With all of the beautiful color changes fall brings, it also brings cooler temperatures. With that comes less moisture in your hair. Which will make your hair go from fab to flat very quickly. There are many tips from the pros out there so here are a few of my pro tips:
Don’t over wash your hair. Daily washing is never recommended by hair stylists. We encourage you to use dry shampoo in between washes to allow your natural oils to do their job on your scalp. Also, make sure you don’t over condition your hair and weigh it down. Most people like to seasonally change-up their products, especially shampoo and conditioners. I recommend rotating between a hydration and a volume line.
Now that I have mentioned volume product lines be sure you are careful. I like to make sure my volume products have B5 as an ingredient. B5 will swell up your hair to give that full volume look without being too much of a hard sticky product like some lines. Some people are afraid of volume lines but if you select a reputable one and rotate it into your hair routine, I promise you will love it.
Use volume products like a root lifter then massage into scalp while your hair is damp. When blow drying your hair, flip your head upside down to get your volume without forcing it. When you go to round brush your hair use a ceramic brush instead of a boar bristle brush. Boar bristle brushes are always recommended to smooth out your hair but with flat hair being the issue the ceramic is still good for your hair but has a nice pull to get the volume you want to achieve.
Use hot tools to create texture in your hair. Another option for volume is changing your part around. Once your part is set to one area over a period of time it will naturally get flat. When finishing your hair make sure you spray hairspray all over, not just the top of your head. Tilt your head and spray into the hair to get the hold you need.
If you are going the dry shampoo route you will want to spray it at your scalp, massage through with your fingers and then brush through. If you need extra lift put some mousse on your dry hair and brush through. Use your blow dryer quickly at your roots and scrunch your hair with your hands. Then, blow dry the mousse into your hair. If you feel your hair is starting to get dry, use a moisture serum on your ends. Switch to your hydration products for shampoo and conditioning for your next wash.
Always make note of amount of products you’re using. Some people need more than others because of hair length, type and condition of hair so you may need to play around with that. No one should know your hair better than you. You are the one styling it when you are not at the salon so the more knowledge you have to apply to your hair the healthier it will be!
These are just a few of the many tips out there. Do you have any tricks to turning flat into full? Let me know!
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