Have you noticed the 80's are back? I don't know about y’all but, I am finally at the age where my old stuff is new again: leather jackets, pointy toe heels, stirrup pants and oversized earrings. I like my earrings so big, I accidentally bought shoes clips one time. And is it just me or were stirrup pants always down at my knees? While all these things make me want to break into a chorus of “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things”, I have left out the most important trend that is back: big hair! Let’s be honest, for me it never left.
I am constantly asked how I get such volume in my hair and what products and techniques I use. So here are some commandments for big hair.
1.You must have layers! The layers can be added into the longer lengths of your crown creating texture. Long strands can’t stand up and add volume so without some hidden layers, it will never stay up all day.
2. Don’t be afraid of products! Use a heat protecting spray that also helps with frizz, static and shine while your hair is still damp. Allow your hair to air dry as much as possible before you blow dry it with a large barrel brush. This reduces the amount of heat damage. Once your hair is dry and blown out, I add BB Thickening spray to my crown. It helps add texture.
3. Tease! Use a teasing comb, brush or pick on your crown and work your way around your face fluffing your layers with the pick, ensuring that your hair is teased all around your crown. Without this fluffing process, it will look like you have been smacked up side the head with a cast iron skillet - this still happens to me somedays!
4. Spray some more! Now, save all your hard work by locking in your style with Big Sexy Hair Spray. It’s glue girls - the holy grail of hairspray. Don’t be shy.
5. Find the style, shape and color that suits you the best and never stray far from it. One sure fire way to look like you have aged it to drastically change your hair throughout the decades.
So, set aside some “me” time this weekend and play with your hair. You will be amazed how good it will make you feel and remember; if anyone tells you your hair is too big, get rid of them. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.
Oribe Mystify Restyling Spray | Available at CosBar $44.00
BB Thickening Spray | Available at Ulta $30.00
Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Hair Spray | Available at Ulta $11.37