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Not one for flat, boring hair? Neither are we! It’s not just thin haired girls that are plagued by the dreaded lack of volume – it can happen to anyone with any hair type.
Fight flat hair fast with our Volumising Hair Hacks – sure to increase your hairs natural beauty in minutes.
Because today is not another boring hair day – right?
Not all hair product is made the same – you want something that won’t weigh your hair down (especially if it’s fine), won’t leave behind any residue and doesn’t create any knotty or unpleasant texture. If you’ve got fine hair it’s also good to remember to not overload your hair with product. Try Evo Root Canal Base Support Spray 200ml that you can spray right onto your root for volume and style support.
This might sound counter intuitive but cutting your hair can make it appear thicker and fuller. Get those scraggly ends cut regularly to make your hair look healthier. Do a straight or blunt cut at the end for increased volume and try some layers if you haven’t before!
The less you can wash your hair the better. Over washing can lead to ultra vulnerable hair strands that become dead and snap off. So try and hold off washing maybe twice a week. If your hair is fine and tends to become oily incredibly quickly this may not be feasible. In this case ensure you are washing correctly with volume boosting shampoo and conditioner such as the Moroccanoil Extra Volume range. Start by massaging the shampoo throughout wet hair and scalp then after rinsing, follow up with Extra Volume Conditioner ONLY THROUGH BOTTOM 2/3 OF HAIR. Excess conditioner in your roots can weigh your hair down and make it look oilier than ever.
Heavily debated as good for your hair/ not good for your hair teasing can improve your hair volume – no two ways about it. Go in with a light hand to ensure you don’t break precious vulnerable hair follicles and back comb as close to the root as you can. Smooth out with your favourite brush.
Finding your average blow wave or straighten just isn’t cutting it? Try Cloud Nine The O Pod for great looking curls from these easy to use hot rollers. These babies heat up in seconds, won’t burn your fingers and come in a range of sizes to create whatever type of curls you desire. If you still want sleek, straight locks try this little trick: Instead of pulling the straightener straight down, extend it upwards away from your head for instant volume.
Dry Shampoo can provide volume in seconds but we don’t like the white, chalky residue so many can leave behind. Try the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo – available in dark for brunettes as well. Voted the best dry shampoo on the market, it contains ultra-fine, oil-absorbing rice starch that removes buildup and odour, leaving hair instantly clean and refreshed.
So what is that huge weird head on your end of your hair dryer actually for? We know curly hair can tend to have a mind of it’s own – a finger diffuser helps create shiny, frizz free volume every time without the effort.
Remember that what we put into our bodies is as, or even more important than what we put on our bodies. Eat a balanced diet rich in fibre and good fats (fruit and vegetables such as avocado and spinach are good examples) to ensure your hair health is maintained. This will also help to boost hair growth so get munching!
What’s your favourite trick for instant hair volume?
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