The Best Volumizing Mousses

As someone who can’t style their hair without a good, volumizing mousse, I’ve definitely gone through my fair share of formulas on the market. I have flat, straight, fine hair and a good mousse is my secret weapon for creating full, lifted styles with lots of body and texture. It also gives me that much-needed grip for creating braids, buns and curls while helping to keep my style lasting all day.

From drugstore to department store to specialty salons, I’ve basically tried every volumizing mousse I can get my hands on. I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorite formulas (some new, some old) that do a great job of lifting up my lifeless hair.

  • 1 of 12 L'Oreal Elnett Satin Crème de Mousse
  • L'Oreal Elnett Satin Crème de Mousse
  • L'Oreal Elnett Satin Crème de Mousse,

    A unique hybrid of rich cream and strong hold mousse that leaves hair touchably soft and full of body. A newfound favorite of mine you’ll be hearing more of very soon. Availability and pricing info coming soon!

  • 2 of 12 shu uemura Ample Angora Volumizing Light Foam
  • shu uemura Ample Angora Volumizing Light Foam
  • shu uemura Ample Angora Volumizing Light Foam, $39

    This lightweight foam melts into the hair fiber, inflating strands from root to tip. Another must-have formula of mine. Available online at shuuemura-usa.com.

  • 3 of 12 Drybar Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse
  • Drybar Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse
  • Drybar Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse, $26

    This mousse has a super light, barely-there texture and that signature Drybar scent that will make you feel like you’re getting a pro blow-out every time. Available online at sephora.com.

  • 4 of 12 Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse
  • Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse
  • Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse, $27

    Designed for flat, lifeless locks, this thickening formula features a patented molecule that deposits thickening points along the hair strand for added texture, volume and thickness. Available online at sephora.com.

  • 5 of 12 John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse
  • John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse
  • John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse, $6

    This mousse delivers incredible lift that stays! Available at drugstores and online at ulta.com.

  • 6 of 12 L'Oreal Professionnel Tecni.Art Volume Envy Extra Mousse
  • L'Oreal Professionnel Tecni.Art Volume Envy Extra Mousse
  • L'Oreal Professionnel Tecni.Art Volume Envy Extra Mousse, $24

    This formula leaves hair with extra texture—a great product to prep before updos or braids. Available at select salons and online at ulta.com.

  • 7 of 12 Bumble and bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse
  • Bumble and bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse
  • Bumble and bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse, $30

    Extra strong polymers grip each strand while nourishing conditioners keep hair soft and smooth. Available online at sephora.com.

  • 8 of 12 Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Thick & Full Volume Mousse
  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Thick & Full Volume Mousse
  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Thick & Full Volume Mousse, $28

    This anti-aging formula not only plumps up fine, flat hair with extra volume but it also contains Marine Plumping Complex to strengthen the hair and reduce breakage. Available online at sephora.com.

  • 9 of 12 Matrix Total Results High Amplify Foam Volumizer
  • Matrix Total Results High Amplify Foam Volumizer
  • Matrix Total Results High Amplify Foam Volumizer, $16

    A great formula for root-to-tip thickness without any crunchy, sticky residue. Available at select salons and online at ulta.com.

  • 10 of 12 Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Root Amp Spray Mousse
  • Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Root Amp Spray Mousse
  • Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Root Amp Spray Mousse, $3

    This targeted spray mousse is great for building volume without breaking the bank (plus it smells SO good). Available at drugstores and online at walmart.com.

  • 11 of 12 Wella EIMI Extra Volume Mousse
  • Wella EIMI Extra Volume Mousse
  • Wella EIMI Extra Volume Mousse, $19

    A pre-blow dry essential for extra large volume and long-lasting hold. Available at select salons and online at ulta.com.

  • 12 of 12 ghd Total Volume Foam
  • ghd Total Volume Foam
  • ghd Total Volume Foam, $28

    A new styling mousse from your favorite hot tool brand that builds volume while reducing frizz and damage during heat styling. Available online at sephora.com.

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