Wednesday, 7 August 2013

HAIR VOLUME - The Dos and Don’ts

So we finally get some decent sunshine in the country! Now I don’t know about you girls, but this warm and humid weather has been doing quite a number on my beauty routines. Sweating off my makeup and my hair is so limp. Not. Hot.

But, while I can’t keep my eyeliner from not smearing at least there’s something I can do about my hair. Yes, those locks might seem to refuse to have volume but with a few tricks, you can retire that summer bun for good. Here are my 10 tips for getting luscious locks that defy this heat wave.

Do: Use the right cleaning products. Start with an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner.. For curly hair, try moisturizing shampoo and conditioners to minimize frizz.

Do: Blow-dry your hair upside down if you’re in a hurry. Flipping over is my number one trick to getting volume—especially if you’re short on time. Add a little liquid texture, and blow-dry your hair upside down. Then continue drying your hair normally, and smooth only the top half as to not brush out the effort you put in on the under half.

Do: Apply texturizer all over. Celebrity hairstylist Mitch Stone, who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Kyra Sedgwick, says that you might need more product than you think. He suggests applying texturizing spray all throughout your hair, concentrating at the roots but working it all the way to the ends.

Do: Blow-dry hair in sections. If you have time, dry your hair in ¼ inch sections starting right at the top of your head on either side of your part.  Take the first section and direct the hair to the opposite side from the way it wants to go, up over your part. I recommends hitting each section with some hairspray for added oomph.

Don’t: Be afraid to tease. Take those same quarter-inch sections and lightly tease them to lock in that volume and finish with firm hold hairspray.

Don’t: Use pump hair sprays. The biggest don’t for getting volume is using a heavier pump hair spray that will only weigh the hair down.

Do: Scrunch your hair if it’s curly. For real quick process, just walk away and continue scrunching your hair till it dries. If you have a little more time and want more control, flip your head upside down and slowly scrunch with the blow dryer until dry.

Do: Use rollers. I absolutely love my Babyliss thermo ceramic heated rollers. Add rollers after you have added texture spray into the hair: The texture spray will act a bond to hold the root straight out from the scalp creating a amazing volume finish.

Don’t: Leave the house with wet hair. For volume always, always make sure your hair and whatever product you’ve put into your hair, is completely dry. This locks in the style.

Do: Reapply product as needed: My favorite product for keeping volume throughout the day is Elenett Hair spray. You can get great hold and you’re able to reapply it as you need, as well, plus it won’t weigh your hair down.

Remember just have fun and play with it! Hope your all having an amazing summer.

Sofia xx

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