Shampoo – Wash with a volumizing shampoo most days and a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove product residue that can weigh your hair down. Then, add a volumizing conditioner (from the midshaft of hair to the ends). Conditioner can leave behind oils, so applying it near your roots makes it harder to build body while styling.
Use Your Blow Dryer – 4 Steps to add volume using your blow dryer.
- Lift your hair in sections, spray a root-boost near the roots, than massage it in with your fingertips. This separates the strands and adds lift.
- Bend over and blow-dry your hair upside-down until it’s 60% dry.
- Separate a section of hair and dry it while using a round brush to gently pull it in the opposite direction you want it to fall. This sets the hair so when you finish and flop it back over, there’s lift at the roots.
- After drying, flip your head upside down and mist the underside with a lightweight hair spray. Spraying directly on top can leave the top layer stiff and cause hair to fall flat.
Fix Your Flat Hair – Even if you leave the house with volume, your hair can deflate later in the day. The quickest fix is dry shampoo. Pick a travel-size version that fits in your purse. They absorb oil and some have proteins that cling to hair, making it look thicker. Just lift several sections of hair on your crown and mist a spray-on dry shampoo right at the roots. Use your fingers to gently rake it through your strands, flip your head upside down a few times and you will have a volumized look!
Choose The Right Cut – Regardless of your texture, more layers equal more volume. But once your hair is long enough to reach down your back, no amount of layering can counteract the weight of all that hair.
Try one or all of these tips and let us know how they work! If you have your own beauty secrets and tips to add volume to your hair, please share them with us.