Is your hair looking not-so-lustrous? There are lots of volumizing products today to transform your limp, dull tresses into one that’s got volume, shine, and bounce. Nonetheless, it’s possible you’ve already used a few such products and didn’t give you the results you wanted. If you are thinking that your hair is as hopeless as it is dull, you better think again! You simply need to use a handful of simple tricks to give your locks some bounce and body.
Those volumizing hair care products are the biggest mistake many people make. Some of them may be effective, but most of them work using the same principle. How they work is coat the hair so it turns firm and would not lay flat. Though this sounds good hypothetically, the only problem is that it doesn’t work. Sure, hair turns stiffer and thicker when it’s coated. However, hair also will get heavier since the coating adds extra weight to the hair, weighing down the hair. The strength of coating is not sufficient to support the additional weight. What happens is that hair will get even flatter. If you would like to use volumizing styling products, keep away from those formulated with silicone, polymers, or wax.
Many styling products could weigh down your hair without the benefits of being made for volumizing. As an example, sprays, gels, or mousse designed to keep hair in its place are heavy, and not flexible. The stiff coating of these products breaks down if you comb your hair, removing the weight that is holding hair in position. Similarly, those solutions that make hair sparkly also add weight. Opt for hairstyling products that provide the mildest or lightest weight.
Blow drying is known as one of the best ways to add volume to dull mane. Nonetheless, hair could get damaged by the heat. Just before blow drying your hair, remove most of the water with a towel. This would lessen the time you need to blow dry your hair and expose it to heat. Go for a low heat or diffused dryer.
You should not point the blow dryer’s air stream from the front when you are drying your hair. Try to separate the hair strands while they’re drying. You can use your fingers or a broad tooth brush to continuously rearrange and separate the strands while blow drying them. Don’t stop until your hair is totally dry. The blow dryer is not actually required. Your mane could get dry too by repeated gentle combing and tossing while it dries. Doing these things will keep the hair strands from just dangling straight while they dry. However, as soon as you start using heat, you’ve created vapor. If your tresses are still damp (and steamed) when you shut off the hair dryer, it will turn lifeless.
When all else fails, your fool-proof solution is a perm. You’ll want to take special care, though, since chemicals can cause damage to hair. The nice thing about a perm is that your hair isn’t going to be lifeless even with washing, combing, and drying the curls.