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Beyonce’s Texan Hair And The Best Ways To Achieve That Diva Look

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Texas hair – the very phrase conjures images of bold, bouncy waves and confident women. But this iconic style isn’t just for cowgirls; it’s a versatile look that flatters women of all ages, especially those over 50 who may recall the iconic hairstyles of Cindy Crawford, Tina Turner, Farrah Fawcett, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton and Donna Summer.  

Yes, the ’70s and ’80s were all about perms, roller sets, teasing, and hairspray, long before the trend of straightening hair with flat irons. And now, the divine Beyoncé is bringing it all back but with a modern twist (read extensions and wigs).

If you love the idea but are a bit sceptical, here’s a quick guide on how to achieve fuller, fluffier, and more fabulous hair at 50 and channel your inner Queen Bey.

What is Texas Hair?

If there is one gravity-defying tool we, women over 50, can rely on that’s Texan hair. Texas hair is all about volume, texture, and movement. It’s typically achieved with medium to long hair, styled in loose waves or curls

The key is to create a look that exudes confidence and femininity. As its name suggests, Texan hair speaks to the styles most traditionally seen in the southern states of America. It has mega volume and is the antithesis of the super minimal hair looks that have dominated the last decade. A fresh breeze that screams “Look at me now“!

How to get Texan hair?

It’s all in the prep and finish and about getting volume in the hair. Natural is not the aesthetic here (do you remember those long sessions spent in the bathroom before a party and loads of hairspray?)

First of all, make sure to find the right cut. A layered one adds volume and movement and lightening up your hair can actually create the illusion of having it even more.

Texas hair is a fantastic option for women over 50 because it adds volume and life to the hair, which can often become thinner with age,” says celebrity hairstylist, Sarah Jones. “The loose waves also help to soften facial features and create a glowing appearance. Adding highlights or lowlights can help to add dimension and make your hair look thicker.” 

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To achieve a fabulous Texan hairstyle at home is not complicated (but of course a trip down your hairdresser will guarantee you a full star effect).

First, protect your hair with heat protection spray then blow dry your mane with a medium-sized round brush. This will help create volume at the roots and beautiful curls at the ends.

Once your hair is dry, you can use medium and large-sized heated rollers or a curling iron for better definition. Just be careful with the heat settings and tension, especially if your hair is dry, fragile, or chemically processed. After your curls cool down, run your fingers through your hair to loosen them slightly (to avoid a stiff look), and then mist them with a brushable finishing spray.

Complete your look with a statement hair clip or a stylish scarf to add a touch of Texas flair.

What if you have fine hair? 

If you have fine hair or you’ve started to notice less in your scalp, you can add more texture by using volumizing products at the roots and blow-drying upside down with a round brush before putting hair in rollers or (even better) simply invest in a good wig and some extensions.

You can opt for clip-in extensions which are very versatile for creating different styles, sew-in or weave extensions (a good option for adding volume and length to short hair but it requires professional installation and removal), tape-in extensions (easy to apply and comfortable to wear), or – in case you fully want to rock the look- fusion extensions. They create a long-lasting, voluminous style, and blend well with natural hair, but it’s an expensive option and it requires professional installation and removal. 

The Takeaway Message

If you’re still feeling a bit unsure whether to embrace the look or not thinking of being too old to dare, just remember the late amazing style icon Iris Apfel‘s words: “More is More and Less Is A Bore“. Now go, embrace your inner Texan goddess.

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