I think voluminous hair is the goal of every girl. Even if you don’t have thick hair, hair that is lifted at the root just always frames the face the best. I have put together my top five favorite tips for getting volume in your hair… enjoy!
Tip #1 This tip is definitely worth being number one, it is my favorite and works so well! It is something I never even thought about until I was introduced to the TRESemmé Beauty Full Volume conditioner and shampoo by Influenster. And… the tip is to condition before shampooing! Simple right? The thing is, conditioner can weigh down your hair once it’s dry, especially if it gets into the roots of your hair in the shower. It can cause your hair to look greasy before it is even dirty and to lie flat against your scalp. Using conditioner before shampoo still nourishes your strands, but the shampoo lifts the greasy, oily, heavy feeling a conditioner may leave while cleansing your hair at the same time. While the TRESemmé line is awesome, I’m sure you can use any pair of shampoo and conditioner to do this! I would warn not to get too drying of a shampoo, though, since you are using it last. Opt for a shampoo made without sulfur or even one meant for volume!
Tip #2 Use a dry shampoo or a texture spray! This tip works great for second or third day hair, when volume starts to fall flat. Dry shampoo absorbs heavy oils your hair naturally begins to collect at it’s roots and texture spray literally builds volume onto the strands of your hair. Just spray some into the roots and massage it in using an upwards motion. But be warned, don’t use too much product or it may have the opposite effect, leaving your hair heavy and therefor flat. Some of my favorites are Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo, Batiste Strength and Shine Dry Shampoo and Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray.
Tip #3 Don’t let your hair air-dry, blow-dry it! Air drying your hair can cause it to dry flat, because that is the way it lies on your head when wet. For best results, flip your head upside down and point the blow dryer at your roots, drying them first. Or, dry your hair using a round brush. Section your hair and place the brush under the roots of your hair in each section and blow dry downwards, then use the round brush to create curls at the end of your hair for even more volume and movement. If you really don’t want to use heat on your hair, use your fingers to “scrunch” your wet hair away and up from your scalp so it isn’t just lying flat to dry.
Tip #4 Another way to add volume in your hair is to cut layers. When your hair is all one length it can be heavy and just hang, but with layers its light and bouncy which will help keep your roots lifted.
Tip #5 Use hair rollers! It may seem outdated, but using hair rollers is actually an easy way to get volume without really trying. Ulta sells a bunch of Conair rollers that self heat then cool in your hair to really set in the curl. Let the curls fall a bit and you’re left with pretty, bouncy and voluminous hair! Or, if you can’t get your hands on a set of curlers I like to use my curling iron (I love this curling iron!!) as a curler by sectioning off my hair and wrapping your hair into the iron like you would a curler (all the way up to your root). Hold it for a few seconds and then spray it with hairspray. Once they’re cooled, run your fingers through your hair and the effect should be similar to using curlers! I used this technique before taking the photo above 🙂
Let me know if you try any of these tips for voluminous hair! Plus, let me know of any tips or tricks you have for voluminous hair.
Thanks Influenster for gifting me TRESemmé’s Beauty-full volume line and inspiring this post.