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I straighten my bobbed hair daily, which makes it look so flat and dull, I'd like to try giving my hair a bit of volume & more of a tousled look for a change. I'm not really sure how to achieve this and wondered whether anyone recommends any particular products? Also want something that will calm a bit of frizz too.
Divides opinion on MN but babyliss big hair works really well for me. For a bob, get the smaller barrel. It’s NOT a hairdryer so don’t use it on sopping wet hair, get your hair semi dry with a hairdryer then finish with the BBH. Take time to practice, try it on completely dry hair to start to get used to the rotation. If you can’t stretch to a new purchase, buy a GHD barrel hairbrush, heat the brush as you dry your hair, it gets very hot so be careful you don’t burn your head!
How long is your bob? I have a long bob (a Lob if you will) and I use straighteners to sort of bend it as opposed to curl and then run fingers through it and flip up and down a few times. This is how it generally turns out. Its a bit longer now but worked when shorter too.
Elvive Extraordinary oil is really good. Smooth a few drops in damp hair. When you straighten your hair, twist the iron quickly through the midlengths and ends to achieve a curl. Alternate which way you twist to give a less "done" look.
The bigger the section of hair you curl, the looser the curl will be.