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The 5 Best Hair-Thickening Products You Need

Weren’t blessed with thick, voluminous hair which stays in place all day?

Newsflash! Nobody is, they just use an amazing assortment of products on a weekly basis. Put away those styling tools, and try out a few of these must-have products if you want bigger hair overnight.

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Dry shampoo

Rather than using that same old bottle of baby powder (which probably turns your hair white), use a 2-in1 dry shampoo instead.

The lightweight formula thickens any hair type without weighing it down, and won’t make your hair feel too dry or greasy.

Best Hair Thickening Products

Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder, $35

Shampoo

Give your hair a volume boost from the very beginning with a lifting shampoo. Massage for 3-5 minutes directly into your scalp, then rinse with lukewarm water for best results.

Best Hair Thickening Products

American Crew Hair Recovery + Thickening Shampoo, $23.95

Spray

After hair is washed and dried, use a root lifting spray to create the illusion of thicker hair. Part hair in small sections, then spray and comb upwards giving ultimate volume and shine.

Best Hair Thickening Products

Living Proof Full Root Lifting Spray, $36

Cream

A thickening cream is one of the best products to invest in for flat, lifeless hair.

It can be layered to achieve a thick, voluminous look, or simply dabbed onto the ends for body and bounce.

Best Hair Thickening Products

Tigi Bed Head Small Talk, $32.95

Serum

Finally, one of the most important products for thicker-looking hair, a serum. Many women apply too much, which can make hair look and feel greasy to the touch.

Use just a pea-sized amount and work into your roots, or alternatively, smooth the product into damp ends.

Best Hair Thickening Products

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Serum, $36

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March 19, 2015

Half Up Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Want a quick and easy way to take your hairstyle straight from the beach to the bar? Braids are quick and easy-to-learn ways to transform your hair, whether it’s freshly washed or even a little on the oily side. If you do tire of the braid, simply undo your hair and work with the defined curls left behind.

Best for girls with long and un-layered hair, this look is perfect for an evening out since it is very much undone. The more the hairstyle drops, the better it becomes. So don’t worry if it looks a little on the messy side, just spritz with some sea-salt spray and let your hair run it’s natural course.

Instructions

  1. This hairstyle looks better on hair which is not freshly washed, since it will highlight the natural texture and form. If your hair has recently been washed, wait for it to dry then spray in some mousse or texturising spray. This will give the hair some body, and will allow it to sit in place a lot better.
  2. Let your hair part naturally, and then start off by grabbing a small section from the left side – closest to the face. Then pull a thin strand of hair from underneath and cross it over the top half of the other strand. As you fishtail braid the hair, take strands leading from the forehead down to the ear. Work your way down the length of the hair, then fasten with a hair tie.
  3. To create a messy and undone type of hairstyle, simply rub the braid between your fingers. This will create a more beach-inspired look which is perfect for summer weather.
  4. Repeat the same step on the other side of your head, before fastening the braid with another hair tie. If you’re finding it difficult to distribute the same amount of hair for each braid – don’t fret. Just work on the technique of fish braiding the hair, then everything will fall into place next time.
  5. Now backcomb the hair at the crown of the head. This will give the look some much needed definition without the use of hairspray. You can also achieve this voluminous look by blow drying the hair at the crown on a cool setting.
  6. Grab the ends of each braid and pin them so they are interlocking behind the head. If your hair is extra-long, feel free to create a messy bun from the ends of the braids. Secure the entire look with a few bobby pins, so they won’t fall out.
  7. For some sexy beach waves, spritz a tiny bit of sea salt on the ends of the hair.

We recommend: Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, $39

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July 12, 2014