When it comes to voluminous hair, it’s always easy to tell someone to “just blow-dry it with a round brush”, this way and that. But it ends up being an entirely different story when you actually get down to doing it yourself.
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We haven’t even mentioned the knots and tangling you need to deal with when using a round brush. (I’ve spent half an hour or more “unrolling” my hair from one – it’s frustrating and you’ll end up breaking already damaged strands.)
So if you’ve spent days cursing your combs and lifeless hair, here’s a fuss-free option – invest in a good hair-prep spray. Sure, it sounds pretty obvious, but it’s a step we tend to overlook.
I’ve discovered in the recent weeks, however, that it does make a huge difference, and it really won’t take too much of your time.
All you need to do is to spray the solution onto damp hair, from the roots to the ends and blow dry your hair. I use a standard vented brush – a styling paddle brush is fine too – to “lift” the roots of my hair while letting it cool for an extra “poof” sometimes. The result is hair that is evenly voluminous all the way round, complete with a natural shine.
The one I’ve been obsessed with lately is Aveda’s Pure Abundance Style Prep. This bottle of wonder keeps my mane looking full for the entire day, without adding any greasy shine to the crown of my head. It smells pleasant, too.
It isn’t necessarily a new product – this has been a backstage essential at fashion weeks, and raved about by beauty junkies abroad, but we’ve never been able to get it in Singapore, until now, of course.
You will be able to get it at all Aveda experience centres, salons and spas at $50 a bottle.