The Best Hair Mousses for Your Wedding Day

Hair & Beauty
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Before the word mousse scares you away, give us 30 seconds to explain. The crunchy, sticky potions that made them notorious in years past have been replaced with weightless formulations that solve a multitude of hair problems. We've rounded up a few editor-tested favorites to help you create glossy bridal-shower blowouts, lasting day-of updos, and frizz-free honeymoon beach waves. (You're welcome.)

Kérastase Densifique Densimorphose Thickening Treatment Mousse: Our fine-haired tester usually steers clear of styling products. "Everything makes my hair feel weighed down," she says. "I really like my hair to look natural, but I forgot I was even wearing this mousse! Except, of course, when I remembered that my hair isn't usually this voluminous and Brigitte Bardot-esque." As if that wasn't enough, it also strengthens and moisturizes locks over time. $42, available at Kérastase

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse: Whether you have loose waves or tight ringlets, this one works to define curls and eliminate frizz. It also boasts a UV inhibitor to protect against the sun's rays, making it the perfect product for beach-bound brides. "I tried this two ways," our tester says. "First, by drying my hair with a diffuser and then just letting it air dry. I loved how it looked both times! It kept frizz away without a hint of crunchiness." $5.93, available at

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Pureology Colour Stylist Root Lift Spray Hair Mousse: This one does exactly what the name claims to do — it keeps your roots from falling flat. "I usually tease my hair to give it extra volume," our tester says. "But I didn't need to do that with this mousse. It kept my hair looking shiny and just-blown-out all day!" $23.49, available at Target

Herbal Essences Set Me Up Mousse Extra Hold: If you want to give your updo staying power, this mousse will help you keep everything under control. "After you apply it, make sure you brush it through so it disperses evenly," our tester says. "It gave my freshly washed hair grip, so it was really easy to put into a topknot. I kept checking it in the mirror throughout the day, but I didn't have to fix it at all!" $3.99, available at

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