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Which products to use if putting rollers in your hair to give it body?

(15 Posts)
TheSecondInCommand Tue 28-May-13 12:24:17

I'm being bridesmaid in a few weeks and I will have my hair down with the front art swept to the side in a clip.

I want to give my hair a bit more body than it normally does so have been practising using rollers in damp hair to give it a boost. The problem is that it looks great at first but goes flat and limp again quite quickly.

What product/s should I be using?

MrsLettuce Tue 28-May-13 12:50:19

Setting lotion!

TheSecondInCommand Tue 28-May-13 13:06:04

Isn't that for old lady perms? I have shoulder length hair that is a bit lifeless not a Mrs Thatcher perm grin

I was thinking mousse or spray or serum or something <<clueless>>

ItsintheBag Tue 28-May-13 13:16:07

Put them in almost dry hair and wet using the TIGI spray.

TIGI Curls Rock-its in a spray

Make sure they are bone dry before taking out.-at the last minute.

Spray with Elnette hairspray.

For longer lasting curls I would use a wand.They hold longer and better in my hair.

TheSecondInCommand Tue 28-May-13 13:34:14

I've just done a practice and it looks best when I use the rollers to give it some body, then brush through with a round brush . I then used my straighteners to smooth the bits that needed it and put it my clips. Voila! Lovely hair with body and shape, but I can guarantee that it will look awful in an hour or two.

If that is what I am doing, would the TIGI spray be suitable for what I need?

ItsintheBag Tue 28-May-13 13:41:07

i guess the problem with long hair is it drags out the curl. the spray is meant to encourage your hairs natural body .it will help but i think soft curls are tricky tp keep in long hair hair

NinthWave Tue 28-May-13 13:58:38

V05 do a Backcomb Dry Spray that works pretty well. Or use a Babyliss Big Hair style.

AmazingBouncingFerret Tue 28-May-13 14:01:39

I was just about to say you never mentioned anything about being a bridesmaid to me then I realised you are not who I thought - your username is very similar though!

TheSecondInCommand Tue 28-May-13 17:08:22

I'll go into Boots tomorrow and have a look for the TIGI thing and the VO5. I'd love a Babyliss Big Hair but don't want the cost really when it will get hardly any use after the big day. I can at least have some practice runs with whatever I get before the big day.

OneLittleLady Tue 28-May-13 17:18:00

TIGI Catwalk Sexed Up Body Building Tonic is the shizz. My hair is fine,flat and limp but with this stuff in it, it has volume and texture. I spray it into wet hair, scrunch then brush when it's dry and have volume that lasts for a couple of days as long as I don't wash my hair again

CuttedUpPear Tue 28-May-13 17:24:51

John Freida Luxurious Volume spray. It's available in Boots (Dark aqua container with clear lid)
My makeup artist friend told me to try this when I bought some rollers for the first time, I just squish some on the roots as I roll up, allow to dry (preferably overnight) and tease out with fingers.

It works great, really recommended. I have thin lifeless hair and it transforms mine.

QuinnFabray Tue 28-May-13 18:52:49

Seriously, old fashioned setting lotion is amazing and it works better than anything else, and is dead cheap.

perplexedpirate Tue 28-May-13 18:55:34

Another one here using setting lotion. It's a revelation!

Virgil Tue 28-May-13 18:59:54

Setting lotion but don't put too much on or else it can make your hair look really dull. Alternatively a good bit of 1980s style hair mousse!

I currently have my hair dipped and it looks so much better curly then straight. I've taken to sleeping with the ends of my hair in bendy rollers and if I stick a bit of mousse on my hair and put the curlers in whilst my hair is damp the curls will stay all day (and I have very thick hair down to the middle of my back).

TheSecondInCommand Tue 28-May-13 21:38:58

I've bought some volumising mousse at the supermarket and will give it another go and if that doesn't work then I'll try to get to Boots to buy TIGI/John Frieda/VO5. Thanks all for the suggestions.

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