Styling Mousse vs. Styling Lotion: Which Is Best For Your Client’s Fine, Normal, or Coarse Hair?

Have you gotten your hands on the new Design Essentials Platinum Styling Mousse or Concentrated Styling Lotion

Exclusive to the new Design Essentials Platinum Styling Collection, both styling products are specially formulated with Marshmallow extract to rejuvenate, moisturize, and strengthen your client’s hair when creating long-lasting wraps, sets, molds, and curl enhancing styles. 

But you’re probably wondering – When should I use the Styling Mousse vs. Styling Lotion? 

In this blog, we break it down by hair texture. So, keep reading to find out how to choose the best styling products according to your client’s fine, normal, or coarse hair:

If Your Client’s Hair Texture Is Fine to Normal Use Design Essentials Platinum Styling Mousse.

When working with fine to normal hair textures, you want to use a lightweight styling product to avoid weighing down the client’s hair. Therefore, the Styling Mousse is ideal since it provides a light to medium hold without flaking yet leaves your client’s hair feeling soft and hydrated with a vibrant, healthy shine. 

 

 

We highly recommend using the Styling Mousse to style clients with short length cuts and/or tapered designs. Simply apply a generous amount of the Styling Mousse to clean, towel dried hair and proceed to mold or wave. Let hair dry completely under a hooded dryer, then style the client’s hair as desired.

 

Side view of a beautifully styled pixie cut using Design Essentials Styling Mousse to set and mold. Photo credit: @360_hairstudio

Pixie perfect finish using Design Essentials Styling Mousse to set and mold. Photo credit: @360_hairstudio.

 

When creating textured short styles that require a twist or rod set, apply the Styling Mousse generously to clean, damp hair and comb through. Proceed to set into desired style. Let hair dry completely, then style as desired.  

Additionally, if your client has medium to long hair (with a fine to normal texture), the Styling Mousse is your new go-to for defining natural waves or curls minus frizz, product residue, or that hard crunchy feel. Making it perfect for wash and go styling. Just apply the Styling Mousse generously to wet hair and comb through or finger style into the desired style. Allow hair to dry naturally or use a diffuser. Proceed to lift and style.

 

Create long-lasting definition and body on natural curls using Design Essentials Platinum Styling Collection! Photo Credit: @utopia_salon_nj_

 

When creating more defined textured styles (like roller, rod, or twist sets) on medium to long hair, you may want to consider using Design Essentials Platinum Concentrated Styling Lotion.

If Your Client’s Hair Texture Is Normal to Coarse Use Design Essentials Platinum Concentrated Styling Lotion.

We particularly love this quick-drying concentrated Styling Lotion because it can be diluted to provide styling flexibility ideal when creating highly defined, full-bodied rod, roller, or twist sets on normal to coarse hair textures (regardless of length). 

But it’s all about diluting properly based on the Formula Guide For Sets & Holds:

  • For a soft hold on fine textured hair, mix 1 oz. Styling Lotion to 4 oz. of Water.
  • For a medium hold on normal textured hair, mix 1 oz. Styling Lotion to 2 oz. – 3 oz. Water.
  • For a firm hold on natural thick/coarse textured hair, mix 1 oz. Styling Lotion to 0 oz. – 1 oz. Water. 

 

 

After diluting the Styling Lotion to your desired concentration in a spray bottle. Spray evenly onto clean, towel dried hair and proceed to set hair using rods or rollers of your choice. Use a hooded dryer to allow hair to dry completely. Then separate set and style as desired. 

 

Rod set + Design Essentials Platinum Styling Collection = EVERYTHING! Photo Credit: @curlbossunlimited

 

We hope this blog has provided you with great detail on how to choose between the Platinum Styling Mousse vs. Styling Lotion when working with fine, normal, or coarse hair. When using any new product, we encourage our stylists to experiment on all hair textures to find what works best for you and your clientele.

Need to get your hands on the new professional Design Essentials Platinum Styling Collection?! Purchase the Platinum Collection using the DE Salon Pro App

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