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A good mousse will help add oomph to lifeless curls – it will turn your ho-hum waves into va-va-va-voom ringlets. If you’ve got thick hair, you’ll want to find a mousse that will do all that without adding any additional bulk, which could weigh hair down. Scrunch a dollop of mousse through damp strands and allow to air dry or blow dry halfway with a diffuser attachment.
Sebastian Professional Whipped Crème
This styling mousse helps thick-haired gals get the body boost they need for their weighed down tresses. The lightweight mousse helps add a bit of volume while keeping static and flyaways at bay, according to "Allure" magazine. Plus, it is ultra moisturizing – something that thick, curly tresses crave – and it will define each ringlet.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Take Charge Curl-Boosting Mousse
The John Frieda Frizz Ease Take Charge Curl-Boosting Mousse was voted as one of the best styling products for curly hair by “Elle” magazine readers -- and for good reason. The mousse helps to shape your thick curls into bouncy ringlets. Another benefit is that there is no alcohol in this mousse but there are added conditioners within the formula that help to hydrate dry tresses, fight frizz and add shine. Added sunscreen helps to keep color vibrant if you’ve got a colored coif.
Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Holding Foam
Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Holding Foam is an “Allure” Editors’ Favorite because of the life it breathes into limp, weighed down curls. The foam formula helps add body and definition without that crunchy feeling that other mousses may give you. What might surprise you is that this foam comes out as a gel but then transforms in your palm into foam.
Paul Mitchell Extra Body Sculpting Foam
This mousse does exactly as it says and sculpts your curls. “Marie Claire” recommends it and suggests raking a bit through dry hair before you curl stray strands with a curling iron. You can also add it into damp or towel-dried tresses for curl enhancement without any thickening to your already thick hair.