The big hair style has its origins in the late 1970’s. Hairstylists used to concentrate large amounts of hair above and around the head, which confer a larger volume to the hair. The big hair fashion persisted during the 1980s and it was adopted by many celebrities of those times like the beautiful actress from “Charlie’s Angels”, Farrah Fawcet, and the country music singer Dolly Parton. This style requires different types of cutting and combing (the backcombing for example) as well as the application of various styling products (hair gel or hair spray) to create and maintain the hair volume. These days, a lot of celebrities like Beyoncé, Cheryl Cole, Drew Barrymore, Anna Lynne McCord, and Jennifer Lopez turned back to the big hair style and their look is always highly appreciated.
Tips to achieve the big hair volume
A lot of people, who deal with thin and flat hair, are desperately seeking a method to put some volume into the hair. For the beginning, you may try one of the easiest and most accessible ways to refresh a flat hair: change your hair parting and avoid the heavily layered haircuts.
Getting the big hair that you admire so much at your favorite movie stars, involves several techniques that start in the moment you wash your hair. The market of hair care products comes with a huge offer of shampoos and conditioners, but every person reacts different so that a shampoo which goes great for your friend, might weigh down your hair. Before sticking to a certain brand, test it to see if provides the expected effects and then use it with confidence. Reputable hairstylists recommend the volume building hair products based on wheat protein and niacin (the vitamin B3) because they really give a noticeable boost to hair.
After you finished washing the hair, flip it for several times to get rid of excess water and separate the strands. Wrap around your head a microfiber towel (it is more efficient than the cotton one) to draw the moisture and keep it for about 10 minutes. If you do not have enough time for air drying (which is a healthier option), choose the faster alternative: the blow drying method. Before using the hair dryer you may apply a thickening cream or spray to improve the hair’s texture. Blow dry each strand of hair upside down, one by one, starting from back to front and direct the hair dryer to the roots. While drying, change the hair part from side to side so that the hair will acquire more volume because is kept in an unusual position.
When the hair is still wet, massage the scalp with a dollop of volumizing mousse to receive some uplifting help and continue to blow dry. Once the hair is almost dried, apply the styling product and style your hair. Keep in mind this little trick: use the cool setting of your hairdryer for several seconds to cool the hair. Hot hair does not maintain a style for many hours.
Also, it does not hurt to lift up your hair with a large jaw clip while cooling. If you want to add much more volume with minim efforts, put your hair on large rollers when the hair is still damp and continue blow drying. Keep them until the hair cools down completely to get the best big hair effect.
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