Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tips for more Volume

This post is for all of us who are continually frustrated with flat and lifeless hair.

Volume 1. Switch to a lighter conditioner: heavier conditioners may weigh your hair down and may simply not be right for your hair texture. Ask your Char Le Blanc Salon stylist which kind is right for you– I know, I know, it might mean having to depart from your favorite island-getaway-smelling conditioner, BB’s Creme de Coco– but there’s certainly an array of lighter conditioners like Thickening for volume and detangling or Let it Shine for some shimmer and they both smell lovely, too.

 2. Pat down your hair or air-dry (a little) before you blow dry. All this takes is time, or blow drying to a lower heat setting. This will help to reduce frizz.

3. When blow drying your hair, apply a body-building product like Styling Creme at your roots. This, along with blow drying with your head upside down, will help you to achieve fullness with the right amount of hold before you style.

 4. Try a round brush: Hate to say it but sometimes you have to work for bouncy, shiny, soft curls.

 We suggest using a medium-sized, boar-bristle round brush, blow out your hair as usual, until it’s about 80 percent dry. Then start rolling sections onto the brush and then flipping it vertical to your head. Hold each section that way and blast with heat from the dryer for several seconds, then pull the brush straight down until the hair slides up and off. What will happen is that you’ll get bouncy bend in your ends, just like Kate–sort of partial ringlets–instead of the curled under or out effect you usually get when rolling hair onto a round brush horizontally.

 5. Don’t be afraid to tease your hair. Contrary to popular belief, we don’t all have such thick and full hair– the ladies here at Char Le Blanc Salon & Spa secretly love teasing their hair.  First, get rid of knots and tangles from hair with natural bristle brush. Use a teasing brush or a flat-backed brush to backcomb sections of hair around the crown of your head 1-2 inches in thickness from the rest of the strands and clip the remaining hair out of the way. You can gather smaller strands for tighter results or larger strands for looser results. Oh, and don’t forget to brush down your hair thoroughly after teasing it, or else you’ll probably look like a lion all day.

 5. Confused? Book in for a 15 minute quick style or tutorial at Char Le Blanc Salon & Spa  with your favorite stylist. Any of our stylist will be happy to help you make sense of these techniques or simply explain quick and easy tips and product recommendations for building and maintaining hair volume.