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.
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.