Post # 1
So every time I get my hair cut, my stylist does amazing things with my hair with simply using a round brush and hair dryer. Then I attempt this and I fail miserably at it. Anyone have any tips?? I know it won’t look exactly the same but any advice would be great! Thank you!
Post # 3
I am not a hairdresser – I bet some will be along to give awesome tips!
Here are my novice tips:
– Section your hair off. You can’t have it all down at once and try to work on it at the same time. I use one of those butterfly/claw clips to put 2/3rds of it up. I round brush/dry the lowest section. Then I pull another third down, do that section. Then I do the top section.
– Product is your friend. Some sort of mousse or root spray will help keep the volume you’re adding with a round brush.
– On the top layer, when I’m really trying to do it nicely, I use the cool setting to kind of “set” the round brushing and roots once it is dry. I will hold the hair up using the round brush and cool blow the roots, then I wind the hair up around the round brush and hit it with the cool dry.
– When I am first drying, I use the round brush to pull it in the direction opposite of where I want it to lay, so pulling the hair on the back crown towards my face, hair on the left side of my part to the right, etc.
There probably are some great videos on this topic on Youtube. Videos can be so helpful.
Post # 4
I am not ambidextrious (or howerver its spelled) so I find it very hard to blow dry both sides of my head with a round brush. I agree with PP about sectioning off you hair. But my secret method to it is I purchased a hot air brush. It’s a round brush that blow dries. So much easier and I get great results.
Post # 5
My hairdresser also said that the hair doesn’t actually hold any style until it’s completely dry, so she will just use the hair dryer to get the hair as dry as possible, THEN start using the round brush to style. And sectioning off and starting from bottom to top works best. Unfortunately I have no patience and usually just run the dryer through it until it’s halfway dry, then pull it back in a messy bun…. so lazy!
Post # 6
@NAvery: Holy crap…how long does it take you to do this?! I wish I had this patience.
Post # 7
@NAvery: This is what i do too.
When i havent got much time i leave the underneath and work on the top 2/3 of hair. i also pull the hair up as i blow dry.
Sometimes i pull up, twizzlethe hair with the round brush apply hot air then set with the cold air and unravel by twisting rather than pulling which creates a nice soft curl effect.
Post # 8
@KateByDesign: Not that long. My hair is a few inches past my shoulders, and there’s a lot of it but the individual hairs are kind of fine. So I have a lot of hair but it isn’t “thick” hair, and it is pretty flat naturally unless I put a lot of work into it. Especially when it starts getting longer. I always WANT long hair but it seems like it looks better to keep it just past shoulder length.
I use a turbie twist when I get out of the shower (LOL, my mom got it for me for Christmas, I used to just use a towel). That soaks up a lot of the water. I keep it on while I do my makeup, then I take it off and add product. I “rough” blow dry it upside down for a couple of minutes until it is about 75%-80% of the way dry, then I start round brushing.
On a normal day, drying my hair takes about 8-10 minutes. If I’m going to get really into it, using the cool shot, all of that, it’s more like 15 minutes.
Now if I REALLY want volume that lasts, I have three other tricks, and that’s where it can start taking some time.
1. Velcro rollers. Hassle but they give great volume.
2. I have this Vidal Sassoon Root Crimper. This is probably my favorite “I want more volume that lasts, but I don’t want to put a ton of time into it” thing. You just pick up sections and crimp the roots (obviously not the top layer, or you’ll see the crimps). It makes the hair at the roots bulky so it gives your hair more volume. What I like about this tool is that your hair is still very touchable – you don’t need a ton of hairspray or other product, and the volume really does last because you heat set those crimps in the roots.
3. If I’m going out, I’ll use some of this Beyond the Zone Volumizing Powder from Sally Beauty. There are other similar products now from other brands you can get at the drugstore, but this is the cheapest one I found and a few years ago there weren’t a lot of brands that made it. This stuff is like… powdered glue? I don’t know how to explain it. It definitely makes your hair UNTOUCHABLE. I don’t like to use it a lot because then FI can’t run his hands through my hair. But it works like gangbusters. You sprinkle it in, give it a rub or a little backcomb, and it is serious volume. And if you’re out and things start to look limp, you just tousle your fingers in the roots again and the volume is back. But it does feel really weird in your hair when you touch it.
Post # 9
Thank you soo much!!! 🙂 I do have to get some product, I haven’t been using any so maybe that’s one of my issues as well.
Post # 10
Any one have a particular product they like to use?