How to use mousse on curly hair
For best results, use mousse on wet rather than dry hair. Mousse is a lightweight product that doesn’t weigh down your hair. That’s why it’s mainly used by people with wavy hair, also called wavies. But it also is an ideal hair product for curlies who don’t want to spend a lot of time on their hair. Mousse creates a slight cast, so your hair will dry faster than with gel. Below are a few ways to use mousse for curls!
Type 2 wavy hair
If you have curl type 2 wavy hair, we recommend to use mousse as a styling product in your Curly Girl routine. Many Curly Girls use gel, but for Wavy Girls this is often too heavy. Therefore, we prefer mousse.
Following the Curly Girl Method, you start with co-washing your hair, then using a deep conditioner. After you rinsed that out, bend over, so your hair is flipped upside-down. Apply a leave-in conditioner to wet hair, followed by mousse as a styler. Divide this over your hair using the praying hands method, and start scrunching. Stand up straight, flipping your hair back to normal in the process, and let your hair air dry. When your hair is dry, you have a cast and it’s time to scrunch out the crunch! This involves scrunching your hair again, but now you’re breaking the cast. This creates soft curls with a lot of definition.
Also read: Wavy Girl Method: the routine for wavy hair
Mousse gel mousse technique
Another way to use mousse, is with the mousse gel mousse technique. This means that on wet hair you first apply mousse, then gel and then mousse again. You don’t have to use two different mousse products, this can be the same one. Then you can scrunch your hair with a cotton t-shirt or microfiber towel and let it air dry or diffuse.
Mousse as a refresher
You can also use mousse to refresh your curls a few days after a wash day. Dampen your hair slightly with a water spray and apply mousse using the praying hands method. Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch, and let it air dry. When your hair is dry, you can scrunch the cast out again.
Also read: Freshening up your curls in between washes
There are many types of mousse, there is one for every hair type and hair characteristics. That’s why it’s important that you know your hair characteristics, like your curl and hair type, and the porosity and elasticity of your hair. Once you know this, you can look at the list below and choose the best suiting CG proof mousse.
CG mousse with protein
Does your hair have a protein deficiency and therefore an overload of hydration? Then it is best to focus on adding protein to your hair and less on hydration. These are our tips for a CG mousse with protein.
CG mousse without protein
Is your hair dry, lifeless, and does it feel like straw? Then you probably have a protein overload, or a lack of hydration. These are our recommendations for a CG mousse without protein: