Basal hair volume – Boost up (Boost up) for hair at home

Well, what a girl, trying to always look well-groomed, beautiful and spectacular, does not pay her attention to the beauty of her hair. This is not surprising, because long, thick and shiny hair has always been an integral part of female beauty and charm.

And what procedures any beauty agrees to in order to become at least a little more beautiful and attractive. The set of techniques has not ended with folk remedies for a long time. This also applies to hair: dyeing, straightening, curling, extensions and this is not the end of the list. The Boost up procedure has become one of the latest innovations in the beauty world for giving hair a basal volume.

And if you at least once felt the effect on yourself after styling with corrugated tongs, then you can perfectly imagine how much volume you can achieve by lightly combing your hair, lifting it with a pile at the roots, and then shirring it. The result after Boost up will be about the same, but the effect of corrugation with this procedure is achieved thanks to a special composition.

A little about the Boost up procedure itself

The essence of the Boost up technique is to curl the hair at the root zone, while the curl itself remains intact. The author of this technique, the well-known hairdresser of St. Petersburg, Elena Glinka, developed the idea of ​​winding each strand separately on a hairpin and treating it with a certain composition, which subsequently gives the effect of raised hair at the roots.

Of course, perm has a very bad effect on hair, but in this case, boost up technology is based on biowave, which, unlike chemical, is performed without ammonia.

The Boost up treatment gives your hair long-term volume and eliminates the hassle of styling. However, you can find a lot of negative reviews about this technology. And the success of this procedure depends on the condition and structure of the hair. And it is on these factors that the decision depends on whether it is worth doing a boost up, or limiting yourself to ordinary styling.

Professional hairdressers do not advise doing the Boost up procedure if:

  • hair is too dry or discolored (thin hair will not survive this, it is better to cure it initially);
  • hair is short (it is better not to do a boost up for a short haircut, a length of at least shoulder length is recommended);
  • hair is dyed with basma or henna (you risk getting an unpredictable result);
  • there is a period of lactation, pregnancy or antibiotics;
  • if you don’t want to damage your hair.

How to make Boost up at home

Not so long ago, such a procedure was performed only in beauty salons. However, its cost is quite high and not accessible to everyone. But still, girls who dream of lush hair should not get upset so quickly, because you can do it at home.

And if you have already decided to perform this procedure yourself, then you will need:

  • hairpins, hair dryer and comb;
  • foil;
  • a certain composition for performing biowave;
  • and of course the best friend or hairdresser, because. it is impossible to perform this procedure on your own;
  • and be patient, because the procedure takes an unbearably long time.

Procedure for performing Boost up technology

Stage 1.

Everything is very simple here. You just need to prepare everything you need. And the basal volume itself can be done on unwashed hair.

Stage 2.

The second stage is the most laborious. Here, each strand is first wound onto studs. An important point of this work is not to touch the roots of the hair and not to touch the ends. Only the hair of the root zone is wound, about 6 – 15 cm long. Then each twisted strand must be fixed with foil. But in order to perform this painstaking work with high quality, you should first familiarize yourself with the training videos that can be easily found on the Internet.

Stage 3.

At this stage, you need to apply a special composition to the previously wound strands. A very important aspect is not to touch the scalp and hair roots with this composition. This composition does not need to be kept for a long time. Five minutes will be enough. The tool must be chosen, taking into account the characteristics of the hair: for dry and thin, for naughty curls, etc.

Stage 4.

At the fourth stage, you need to free the hair from the foil and hairpins. It is worth being prepared for the fact that this process will be unpleasant and even painful. After this procedure is completed, the hair must be thoroughly rinsed. When washing, you should pay special attention to shampoos, it will be very good if SLS is not included in its composition.

Stage 5

At the final stage, you have to style your hair. You need to learn how to properly style your hair when drying, doing it in such a way as to remove and smooth out all the curls resulting from the curl. If you just dry your head, then these curled sections of hair will always be visible, which will look very ugly.

Positive and negative aspects of the Boost up procedure

Each procedure, including Boost up, has its pros and cons. And this needs to be dealt with in more detail.

Among the advantages are the following:

  • the most important plus is, of course, the volume, which lasts about six months;
  • visible effect of thicker hair;
  • long durability of laying in all weather conditions (wind, rain, etc.).

Now for the cons:

  • not every master can do this procedure with high quality, to say nothing of such a procedure at home. If you decide to do this, then you definitely need to familiarize yourself with the technology in detail, watch training videos or take a master class on how to perform Boost up;
  • time is also an important disadvantage. In the salon, such a procedure lasts at least three hours, and at home it can be about five. It is problematic to sit in a chair for so long, and if you also think about the person who performs this procedure …;
  • it can happen that frizzy strands can be seen, so in most cases, perfectly smooth hair styling can be forgotten for the next few months. And if we also take into account that over time the hair will grow back and the same strands will crawl down, the effect will, to put it mildly, not the one that was expected;
  • high risk of worsening the condition of your hair. Although manufacturers of biowave products claim that the products do not contain any aggressive substances and cannot affect the hair badly. But after all, the composition cannot be applied to the scalp, probably, this is not in vain;
  • you also need to consider that if you don’t like the hairstyle, then you will have to come to terms with it in the coming months.

Finally about the main

And in conclusion, it is worth recalling that it is strictly forbidden to strengthen and dye hair with henna, because. It is she who neutralizes the effect of curling. Immediately after the procedure, the corrugation effect can be very noticeable and clear, but everything will fall into place after a few washes …

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