Friday, 3 July 2015

Adding Height To Your Fringe

If you feel your hair falls a bit flat around your face, or you'd like your fringe to stand up and away from your eyes a little bit, I have got a cool technique for you to try.

This is a seriously easy styling secret to add height or volume to your hair, and it's especially good if you, like me, prefer to leave your hair to air-dry.

When your hair is still damp, pick the specific area of your hair needing more volume, such as your fringe or the crown. Then pinch  it up with a large styling clamp.

This is something I do every day with my fringe. And here's the picture to prove it.

I only need to keep my clip in for about twenty minutes or so, about the time it takes for me to brew and slurp down my coffee. Anyway, I'm whooshing around the house so much, it is practically the same as using a blow dryer.

If you don't want to add quite so much height, you can use a small steel salon clip, like these:

Just clip the hair so it stands up from your head, more exaggerated than how you'd like it to dry. Don't worry, your hair will relax back once you take the clip out.

The neat thing is you won't need any additional styling product in your hair for this to work. You only need your hair to go from wet or damp to dry in the time you have the clip in your hair.

You can add volume from the root this way to any part of your hair. Me, I've got a boxy shaped head, so the back of my head is flatter than I like.

I took a picture, so you can see:
Flat head at the back!
Add some clips to make my hair pouffier….
Here, you can see in the first picture, that I would have a better profile if I could make the back of my head appear more rounded at the top.

You can create this illusion by styling your hair with hair accessories, or you can try and get your hair to just stand up a bit more by targeting the flat bits and lifting them with more small clips.

I find small hair claws work best for this.

And here's the final result.
Look at all my hair now!
And such a nicely shaped skull. I must have a big brain!
(Shhh! Between us. No one needs to know the truth.)

Hair Clips To Help You Boost Your Fringe

Bof! Bright Jaw Hair Clips

Classic French Mini Hair Claws

Cubique Mini Clamp (for a heavy fringe)

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