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I don’t know about you, but I am ALL about big hair these days. Just give me a good old 80s rocker vibe anyday! However, when trying to achieve the bouffant mane of your dreams, it should be noted that if you’re going to do something, you gotta make sure that you’re going to do it right. And to do big hair right, you’re going to need patience, time, a small prayer to the gods...and a few handy beauty products and techniques to help get ya there!
- Play Harder - One of my all time favorite hairsprays is, by far, this baby! I’ve gone out dancing all night with the perfectly coiffed pompadour with it still looking flawless and full of volume by the time I got home in the wee hours of the morning. This super firm, volumizing spray gives unbelievable hold while giving you the lift you want with a side of shine, and provides up to 72 hours of humidity resistance...which is a must have if you get sweaty on the dance floor! It should be noted that this spray is pretty heavy duty, so it’s not something that would be recommended for daily use. Big SexyHair Spray & Play Harder $19.95 is available at www.sexyhair.com
- Mousse...And Not The Chocolate Kind! - In order to achieve truly big hair without the weight or crunchiness of hairspray, a mousse is in order. As recommended by Oribe, the Master of Hair, you want to apply some volumizing mousse to freshly washed and slightly damp hair, then work it through from the roots all the way down to the ends of your strands. The reason you want to do it this way is that when you use this product on damp hair, it will build body and help it hold the style without any signs of crunch or gunkiness for touchable, sexy volume! Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse $39 is available at www.oribe.com
- Get Messy - You never want to blow dry the traditional way when trying to get big hair. In fact, you want to do it haphazardly and use your hands to shake out the strands, and even blow dry it in the opposite direction of where you want your hair to be. When you do it this way and eventually style the strands in the intended direction, they’ll be set bending towards the other direction and give your roots the lift you really want.
- Rollin, Rollin, Rollin - You may think hot rollers are a thing of the past and only used to create those poodle-like curls, but they are actually very useful when trying to get big hair! Since you’d be rolling in larger sections, you’ll end up getting lots of body while still maintaining a healthy shine with the slightest bit of added curl. T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers LUXE $119 available at www.t3micro.com