Tips for more volume

Wear your part on the opposite end

I’ve always had really fine and flat hair, searching for volume like it’s no ones business. I decided to share some of my tips for created the illusion that I have more bouncy and fuller looking hair than I actually do.

The oldest trick in the book but totally works! My hair is naturally parted to the left but to create more volume, or at least the perception of more volume I usually flip it the opposite way. This way my hair is naturally higher and bouncy.

Back-comb your hair a touch

Not my fav technique because my hair knots easily, but back combing or teasing the hair really does wonders. I do this for events or special occasions.

Add Clip In Extensions

I have boxes of clip in extensions I have cut to the same length of my hair to add volume. I picked up this trick from South African TV broadcaster Jeanie D when we did a press trip together to Dubai! It works like a charm and is so easy to do, especially after back combing the roots. It takes as little as two rows to add instant volume to otherwise flat hair.

Use product to build up volume

I asked my stylist for some tips to build up volume here’s what she had to say; “To add volume to your hair you need to apply volumizing mousse to damp hair so that you can manipulate the roots.  For Aisha’s shoot we used the Jane Seymour Volume Hold Mousse“. You will then dry the hair and style the hair accordingly. Here we added waves using a curling tong and then sprayed the hair with the Jane Seymour Hairspray as a finishing product which kept the volume in place that we achieved with the mousse and this what keeps the volume all day long,”

Korean Skincare hits SA

I was recently challenged by my friend and social media influencer, Nabilah Kariem, to up my skincare routine by using her new curated skincare gift box collaboration with Glow Theory. Glow Theory focusses on importing premium Korean Skincare products to South Africa, making the global phenomenon of Ko rean Skincare more accessible to South African shoppers. Here’s what I discovered after using her skincare products for a month.

Something called purging might occur

I had tiny pimples emerge during the first week of using the products. I had instantly worried about my skin since I spend heaps of time in front of the camera, Nabilah assured me that this is a normal reaction. After one week my skin was literally clearer than its ever been. My pores seemed smaller and less clogged too.

It’s really simple

Although a traditional Korean Skincare routine can be really tedious and overwhelming, Nabilah’s curated box makes it a lot easier. I know she follows all the steps of K-beauty but really who has time for all that? This collection features her cult favs and focussed on getting your skin clear and glowing in no time.

Resurfacing & hydration are key

The focus of this curated routine is on gentle resurfacing of skin, lots of lightweight hydration, and maintaining a healthy skin barrier. These are the cornerstones of the Korean skincare routine, and will ensure your skin stays healthy, hydrated and glowy

You get loads of value from your product

After using the products for exactly one month I can safely say they go a long way. I would suggest loading up on the All Clean as an additional purchase as it is really superior at removing build up from makeup. The Panthenol moisturiser is light weight and addictive so make sure you use it sparingly. You can get the box online via pre order on The Glow Theory’s online store for R895. Additions to whats already available come at a discounted rate which is great!

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