Discussions on "Big Hair" in "Hair Care & Hair Removal" forum.
6th Feb 2012, 01:10 AM #1
While we wouldn't recommend big hair during the hot, humid summer, we think its the way to go during winter when hair is more manageable. We know of a easy three step process to tackle limp hair and we let you in on it.
Cleanse & Condition:
Work your shampoo on the roots of your hair and the conditioner on the tips. The volumizing shampoo is designed to lift your roots, hence adding body at the crown. Using the conditioner on the roots will weigh your hair down and work against your styling routine. Instead, focus the conditioner on the shaft of your hair and the tips, to keep it frizz free. We recommend the Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo and Conditioner.
Using a diffuser is one of the easiest way to add natural looking volume. It works well on both straight and curly hair. With a regular dryer, use a volumizing product on damp hair before blowing it. Try Bed Head Super Star Blow Dry Lotion for Brigette Bardot - inspired hair. The key is to blow dry your hair in sections moving skywards from the root.
Style & Finish:
A good cleanse, condition and drying routine is great for an everyday volume. However for days that require you to go the extra length, we recommend teasing your hair with a flat paddle brush. It is way more gentle on your strands than a rat tail comb and tackles larger sections at a time, making your routine faster and easier.
Always finish off with a hairspray. However, make sure you don't douse your hair with it. Too much product weighs your hair down and the volume vanishes in a matter of minutes. Instead place your hair spray 15-20 inches away from your hair and use short squirts of the spray instead of a long hissing one.
On days when you dont have the time to wash and style your hair, grab a hair powder. It soaks up excess oil that tends to hair your hair look flat and adds the necessary bounce. Massage it gently at the roots and fluff it off your hair with a dry towel or your fingers. We are big fans of the Unite Expanda Dust Volumizing Powder