil Wonders collection from Matrix might just contain the best-smelling hair products of all time. (Seriously, get the shampoo and conditioner, too.) This rose-scented mousse offers major shine in addition to its strand-plumping powers.




ORIBE Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse

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We looooove Oribe’s answer to hair mousse. This one is our go-to when we want really full, voluminous hair that still has some movement. Add a pump of this to damp strands before blowing out your hair, and we can assure you you’ll love it big-time.




Schwarzkopf OSIS+ Grip Volume Extreme Hold Mousse

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Prefer a strong hold mousse? This one provides extreme control, grippy texture, and volume. It’s a great option for those with coarse hair who may need a little extra styling power in the mousse department.




ARROJO Styling Whip

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For a mousse that provides softer hold, grab this Argan-infused styling product from celeb hairstylist Nick Arrojo. We love the light whipped texture, as it’s easy to work through your strands to create your desired result. This one also boosts shine and improves the condition of your hair as it adds softness and flexibility!