If you have no time to wash and style your hair, you can pump up the look with three basic ingredients: a round brush, a blow dryer, and a volumizing product, like Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster ($6) or Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray ($18). First, hold the hair straight up on dry hair and spray the roots. Next, take a small section from right behind the fringe, wrap it around the round brush, and blow-dry, concentrating on lifting the roots for volume. Finish off by grabbing subsequent sections of hair back toward the crown, and there you go. It's instant volume without too much effort.
Now that warmer weather is approaching, is your scalp heating up, too? Perhaps your roots and/or bangs are oily, but your ends are just fine. That's when hair powders come into play. Not only do these oil-absorbing products help sop up excess sebum, they revitalize styles and assist in giving your hair a lift in the aroma department, too. Here are a few colored powders to ensure that you can focus on warm-weather activities, not your hair. Tip: While tinted powders are amazing at blending into your hair color sans white residue, keep in mind that they are tinted, so protect clothing with a towel or cape while applying.
- You won't have to shell out lots of dough for Salon Graphix Powder Shampoo ($8). This spray-on cleanser is available in three shades, plus one for the silver foxes out there, too.
- Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder ($19 to $35) comes in two sizes, and sprays on for a black, red, white, blondish, or brown finish.
- The cheekily-named The All-Nighter Styling Powder ($18) is available in six shades and helps create volume and texture in the hair. It's made from all-natural ingredients and lends a pleasant citrus smell.
- T3 Refresh Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($25) helps promote healthy hair with vitamin B6, and is sold in light, dark, and auburn colors.
Kiehl’s has just launched a new pair of hair care products called Rice & Wheat Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner. Due to their strong belief in using natural
ingredients to get the best possible results, the products contain hydrolyzed rice protein, wheat protein, rice bran oil, poly-sugars, jojoba seed extract, and pure honey to impart body, shine, and fullness to the hair.
Rice & Wheat Volumizing Shampoo($18) won't strip hair of its natural fats, so it's good for everday use. It cleans away buildup and adds in lift and thickness to the roots of limp hair.
Rice & Wheat Volumizing Conditioning Rinse ($19) balances out the moisture levels in the hair without weighing it down. It promises to provide healthier-looking, shiny, bouncy and full hair. I have to try it!
Remember yesterday I told you that I had three favorite volumizers? Well, after poking around a little bit more in the store, I realized there were still a few more to introduce you to. Big hair is really in for Spring and these trusty products help give your limp locks some life. Spray them directly at the roots of your hair followed by styling with a round brush (to create lift) and heat. Enjoy!
Jonathan Product® Create Root Volume™ Brushable Lifting Spray, $28, is what every Brigitte Bardot wanna be must buy! This volumizer will give you seriously sexy hair without a gross sticky feeling.
Since it is made from lemongrass water and plant botanicals, it smells light and citrusy, and it is also great for your hair. The formula includes: sweet almond protein, Pathenol Vitamin Complex and UV filters to protect your hair against sun damage and fading.
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