I was born and raised in the great state of Texas. The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God. A few crazy people asked me how I “poof” my hair so here it is. You know, just in case you want some teenage girl at Hobby Lobby to look at you funny, wait until you turn your back and giggle to her friend “holy crap did you see her hair?” True story. It was at that point I decided I don’t care what people think, I really, really love big hair. I always have, and don’t see that changing anytime soon. So, teenager at Hobby Lobby, laugh it up because I’m happy, happy, happy! (Name that show…)
Start with a section of your hair about halfway back from your forehead..
Next take a regular hairbrush (round brushes do not work as well in my opinion) and start ratting your hair.. For those of you not familiar with the term, hold your section of hair up and move the brush into the section from the top to bottom. Do this until you’re left with a rat’s nest, or lots of tangles.
The crazier you get with the ratting, the bigger your “poof”… Did I mention I like REALLY big hair?
Now you grab your hairspray, I love Sebastian Shaper Plus.. sidenote: It is not easy to hold up a can of hairspray and take a picture simultaneously.
Flip your head upside down and be sure the rat stays, this should also add some volume..
Now you’re just going to take that same hairbrush and start smoothing the surface towards the back of your hair. A round brush used very lightly to smooth works great. Just remember to only skim the surface and try not to disturb the rats nest beneath.
Hair Spray it again and you’re done. Unless you want REALLY big hair, then take it a step further… Grab a couple of extra large bobby pins.. (I need a manicure)
Sweep each side of the front of your hair back and place a large bobby pin..
The End! (once you take the bobby pins out your poof will actually stay better, but you’ll likely need to flat iron the creases from your bobby pins)
Step by step for Pinterest…