How to Get the Most Out Of Your Mousse

— September 02, 2020

Are you making the most of your mousse? Here are our top tips to using it to create defined, amazing curls. GET YOUR ROOTS: Make sure to get your roots when finger styling with mousse. Due to its light consistency, you have to make sure to vigorously smooth your roots. Start by parting your hair into sections and applying the mousse directly to your roots. Unless you see definition, you curls won’t be defined. COMB THEN FINGERSTYLE: Mousse really defines your hair when you first comb it through and then finger-comb those portions. Just before getting under the dryer, shake your entire head to let the curls fall where they may. DON'T MIX WITH OIL: It may seem tempting to add a little nourishing coconut or shea before styling, but this will only lessen the defining powers of your mousse. COIL LOOSE ENDS: Mousse really gives you the opportunity to encourage straight ends to curl, so it’s perfect for transitioners. Make sure to physically coil your ends for a seriously curly look. Here's how you can use mousse on every different texture and length: SHORT HAIR: This mousse works PERFECT for TWA wash-n-go styles. It has a medium hold when used generously. Apply to towel-dried hair (this will give you more definition) and vigorously finger-comb the product through. You can also brush it through with a paddle brush and then use a shingling or clumping technique (smoothing clumps of curls together) for crazy definition. We also love it for coiling. TWIST-OUT: Make a cocktail with your ORS Olive Oil Hold & Shine Wrap/Set Mousse and ORS Olive Oil Style & Curl Defining Smooth-N-Hold Pudding for wet twists. Concentrate a little extra mousse at your roots to tame frizzy hair or assist in smoothing 4C hair. FINGERSTYLING: This mousse gives Type 3 hair a medium hold and Type 4 a fairly softer hold. It works well to define textures without the crunch. For fingerstyling, use several pumps per section, run the mousse through and try to leave a slight film on your wet curls before drying, if you want greater hold.