Get GREAT HAIR
Experts reveal the tips and tricks to achieving gorgeous thick, shiny tresses. By Jessica Prince.
smoother styles, try Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam and Style Connection Quick Tease (RM60).
To enhance volume, rough-dry your hair upside down, McMillan says. But don’t use an ionic dryer, advises Mancuso, since it can make the hair too soft and flat. Once your hair is about 50 percent dry, blow it out with a round brush to finish the ends. “I like using two round brushes,” says Murenu, who, after drying a section, leaves the hair wrapped around the brush as a roller to add volume. For more oomph at the crown, try back-combing L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Super Dust, (RM35) into roots with a teasing brush.
DON’T FEAR A CHOP
Fact: The longer your hair, the flatter it will be to your face. “It’s the law of gravity,” says Touroul. Having your stylist cut long layers will produce more bounce, he says, but the best way to create the illusion of thicker hair is with a shorter ’do. “Blunt bobs are fantastic for fine hair because they add thickness and fullness at the bottom,” explains McMillan. Note: If you have curly or coarse hair, consider a salon keratin smoothing treatment before making a drastic cut, says Mancuso.
The five-minute solution when fighting thin strands is simple: Add more hair. Stylists agree that clip-in extensions work wonders for increasing fullness when and where you need it, and they’re virtually foolproof. For the most natural look, go for human hair versions in a colour and texture that mimic your own. Best buys: Balmain Hair Couture Clip-Ins ( www.balmainhair.com) and She by So.Cap USA Hair Extensions. Each offers in-salon consultations and fittings to help you find the ideal length, colour, and texture. If you’re not satisfied with the hue, ask your colourist to darken the roots of your clip-ins, since hair is naturally darker on top and lighter on the ends. Placement is crucial. To keep long and loose styles looking real, distribute them evenly in the back and on the sides and crown so thickness stays uniform. Equally sexy: a voluminous bun or twist. Securing your hair with a metallic pin like one from Ficcare will do the trick.
Ficcare chrome bobby pins and gold hair p pins Kérastase Mousse Bouffante, RM55