Without the warm weather’s moisture being in abundance, hair can actually maintain volume and shape. The cooler months are the perfect time to explore your inner big-haired diva from coiled coifs to teased bouffants. So, why not venture out of the box and into higher hair?

When starting your big hair journey, you first have to find a serum that will hold some sort of moisture — to ensure that your hair will not dry out during the mega-build, mega-hold process. However, you’ll need something that will not weigh down your hair. Otherwise, the entire build will be pointless. Try Living Proof’s Satin Hair Serum. It’s oil-free, guarantees smoothness, and cuts style time in half, while battling any possible frizz. It makes your hair more manageable.

Many times during the big-hair build, we use heating products to produce maximum volume. This is all well and wonderful, but we don’t want to fry our hair. Use Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray. The infused botanical keratin protects and repairs weakened follicles, while also defending wet or dry hair from hot tool styling.

Next, comes the fun tools. Whether you want thick, voluminous straight hair, curled updos, or bouncy tresses with body, there are a number of heat styling ways to produce big hair. The Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer gives a lasting blowout, while trapping moisture for more hydrated hair; whereas, the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand provides three barrels for endless styling in waves, curls, and spirals.

Most importantly, never skip out on hair spray when it comes to big hair. Typically, it’s what creates the entire experience – ensuring that long-lasting hold. Aveda’s Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray grasps and fights humidity without flaking. Its firm and guarantees that your big hair will pull through for a full 24 hours.

-Brooke Leigh Howard
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