Mousse might still give you major #TBT vibes, but ever since the 80’s hair staple’s comeback, it serves our strands in bigger and better ways than it did when your mom went to prom (crunchy curls? not cute.) Here to stay, the slippery foam is your golden ticket to full-bodied hairstyles, be it beach waves, fancy updos, or a classic blowout. Kendall Jenner’s Golden Globes topknot? Mousse did that. Jenna Dewan Tatum’s slicked back style? Mousse made it happen. But we get it, your mane might get nervous around mousse—so we’re here to help a sister out! Ahead, three ways to style your strands using OUAI Soft Mousse, our never-sticky volume-booster you need to start using yesterday.
1. For Air Dried Effortless Waves
We’re never going to tell you to turn the heat tools off, but the next time you’re on a heat styling hiatus and need a new way to style wavy hair, check this—OUAI Soft Mousse makes a mean mermaid mane. For a frizz-free air dry wavy ‘do, start by massaging Soft Mousse through damp hair, then scrunch from mid-shaft to ends. Mist with OUAI Wave Spray holding 6” from the head, then twist hair into sections. Finish with a few extra spritzes of Wave Spray for a more lived-in look, then scrunch once more and voila, effortless waves sans heat damage. Visual learners—follow our Air Dry Wavy How-To.
2. To Redefine Lackluster Curls
Hair hacks that work on wet and dry hair? We’re here for them. When your cute curls need a quick pick-me-up, count on Soft Mousse to go the extra mile. Shake the can then massage an egg-size dollop through damp or dry hair. Use a diffuser on a low fan and high heat setting to dry and define curls. Soft Mousse refreshes lackluster coils while the diffuser does the most to maintain curl definition. Click here for all the answers to your curly hair questions.
3. For a Bouncier Blowout
Fact: A perfectly bouncy blowout starts with a good base. Before you go to town with the blow dryer, do your volume-seeking strands a favor and prep with Soft Mousse through wet or dry hair for oomph. Follow with Wave Spray all over from root to tip. Now your canvas is ready. Section hair and blowdry with a round brush, beveling the ends under. Set the salon-fresh style with OUAI Soft Hair Spray all over and primp pieces around the face with a flat iron for a silky finish. Need a live example? Watch our Perfect Blowout Tutorial.
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