Nothing is more iconic than Cindy Crawford’s hair from the ’90s. Am I right? We all grew up seeing her big, bouncy, and voluminous locks down the track, upon Mtv Style house, and in that Pepsi commercial—And then, later, it is dried with a hairdryer and ours is wrapped with Velcro to replicate it at home as well. Of course, Crawford genetics play a huge role here, but we also want to know how to get something from that body! And after chatting with his 30-year-old hairdresser, Richard Marin, The verdict is in: all of us can have thicker, fuller hair.
In fact, at Crawford’s virtual launch event Significant Beauty Age-Proof Hair Care System, spoke frankly about how much her hair changed in her 40s, but especially after having children. And Marin did too. “I noticed a slow change over the years in Cindy’s hair, which felt dehydrated and lacked natural shine, ”she recalls. “That was not the normal condition of her hair.”
Now in his 50s, it’s safe to say that Crawford’s hair is bigger and more elastic than ever – talk about hair goals! So, we took five with Marin to learn her secret to achieving thicker, fuller hair.
Pay attention to diet.
While genetics determine hair texture and curling, Marin tells me that diet plays an important role in the health of our hair. “I can always tell if someone is going through a life change, such as giving birth to a baby, if they are stressed or if they are taking medication, ”she explains. “The hair becomes limp, it won’t style like it used to, and it will have a matte finish.” If this happens, Marin will generally recommend that you add more good fat protein to your diet, including avocado and omega fish oils because it “makes a significant difference.” Marin tells me that he has personally had good results with Nutrafol hair supplements, the Meaningful beauty beauty sleep supplement, and 30 mcg of biotin.
Consider age-proof hair products.
In addition to diet, Marin noticed a big difference in the thickness, fullness, and shine of Crawford’s hair when she started using Meaningful Beauty’s age-proof hair care system. But this was long before the line was launched. “The shine and the reaction of her hair to the hairstyle was really remarkable, ”she recalls. “I remember one day on set filming a commercial and her hair came out really good, the bounce in her hair was back and it reflected the shine like it had several years before. I didn’t have to use any product to add shine to the camera. So, I asked him, Is there something you’re doing to your hair because I’m doing my classic Cindy blowout, but is it pretty extra? She told me that she was testing this new age-proof hair system on herself and I immediately encouraged her to bottle it up and let me have it to give to my clients. I have never used a product where 100% of users love and notice a difference in the health and manageability of their own hair. ”
Marin says the benefit of the range is in its simplicity. There are only four products: Strengthening shampoo, Smooth and Shiny Conditioner, Restorative scalp treatment other Styling and protection spray. “You get immediate results using the shampoo and conditioner, but what’s really great is the restorative scalp treatment,” he says. “It is a fantastic moisturizer for the scalp.”
Don’t forget your scalp.
We know how important scalp care is. In fact, studies have shown that a healthy and balanced scalp is the key to healthy hair and can lead to less breakage, prevent hair loss, encourage new growth, not to mention stronger and shinier hair overall. And Marin agrees. “We all know that moisturizing lotions are excellent for the face and body, but we do not take care of your scalp and that skin on your head also needs affection ”, he emphasizes. “We have so many hair products for any type of hairstyle, but we often skip the scalp. A healthy scalp will make your hair grow shiny and if used correctly you will get thicker and stronger hair to get back to what it used to be. I like to say ‘you’ve got your hair young and old back!’ “
Wash your hair 1-2 times a week.
Marin has never liked washing her hair every day, simply because it dries her hair. He goes on to explain that traditional shampoos used daily over time will give you dull hair that won’t shine because so much of the natural oils have been removed. Try to keep your hair washed to a minimum, about once or twice a week on average, depending on your hair type and texture.
Take care when brushing your hair, especially when it is wet.
Unlike dry hair, wet hair is more fragile when wet, so it is important to take proper precautions after washing to help protect hair health. Ultimately, this will lead to stronger, healthier, fuller-looking locks. “Consider your hair your favorite shirt, “advises Marin. “The one that is carefully hand washed and air dried because you don’t want it to shrink or stretch. Your hair is very easy to mail in when wet and can easily rip or tear if not handled properly. I like to wear a very Wide tooth comb and I start from the tips of the hair and work my way up to the scalp ending with an overall smooth stroke all over the head, from the scalp to the ends. This dramatically minimizes tearing or stretching of the hair. “
However, when it comes to dry brushing, Marin says you can do as much as you need to to achieve your style. “I like a good brushing several times a day,” he says. “It distributes the natural oils and the hair looks well finished. So, I am a traditional stylist. I love the Mason Pearson Brush. It has the perfect combination of gauge and bristle – gauge gives you shine while the toughness of the bristles gives you great brushing. “
Pay attention to the ingredients.
Just like your skincare (or anything you take in or apply to your body), be sure to read the ingredient list carefully. Some hair thickening products can leave a heavy residue and make hair look dull, which is why Marin says: A good rule of thumb is to look at the first two ingredients in a product. “If alcohol is one of the first two ingredients, it will dry out your hair and it will be affected, especially if you use it daily,” he says.
Marin’s Top 5 Hair Tools for Thick, Voluminous Cindy Crawford Hair
Hair dryer: I have several favorites, including the Dyson dryer, which is ideal for home use because it is lightweight and easy to self-manage. I also love the T3 fit compact dryer“It’s small and has a big impact.” the Harry Josh Light Dryer it’s cool because it has an ION on / off button. Sometimes no ions are needed for maximum volume, then ions for maximum smoothness.
Iron: the Bio Ionic 3-in-1 styling iron curl, wave and straighten in one tool. In addition, the T3 Twirl Trio It has three iron barrel sizes and comes with a 110-volt detachable base. You can also get a 220 volt base for when you travel abroad.
Brush: IBIZA brushes. Any size, any shape. I especially love the concave line because it really gives the curve in the hair when blow-dried for an easy wavy look. So he Mason Pearson, without competition, essential! However, I must admit that I am lost without my Sonia Kashuk gold metallic bristle brush for Target that was no longer in production. She is my friend so I have a reservation in my hair vault!
Hair comb: Any comb that is made of carbon. They’re lightweight, static-free, and glide through hair effortlessly.
And we couldn’t let Marin go without sharing her favorite hair memories from the past 30 years working with the ’90s supermodel …
- When we met on MTV’s Style house 30 years ago in the spring of 1991 (you never forget your first supermodel kiss!)
- Filming of the first significant beauty commercial in Paris 2002 at Place Vendôme.
- When we shot this commercial for age-proof hair of significant beauty. I’ve never appeared in a commercial, I’m the BTS type that fixes hair, so being in the spotlight with Cindy on hair was a full circle moment for me that took me 30 years back to the first time we met.