ANNABEL RIVKIN’S CABINET OF WONDERS
Mousse: let’s discuss. It has been rather thrust into the background in recent decades; upstaged and outshone by slinky volumising lotions and natty pastes and hi-tech, rain-reflecting sprays. In the 1980s mousse was absolutely it, providing not only the requisite lift but also the mandatorily crunchy finish: crispy, wavy perm anyone?
And so I have treated it with suspicion. Now, I like vast hair. But I do not like hair that looks like it might snap. I like hair that swooshes, that defies the backcombing beneath so people say, ‘My, what thick hair you have.’ And only you know that your three weedy hairs are propped up and working to capacity.
But Lee Stafford’s My Big Fat Root Boost Mousse Spray oomphs up fine hair without stickiness. It has an exciting nozzle so you can whack the mousse on the roots rather than spreading a great egg of it over your scalp like a foaming cap. You don’t
Use it in the morning and restyle in the evening for hair that schwings
need to do a posh blow-dry on yourself either. Instead, flip your head upside down, blast ’n’ brush and be done.
Use it in the morning and then dampen down and restyle in the evening for hair that schwings without looking done. Oh, and a bonus: it feels freezing on the scalp, which wards off the hot flush that comes with rushing and is the enemy of elegance and composure and gives you instant hairline frizz. This is reason enough. Lee Stafford My Big Fat Root Boost, £6.99, at boots.com