Mousse is having a moment—except not in the crunchy, “scrunched” hair way—and it’s back better than ever. While we’re not totally calling it a comeback (its often weightless formula has always been a surefire way to add body and volume pre-blowdry), these formulas are our top picks to amp up the volume and delete the frizz on our favorite styles.
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Best For: Trying a Funky Formula
Designed to be used before you style, this cool liquid-to-foam formula truly gives your hair body and texture without weighing it down. Plus, it holds all night.
Best For: A Lasting Hold
No falling here—this sea buckthorn berry–infused formula also boasts shaping polymers that work to keep your style in place without collapsing.
Best For: Big, Beachy Texture
Use this part mousse–part salt spray formula (it sprays on white and then dries clear) on dry or damp hair for texture and waves that will have you looking like you just left the beach. Plus, it’s infused with UVA/UVB filters to help protect locks against sun damage.
Best For: A Super Smooth Finish
While its formula isn’t a foam like a traditional mousse, the concept is the same in this luxe, silicone-infused whip—apply to wet or dry hair to add volume and body while taming flyaways and smoothing hair from every angle.
Best For: A Sweet Scent
Come June, this sweet, summer scent (along with Summer Honey Peach) will hit shelves alongside the brand’s year-round mousse scents which are just as good. The formula works to hydrate and nourish hair while also adding lightweight body and shine.
Best For: (Super) Long-Lasting Hold
Promising a 48-hour hold (yes, you read that correctly), this mousse literally works overtime to keep your style going strong without weighing down strands.
Best For: Taming Stubborn Styles
RUSK Mousse ($18)
This creamy mousse holds even the most stubborn styles and locks in place while also delivering protection to colored hair. Silk amino acids and a Style+ Strength Complex keep hair strong and cushioned all day.