If you have thin hair, it can be hard work trying to give it volume and keep it looking the way you want throughout the day. Adding lots of product could leave your hair greasy, sticky and feeling untouchable.
Listen up volume-challenged friends: I feel your pain! Over the years, I’ve dealt with my fair share of limp locks, falling curls and crazy amounts of hair extensions trying to achieve a look that was full of bombshell volume hair. You can bet your blow-dryer I’ve been collecting tricks for creating max volume with minimal effort. Now, I’m passing my tricks along to you! These are six tips I know work (and if I can do them, you can do them). Some you’ll want to incorporate into your daily routine, and others you’ll want to bust out for special occasions. Take notes!
Use Volumizing Haircare Products
The products you use can make a world of difference when added to your haircare routine. Volumizing products usually don’t weigh your hair down. Some good products to try are: Revive Shampoo, Volume and Lift Spray, Reshape Root Lifter, Thickening Spray and Moxie Mousse.
Blow Dry Your Hair Upside Down
There are a few tricks to add volume and lift to your roots you can do with your hair dryer. Try to blow dry your hair with your head turned upside down. By doing this gravity pulls your roots away from your head. Once your hair is dry, add hairspray before flipping your hair back up. My favorite touchable hairspray is the Refinish Control Hairspray. This hairspray can be easily combed through while keeping those curls held.
Use a Thermal Round Brush
Many women have luck with a thermal round brush and blowing dry the roots up and away from the head. I like the cool setting that doesn’t add extra heat to your hair. Don’t forget to use a heat protectant before using hot tools. My favorite heat protectant is Monat’s Blow Out Cream.
Don’t Touch Hot Curls
Once you curl your hair, don’t touch it until the heat has cooled down. Combing out the hot curl would be good if you are looking for a looser curl, but to add volume use a big curling iron and let those curls set for ten minutes. I curl my hair, then apply make-up to allow my hair to cool off before running a pick through the curls. I use the Strong Flexi-hold Hairspray to keep curls bouncy and full of volume all day long.
Sleep With Your Hair in a Bun
Before going to bed at night, pull your hair up into a high, loose bun and secure it with a soft scrunchie. When you wake, your hair will be lifted. When you take your hair down, you’ll have more volume. If you have curls you would like to wear on day two or three, try putting your hair up more like a pineapple rather than a bun. This will add volume and save your curls to wear more a second day.
Change Your Part
The quickest way to add volume with no long-term commitment is to switch up your part. Over time, your hair becomes used to your part and it will naturally lay flatter. Whether you’re parting down the center or off to one side, try the opposite for a while to add some volume.
Adding volume to hair that is flat or thin can be done! I hope my tips can help you to add volume to your fine hair. Following these tips will put you one step further on the journey to beautiful hair full of volume.