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4 Genius Tricks To Make Your Hair Look More Voluminous

22 October 2018
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Emily Arata

Senior Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L’Oréal, Emily works with celebrity stylists to make finding the right cut, color, or style easier than ever before. She's previously written for Allure, Elite Daily, and First We Feast.

There are two words guaranteed to get every woman talking, no matter her age, profession, or beauty routine: Hair Volume. Most of us know both ends of the hair spectrum well, battling through the days when the rain or humidity has flattened our hair or given us a puff ball to deal with. 

It’s dawned on us that bouncy, beautiful hair doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. By learning new techniques and putting hair products to their best use, it’s possible to guarantee a good hair day. We’re here to help you learn how to get volume in your hair.

If you’re searching for an easier, more effective way to infuse your fine or flat mane with height, rest assured that hope is out there. To get a professional’s take on the steps you might be missing out on. The stylist’s quick and easy hair care tips will leave you with bountiful, beautiful strands.

Plus, she’s confident that volume isn’t as complicated as it seems.

Why even bother going to a blowout bar when you can achieve volume like this at home? Be the envy of all your friends without any extra effort.

Start with the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

Although it’s easy to get caught up in the teasing and styling aspects of up-dos, every hair professional is clear on one point. The best styles start with shampoo and conditioner (and a hair mask, if you’re aiming for an extra-opulent treatment).

We’ve heard many people proclaim that all shampoos are made the same. No matter the purpose on the label (“volume,” “moisture,” etc.), companies just charge extra for the same formula. That, friends, could not be less true.

Our pick is Pureology’s new Clean Volume system. Formulated with aloe water and soy protein, the Clean Volume shampoo and conditioner help hair feel more moisturized and stronger—without all that extra weight. As an added bonus, the formula even helps absorb excess oil at your roots – winner!

Make Your Blow Dries Count

In recent years, heatless hair has become more popular as we learn about heat damage to hair. However on the road to getting more hair volume, a little heat may be required.

So, how do we use heat on the hair without too much damage? Follow these steps for the perfect blow dry to create volume;

Step 1: Turning the volume down on damage

Ensure you’re ready armed with a heat protecting product that doesn’t weigh hair down. Taking care of this very dilemma is Redken’s Pillow Proof range and our pick of the bunch? Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Treatment Cream, just pop a couple of pumps into damp hair and feel a little less guilt when using your hair dryer. (Psstt, another little pro tip is to use a slightly lower heat setting on your heat tools to help reduce heat damage!)

Step 2: Turn your hair volume up

Prep your strands with a volumising spray at the roots, finger-combing volume-boosting mousse through the mid-lengths and ends. We’re big fans of Pureology’s Instant Levitation Mist, which doubles as a heat protectant, and weightless mousse, which leaves hair looking softer and shinier. Feel your hair getting louder yet?

Step 3: Shape Up The Hair Volume

To get the right shape, use your hairdryer to blow roots around into different directions. Flip your hair down and dry upwards, you will soon see the benefits and it will stop hair from falling flat into its comfort zone.

Use a big round brush to shape the blow dry into your desired finish and if you have time (a rare luxury) pop some rollers into for a killer bouncy blow dry with staying power.

Tease Your Updos Until They’re Triple the Size

Looking for volume for an up-do? Whether you’re pulling your mane into a casual ponytail or aiming for a full-fledged ballerina bun, a classic case of backcombing can make all the difference.

Get a Haircut That Amps Up the Drama

If you’ve incorporated a hair volume-boosting care routine into your life and haven’t seen any results, it’s time accept that your length may be weighing you down. Medium and thick hairs have three sections: a medulla (the centre of the strand), a cortex, and a cuticle. Fine hair, however, lacks the medulla. As a result, it’s easily damaged and clings to the scalp.

As we always say: If you can’t beat them, trick them with a stylish haircut. 

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