Color Styling Mousse: How to Refresh Fading Color while Styling Your Hair

Last Updated on December 27, 2022 by Gaga

Temporary hair color mousse offers three amazing hair benefits – conditioning, styling, and color enhancing – in one hassle-free product. This product temporarily coats hair with color pigments while providing conditioning benefits to dry, over-processed strands. As a result, you can extend the life of your hair color while also fortifying and protecting your hair.

How to Use Color Styling Mousse

Non-drip texture makes color styling mousse extremely convenient for home use. The product should be applied to damp or dry hair and left in without rinsing. The coverage lasts for 1- 3 shampoos and washes out easily with regular shampooing.

To continually keep your color looking fresh, you need to reapply the mousse after each shampoo. Alternatively, you can use it only on those special days when you wish to look fabulous.

Colored hair mousse is mostly used to refresh the fading color and stretch the time between color touch-ups. This product can be a godsend if your gray roots start showing, and you cannot go to the salon. These tinted mousses come in different shades to match your natural or permanent color.

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Is Colored Hair Mousse Damaging to Hair?

If you’re worried about the lasting impact on your hair and scalp, don’t! Tinted mousses are gentle on the hair and scalp and can be used whenever you wish. If you do not want to use a permanent hair color too often, this product will be your new best friend. It shampoos out, so you can try it out without fear of an unexpected result.

Some brands like 2Roux Fanci-Full Mousse entered the market decades ago and are still popular among women of all ages. More recently, several color-styling foam products were released to meet the needs of customers who have been looking for a color-refreshing product with all the convenience of at-home applications.

The Benefits of Colored Hair Mousse

  1. Revives hair color: It refreshes your fading hair color and keeps it looking its best between permanent colorings. This makes those highly coveted salon-fresh hair days an everyday possibility.
  2. Versatile: In addition to enhancing faded color, it conditions processed strands, and styles your hair in one easy step. In a world where you already have 10-step skincare routines and long makeup routines, colored hair mousse provides an easy, hassle-free way to fit full-coverage hair coloring into your everyday routine.
  3. Blends away gray: If you have a small percentage of gray hairs, coloring mousse can help you put off committing to permanent coloring. Otherwise, you can use it between colorings to blend the gray with the rest of your hair.
  4. Adds volume: Conditioning texturizers in a coloring mousse add body and texture to fine hair and improve smoothness and manageability.
  5. Gentle on the hair: Being free of harmful ingredients conditioning color mouse allows your dry and over-processed hair to rest and recover between colorings.
  6. Commitment-free: You can try different shades without committing to regular coloring. This gives you the flexibility to experiment without sacrificing the health of your hair.
  7. Little goes a long way: Colored mousses are budget-friendly hair care products, and you can get multiple applications out of one bottle. You use mousse anyway, so why not a colored one?
  8. Convenient to use: Due to its foamy consistency, color-reviving mousses are easy to use, and the application is less messy than when using liquid temporary coloring products. Additionally, unlike working with permanent hair dyes, there is no unpleasant smell. 

The Downside

  1. Not fully sweat-proof: Colored hair mousse may bleed if you are sweating a lot or get caught in heavy rain. This means that you may want to save easy hair coverage for mild days. Also, the color can stain your pillowcases. Don’t worry, though, since it will come out of fabric easily.

Color Mousse Vs Color Rinse Vs Foam Color

Despite the obvious similarity between the two products, a colored hair mousse is much easier to apply and control than a color rinse. Color rinse is much messier and should be applied only in the shower.

A coloring mousse only deposits pigments on the outside of the hair, unlike a foam color that penetrates the hair and involves the oxidation process to color hair permanently. The mousse also does not provide full coverage for gray hair as a foam color will do.

Does Color Styling Mouse Cover Grays?

Color styling mousse does not completely cover gray hair like a dye, but it can cover enough to make it less noticeable. It can be a very convenient option when you need to camouflage your grey roots between coloring sessions.

If you have a few grey strands, this product will refresh fading color and blend in grey hairs. It will lessen the contrast between the gray strands and your original color making the regrowth less obvious.

Color styling mousse may help you to postpone your commitment to permanent coloring. If you are letting your greys grow but most of your natural hair is still pigmented, this product might be the best option for a smoother transition. Just make sure to choose a shade close to your existing hair color.

YouTube Video: Truhair Revive & Style – Instant & Temporary Color Mousse Tutorial

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Related products:

  1. FancyFull Mousse by Roux works as a color enhancer and washes with the next shampoo. Make sure to buy a color that matches the color of your hair. Fancy-Full Mousse Silver Lining brightens gray hair but it is hard to find.
  2. Revive & Style Mousse by TRUHAIR is formulated in Italy and is meant to enhance the look of natural, colored, and highlighted hair. It works quite well for blending away gray hair.
  3. Styling Collection Color Mousse by Rusk works as a temporary color that lasts up to 3 washes. It comes in blue, teal, pink, and purple.
  4. One Night Highlights by Alterna Haircare comes with a comb applicator on the top of the bottle. When the applicator works properly (but usually does not), it will leave highlighted strands in your hair which last until the next shampoo.
  5. Color Style Mousse by Indola is available in 11 shades that work to refresh the existing permanent color.
  6. IGK Foamo Holographic Hair Foam is enriched with color holographic pigments that are flashing in your hair when you move.
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Gaga is a blogger and founder of the Softer Hair website. She often says that insomnia is to blame for her first blogging attempts. Being the night owl, she hated the morning alarm. She left her office job and returned to what she loved most - writing.


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