When it comes to a quick fix for hair that’s looking lacklustre or limp, Auckland-based Frenchie & Co director and stylist Hannah Willmer has a few tricks up her sleeve. “We all know that backcombing and teasing roots adds volume, but using your straightening irons to create a ‘texture set’ can take it to the next level.”
Set your straightening iron to a medium heat. Take a small section of hair at the top of your head, or wherever you want extra volume, lift it so it’s taught, backcomb it slightly at the roots, then clamp the iron close to the roots and hold for a few seconds. “This adds volume and texture that can be reworked with your fingers,” says Willmer. For added staying power, apply volumising powder to the roots or a spritz of hairspray.
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