How to get Volume in Your Hair

How to get Volume in Your Hair

Does your hair flat-line somewhere before the end of the day? Despite backcombing it every morning and ruffling your feathers every 30 minutes? If you want to make it big, there’s a few things you can do.

Work with Clean Hair

Working with clean hair is a good way to start. Scalp tissue holds a lot of bacteria and when combined with oil or product build-up, it weighs down hair as well as preventing healthy growth from follicles over time. Switch your regular shampoos and conditioner with volumizing alternatives from time to time. Most shampoos and conditioners leave behind a slight residue to optimize hydration; volumizing substitutes will cleanse and condition without adding weight.

Fine hair struggles to attract volume because the alchemy behind big hair is related to the diameter of hair fibers. Try Ojon’s Volumizing Shampoo, a coconut-derived hair elixir that will give limp hair life. Even baby hairs get attention. You can also try Keranique’s Scalp Stimulating Shampoo which contains pro-vitamin B5, one of the few ingredients out there scientifically proven to increase hair’s diameter.

If you’re looking for an everyday shampoo, try Frederic Fekkai’s Full Blown Volume Shampoo.

Work with Damp Hair

Thickening sprays and mousses are like puffer jackets for your hair: they create an illusion of bulk. Both contain polymers that coat the hair and make it seem bigger. Target your hair while it’s damp to get the most out of these products.

If you have straight hair, choose a spray formula like Phyto’s Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray, distributing it evenly through damp hair from roots to ends. To give curls or waves definition, reach for a mousse like Philip B’s Russian Amber Imperial Volumizing Mousse, devoted to giving you sexy hair not only with hold, but with a warm and woodsy scent.

Maximise Your Hairdryer’s Potential

Start blowdrying hair upside down to redirect volume, using Panasonic’s Nanoe Hairdryer for big beautiful hair. When your hair is around 80-90% dry, and not before, pull hair taught with Philip B’s Large Round Hair brush and finish drying the the hair in sections.

Roll With it

Get vixen-like volume with hot rollers, which will not only create big waves but also root lift and bounce in a way that curling irons might not always be able to. In addition, they don’t get as hot as other heated styling tools, minimizing the damage to your hair.

Try T3’s Voluminous Hot Rollers, lifting sections of dry hair at the crown, wrapping your ends around the roller, and coiling it down toward your scalp. After 15 minutes remove, run your fingers through your hair, and finish by misting a hair spray all over – like Alterna’s Caviar Extra Hold Hair Spray, which keeps your look in place without leaving it crunchy.

For the Get-up-and-Go Girl

Dry shampoo can do more than conceal greasy bangs, it can add texture too. Whether it’s day 1 or day 4, use Klorane’s Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk to turn up the volume. It’s practical and gentle, even for the most sensitive of scalps.

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