Most people with fine, straight hair have one general styling challenge: LACK OF VOLUME AND BODY. Here are some tips that work well.
Start with a light conditioner after shampooing. The label may read ‘light conditioner’, ‘for volume’ or ‘for fine or thin hair’. If you live in a dry climate, be sure to compensate with a deep conditioner once a week to moisturize your scalp and ends well.
For short hairstyles, use a texturizing putty to fluff and lift the hair and to give it flexible hold. Apply a quarter-sized amount to damp hair and blow dry in all directions. Finish with a dime-sized amount of the putty and apply in pinching and swirling movements. Remember to rub the product in your hand to make it thin before applying!
For medium to long hairstyles, towel dry and apply a root lifter to the underside of your crown area, which is at the back of the top of your head.
Blow dry up and over the crown area and with light, lifting movements on the ends and front of your hair. This gets flat roots to dry sticking up, creating volume.
Using your curling iron, add loose curls in alternating directions by taking your hair in one inch sections. Try to do open-ended curls for a modern look. That means to clamp the curl halfway down the piece of hair, letting the ends stay out of the curl to create a square bottom. On longer hair, keep feeding the curl through after one second until you get to the square end and then gently tap the end with the clamp and release. This brings the strength of the curl up to the scalp where it is needed!
Gently tousle or squeeze your curls for a sexy, flirty look or brush them out for a classy, professional feel. Do not hairspray. Remember we are creating lift with heat…hairspray will weigh it all down and take away the soft touchability of your new look.
As always, remember to use a thermal protector before you begin.
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