The constant struggle of flat hair.. My life in a few words. I've been looking for ways to give my hair long lasting volume as long as I can remember. Well, except when I was a child, back then I didn't care how my hair looked, my mom could barely get me to brush my hair really.. Ha. I've always been a tomboy, so most of my childhood and teenage years I had my hair up in a pony tail. It wasn't until I started travelling as a model I realised how flat my hair could get when wore it down. Very bad timing to learn about all this, as I had to have my hair down for most of my castings. I always felt so frustrated standing alongside girls with the thickest mane you've seen. So many of them had beautiful, thick hair, or more of an oval or longer face shape that suits thin hair. You see the shape of my face is rather round, so believe me, I don't look great without volume in my hair.. So after years of testing and researching products, I finally narrowed it down to THREE essential products when it comes to VOLUME.
if you scroll down to the end of this post, you'll also find a step by step video of how I created this wavy look. You'll find it's a really easily done hair style, with the least heat damage and effort possible.
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GOOD FOUNDATION IS KEY
VOLUMIZE AEROLIFTER LIGHTWEIGHT VOLUMIZING MOUSSE
This conditioning mousse is one of my favourites I've ever tried, due to it's light weight texture. It gives long lasting support, without giving your hair that "crusty" texture. As I mention in my video too, it's not necessary to use this one, any mousse will do, but I have to say I particularly like this product. :)
THE HERO PRODUCT
Batiste XXL Plumping Powder
This is the my HERO PRODUCT for long lasting volume. This little box of weightless powder gives your hair so much texture, it's a real life saver for someone with very fine and flat hair like me. It has a strange texture at first, rather sticky, so be careful with applying, as you need to work out how much texture you need for and you are comfortable with. I normally put it on the root of my hair, and a little on the whole length of it as well to give it extra support.
L'Oréal Elnett Volume Excess Hairspray
This product is one of the most popular one amongst hair stylist from what I've seen at photo shoots. It's affordable, gives you enough support and disappears with just a stroke of a hair brush. A must. :)
ZSANETT'S STEP BY STEP VIDEO
As I've said in the video, once my hair is up in those tiny buns, I normally proceed to do my make up, nails, get dressed, or whatever else that has to be done before I leave the house. That way you're basically giving your hair enough time to cool down and set, so no need for extra heat damage, other than drying your hair. Also, your hair will look it's best once the curls had time to set and calm down, but with the help of all the products I've listed, you can be sure it won't go flat! :)