4 Ways to Get Mega-Volume When You Have Thin Hair
Fine hair is, well… fine. But if you’re constantly crushing on gals with thick, bouncy locks, it’s probably time to seriously turn up the volume. To get that big hair you’re after, we’re turning to celebrity stylist and Cricket Co. ambassador Jet Rhys for some expert advice. Don’t despair too much if you’ve been gifted with thin hair genes; Jet says there’s hope for your hair yet! Here are her top four tips for achieving the voluminous locks you’re after.
1. Bring on the volume(izer). Even if your natural hair is thin, Jet swears that volumizing products will really help. “I think of them as collagen shots for fine, limp hair,” she says. Before blow-drying, she recommends using Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray ($29). For maximum body-building, gently lift sections of your hair and spritz the root area. Then massage the product all over to make sure you are saturated.
2. Round it out. If you have thin hair, you probably own like 50 round brushes, amiright? Here’s how to refine your technique when you use one: Jet recommends holding the brush (she suggests the Cricket Technique Tourmaline Thermal Round Brush ($18)) closer to the barrel with your hands so you’ll have more control. Aha! Then wind your hair until you reach the mid section and slide the brush down like a figure eight.
3. Vitamins are a must. You’re not doomed to fine hair forever. Phew! Biotin will help promote healthy, strong hair. Try Nature Made Biotin ($11) and see how it works for your locks. Hip hip hair-ray!
4. Hold that lift. You know all the trouble you go through to blow dry your hair only to have it fall flat five minutes later? Let’s just not have that happen anymore, sound good? Here’s how Jet says you can “go the extra mile” to finish your look on busy mornings: Place three velcro rollers like Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers ($10) on the top sections of hair. Then add a spritz of hairspray. Finish getting dressed and applying your makeup. (You know, doing your usual thing.) Then simply release the rollers and shake your style into place. Ahmazing.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)