I say, “mousse.”
You say, “why hello, 80s.”
I say, “not so fast!”
Mousse is not the blast-from-the-past you think it is. Today’s mousse has gone through a metamorphosis. No longer just for curly hair*, mousse has become the go-to product for stylists. I asked Andre for his thoughts, and here’s what he told me.
Hair Spray is not always Reliable
You know the drill: you bombard your hair with product, styling tools, clips and pins, followed by a heavy blast of hairspray. Step outside: goodbye to all that. Frustrating? You bet! Sometimes hairspray cannot hold its own against wind and/or humidity. Mousse has a special consistency that holds your style while and fighting humidity and other weather bad guys.
*Curls Depend on Mousse
Mousse is the “not-so-secret” styling secret of every curly-haired gal (and guy). Mousse is virtually the only product that tames the wild beast! Mousse won’t weigh curls, make them crunchy, or leave them greasy. Mousse gives curls buoyancy. Who doesn’t like soft, touchable curls?
More Bounce per Ounce
I love watching our clients bounce out of the salon. They rise from their stylist’s chair feeling transformed! Mousse recreates that moment. Its light, airy texture creates fuller, thicker-looking hair with movement and bounce. It also holds your style longer than other products.
Do you ever wonder how celebrities manage to keep their hair shiny and voluminous, even under the hot lights and endless pressure of the red carpet? Yes, they do have stylists waiting in the wings. But that stylist is probably armed with mousse! You can master this trick at home…trust me. Work a dollop of mousse into the roots for lift and volume. You can then turn to your heat tools or better still, leave your hair to air dry, the better to highlight your natural texture.
Yes, You Can
Mousse is literally foolproof: anyone can use it and get great results. Application couldn’t be easier. Squirt the recommended amount into your hand and use your fingertips to work it through your hair. Start at the roots and work toward the ends. Use it heading out for the evening, or try it on damp hair at bedtime: wake up with a sexy, messy style that is still soft and defined.
If you’re “hot” — dependent on blow dryers, flat irons, and styling wands — mousse is your friend. Most brands of mousse include ingredients that can protect against most heat damage. Many include protection against harmful UV rays as well.
Mousse is the great equalizer — it works well on virtually everybody. No matter what your style or texture, mousse can help you manage your hair like a pro!
Andre Chreky salon sells a range of mousse products, including this month’s special by L’Oreal. Your stylist can help you pick the one that works best for your needs.