Ask the Expert: Ken Paves

UPDATED 11/29/2010 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 11/29/2010 at 01:00 AM EST

BOOST FINE HAIR

Do you have any tips on how to add volume to fine hair?

-ALLISON CALDWELL, Alabama

"YES! First, look for a sulfate-free shampoo that won't weigh hair down. Next, use a texturizing spray on air-dried hair: This will enhance your natural texture while giving it some body. Lastly, you can always turn to extensions, which add overall volume by simply clipping in some pieces!"

1. KISS MY FACE Whenever Shampoo, $7.99; kissmyface.com

2. PRE GAME Texturizing Spray, $22; abeautifullife.com

WORTH THE SPLURGE!

LEONOR GREYL Masque Quintessence, $137; leonorgreylusa.com

PREVENT DAMAGE

What is the safest way to straighten my medium-curly hair with minimal damage?

-VERONICA ESPARZA, California

"TO KEEP CURLS HEALTHY when styled straight, apply a deep-conditioning masque for 15-20 minutes in the shower. The steam will penetrate strands more thoroughly. If you are going to use a blow-dryer, let hair air dry more than halfway, so there's less heat directed onto your hair."

PERFECT YOUR BLOWOUT

I love the way my long layers look after a blowout. How can I get the look at home?

-JENNIFER HOLTEN, Texas

"DEFINITELY USE VELCRO ROLLERS! Add a few rollers to semi-dried hair around the face and at the crown to achieve the salon look. This will also smooth your waves out without tiring your arms, the way using a blow-dryer would."

VELCRO

Self-Holding Salon Rollers, $3.50; Ray Beauty Supply, 800-253-0993

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