Getting volume in our hair that stays
put and doesn’t fall flat is something most of us struggle with.
Too much backcombing and you look like a birds nest, too little and
you’re left with limp locks. Read on for some hair-boosting advice
and a few product recommendations.
Good volume is all about the prep. Go
for a volumising shampoo (Redken Body Full is great!) and avoid using
conditioner on roots; this tends to weigh hair down. Concentrate on
the ends to help hair look big without sacrificing the condition.
Using a mousse or spray pre blowdry will with styling and avoid using
too much product to finish as this can weigh hair down. A light
spritz of hairspray should do the trick.
If you can’t give yourself a salon
quality blow dry yourself without getting in a tangle, use Velcro
rollers to give hair added lift. Simply blow dry as normal then pop
some large rollers in the top section of hair (crown and parting) and
blow dry on a low setting for a couple of minutes. Leave to cool
completely and don’t take out until you are just about to walk out
There are tons of hair products on the
market that promise to boost our hair but luckily I’ve tested and
trailed most of them and have found a couple of gems that will
hopefully make your hair look so big, people will ask if it’s full
Lee Stafford Double Blow
Mousse – this stuff is great for creating volume and comes
with the signature scent
Oribe Dry Texturising Spray
– whilst a little pricey, this stuff delivers volume without the
product feel to hair, great for those with fine tresses
Indola Innova Volumising Powder
– this little tub of hair texturising powder works wonders
sprinkled along roots.
Ojon Volume Advance Shampoo &
Conditioner – this will give hair a volume kick and can also
help make it stronger and thicker thanks to high protein
Boar Bristle Backcombing Brush
– you can pick these up from any good salon supply store. Use
the fine point end to section hair, and tease from underneath to get
You can read more from the lovely Kelly at http://www.klghairadvice.com/
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