9th June 2012

Get the Look: Natural Volume with TIGI

It’s all about going back to basics with laidback glam this summer, and your hair is no exception. Aim for naturally wavy and voluminous locks which look low maintenance yet groomed.  Despite appearing effortless, it takes a little while to prepare hair that looks that good – so it’s a good thing that TIGI has all of the tools that you need! Here are some products that will help you to achieve the look with ease…

In order to create natural volume you need to make sure that your hair is properly prepared. This means eradicating every last trace of product build-up, which will effortlessly lift the hair and create natural movement without the need for excessive product later on. Formulations free from sulfates are great for avoiding product overload. Our pick is the sulfate-free TIGI Catwalk Your Highness Elevating Shampoo and the matching Your Highness Conditioner, which smooth, hydrate and lift the hair for intense fullness.

For body that looks more natural, it’s important to add product before your hair dries. This is not only great for prolonged style retention, but will also prevent you from adding too much product later on to try and create fullness in hair that has dried flat. Once hair is washed and roughly towel dried, work a very small amount of TIGI Bed Small Talk into the roots and comb through. Not only does it create volume in hair, but it will also improve the performance of the other styling products you use afterwards.

And now for the most important step in our guide to naturally voluminous summer hair: leave your hair to air dry. It doesn’t matter if your hair is frizzy or curly: just keep running your fingers through your hair every so often to smooth it through. If your hair is prone to tangles, spritz some TIGI Rockaholic Born to Rock Leave in Detangler from the mid lengths to the ends and brush through. When it is dried, your hair will be softer, shinier, and more healthy looking, and should have a natural kink that is easier to work with that artificially straightened hair.

If your hair is wavy from top to tip, use straighteners to smooth it out from the roots through to the mid section. You want to run the plates over the hair very quickly though, just enough to work the kinks out without flattening the hair completely.  When this is done, sprinkle some TIGI Bed Head Candy Fixation Sugar Dust Root Powder into the roots: this special formulation is made up of feather light particles that are great for adding lift without weighing the hair down. Run your fingers through to encourage more root lift.

The way you finish your hair off is entirely dependent on your individual hair type. If your hair is prone to dryness or is thin, opt for an intensive serum like the TIGI Bed Head Candy Fixation Glaze Haze. This will add shine, hydration and weight to the hair with subtle definition. If your hair is thicker, opt for the beautifully scented TIGI Catwalk Session Series True Wax. When warmed between the hands and applied sparingly, this lightweight formula offers the perfect amount of definition.

You’ll be left with full, thick and healthy-looking hair that has enough weight and shine to look polished and ‘done’. Try it for yourself with TIGI at Escentual.com!

 

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