QUOTE(BlueAway @ Feb 24 2007, 01:27 PM) [snapback]2747774[/snapback]
use hair wax. That's what all asian hair salons use. I recommended it to Hakseng and now he's a new man.
Seriously though, mousse and gel don't fit asian hair. It just makes it look even more dry. You need hair wax because it softens the hair but it also makes it easier to mould and manage.
hair wax sounds like it would stiffen over time
You could try blow drying your hair upside down or use a diffuser and a brush/comb to lift the roots.
Hope that helps
what's a diffuser?
love ur name btw
braid your hair loosely the night before
seems like it would make it wavey- sounds nice
QUOTE(deeme2000 @ Feb 24 2007, 08:33 PM) [snapback]2748552[/snapback]
alright...so i've been obsessing about this for a bit. I hate my hair looking limp and flat. I reserve the sleek, smooth, ultra-straight look for evenings out. otherwise i like it to look full.
so here's my solution.
first get layers cut into your hair. i love the length of my hair as it falls well past my shoulders, but i had my stylist cut layers in it all around. recently i had choppy side swept bangs put in, and i'm enjoying them so i'll get them cut slightly shorter next time. but they serve as great light peaces where i can really get a lot of lift out of them
here are the products of choice:
-Ojon shampoo and conditioner: great for building, shiney thick hair
and take your pick of these so you're not only stuck with mousse:
-Mousse: Phyto Pro Volume Intense Mousse
-Foam: Jonathon Create Volume Thickening Foam
-Spray: Oscar Blandi No Gravity Volumizing Spray
And yes the brush does matter when you blow dry. I have naturally curly/wavy hair so I need to blow dry straight. It's called the Marilyn brush bc of its shape and you can get it from www.blissworld.com
I have an inexpensive dryer which has served me brilliantly and the T3 ceramic straightner which I adore bc it doesn't fry my hair.
Best way to achieve maximum volume...put in the product and comb thru with a wide tooth comb. I always let it air dry a bit and then blow dry straight. Just to sooth some fly aways I run the iron thru it on a low temp settting. Next, esp for night time, I put it up in rollers with varying sizes and depends on the length of your hair. Leave them in and finished getting dressed and just before you leave pull out the curlers and tossle a bit with your fingers and you're good to go.
Mind you this isn't a daily thing and actually it doesn't require a lot of product. usually if you want to refresh the next day, just spray the hair with a light mist of water and blow dry for volume again.
It sounds like a lot of work, but from the blow drying to finishing I'd say it takes about 30-60 mins, depending on how much time you give yourself. My bf isn't the patient type so I usually have to give myself enough time to get ready in time...well that and I usually like to lounge around while I'm getting ready.
But good luck and let us know what you decide to try and how it works out for you
thx all for the tips,
ive heard of backcombing too