If you can’t figure out how to give your hair volume, we feel your pain! There’s nothing more frustrating than spending time in the morning creating the perfect hairstyle, only to have it fall flat on you before you leave the house.
If you have thin or fine hair, you may feel defeated and think that achieving beautiful, voluminous hair is impossible for you. But don’t give up yet! With these eight easy tips and tricks, you can discover how to volumize hair.
1. Don’t Be Afraid to Cut Your Hair
If you have thin hair, you may notice that your hair feels weighed down and flat, especially if it’s long. Many hairstylists recommend cutting your hair to above shoulder-length, especially if your hair is thin and delicate. Although not everyone likes to wear their hair short, it is sometimes worth it to pump up the volume, and you’ll likely notice a considerable difference in the shape of your hair.
2. Change Your Hairstyle
Layers can work miracles when it comes to volume. That’s because they give the appearance of fuller hair by adding dimension. Your hair will instantly transform and feel bouncier.
If you part your locks in the same spot, try switching it up. You might wear your hair where it naturally falls, but that’s also where it has the least amount of volume. A simple solution is flipping your part, which will add volume to hair at the crown.
3. Learn How to Volumize Hair with Color
Just as some styles are more suited for thin hair, some hair coloring techniques work better too. Lighter colors, which use bleach, add body to flat hair by roughening up the hair cuticle so it isn’t too smooth and flat.
To avoid damaging your hair while benefiting from the bleach’s effect, you can add just a few highlights to your hair. Stylists also recommend using the Shatush method, which is similar to balayage. Each of these techniques will give you a boost without having to worry about touching up your roots all the time.
4. Take Vitamins
If you aren’t getting enough vitamins, such as vitamin D, you may experience hair loss as well as several severe health conditions. One solution is taking vitamins. The best choice is a multivitamin specially formulated to stimulate hair growth.
These vitamins can prevent hair loss and help your hair grow more fully. You’ll also notice other benefits like less breakage and a healthier scalp.
5. Shampoo Your Hair Correctly
It may seem apparent, but the type of shampoo you use can make a massive difference. Avoid buying the cheapest shampoo at the supermarket and look for a product that is clear or translucent, as it is less likely to contain ingredients that weigh down your hair.
If you never learned how to shampoo your hair the right way, you may have been doing it wrong your whole life. So here are some simple shampooing guidelines to follow.
Start by rinsing your hair with hot water, which will open the cuticles and remove dirt and residue from hair products. It will also loosen the oils in the scalp so the cuticles can absorb them.
Next, apply shampoo to your roots and lather it towards your ends. Don’t rub the ends because they are more fragile and can break.
Pay special attention to washing your scalp because it improves circulation, which stimulates hair growth. It also removes dead cells.
After rinsing your shampoo, apply a conditioner or mask. Make sure you don’t use it on your roots because the weight will flatten them.
If you tend to shampoo your hair daily, make adjustments immediately. Doing this strips your hair of a protective layer that results in limp, volumeless hair.
If your hair gets super oily, use dry shampoo in between washes. Don’t wait until it feels oily, but rather, coat your scalp with a thin layer of dry shampoo as soon as you are down blow-drying. Doing this will create a barrier that will stop the oil from weighing down your hair, creating longer-lasting volume.
6. Blow-Dry Upside Down
After washing your hair, maximize your volume by blow-drying your hair upside-down. It is the best method for a voluminous blowout because your roots lift off your scalp when your head is upside-down. When your hair is dry, finish up with a round brush.
If you want a straight hairstyle with volume, follow this blowout method and straighten the ends only. It will create much more volume than flat-ironing alone.
7. Use Hot Rollers
There’s a reason that women would use hot rollers so much in the past to get those big 80’s hairstyles. Since you shouldn’t wash your hair every day, you won’t be able to blow-dry it every day either. So, hot rollers are perfect for the days you don’t wash your hair.
Once you throw them in, you can do your makeup or anything else. After 20 minutes, you take them out, and you’ll have loads of volume. Remember to mist each section with hairspray before putting the rollers in and let them cool completely before removing them.
You can also create different styles by changing the direction you roll your curls. If you move towards your face, you’ll get a vintage style. Rolling away from your face will create Hollywood waves.
8. Boost Your Roots
Root-boosters are voluminous hair’s best friend, and when applied all over the scalp on wet hair, they can help your hairstyle last all day. Look for a root-booster made for fine hair, so it doesn’t weigh you down. After you apply your root-booster, style your hair as you usually would, and don’t be afraid to layer products.
Achieving the Hair of Your Dreams
Even if you have always struggled with styling your hair, there are solutions. By implementing these eight tips about how to volumize hair, you’re on your way to getting the best hair of your life. If you would like more helpful advice, check out our other beauty articles.
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