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Picture Perfect Curls 2 - Pump up the VOLUME

Volume is a word I use vewy vewy carefully with curlies, as the mere thought usually conjures up images of frizz and uncontrollable hair. For those with finer hair, less density,  wavy, s'wavy or, what I call Silkies (which can come in almost any type of curl) volume is not the equated with the f-word as readily. How do the volume-challenged curlies keep their curls from going flat on top? Here are a few hints from The Curl Girl.

When styling, USE THE CLIPS - this DevaCurl video demonstrates a no-fuss root-lift clip application.

Try adding a foam to your styling routine - Ouidad and Deva both have pump style foams (read - not a damaging mousse) add some to your  damp hair in sections, using golf ball sized dollops, rake and scrunch, then add your regular gel.

Spritz your damp, clipped roots with Ouidad Styling Mist and dry. Day 2 hair/day into night hair -when you are opening the cast, put a dab of Set Up and Above on your fingertips, flip head upside down, and then add clips, leave for 5 minutes. Use the pin curl technique on dry hair, focusing on the outermost canopy and crown of your head.  Spritz with styling mist, set for 5 minutes

BE PREPARED. Keep a small bag in your purse with a few clips, a travel sized bottle of Styling Mist or Set it Free, and a refresher like Botanical Boost.

Trim Your Layers - if you only need a cut every 4-6 months, but your layers won't last quite as long, try stopping in for a quick maintenance visit in between a regular curly hair cut.  These visits are perfect for established clients who know a few snips can keep your loving your hair in between cuts, and are designed to be gentle on your wallet. :D For MY curlies, please call the salon, during business hours, to book a quick trim service.


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