Hair Mousse Is Making a Big Comback. Here Are the 11 Best Ones to Buy Now

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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

TIGI Bed Head Big Head Volume Boosting Foam ($23)

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. 

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Best For: A Lasting Hold

Amika The Perfect Body Whipped Mousse ($24)

No falling here—this sea buckthorn berry–infused formula also boasts shaping polymers that work to keep your style in place without collapsing. 

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Best For: Guilt-Free Styling

OUAI Soft Mousse ($28)

Free of both parabens and animal testing, this never-sticky mousse boosts volume in a flash. Work it through damp or dry locks to tame frizz and add body.

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Best For: Big, Beachy Texture

Bumble & bumble Foam Spray Blow Dry ($31)

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. 

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Best For: Touchable Hold

TRESemmé Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse ($5)

Perfect for use before you blow- or air-dry, this mousse is packed with Fleximax Volumizers that build serious body while also leaving you with a touchable, natural-looking style. 

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Best For: A Super Smooth Finish

Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip ($12)

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. 

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Best For: Serious Volume

Drybar Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse ($26)

This lightweight mousse is suitable for all hair types and protects strands from heat-styling tools while creating extreme volume that lasts until you wash it out. 

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Best For: Thickening Sparse Strands

Keranique Thickening & Texturizing Mousse ($20)

Formulated with Keratin Amino Complex to strengthen limp hair from the inside out, this mousse also provides thermal protection from styling tools while delivering a hefty dose of body and texture. 

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Best For: A Sweet Scent

WEN by Chaz Dean Summer Coconut Lime Verbana Nourishing Mousse ($42)

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. 

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Best For: (Super) Long-Lasting Hold

Schwarzkopf Styliste ULTÎME Amino-Q Hold Mousse ($7)

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. 

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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.

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