Let's Talk Texture!
How to Build Body
Hair By Lance Lanza
July 14, 2006
1) Never blow-dry naked! Naked hair, that is. Blow-drying
hair without styling products is dehydrating to the tresses and
prevents the style from lasting all day.
2) Pre-dry first! Blow-drying with styling in mind will
take too long if you start when the hair is
drenched. Blow it until it's 90% dry before beginning with a
3) Do it upside down! During pre-drying, flip your head
upside down and pull hair forward while drying to give it lift when
you are right side up.
4) Use the iron
effect! When using a round brush, make sure it has a metal
base that will heat up from the blow dryer. This kind of brush
works like an iron, bending and straightening the hair to your
5) Straightening product is a must! Just as you starch a
shirt when you iron to make it last, add a little TCB Blow
strait to your hair during drying. The size of a
quarter is enough to take out all frizz and add hold.
6) Silicone builds body! Tigi Root Boost is a great tool
for adding body and fullness while protecting delicate locks
from the ultra-violet rays of the sun.
7) Give life to day-old dirty hair! When there's no time
to shower in the morning, flip flat hair over and spritz it with
hair spray. Then give it a shot of
upside down blow-drying to reinstall volume.
8) Revitalize hair while you sleep! When hopping into
your pj's with wet hair, give it a quick pre-dry with the blow
dryer, then twist and pin a few sections all over the head to
add a spunky wave while you sleep.
9) Ask the salon to spruce up flat locks! Stylist should
avoid square, straight layer cutting because it only creates a
few flyaways while maintaining an immovable weight to the hair.
Beveled, rounded layers terraced all the way from bottom to top,
however, will provide movement and sex appeal.
10) Break hair's codependency! This is also a
responsibility of your hairstylist during a hair cut. Because
hair likes to hang with other hair and not move, the hair should
be texturized, or cut at slightly different lengths, to prevent
this immobility. Texturizing adds lots of movement and body by
making each hair independent.
(Both PicturesStacey Maybrey Client of