Return of the mousse - The product to guarantee your hair volume

In partnership with Charles Worthington


When we think of hair mousse, our minds often conjure up images of 80s style icons, crunchy foams and unwanted crispy perms… Not anymore.

A good hair mousse is key to achieving real volume and hold in any hairstyle – the unsung hero of modern hair styling, you might say. Believe us, formulas have drastically improved in recent years, with the latest mousses offering us weightless hold, healthy hair benefits and frizz-taming qualities.

But don’t think using a mousse means you always have to have sky-high volume. Hair mousse can adapt and give texture to the roots of poker straight locks or add a beachy feel to summer curls – the finish is up to you.


Photo By Benjamin Kaufmann

So, enter the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse, £6.99. This is your foundation for creating great volume and one of the brands cult best-selling products. The mousse is packed with plumping collagen, kale protein and pomegranate, all of which help to create a lightweight and non-sticky cloud-like texture that gives.... body!

'Mousse has always been a favourite of mine as it's the perfect product to use on any hairstyle to give it great hold without weight' says Celebrity Stylist and Charles Worthington Ambassador Ken O'Rourke. 'Using this mousse is the modern way of giving you hair hold without the stickiness.'

The finish is also super flexible so you won’t get a crunchy feel, just soft, volumised strands. The formula contains a special ‘heat activated style memory technology’ that helps to lift hair at the roots and lock volume in place when heat is applied. This all increases the volume by us, you need to try it yourself.

So how do you use it right?

Step 1: Wash your hair with the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Weightless Shampoo, £6.99, and Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Plumping Conditioner, £6.99, to build volume from the get go.

Step 2: Start by shaking the bottle and squirt a small amount of the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse £6.99 into your palm. Work this through damp hair from root to tip (to activate great lift at the roots) and follow up with a comb, to make sure the product is evenly covering all stands.

Step 3: Dry the hair using a paddle brush to really smooth and lift out the hair as it cools. You will be left with a big, bouncy blow dry and volume that lasts – no falling flat one hour later!

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Sarah Barnes

Sarah Barnes is Junior Beauty Writer and Production Assistant at Marie Claire UK.

After attending a military school growing up (we are talking camo print, crawling through the mud) Sarah craved a creative outlook with fashion and beauty always being a huge draw. With a degree in Fashion Journalism from The University For The Creative Arts, Sarah was introduced into the world of beauty, health and print after publishing her own university magazine, which was an investigative project into the world of Paleo and Primal Wellbeing. Her love for production came after moving to Vancouver Canada, working on the sets for Toyota commercials as a production assistant.

Four years later, she is now Marie Claire UK’s Junior Beauty Writer and Production Assistant. Combining both her love for writing and production, having worked her way up from intern. With each day being different Sarah can be found writing beauty features, reporting backstage at Fashion Week on the latest beauty trends and working on Marie Claire’s various beauty awards and video content. Always on her face beauty wise; Urban Decays 24/7 Eyeliner in Roach, Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF 30 and Estee Lauders Radiant Double Wear Concealer.

Sarah’s job also allows her to travel the world for Marie Claire’s beauty shoots, working on the shoot production and assisting with booking the best models and photographers. Highlights include shooting at sunset in the Lanzarote desert, from a speedboat in Mauritius and along the wild beaches of Sri Lanka- maybe that army training was useful after all?