Because looking like a celeb doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
After some time away from the charts Cheryl Cole‘s new album is taking the musci world by storm. And what’s more, after a brief with short blonde hair, Chezza’s long brunette locks are back and they’re bigger than ever.
Along with the TOWIE revolution, the Call My Name singer has inspired girls all over the world to grab their brushes and and get back combing!
If you want to get volumized hair without ruining your precious barnet (or the planet) we’ve got the top tips..
Be a bit filthy
When it comes to big hair, it helps to be a little bit filthy. And no we’re not talking about that – what a dirty mind you have! What we mean is that hair holds a style better if it’s not freshly washed. Clean hair is more slippery and drops curls faster. Try to leave your hair for a day or two between washes before attempting the big barnet!
One of the easiest ways to ways add more volume to your hair before styling is using rollers. Allow your hair to air until it’s almost fully dry and then pop the rollers in. Once the hair is dry, take out the rollers and voila – big bouncy hair! If you don’t want to spend a fortune on rollers too why not make your own? Making your own foam curlers is easy and inexpensive and you can find out how here.
Products at the ready
Products are important when it comes to big hair. L’ANZA Healing Volume formulas build incredible body and thickness into hair, and can increse fullness but up to 55%! Chose from a range of thickneing shamppoo and conditioner, a zero-weight gel, a daily thickening treatment and the root effect spray. Each formula will give you superb lift and gorgeous shine!
Say no to combs
We’ve all mercilessly attacked our hair with a comb before and back ’m sure The trick is to tease the hair rather than break it. Whatever you do don’t use a comb, opt for a flat brush instead and work at the root of the hair (the ends will just snap and split). It’s a great way to build height without ending up with lots of knots.
If all else fails, add instant volume with dry shampoo. It’s great for creating a naturally tousled look (without cracking out the tongs) and also means that you can leave more time between washes (so you can have a few more long mornings in bed). This Natural and Organic Dry Shampoo from Etsy seller EcoFriendlyLiving is a must-have beauty buy for the summer. It removes oil and odour, leaving your hair clean, fresh and bouncy.
Here comes the science bit…
GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…
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