FINE HAIR: TURN UP THE VOLUME
Over a third of French women want thicker hair. It's often a genetic thing: either you're born with fine, flat hair or you aren't. While there may not be a miracle cure to transform your hair into a luscious mane, a few handy tips can help you boost volume and create thicker-looking hair.
Choose the right shampoo
Gentle, silicone-free formulas based on plant proteins help avoid weighing hair down, and are ideal for strengthening and smoothing fine, fragile hair. The Shampooing au Miel for short hair, the Bain volumateur aux Algues for long hair and the Bain vitalisant B for colored hair all lift hair at the root. Wash your hair using warm water, as overly hot water can be rough on hair fiber and stimulate sebaceous glands.
If you have dry lengths and tips, moisturize using the Masque Fleurs de Jasmin et le Sérum de Soie sublimateur – a super lightweight mask and serum especially designed for fine hair.
Before styling: smooth the hair shaft
Gorgeous volume requires a little ground work. The Condition naturelle spray creates texture and shine while protecting hair from heat applied during blow-drying. The Mousse au Lotus volumatrice texturizes and ensures your style lasts. These styling products are best applied in small quantities to the roots before brushing through to ensure product is evenly spread. Finish with a quick blast of the hair-dryer. Use your fingers to create the style you want or blow-dry with your hair flipped over.
Dry with style: the natural wavy look...
For maximum movement, use your hair-dryer's diffuser. Twist a strand of hair into an S shape and place between the prongs of the diffuser for one or two minutes. Set the shape in place using a pin and wait for hair to completely cool: the ultimate long-lasting hold technique.
... or glamorous retro curls
For beautilicious body, the secret is to focus on the roots to support the rest of your hair. Pre-dry with your head upside down, lifting your roots with your fingers. When hair is almost completely dry, spray the Voluforme down the lengths, use a few rollers on the crown of your head, working your way down your scalp. Leave hair to cool for ten minutes or so before removing the rollers. Run your fingers through the curls for an extra supple and natural finish.
Boost body between washes
Throughout the day or before heading out in the evening, flip your head over and ruffle a few strands with your fingertips. If needed, spray the Voluforme on your roots and very gently scrunch a few strands an inch or so away from your scalp to create bounce without pulling on your skin. The handy Spray Algues et Fleurs is perfect for slipping into your bag and spraying on the go throughout the day to add body and bounce to waves with no stiffness.