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All-day volume with 5-minute root lift

All-day volume with 5-minute root lift

Okay, so you want your hair to look amazing, but you’re running behind… again. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. We’ve come up with some fantastic tips and a quick 5-minute root lift that will have you out the door and looking like a rock star in no time.

But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. To have really fantastic looking hair, you have to have a good foundation. While you can tame frizzy hair and flyaways with products, you want to give yourself a solid foundation. So, let’s start with the basics.

Hair nutrition

Are you eating all the right foods and making meal choices based on the nutrients your hair needs to thrive? Of course not! Even the healthiest among us is probably not designing a diet that’s built around hair concerns. But, if you want locks that demand looks, you need to start thinking about fueling your hair.

Hair vitamins. Supplementing your diet with nutrients that are specifically designed to support hair health is one of the easiest ways to help your hair. Hair La Vie I Repair, Fortify & Grow hair vitamins are packed with just what your hungry hair needs.

Feed your hair. Another way to “feed” your locks is to start “snacking” with your hair in mind. Your meals are probably geared toward sound nutrition for your entire body, and while your hair does benefit from those smart choices, why not make it your focus during snack time?

This Dark Chocolate, Pumpkin Seed and Sea Salt Bark recipe features delicious dark chocolate for hair-boosting antioxidants and nutrient-rich pumpkin seeds to help prevent hair loss. It’s a tasty way to treat yourself and your hair.

Hair maintenance

Having great-looking hair all the time requires a haircare routine that is designed specifically for you. It begins when you jump in the shower in the morning and ends when you go to bed at night.

Shower success. Make the most of your mornings by following a shower routine that’s designed to promote scalp health and hair growth.

Shampoo and conditioner. It’s best to condition your hair every time you wash it, but there’s no need to wash every day. In fact, most haircare experts recommend washing every other or every third day, but as always, conditioner is key.

Look for a shampoo and conditioner set that’s designed to support hair health and contains no SLS, parabens or any other harmful chemicals.

Soft styling. It’s important to be gentle with your hair—especially when it comes to styling. When using a straightener, curling iron or blow dryer, lower the heat settings. High heat damages and breaks your hair.

Make sure to pay attention to the products you’re using, as well, so you don’t use something that will just coat your hair and weigh it down or dry it out. We also recommend using a natural bristle brush for the best results.

Sleep gently. Resist the urge to pull your hair back in a harsh, elastic band at night and instead use a cloth tie. You can also avoid the friction of your cotton pillowcase by opting for a satin one.

5-minute volume

It’s time to go big or go home. Let’s get that volume as fast as possible so you can head out the door.

Dry your roots. To get volume, you need dry roots—really dry. If you leave them even a little damp, gravity will do its thing and pull your hair down for the rest of the day.

Dry up. When you’re drying your hair, point the nozzle up toward the ceiling to force your hair to dry against gravity. If that’s too hard, you can also bend at the waist and blow-dry upside down.

Volumizer product. Select a product that’s designed to give you volume and apply it to your roots. It’s best to do this while your hair is still wet and then dry it.

Alcohol. GASP! I know, how many times have you heard that alcohol is bad for your hair? Well, it’s definitely not great for it, but if you’re looking for a serious lift then the more alcohol in a product the more your hair will dry and the longer it will stay lifted.

Hot rollers. If you’re running so far behind that you don’t even have time to get your hair wet, then give your rollers a chance. Spritz the middle section of your hair, top to the back, think of it like the mohawk area, with root lifter. Then, pop in your rollers and help it along with a little hot blow-drying and cool to set.

Dry shampoo. Another insider tip for those who don’t have time to wash their hair is dry shampoo. This will help soak up the oils that might weigh your hair down and it naturally has texture, which is great for the body.

Final thoughts

Even when you’re pressed for time, you can always achieve the look you want with these quick body and volume tips that’ll have you looking salon-fresh.

And while these tips can help when you’re in a jam, it’s important to supplement them with a solid haircare regimen that supports your hair in the long-term. This includes: eating more hair-healthy foods, taking your hair vitamins and using the right products to keep your hair soft, silky and growing strong.

At Hair La Vie, we know that your hair is an integral part of how you present yourself to the world and shape your authentic style.

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