We Found the Best Drugstore Mousse

Imagine a product that gives freshly washed hair second-day texture, but also absorbs enough oil to allow the kind of girl who has to shampoo her hair every day to actually skip lathering up on day two. It’s real. Meet L’Oreal’s new Advanced Hairstyle Curve It Elastic Curl Mousse ($5). Don’t be fooled by the name, you don’t need curls to love what it does to your hair.

If you’re going for a scrunched beach look, go ahead and follow the instructions on the back of the can: work it into damp hair and let your locks air dry. But if you’re after a model-off-duty wave, coat damp hair with a generous dollop from root to ends and then blow it out with a round brush. Depending on how much wave you want, go back in with a curling iron and style accordingly. Your hair will hold its shape—without hairspray!—and remain full and oil-free the following day. It’s like it’s too good to be true, but it’s not.

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