Pump Up the Volume on Your Bob

Got a bob that’s not quite bouncy? Pump up the volume on that cute new ‘do by adding movement and volume with a ghd IV mini flat iron – the slim width is perfect for styling those shorter strands. This video shows how to add tons of body to a voluminously challenged bob, transforming it from flat to fab! All products shown are from ghd, and if you’ve ever tried them you know ghd should stand for Great Hair Days!

-CurlyBelle

Pureology is Pure Volume!

Pureology Pure Volume ConditionerI am a big fan of any conditioner that adds a lot of moisture and body to my hair without weighing it down. Usually, if I go for volume my hair seems to get a little dry, and if I go for moisture there is no volume. Then I think, hmmm, should I just go for color-treated? ARGH! What is a girl to do?

Now I know, go straight for Pureology Pure Volume Conditioner. It’s a weightless conditioning creme which controls fly aways and adds body and shine to your hair. Normally when I see the word “weightless” I think “useless” but not this time! My hair has a nice smooth sheen to it, and there is plenty of added volume. Plus it doesn’t feel greasy or like I used too much conditioner.

Bonus Points! It’s specially formulated for color-treated hair, 100% vegan with no animal testing, alcohol free and offers thermal and UVA/UVB protection. (And yes, they have a Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo too!)

-StraightBelle

A Forecast from Frederic Fekkai

Frederic Fekkai speaks to Fashion News Live about the upcoming style forecast for lovely locks summed up in three words: Shine. Volume. Texture… our three favorites!

“I have been waiting for the day to come when women finally embrace their natural curls.”
-Frederic Fekkai

Did you know that Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Wave Spray is one of our all time bestsellers? Yep, he really knows his hair!

Not Enough Lather?

Biolage Bodifying ShampooBiolage Volumatherapie Tip: If your shampoo is not lathering, your hair is not wet enough. Add water, not more shampoo!

-StraightBelle

My fine hair needs body…

Question:
My fine hair needs body. What should I do? I have pin straight hair that is baby fine. How do I give it volume?
– Dianna via email

Answer:
You’re not alone! It can be difficult to give volume to baby fine, pin straight hair, but lucky for you there are a lot of products on the market dedicated to adding body to your shall we say, voluminously challenged style? (Hint, hint, you should also check out our article on Adjust-a-Curl, it’s right up your alley!)

Start in the shower with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner combo like these from Biolage, but go easy on the conditioner.

Biolage Bodifying ConditionerBiolage Bodifying Shampoo Volumatherapie and Biolage Bodifying Conditioner Volumatherapie (pictured left).

If your hair is limp all over, try a thickening boost spray, mousse or gel to add a little texture to your strands.

Look for products with any or all of these buzzwords: Volumize, texture, lift, body, thicken, you get the idea. Your bathroom counter should be loaded with lotions and potions dedicated to adding volume. Stay away from anything that makes your hair “too soft”, in your case that might translate into “very flat”

Fudge Oomf Thickening BoostHere are three products you should take a look at: Fudge Oomf Thickening Boost (pictured left), Murad Volumizing Airfoam, or Pureology Texture Twist.

I would also suggest a root lifting product, sometimes fine hair is especially flat at the roots. Thankfully that’s easy to fix with a little dab or spray of a volumizing root lifting procut. These products are especially made to give your hair fullness, body and height right where you need it – at the top. Check out these two, they are very good at eliminating ‘flat-head’ looks: Pureology Root Lift

Pureology Root Lift (left) or L’anza Volume Root Effects – I have a hard time deciding which is better – both are very good for adding volume to the root area.

Lastly, you can always try the upside down blow dry – one of my favorites – this tends to help the hair dry with a little more body. Try adding a little hair spray while you’re upside down, it will help create the texture and volume you are looking for and it will ensure longer lasting body.

Pin straight hair can be a challenge in the volume department, but with products like these you’ll get more volume than you might expect. Thanks for asking!

-StraightBelle