If using mousse on curly hair, there are a few things to keep in mind. Because curls are naturally drier, Korab recommends looking for ingredients that will add hydration and shine. “Avocado and olive oils are two great ingredients to look out for,” she says. She also has a few styling tips. “When using a mousse to style curly hair, you want to start out by misting the curls with water or a curl refresher,” she adds. “My personal favorite [to use] is Kerastase Curl Manifesto Curl Refresher. Then, apply a generous amount section by section through your hair. Comb through to distribute the product evenly and then lightly scrunch. For best results, finish by air-drying or using a diffuser.”
Kelly also has a few more tips for curly hair styling when using a product like mousse. “When using mousse, I like to have my clients lean back or flip their head over and really get that root to control any frizziness,” he says. “Then, I clamp the hair between my hands with the product. After that, I have them lean up or flip back over. I’ll take some additional styling products and pick up random pieces and reshape them with my hand for the perfect curl.”
For a few of each stylist’s favorite mousses for curly hair, keep scrolling below. You’ll find a few of our own recs, too.