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SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. Spray onto wet hair and scrunch to distribute. Air drying will create a piece-y texture while diffusing will create a softer, more voluminous waves and curls. For updos and formal looks, blow dry into the hair and style as desired.
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I have been using Sweet Poof as a finishing spray for awhile. I'm not sure it was originally intended to be used for a finisher but it works for me! Since using this instead of hairspray my hair has been healthier and more manageable. Two complaints: I really don't like the smell but once it's dry it's not noticeable; I also wish it came in a bigger bottle but the 4oz. is perfect for travel. It's pretty pricey for 4oz. of product but well worth it in my opinion!
My hair fine, curly, frizzes easily and most hairstyling product weighs my hair down, so it's very hard to find something that works for me. I live in Colorado, which is very dry. Sweet Poof is absolutely perfect. When I use it, my hair is full, but with defined curls and no frizz. I got two compliments on my hair the first week I used it. And it doesn't even look like I have anything on my hair. Another plus is I'm chemically sensitive and the scent is very light, pleasant and disperses quickly. I love it and I'm so happy I found it.
After a lot of experimenting I've ended up using only Sweet Poof for styling most of the time. I have fine, dry, curly hair and live in an arid climate. This adds just enough hold and keeps my curls looking full even when the moisture in the air is approximately zero! It also leaves my hair really soft which I love. My only wish for improving it would be a scent that's less like a lollipop, but the smell vanishes very quickly so it's no big deal.
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This article was co-authored by Christine George. Christine George is a Master Hairstylist, Colorist, and Owner of Luxe Parlour, a premier boutique salon based in the Los Angeles, California area. Christine has over 23 years of hair styling and coloring experience. She specializes in customized haircuts, premium color services, balayage expertise, classic highlights, and color correction. She received her cosmetology degree from the Newberry School of Beauty. This article has been viewed 689,569 times.
The \"poof\" is a relatively simple yet elegant hairstyle. Almost anyone can create this look, and it doesn't take much time. It's also great for when you're growing out your bangs. It gives you something to do with them when they're in that awkward stage where they're too long to wear as bangs, but not long enough to do much else with them.
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On the other hand, layers can often cut down on the amount of bulk, thus reducing a poofy look. By displacing strands in different sections of the hair, you are essentially spreading the poof out, giving the appearance that you have less of it.
Keep in mind, however, that too many layers will create volume, which often translates to poof. Be sure that you explain your end goal to your stylist in order to ensure that he or she understands your expectations.
Remember, when styling, use hair care products such as waxes or pomades to help smooth poof down. This is a great quick fix if you are in a hurry, but always keep in mind that for naturally smooth and moisturized tresses, conditioning, and conditioning often, is a must.
Ultimately, knowing how to cut and style your curly hair to avoid a poof is simple. All you have to do is stay away from cuts that bulk hair up and use products that provide ample amounts of moisture. Doing this will save you from ever having another poofy day again, and to that, we say amen!
Despite the name, this hairstyle has nothing in common with the hairstyle of Madame de Pompadour, who wore her hair back rather than up, with no extra volume on the top. The name was coined in the 20th century.
Adding vertical volume on top of the head, by combing the hair back and up above the forehead, is a trend that originated in women's hairstyles of the royal court in France, first in the 1680s, and again in the second half of the 18th century, long before and after Madame de Pompadour. In 1680, King Louis XIV loved the way his mistress the Duchess of Fontanges arranged her hair after she fell from her horse. She started wearing it like this every day to please him, and created a new hairstyle called the \"Fontange\", adding vertical volume to the hair. This fashion lasted for 20 years.
Under Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour's time, hair was worn rather low and backswept, with a simple aura of locks, and was never called a pompadour. A new, extravagant style adding again height and volume came into fashion under Louis XVI, around the 1770s and 1780s, culminating before the Revolution with the contemporaries of Marie-Antoinette. Stylists had daring ideas for adding more and more height.
The style was revived again in the 1890s as part of the Gibson Girl look and continued to be in vogue until World War I. In the 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, a character refers to Jay Gatsby having had a pompadour in his youth. The style was in vogue for women once again in the 1940s. The men's version appeared in the 1950s and early 1960s, worn by early country, rock and roll and movie stars such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens, James Dean, and Tony Curtis, and enjoyed a renaissance in the mid 2000s. The style has been worn by men and women in the 21st century.
Variations of the pompadour style were popular for women in the late 18th century and again from the 1890s until World War I, and in the 1940s. The pompadour was often supported by a roll of false hair, over which the woman's own hair was combed up and back.
Among women, the hairstyle became marginally popular again in the first few years of the 21st century. It can be created by backcombing or ratting at the roots of the hair on the sides of the pompadour towards the top of the head. Then the hair is combed up and over the ratted hair, off the forehead, the front up in a curl straight back, and the sides pulled back towards the center.
In the 1950s, this hairstyle was not yet called the pompadour, and was donned by James Dean and Elvis Presley. It was then called by other names (Quiff, ducktail, jelly roll, Rocker, Greaser, or simply \"the Elvis cut\"). During this era, the hairstyle had become a staple of many White American, Latin American, and Asian American Greaser gangs. Movies like Rebel Without a Cause, The Wild One, Grease, The Outsiders, The Lords of Flatbush, and American Me are reminiscent of the Greaser subculture.
During the 1980s, the hair style was associated with the \"rockabilly\" culture, and adopted by those enamoured with vintage culture of the late 1950s and early 1960s, which included antique cars, hot rods, muscle cars, American folk music, greasers, Teddy Boys, rockabilly bands, and Elvis Presley impersonators.
There are Latin variants of the hairstyle across Latin America, with some European influence. In the United States, from the 1930s to the 1960s, the pompadour and ducktail were popular among many Latinos, such as Mexican American Chicanos, Cuban Americans and Puerto Ricans.
In modern Japanese popular culture, the pompadour is a stereotypical hairstyle often worn by gang members, thugs, members of the yakuza, the bōsōzoku, and other similar groups such as the yankii (high-school hoodlums). In Japan the style is known as the \"Regent\" hairstyle, and is often caricatured in various forms of entertainment media such as anime, manga, television, and music videos, often into improbable levels of length and volume. The punch perm combines elements of the afro hairstyle and the traditional pompadour. This style, too, is stereotypically worn by less reputable members of society, including the yakuza, bōsōzoku, and chinpira (street thugs). For the main hero of the long-running manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's fourth part, Diamond Is Unbreakable, Josuke Higashikata, the hairstyle became a signature detail.
In the psychobilly subculture, the pompadour is slightly modified to form the quiff. The quiff is a hairstyle worn by Psychobilly fans and musicians (Kim Nekroman frontman of Nekromantix for example). A psychobilly wedge is a sort of mix between a mohawk hairstyle and the pompadour, where