#TBT: Brigitte Bardot’s Volume
Bodacious bombshell Brigitte Bardot was a woman of many talents, but her voluminous hair was definitely one of her most coveted attributes. While she was certainly an icon of the ‘60s, her beauty is just as relevant – if not more so – today. Teased and tousled roots are all the rage as of late, and Brigitte mastered this style to perfection. No, we’re not talking bouffants of the South, this big hair is all about sex appeal… and seduction. So, who better to learn from than the icon of sexuality herself?
We sat down with Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar, for tips and tricks on achieving a modern, perfectly Bardot-esque ‘do. Armed with her advice and products, it’s safe to assume that you’ll be creating your very own, at-home Drybar-worthy voluminous blowout in minutes.
Beauty Banter: What is the best way to create lasting volume?
Alli Webb: Always start with super clean hair – any residual dirt, oil or product buildup will instantly weigh your hair down. Also, choose styling products wisely based on your hair type! The wrong product can really affect a blowout and prevent you from getting that great volume.
BB: What about adding volume to second day hair?
AW: If you can, set your hair at the crown with a Velcro roller like our High Tops ($10) or pin curl set while you sleep to preserve your blowout into the next day. Touch it up in the morning with a ceramic round brush and a little Detox Dry Shampoo ($22) to absorb any excess oil.
BB: In the summer heat, how do you recommend creating volume while still controlling frizz?
AW: Before heat styling, always shield your hair with a heat protectant like our Hot Toddy ($30). It not only protects against heat damage, but locks in moisture to protect your color and fight frizz all day long. If you have finer hair, our Texas Tea Volumizing Spray ($26) and Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse ($26) will give you lots of body and hold. If you have thicker hair, our Sparkling Soda Shine Mist ($28) will keep frizz at bay, but it’s so lightweight it won’t weigh the hair down.
BB: What about washing; should we avoid applying conditioner near the roots if we want volume?
AW: Hair needs to be extremely clean for volume, so use a cleansing shampoo that will remove dirt, residues, and oils from your hair, like our Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo ($24). Oily hair does not blow out well and your style won’t last. Definitely DO NOT put conditioner on the roots. It may cause the hair to look greasy, so only apply to tips and shaft of the hair.
Here’s to some serious va-va-volume!
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com