Dreaming of thicker, more luscious locks? Here are a few tips to get you started.
Use the Right Products
The first step to beautiful hair, no matter what your hair concerns are, is to use the right hair care products at home. Its so important to invest in a good quality hair care range – you’ll end up using less product than a supermarket brand and your hair will thank you for it in the long term.
Touching or brushing your hair throughout the day moves natural oil from your scalp down your hair shaft, which will leave your locks looking flat.
Don’t Over-Do Styling Products
Although it’s tempting, the more products you put in your hair, the more it will be weighed down.
Lift Your Roots and Dry to the Sky
Use a root lifting mousse or spray before blow-drying. We love new Kerastase Couture Styling VIP Volume Powder for instant volume. When blow-drying your hair, use your brush to pull the hair upwards. Blow-drying your hair downwards will only flatten it out.
It’s the Cut That Counts
Choose a haircut that incorporates layers and texture to create the illusion of volume.
Adding highlights and lowlights to your hair will create dimension and add life to flat-looking hair.
Avoid oil-base products that will weigh your hair down and flatten it. Opt for a lightweight crème such as Kerastase Touche Perfection to tame frizz instead of an oil or serum.
Volume On the Run
Dry shampoo and powders are possibly one of the best inventions the hair industry has come up with recently. Not only do they allow you to get an extra few days out of your wash, dry powder shampoo will provide added texture and volume. We love The Shu Uemura Volume Maker brush – a perfect little handbag-size tool for touch ups and instant volume on the run.
Dead straight locks will emphasise thin hair so create the illusion of volume with waves and curls using rollers, a wand or a ghd iron.
Care from Within
Looking after yourself from the inside out will reflect on the outside. Keep your skin and hair healthy by upping your Omega 3 and intake of protein rich foods.
Split ends and breakage will only make your hair look weaker, so prevent the problem before it happens. Styling tools like your hairdryer or straightening iron don’t help, so make sure you protect your hair to avoid heat damage. We recommend Kerastase Ciment Thermique, which is lightweight and wont weigh, your hair down. If your hair is already broken, try Kerastase Initialiste – when applied daily, the non-greasy formula will strengthen your hair and encourage growth in areas where you may have experienced breakage. Lifestyle Editor Jillian McHugh loves Initialiste: “During the first week of using Initialiste, I noticed my hair was a lot easier to blow dry. It didn’t catch and tear in my hairbrush like it used to. After four weeks, I’m telling my friends it’s my magic potion. I can’t believe what a difference it makes; I’m a total convert!”
If you’re concerned about thinning or hairloss, speak to your stylist about helping the problem from the root, literally. Kerastase have recently launched Densifique, a breakthrough program that uses stem cell technology to promise denser hair in the first month of use and up to 1700 hundred new hairs within 3 months of daily application. The Densifique haircare range also includes a shampoo, masque and volumising mousse. Click here to read more about the collection.