Friday, January 21, 2011

Tress Trix: "Bump Up the Volume! - Part 1 of 2: Conditioning 101"

by: AMC for Hair Chaos Marketing!
On my first Tress Trix Q&A with Ms. Heather, the brains behind the Hair Chaos line, I immediately knew what to ask:
How does she achieve the rockin' rockabilly bump that we all see in so many of her Hair Chaos Accessories modeling pictures?

Her answer was simple: Product & Techniques

First, we have to start at the showering phase. Her advice: "Don't use a lot of product." This means not shampooing everyday. If you're anything like me, then you know that not shampooing means having some greasy monstrosity the following day, right? Well her solution to this was easy. Find a texturizing dry shampoo, her favorite is Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo. A 6.3 oz bottle ranges between $11 - $18, depending on where you buy it.

TiGi's Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo 

Heather also mentioned that, when it comes to shampoo, cheap doesn't always mean better. The affordable products usually have ingredients that aren't the best for your hair. She recommends using professional products. What's her favorite, you ask? Halo Shampoo & Conditioner (a little pricey though at around $69 a set)or Tigi Beadhead Shampoo & Conditioner (more affordable at $30+ a set.

She also observed that most people end up with weighty hair because they over condition. Less conditioner means less weight. She provides another helpful tip: only condition from tip to about two inches above the scalp. She does not recommend conditioning the scalp because this causes build-up, which causes your tresses to get oilier faster.

Want to know how to create that voluminous rockabilly bump? Check back for Part 2 of "Bump Up the Volume": Backcombing 101

The Voluminous Bump

Stay tuned HC fans...and while you're waiting, add some chaos to your locks!


On a personal note:
I just want to say how thankful I am to the dedicated fans of Hair Chaos for believing in the line. Heather does such a great job creating these wickedly cool designs and her hard work and dedication to fans definitely shows in her products!

What is Tress Trix? Well it's a Q&A blog segment where Heather answers questions and provides insightful tips & tricks on how to add some chaos to your locks!
Want to have your question answered by Heather, designer for Hair Chaos Accessories? It's easy, just e-mail AMC at:!

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