I’m taking a detour off the Posse perfume highway today for something a bit different, to mention an issue that’s been really bugging me of late: Volume. Or rather, complete lack of it. My hair has gone flat — flatter than a tire that’s run over a box of nails.
Maybe it’s that time of life (a friend my age is also having issues), the stress of a teenager, or the whopping humidity in which we seem to marinate here in the South, but no matter what, it seems that my locks just can’t get no (volume) satisfaction.
I did start to color my hair last winter, so maybe that’s part of it? Also, I understand that if hair gets too long, it gets weighed down, but even after a haircut, the volume is nowhere to be found.
I’ve tried several different body-building mousses, I blow-dry my hair with my head upside down and then use a heated round brush to try to create lift and volume from underneath. But all to no avail.
I don’t want to sound like a world-class whiner; I realize that this is not an earth-shattering problem, and I’m grateful for the hair I do have. It’s just that for most of my life, decent hair was one of the things that worked for me, that I could count on, and it never needed any drastic measures. So I guess I’m feeling a bit disappointed that it’s starting to fail me now, when I really need it to behave.
Do any of you hair-savvy folks out there have any ideas, tips or suggestions? I’m hoping that someone knows of a life-changing product or trick that will pump up the volume for those of us with a bad case of the limp locks. Thanks!