Cover Girl hair means big gorgeous tresses. It’s a kind of hair every woman wants to have because every man wants to touch it! The crucial elements that make these manes so irresistible: softness, shine, voluminous body, and most of all, a tousled quality that gives them a touch of between-the-sheets sultriness. Read on for the step-by-step instructions for creating these luscious looks.
Step 1 – Mousse Your Hair: The ultimate goal is to create hair that has a tonne of body and texture but is still soft and shiny. So your first step is to use a styler that will pump up your strands without dulling or shellacking them. Experts recommend applying a volumising mousse to freshly washed, still-damp hair and working it through from roots to ends. You can use 3-4 palms full of this on this style. After saturating all of your strands, use a wide-toothed comb to distribute the mousse evenly and nix any tangles gently. Don’t leave any blobs hanging at particular spots or it’ll cramp your style.
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Step 2 – Blow-Dry Briskly:To get the required vixenish volume, begin blow-drying haphazardly, using just your hands to shake out your strands. Another key body-boosting tip: direct the nozzle of your blow-dryer in the opposite direction of where you want your locks to fall. For example, switch your part to the opposite side while you dry the top of your head. And flip your head upside down (or tilt your head forward) when you blow-dry your underlying sections. This way, when you style your strands back into the proper place, they’ll be set bending toward the other direction, so you’ll wind up with lift at the roots. Once dry, rub a dollop of leave-in conditioner or a spritz of mane protectant between your palms and run it over the length of your hair, paying special attention to your ends. This will keep your hair half hydrated despite blow-drying it and using hot rollers in the next step.
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Step 3 – Hot Roll It Up: Hot Rollers actually are the secret weapon behind the incredible body and shine of cover girl hairstyles. Since you’ll be rolling large sections, your;ll get lots of body plus a little curve and finish on the ends, and the heat creates brilliant shine – all the things that make for the tremendous tress sex appeal on the front page of a glossy magazine. The rollers work their magic on curly and straight hair alike (unless your hair is super curly, in which case you’ll need to blow-dry your strands straight before you begin). Don’t have a set? They’re affordable and available at any beauty supply store.
How To Use Them:
- Separate the center section of your mane, as if you were creating a 2-inch wide Mohawk starting at your forehead and going back to your nape, the create a loose ponytail on each side of your head. Pull a 2-inch deep section from the front of the Mohawk, hold it taut, place a roller on top of the ends, and roll it away from your face, to your scalp. Repeat until the whole center section is done.
- Next, take 1 pony-tail out of the elastic and work on rolling up that side. Take a 2-inch section of hair from your temple and pull it up and across your forehead, then hold a roller diagonally on top of the ends, roll it to your scalp, and secure it. This will give that area major lift. Tip: Keep some tissues nearby to prop under any rollers that feel too hot on your skin.
- Now take the section of hair directly below that roller and roll it halfway up so face-framing pieces will be sleek with a slight bend.
- Finish rolling under any remaining hair from that side, securing rollers at the scalp.
- Repeat on the other side of your head. Your hair needs to cool for about 10 minutes before you take out the rollers.
When your strands cool down the style gets locked in, so pulling them out earlier will just damage all the effort. Cover Hairstyles doesn’t have to for the long-haired. If you have short hair, just follow the rolling instructions, but instead use a 1-inch barrel curling iron.
Step 4 – Accentuate Your Curves:Once your locks have cooled, remove the rollers, but don’t touch your hair for a few minutes. Since the hair that was closest to the roller may still be a little warm, give it some extra time to release any heat; otherwise you could foil your volume. If you need to make your face-framing pieces look more shapely, use a large-barrel curling iron on 2-inch thick sections, rolling them to just halfway up the length of your hair. Roll some sections outwards and some inwards for a natural effect.
Step 5 – Shake It Out:Run your hands through your curls to separate them and get rid of any roller or curling iron marks. Also, use your fingertips to massage your scalp and boost volume at roots. If you end up with too much curl, you can soften the effect by brushing your hair with a flat paddle brush while blow-drying it on a low setting for just a minute or two. Finish with a misting of light hair spray to give your style staying power and shine.
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