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Crimping my hair for more body and volume

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One of the tricks I picked up from the hairstylist who did my hair during my wedding is that I can use a crimper to give my straight and fine hair a different texture and more volume.  It’s actually very easy and I can achieve the effect very quickly within 10 minutes.  The only tool I really need is the crimper but I can use some hairspray if I want a more lasting effect. 

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First, I need to heat up the crimper for about five minutes.  After which, I start with the insides of my hair,  take sections of it and put the crimper on for around one minute on each section.  The longer I leave the crimper on, the harder the look of the crimps, which may not be natural looking.  It’s also important that I do not redo the sections I’ve already crimped otherwise my hair would look too brittle. 

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Do you need to change your shampoo often?

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I had thought I needed a haircut badly because it was looking out of shape but it appears what I only needed was to change my shampoo.   

Myth about shampoo
I have been using the REF 335 shampoo for quite a long time now and I decided to switch back to my Redken Body Full on a whim yesterday. Voilà!  My hair not only felt lighter, but looked a lot better with more volume and shape!  Then I remembered this myth about how the same shampoo doesn’t work well after awhile because the hair gets too used to it.  So does this mean this is true?

Klorane dry shampoo for a good hair day

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The Great Singapore Sale has started and the first things I grabbed are personal care products at Guardian.  One is the Klorane Oat Extract Gentle Dry Shampoo With Non-Aerosol Spray, which I have been using on a daily basis for over five years now.  I have a very oily scalp and this dry shampoo keeps my hair looking polished by banishing the grease that clings on to my hair.  In fact, I will never leave home without first using this product.

How to create more volume for fine thin hair

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I’m really particular about hair care, but I find it difficult to share these hair care tips since different women have different hair textures.  Mine is fine and thin.  So for this reason, I’ve always kept my hair short, and I don’t perm my hair.   A few things that I’ve learnt over the years to create a fuller head of hair with more volume are:

- no conditioner as that will make my hair heavy and limp.