7 Hairstyling Tricks Every Woman Should Know
The expert techniques you need to get beautiful hair every time you style
Trick 6: Adding Volume 101"Building and maintaining volume is an issue women come up against all the time," says Dickie, so it's a hairstyling trick all should know how to master. Here are two, easy ways to add volume to limp hair:
Tip 1: Shower the night before you want to wear a voluminous style and while hair is still wet, add a bit of light hold, non-stick gel like Herbal Essences Body Envy Weightless Volumizing Gel, $3.99. Then twist your hair up into a high bun on top of your head and bobby pin in place. In the morning before taking out your bun, blast it with heat from your hair dryer for a few minutes. Once it's completely dry, let hair down to reveal bouncy movement.
Tip 2: To add volume the day you want to wear it, spray clean, damp hair roots with a volumizing spray like Sebastian Shaper Root Raise Lifting Spray, $28.95, making sure to hold the bottle three inches away from your head, warns Buckett. Blow dry your hair, starting at the roots. Blast them with downward heat as you lift and roll hair under with a large round brush. To get mega volume, Buckett says to make sure your roots are 100 percent dry before moving on to the mid shaft and ends. Avoid touching your hair when styling too, the oil from your fingers will weigh down your style.
Bonus Tip: Need even more volume? Dickey suggests using jumbo hot rollers to add instant oomph and glamour. Try Conair Instant Heat Travel Hairsetter Jumbo-Sized Soft Velvety Rollers 1 ½, $20.99, which are made of fabric that won't kink hair, but will still create big, bouncy waves.
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