Wednesday, 2 November 2016

How To Get Volume When Your Hairs Flat AF!

If you've clicked on this post I'm assuming you're searching for an answer that I have searched for quite some time now... I suffer from seriously straight hair, when I say straight I mean STRAIGHT.. and thin (hence the 'AF'). So as you can imagine, or if you can relate, you know exactly how much effort it takes to style flat hair to have any kind of movement. For the past year or so, I've been actively looking for a routine that works well for me and finally I feel like I've found it! I tend to style my hair curly rather than straight, as I love the bouncy movement and it brings out the different shades of blonde in my hair, but with more volume I am starting to FINALY like my hair straight as well. To be honest, this is quite an important thing for me as for years I rejected my naturally pin straight hair and frankly I shouldn't have because so may dream of no fuss/ no frizz straight hair... I could just never love the lack of life it seemed to have. But before this turns into a 'love yourself the way you were born' kind of post (I'll save that for a different day) let me share with you the products I've tried, tested and most importantly recommend.

When drying my hair I find it really helpful to use a volumising mousse, I'm currently using the L'Oreal Studio Pro Boost It Mousse which gives great results. Since using this my hair keeps its volume at the roots a lot better instead of lying flat to my head.  When I finish this bottle I really want to try out the L'Oreal Elnett Satin Volume Mousse after seeing the lovely Victoria from InTheFrow talk about it one of her YouTube videos. L'oreal have brought out some really high quality affordable haircare this year so I highly recommend you check out their products before splurging on luxury brands!

To make sure this volume is going to stay I make sure I spray in a root booster throughout blow drying which helps give the root more bounce when drying. The two I love are the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster and Mark Hills Extreme Root Lift because neither of these leave a greasy residue in my hair. The last thing you want to do is over style your hair with products as this will just go greasy faster and weigh down your hair so don't go over board with the spray.

For days when I don't have time to wash my hair and want to get another day out of it I find the Co Lab Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo a saviour. I've always been a fan of dry shampoos as they all tend to give your hair more texture and volume but none have ever done it like this. This dry shampoo actually provides really volume and brings your hair back to life by erasing all that grease. The only downside I will say is this isn't going to give your hair a lovely soft feeling so if thats what you want this one is maybe this one is not for you.

One last tip!
Blow dry your hair with your head upside down then use a round barrel brush to smooth the hair when nearly dry. This keeps all the volume in the roots but prevents a frizzy finish.

Let me know if you have any amazing products for getting voluminous hair when you hairs flat AF!
Thanks for reading, Ailsa -xo

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