There are few things more frustrating to deal with than dry, frazzled hair. Resembling a haystack at the worst of times, this look can sap your confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to add volume to your locks, no matter how out-of-control they may be.
Rehabilitate your mane by trying the following techniques.
Upgrade your shampoo
Most shampoos found on the shelves of supermarkets and drugstores are filled with harsh chemicals which can damage your hair. They contain mass amounts of sulphates, parabens, and silicon, which dry out and dull it over time.
While the high price of salon shampoos can give some heart palpitations, the reason they are sold by your favourite hair stylist lies in their superior quality. These professionals aren’t trying to make a quick buck – by recommending any product, they are staking their reputation to its success.
Get in touch with skilled mobile hair stylists in the Sydney area, as they can recommend salon shampoos which boast heavy concentrations of natural ingredients like vitamins, olive oil, and bentonite clay, all of which will add volume to your hair in the long run.
Start using root boosters
Just finished taking a shower? Don’t pick up that hair dryer just yet – take a second to spritz the stems of your hair with some root booster. Think of this product as a foundation for your hairstyle – by applying while your hair is still damp, any hairstyle you do will stand a much better chance of holding throughout the day.
Just be sure to apply the root booster before using your hair dryer, as this product is much less effective when used on dry roots.
Blow dry your hair upside down
If you are convinced the act of blow drying is what kills your hair’s volume, you’re half right. However, it is not the practice itself which is to blame, but the technique employed whilst performing this task.
Instead of drying your hair upright, flip your hair upside down and start at the roots. This will allow you to dry your head more efficiently, avoiding overuse of heat which can lead to thin, frizzy hair.
Embrace hot rollers
Looking for a low maintenance way to bake some moisture into your locks? Make like Mum and set your hair into some hot rollers. After about 20 minutes, which you can use to watch TV, peruse Instagram, or do your makeup, your strands will have plenty of volume to work with.
Did you blow dry your hair a bit too well? When this happens, this technique will help restore lost moisture, so keep a set of these lifesavers at hand should you ever need to use them.
Sleep with your hair in a bun
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could wake up every morning with a head full of voluminous hair? By doing your hair into a bun before bed, this could soon become your new reality.
Here’s how it works: after your nightly shower or bubble bath, do not completely dry your hair – leave it a bit damp. Next, lift your hair up into a bun, securing it with a scrunchie.
As you sleep, your hair will dry whilst lifted off your scalp, granting it volume from the moment you wake up in the morning.
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