This season, be the light of the party.
Who in the world doesn’t want, thick voluminous hair that requires little or no product to look like you’ve stepped out of a Brazilian blow-out?
For some this is natural, for others, we have to fake it using a few holy grail products. Apply onto freshly washed and completely dried hair for best results.
The Detangler: Goldwell Dual Senses Ultra Volume Volumising Detangler, $19.95
Ever heard of a detangler that volumises your hair at the same time? Goldwell have created the perfect formula which is packed with SmartBoostComplex and Tapioca Starch to detangle hair (whilst adding some additional volume).
Mist evenly onto damp hair, then allow to air-dry, or use a hair drier on a cool temperature.
The Lotion: De Lorenzo Elements Sea Swell Volumising Lotion, $23.50
A lightweight lotion which offers additional volume when applied to the roots and body of the hair. Makes hair look super-shiny, and can even be used to create a slicked-back look.
The Spray: KMS Add Volume Volumising Spray, $31.96
Give your hair a boost with this volumising spray which lifts from the roots, and instantly creates a lust-worthy look. Give your hair a quick spritz before heading out the door, or leave-in overnight for an intense finish.
The Cream: Wella SP Delicate Volume, $33.50
A lightweight creamy formula which can be applied from root to tip to achieve voluminous hair in no-time. Long-lasting, anti-frizz, and will protect your hair from those harmful UV rays and styling heat.
The Mousse: Senscience Volume Boost Intensif Firm Hold Mousse, $32.95
Keep your hair in place all day with a firm hold mousse that isn’t too drying and won’t leave your hair oily. Apply carefully onto the roots and ends, then blow-dry with a diffuser for best results.
The Hairspray: Goldwell Style Sign Double Boost, $24.95
Give your hair a subtle boost before leaving the house with Goldwell’s volumising spray. Mist lightly onto the length of your hair, then simply scrunch with your fingers.
The convenient bottle can fit discreetly into your handbag if you have a long day ahead of you, or for a touch-up.
What are some of your favourite volumising products?
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Whether you’re suffering from alopecia or even losing some of your hair post-pregnancy, finding bald patches is a very confronting issue that many women deal with.
Rather than covering your hair with numerous hats or beanies, we have a few handy hairstyles which will allow you to disguise those patches.
To conceal any bald patches on the bottom half of your head, try a simple ponytail. Use a mirror at the front and back to see what you’re doing, and carefully comb hair until the patches are concealed. You might want to use a hair gel to keep the strands in place, and avoid them moving due to wind or even rain.
If you want to cover up thin, hair or bald patches, then a side braid is ideal. Rather than keeping your hair looking super-slicked back, go for a messy look which makes it look thicker. Use a volumising hair mousse and scrunch up hair from root to tip, before fastening the braid with a clear elastic.
Hide any bald patches by using a sock-bun in the centre of your head. Not only is the most common place where women suffer from bald patches, but it’s also quite simple to disguise. Wrap thick strands of hair around the bun, then hold it all in place with a few bobby pins.
Cut a fringe
A side or even front fringe is another fantastic way to conceal any bald patches. Cut a wispy fringe which isn’t too thick since it can sometimes draw attention to the wrong strands of hair.
Coloured hair powder is perfect for concealing tiny bald patches without the use of costly extensions or hair pieces. They blend in beautifully with the natural colour of your hair, and don’t create irritation or leave behind any visible residue on the scalp.
A popular way to conceal any patches of baldness is by using extensions. If you have a special event coming up, and want to create the illusion of thicker hair, then use clip-ins. They are super easy to blend into the hairline, and look flawless when styled in an updo or braided look.
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Keep hair sleek and straight by taking Jennifer Aniston’s famous locks as an inspiration.
This look works for women at any age, and is super-easy to achieve if you don’t have time on your hands. Use a few of our holy grail products to create this look – and make it last!
1. Make sure you’re working with freshly washed hair. Pay attention to your ends, and use a deep-cleansing conditioner to lock-in shine and keep frizz away.
2. While hair is still damp, use a de-tangling spray and concentrate the majority towards the ends of your hair. Carefully comb to remove any knots without compromising thick, voluminous hair!
Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume Volumizing Detangler, $19.95
3. Blow-dry hair on a cool temperature since this causes the least amount of damage to your hair. Make sure hair is completely dry, then scrunch the roots with your fingers for extra volume.
4. Use a heat spray and lightly mist hair from root to tip. Choose a formula which isn’t too sticky, as it can leave a greasy residue once hair has been dried.
Lee Stafford Heat Protection Straightening Mist, $16.95
5. For super-straight locks, straightening irons are the easiest way to make this happen. Section your hair starting from top to bottom, and slowly capture the hair into the irons for best results. If you have shorter layers at the front, you may want to straighten them inwards just like Jen!
ghd IV styler, $239
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Choosing just one hairstyle for your wedding can prove difficult, especially if you have long hair. It is important to pick a style which flatters your face, and compliments the texture of your hair, but also represents your personality. Romantic hairstyles are not only elegant, but also timeless since they never go out of style. Below are ten romantic hairstyles to get you inspired for the big day!
1. Braided hair
Braids are timeless hairstyles which are easy to recreate and modify to suit your own unique sense of style. This simple hairstyle can be accessorised with small flowers or wreaths if your wedding is in the warmer months.
2. Half up, half down
A classic hairstyle made popular by brides such as Jennifer Lopez, this look is cute and simple if you want your dress and makeup to be the main statement. Don’t worry about your hair dropping throughout the day, this will only add to the look.
3. Waterfall braid
Waterfall braids are an elegant way to wear your hair for any formal event. Hair is first curled, and then a simple cascade braid is added along the back. You can also choose to wear out your fringe as well.
4. Side bun
A popular choice for brides who don’t want to have their hair down, this style is both elegant and classy for the big day. Hair is pinned to the side using a sock-bun, then accessorised with crystals for an extra bit of sparkle.
5. Side ponytail
Perfect for brides with longer hair, this style still allows the hair to be worn down throughout the day. Braids are often used to make a bigger statement for a side ponytail, and costume earrings or jewellery can be worn to accessorise the ears or neck.
6. Braided bun
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous with your hairstyle, why not choose a braided bun? This style is best for brides with medium to long hair, since their layers won’t be popping out of the braid or bun. Although some hairspray is sure to fix any flyaways.
7. Classic chignon
The classic chignon (otherwise known as a ‘bun’) is a sleek hairstyle for brides who wish to wear their hair up. The bun is fixated on the nape of the neck, and hair usually has a kink or curl to make the look sophisticated.
Which style do you prefer?
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