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The Gift of Lift

Finally get the volume you crave. Resident expert Harry Josh answers one of your questions and shares the secret of how to achieve fuller hair without getting weighed down by styling products.

I have short, ear-length hair that has some slight layering on the ends and bangs. I use volume spray on my damp hair but I’m having problems achieving fullness. Excessive styling products leave my hair looking oily. Can you help?

-Gail K., Sheboygan, WI

Ear-length hair is optimal for achieving volume, but you may want to rethink your product choices. There are two different ways to tackle this issue.

If you feel that the volumizer is making your hair oily, switch to mousse. John Frieda® Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse is ideal for short hair because it provides flexible movement and volume. The key is to manipulate the hair when it’s soaking wet with freshly applied product. Even ten minutes of air-drying time can kill volume. Get the lift you want by applying the nozzle of your blow dryer directly to the roots of freshly moussed hair to get it to stand upright.

If you love the way your volumizer makes your hair look in the morning, but notice it’s getting weighed down by early afternoon, you’re not alone. Try applying John Frieda® Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray to start off your day. If needed, spritz a little dry shampoo directly onto roots to absorb oil and combat midafteroon slump.

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