This is undoubtedly the season for glamour – from brunches to parties which last through until morning, it can feel like you’ve got to look your best at all hours. It can be hard to keep looking together at this time of year (Edinburgh can get rather cold, wet and gusty come December) so I’m always looking for tips and tricks which make life easier. One product I don’t think I’ve ever come even close to looking at before is hair mousse. In my mind, I’d relegated the white stuff to crispy perms of the eighties, but I shouldn’t have been so judgey! Rather than the stiff, sticky stuff of my hair nightmares, Wella’s EIMI Root Shoot is a lightweight mousse which leaves hair bouncy rather than crisp!
After washing and conditioning my hair as normal, I use a Wet Brush to brush out my hair, then spray a little heat protectant through my lengths and ends. Then it’s time of mousse! I take a small sphere of the stuff (smaller than a tennis ball) and comb it through my roots, using my fingers to work it all in. The Root Shoot smells incredibly – very fresh and clean, and then it’s time to blow dry! As normal, I use a round boar bristle brush to soothe and straighten my naturally wavy ends. The addition of the mousse means my hair feels swingy and bouncy, even after getting the straighteners out. The Root Shoot is also a perfect product to use if you’re after an up do. It gives hair a little bit of texture which keeps it in place all day long, without veering into helmet head territory! The extra value that the mousse gives my hair is perfect for days when I want to look that little bit more put together, and the effects last well into the night.
Wella EIMI Root Shoot is priced at £10.20 and is available here.