Curl creams and gels seem to be taking over the market these days, but there's still room for aerated whips in your routine. Take Pantene No Crunch Curls Whip ($7), for example. This mousse isn't drippy or sticky like some formulas of the past, however. The light foam comes out soft and smooth, leaving touchable (not crunchy) hair behind. For waves and loose curls, apply to wet hair using the scrunch method for a light hold. For kinkier textures, try using this product to cut down on frizz as you unravel twists or braids. This mousse is also a second-day hair reviver (no water required), and it cuts down on that hard-shell texture often caused from too much hair gel. And that's how you whip those curls into shape.
With the invention of hair wax and spray gels, you may think of hair mousse as a relic of the '80s. But that's not the case, as long as you find one that isn't sticky. Here are three of my all-time favorite hair mousses.
Finesse Touchables Extra-Control Mousse ($3.79) is a protein-enriched mousse that tames flyaways and creates body without drying hair out. It gives you the hold of a light hairspray without any of the stiffness or stickiness. I love the sweet smell of this product.
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