Go for a lightweight shampoo to bring back your hair’s natural bounce. We love Dove's Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo (P115.75 at department stores) because it tames frizz without weighing hair down.
Pat hair dry with a microfiber towel to absorb excess water without causing static.
Don’t brush your hair just yet. Instead, rough dry damp hair using the lowest setting of the blowdryer. Run your fingers through your hair to separate the sections.
Spritz on heat-protectant spray to prevent your follicles from being damaged by heat when it’s 70 percent damp. Try Prostyle Fuwarie's Airy Bob Hair Styling Mist (P450 at Beauty Bar branches) for a smooth and bouncy blowout.
When you want smoothness, massage leave-on conditioner and frizz-killing serum on the hair before blasting it with the hair dryer again. For a good volume boost, apply an egg-sized dollop of mousse on the roots, and blast with the dryer’s nozzle. Alternatively, you can also mist volumizing spray on the roots to give the crown a lift. We entrust our locks to Phyto's Actif Volumizing Spray (P895 at Rustan's branches) for extra body and bounce.
If you have bangs, focus on styling them first before going over the rest of your hair. Side-swept bangs can get a little help when you direct the nozzle away from the face, while brushing with a boar-bristled hairbrush. Blunt bangs will benefit from a pallet brush—do not use a roller brush lest you want an extremely curved fringe.
Always divide hair into sections: The crown (using the corner of your brows as a reference) and the smaller sections from ear to ear.
Stretch your hair sideways with a round boar-bristled brush, and then downwards toward your shoulders to pump up the volume. Cool it down with the brush still attached to the ends and count to four before letting them go for lasting bounce.
See if there are damp spots—if you neglect these, you’ll put all your volumizing hard work to waste. Go over the damp section with the dryer following rule # 8's instructions.
Rule # 10
Let your hair cool first before locking your blowout with hairspray.
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