Why Mousse (Yes, Mousse!) Will Make Your Hair Look Better Than Ever

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Why Mousse (Yes, Mousse!) Will Make Your Hair Look Better Than Ever

Big, pageant-ready hair in a bottle.

Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse, $35.

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To give the appearance of fuller hair, comb through when wet and blow dry.

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse, $29.

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Perfect for the summer months, this one protects against sun damage and will keep hair hydrated and shiny.

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Mousse, $24.

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For some serious lift, focus application on the crown of the head before blow drying and styling.

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Foaming Air Mousse. $5.49.

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Work a golf ball-sized amount through damp hair for volume that won't fall flat until you wash it out.

Living Proof Full Body Boosting Thickening Mousse, $26.

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For beachy yet soft waves, apply to wet hair and air dry.

Orbine Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse, $37.

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Mousse takes me way back. Back to an unfortunate hair moment during my tween years when my morning regimen consisted of scrunching a palm full of mousse into my hair post-shower and running out the door. The result? A head of crunchy, matted down curls mixed with random frizzy strands caused by patchy application.

Once I received my first flat iron, my curls became a secret and mousse joined blueberry-scented glitter as a never-to-be-used again product of my past.

Until recently, that is. At an event hosted by one of my most trusted haircare brands, Oribe, I listened as hairstylist Adam Livermore gushed about the brands' new line of mousses. "Oh no, not this stuff again," I thought to myself. But after a blowout made not crunchy or slimy, but glamorous and bouncy by Oribe's Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse, I walked out a convert.

It's not mousse as we all (try not to) remember it. It gives your hair everything you want-texture, lift, protection from humidity and environmental stressors-all without weighing hair down. Really.

Click through the gallery above to shop the best of the new mousses and to learn how to use 'em.

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