Monday, October 5, 2009

Root Volume Spray And Flat Iron Create Sexy Waves

You're seeing sexy, big hair everywhere these days, and not just on the runway.

Volume is in! Curly styles and sexy waves are here to stay. So let's create some volume! Let's add lift. And let's begin at the roots.

You need to build up big hair, and it's easy to do. There are gazillions of volumizing shampoos and conditioners.

The real process begins once you exit the shower.

Step 1: While hair is damp, spritz on a bottle of root volume spray. Today, we are looking at Jonathan Product Create Root Volume, Brushable Lifting Spray ($28).

LA celebrity stylist Jonathan Antin has some knock-out hair styling poducts. And this one is full of effective ingredients:

Lemongrass Essential Water: Adds body & shine
Zero-Flake polymer: Provides strong, brushable hold
Volumizing Hold Complex: Maintains style even in high humidity
Sweet Almond Protein: Boosts volume & helps repair weakened hair
Thermal & UV Filters: Protects against color fading & damage from heat styling

Just spray directly onto damp or dry hair roots, distributing product evenly 1-2 inches in length from root. Style as usual. Also can be applied when blow-drying, lifting hair in sections while spraying product on roots where extra volume is desired.

Now you are ready for Step 2: Creating sexy waves. You will need a great 1-inch flat iron. We found the T3Pro.Straighten Flat Iron ($100, on sale + free shipping at

This flat iron can achieve a super style, acoording to advice we learned from Charles Baker Strahan, a New York City stylist for Herbal Essences.

"Twist a small section of dry hair and clamp a 1-inch flat iron around the ends.Back-comb the twist with the iron by slowly shimmying it up towards the roots. You will create sultry, slept-on curls."

You'll end up with masses of sexy waves. That's what we call, getting at the root of the problem.