Give your curls some bounce

Lush, gor­geous and de­fined – this is rich-girl hair. And you can have it, too, re­gard­less of your tax bracket.

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Rich-girl hair made easy

1 It sounds odd, but you’re go­ing to want to con­di­tion be­fore you sham­poo. “For hair to be full, it has to be free of residue,” says hair­styl­ist Nathaniel Hawkins. “Con­di­tioner soft­ens hair but it also weighs it down. Sham­poo­ing last ac­tu­ally helps swell the hair shaft.”

2 After wash­ing and con­di­tion­ing with shine-en­hanc­ing and frizz-fight­ing prod­ucts, work a light­weight vo­lu­mis­ing mousse into damp hair, from the roots to mi­dlengths. How much mousse should you use? A le­mon-sized blob is ideal for shoul­der-length hair and a ten­nis ball-sized one for longer.

3 Bend for­wards so that your head is up­side down and start dry­ing – with­out us­ing the noz­zle and while mas­sag­ing the roots for ex­tra vol­ume. Once your hair is 80% dry, straighten up, flip your hair back and fin­ish dry­ing it smooth with a large, round boar-bris­tle brush.

4 Once you’re sure your hair is com­pletely dry, get out your hot rollers. Di­vide hair into five equal sec­tions (three from front to back and one above each ear). Lift each sec­tion straight up to the ceil­ing, place a large roller at the ends and wind the hair slowly from the ends down to the roots. Pin to the scalp.

5 Let the rollers cool: the heat indi­ca­tors on the ends of the rollers will go from black to red. Re­move and shake your hair out with your fin­gers. Fin­ish with a light-hold hair­spray, spray­ing from about 20cm away. Look for a for­mula that boosts shine but doesn’t make your hair sticky.

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