By BR Kellie
Ah, the sweet sound of fluffy clouds of product squirting out a nozzle into an upturned palm.
Mousse. An 80s and 90s staple.
It was with enamoured eyes that I'd watch my mother apply this to her hair before blowdrying it, teasing and going crazy with the hairspray. So glamorous. So fabulous. So... er, hot right now?
Rumour has it mousse is ready to make a comeback, and I'm not remotely surprised. I'm seeing a-line dresses, body suits, dungarees, long denim skirts all over the place. A revivial of the late 80s and 90s is here. A time when mousse had its strongest hold. (Pun sort of, kind of, accidentally, but why not, intended.)
So should we be excited about this revival? Heck yes - a good mousse can:
Fight the frizz.
Add that delicious 'air in your hair' feeling.
Create va-va-volume at the roots.
Define and style curls.
Add texture to fine hair.
Give hold to hairstyles.
Best of all... it can work on fine hair, thick hair, straight hair, curly hair. It can add texture to braids. Boof up buns. Lush up curls. Lift flat hair. It's an all-rounder!
The way to use it? Start out with a smallish egg amount and apply it from the roots of your hair down, then get the hair dryer out and style it however you fancy. As you get more comfortable with how it works with your hair, add more or less product.
And how do I know all this? I'm a fan! Having inherited a wavy/curly head of fine hair that likes to frizz, mousse has been on my radar for some time and was a staple hair product for me pre-mum bun life. I kept it basic - aka lazy - by working it through my hair and letting it air dry. The result being soft, defined curls. Bliss!
I'm not sold on the long denim skirts with buttons down the front that have been appearing in fashion mags, but I'm glad to see mousse blazing its way back into our lives.
So, are you excited to see this product comeback? Do you have a favourite mousse we need to know about? Or is the only mousse likely to pique your interest that of the chocolate variety? Chat away!