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5 Ways to Style Your Hair for More Volume

Eva Longoria Long Hair With lots of Volume

Creating More Volume in Your Hairstyle

Are you suffering from celebrity hair envy? Do you stare in jealousy every time Eva Longoria flips her silky strands in that L’Oreal commercial? Do you long for Blake Lively’s effortlessly sexy strands? We’ve all been there; staring in the mirror at our flat, lifeless hair feeling more like a wet blanket than a woman. Don’t let celebrity envy or even thick hair envy control your life anymore! You can star in your own shampoo commercial every day by following some simple styling tips to add volume to your hair.

Long Layered hair with lots of volume

Be a Tease  

You can achieve volume without ruining your luscious strands. Instead of teasing your hair with a comb, apply a volumizing style product like mousse to the roots just above the ears and then dry your hair upside down. Gravity will take it from there as it weights your hair downwards away from the scalp. Once dry, flip your hair back, and voila, instant volume!

Be Bodacious

Want hair that looks effortlessly sexy? Opt for hair that is sleek on top but contains lots of volume on the side. To achieve this look, loosely roll the ends of your hair to give a texturized effect. To make this hairstyle a little less Bridget Bardot, only tease a few random spots instead of all over.

Be Dramatic

Straight hair used to be all the rage, but now it’s time to get a little kinky! Use hot rollers or curl your hair to add some wave and body to your hairstyle. Instead of curling your entire head, simply create curls on the outer layer of your hair for a carefree effect. To get the look of floating curls that are full of volume, flip your head upside down and run a large-tooth comb through the underside of your hair.

Be Edgy

 Are you craving more permanent volume in your hair? Opt for a haircut that adds layers. The uneven strands will add movement and body to your hair. Interested in a hair color change perhaps? Add lowlights in just the top layers of your hair to create the illusion of lift and movement.

Creating Volume with a Curling Iron

Be Proactive

Minor changes to your hair routine can create added volume as well. First start with a thickening shampoo like Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo. It will add moisture to your hair without weighing it down. Once you’ve washed your hair, work a volumizing product like Amplify Volumizing System Root Lifter by Matrixinto your wet strands and allow your hair to air dry about 80% before using a blow dryer. Pull strands up and out or flip your head over for added volume. For the simplest trick to adding volume, part your hair opposite from its natural part (which is easier to do with wet hair). The change in part will automatically add lift and give you a fresh look.

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How to Add Volume to Your Hair


Hair Volume is Easy With These Tips

You know the saying, “everyone wants what they don’t have”? This saying proves true more times than not in the world of hair! Most blondes wish for dark, exotic features and most brunettes spend lots of money to dye their hair blonde! If you have curly hair, you most likely wish for pin straight hair that is easy and quick to style. If you have pin straight hair, you most likely crave hair volume, volume and more volume! These scenarios are just the way of the world!

For those of you with thin, limp hair, here is your time to get the added volume you want with this list of tips and products that we are sure will solve all your dull hair problems!

  • Make sure when washing your hair, you do not use conditioner on your roots! Hold your hair back in a pony tail and apply conditioner from that point to the ends. Adding conditioner to your hair will make the root heavier and pull your hair down when styling.
  • Applying a dime sized amount of blow dry serum or volumizing serum will help a great deal! Again, same concept as the conditioner. Do not put directly at the root. With hair product, you want to start at the ends. Any excess serum you can work up to the top of your head. Two serums in particular that work wonders are Kevin Murphy’s Anti-Gravity oil free volumizing lotion and Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion.
  • Having a good brush is very important when blow drying. For volume it is best to use a round brush that will trap the heat and add lift at your roots. Try BrushLab’s {Fresh} Thermal Round Jumbo Hair Brush. You will notice a decrease in your drying time and healthier shinier hair!
  • When blow drying, section out the hair and dry one section at a time. Roll the hair up in the round brush to your root and hold the dryer there for a few seconds to trap the heat in the ceramic barrel. The heat allows the brush to set the shape. Gradually start unrolling the section but don’t let the hair fall off the brush, then roll back up to the root and repeat holding the dryer in place for a few seconds. Repeat as many times needed to dry the section of hair.
  • Make sure you completely dry all of your hair. The little bit of moisture left un-dried can make for frizzy hair not hair volume.
  • When you are finished blow drying, use a wide tooth comb to brush through hair in order not to flatten hair and keep the volume.

With these simple steps, you should be on your way to J. Lo volume in no time!

Guest Contributor: Brushlove.com is an online retailer specializing in bringing you innovative brushes and products for all hair types and hair styling needs. Salon professional results achieved at home with an affordable price tag. The Brushlove team of beauty professionals are constantly looking for new products to introduce to consumers that demand the highest quality and functionality.

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5 How To Strategies For Thicker Hair

Attractive Blonde Woman with Thick Medium length hair

Here are the Insider Secrets on How to Get Thick Hair

Everyone wants a thick head of hair; the hard part lies in getting it. Genetics is often to blame for thin and wispy hair, but with so many tips and tricks out there it is easy to get fuller hair. Even if you have to fake it.

You can get thicker hair naturally . . . medical science has shown that consuming daily key vitamins, like the vitamin B family, can help your hair grow thicker. Because hair is essential made of proteins, eating healthy will allow those nutrients to be absorbed and be reflected in hair growth. If you cannot get those nutrients in, try taking a daily multivitamin to supplement. Prenatal pills can also help stimulate thicker hair growth. Of course, you’ll want to talk to your doctor first to see what the right dosage is for you.

Another way to get thicker hair is through care. Washing your hair daily is not necessary. In fact, many hair stylists recommend you skip a day to avoid stripping hair of key nutrients. However, you’ll find that skipping can leave your hair oily and lifeless. So on those days you skip wash, use a dry shampoo. Not only does it clean your hair and keep it fresh, it also adds volume and texture. All you need to do from there is run your fingers through it for a nice and tousled look.

When brushing your hair, opt for a round brush. Start at the roots and work your way out to the end. The shape of the brush creates even volume for your hair throughout. If you need to blow-dry your hair, try doing so with your head slightly upside down. The direction of the air forces your hair the other way so that when you stand back up, it still hold some of it up, creating a look of a thick hair style.

If all else fails, you can create an illusion of thicker hair. The best way to go about this is by creating volume. To do that, you should choose haircuts for thick hair, such as a haircut with long and multiple layers. Layers are perfect hairstyles for thick hair. This will allow you to curl or wave your hair so that it is not just one length and adds more dimensions to your overall style. If you have very thin hair, try to avoid straightening it.

Not everyone is blessed with naturally thick hair, but there are many ways to get it, even if you have to fake it. Just remember to eat balanced meals, take care of your hair, and choose styles for thick hair that create the most volume. Keep trying out new styles to find ones that work best on you.

This was a guest post by Brenda Panin, passionate fashion blogger from Brisbane who represents hairdresser Melbourne a hairdressing and body piercing studio that offers alternative and stylish hair look. She enjoys blogging about fashion, beauty and home decoration.

 



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