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7 Aug 2011

How to Handle Fine Hair When It's a Million Degrees

Photo: ThinkstockBy Jenny BaillyHow to Prevent Fine Hair From Wilting
Oil is your enemy. Shampoo daily to get rid of the grease that can weigh down hair at the roots; dermatologist Ciraldo loves Neutrogena T/Sal shampoo ($7.50) for oil control.
And go easy on conditioner; hairstylist Eva Scrivo recommends using one with a gel consistency (like KMS California Add Volume Gel Conditioner, $18) to keep hair smooth without flattening it.

To defy gravity all day, look for products billed as "root lifters" (like L'Oréal Paris Studio Line Pumping Volume Spritz, $5). Spray at the roots when hair is still damp. For extra volume, flip your head upside down while you blow-dry.
How to Get Your Hair Off Your Neck

Add polish to the easiest solution—a ponytail—by creating a clean side part first. Have a little more time? Twist the tail into a chignon and anchor it with ridged bobby pins. Or twirl the tail until it coils back on itself and tuck the ends into the elastic. The finished effect: informal elegance.
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