Fact 1: Many women have the luxury of time and the patience to style their hair with an army of tools and products—a lot more women don’t. Fact 2: No one wants to course through life with tresses that look dry, limp, and most especially, dead. But fret not: Whether you were born with flat hair, or dealt yourself this card through careless handling, excessive coloring, or intense heat styling in the past, here are three easy ways to totally say goodbye to your #flathairproblems.
Like natural beauty, it all starts from within. You won’t need to spend a lot of time in styling your hair to make it look full of life and bounce if you take care of it from the get go: Religious use of products that nourish your hair (cleansing in itself strips off nutrients from your strands so we can’t stress enough the importance of nourishing products) without weighing it down is the ultimate first step. We recommend the Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Conditioner tandem (available in all leading supermarkets, department stores, and drugstores nationwide) made with Oxyfusion technology a.k.a lightweight oxygen-fused conditioning ingredients) for fuller hair all day, whether you’ve got long locks or a wash and wear bob.
Take advantage of damp hair. While it’s not advisable to brush, heat style, or put hair in a ponytail when wet, celebrity hairstylist Jay Wee, who’s the go-to expert of Angel Locsin, Marian Rivera, and Maja Salvador, shares: “It helps to lift the roots when you put volumizing spray or mousse while hair is damp. You can either let it air dry or blow dry.” Product to try: The Prostyle Fuwarie Curling Mist (available at Beauty Bar and Rustan’s)—or hit two birds with one stone: Get bouncy curls and amp up your hair moisturizing M.O. by putting Moroccan or argan oil (available in leading stores and salons) to your hair before twisting it up into a bun.
Go against the grain. Another technique Jay swears by when it comes to adding volume to your hair is brushing your tresses against their natural fall. Always use a wide-toothed comb to separate wet hair strands; for faster drying, try the Goody Quik Style Paddle Brush (at Rustan’s, Beauty Bar, Watsons, and The Landmark), which has towel-like absorbent microfiber bristles that reduces drying time up to 30 percent. Now repeat after me: Brush from bottom to top.
Let's not miss out on the opportunity to have beautiful hair, yes?
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