Add flair to hair
8 tips to get that fabulous mane you've always wanted
If you have thin and limp hair, you have probably already tried plenty of different volumising products claiming to be able to help improve the state of your hair.
As celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak and Alissa Smith told Byrdie, there really are ways to improve and transform the look of your hair.
Here are some tips:
1. Don't Brush Too Often
According to Alissa, too much brushing could actually make hair appear more limp and leave it without volume.
2. Apply Products At Ends
When applying products onto your hair, start from the ends, not the roots.
Products may clog the pores on your head when not washed out properly, leading to dandruff and an oily scalp.
Certain products can also weigh your hair down, especially on the roots, causing your hair to feel and look flat.
3. Use Lightweight Root Lift
One product you can directly apply to your roots is root-lifting spray.
Be sure to choose one that is lightweight and does not leave your scalp feeling oily at the end of the day.
Want even more volume? Use a salt spray - but only apply at the ends for added texture.
4. Get The Right Hair Cut
If you have long hair, layering could help add movement and volume so that it does not look as limp.
If you have short hair, go for blunt collarbone cuts with layers that can frame your face.
5. Lay Off The Conditioner
As much as we love conditioner for making our hair soft and supple, it can also weigh your hair down.
A lot of women also tend to make the mistake of putting the hair conditioner on the roots, instead of starting from the ends, leading to more problems.
6. Dry Hair Entirely Before Curling
When curling your hair to add texture and volume, be sure to let your hair dry first.
This ensures that your hair will not turn out limp and flat right after curling.
For more volume, spritz on a salt spray afterwards for extra texture.
7. Use Foam Rollers Instead Of Hot Iron
Over time, flat ironing your hair could cause it to lose its lustre - especially if you do not take care of your hair properly.
Give your hair a break once in a while and use foam rollers or better still, the T-shirt curlers.
8. Spruce Up Your Hair
Whenever your hair feels or looks limp throughout the day, be sure to touch up with a bit of root lift spray.
It will help to keep your hair looking and feeling fresh all day.
This article is adapted from The Singapore Women's Weekly.