Big Hair Don’t Care: Simple Tips To Give You That Extra Boost Of Volume
Having flat hair is the worst! It doesn’t look good on anyone. Especially when combined with an oily scalp or a straight haircut. But who says that there aren’t ways to give your hair that extra boost of volume? And no, you don’t need the Dyson Airwrap or another overpriced product for that.
I’m probably the CEO of naturally flat hair. It’s super fine, and silky in texture. On top of all that, I also don’t have a lot of it. So I had to get creative over the years in order to achieve at least some volume. I tried everything, from cheap drugstore volume mousses to high-end texture sprays. Believe me when I tell you that the things that made the biggest difference weren’t products at all. So here are some of my favorite tips to add an extra boost of volume to your hair.
Reverse washing for an extra boost of volume
If your hair can’t hold a curl, or if it seems like you can’t ever add some volume to your hair, try reverse washing. What is reverse washing, you may ask? It’s a hair-washing method where you apply conditioner to your hair before you wash it with shampoo. I know, it sounds so backwards. But that is the whole idea of it.
If your hair is smooth and fine like mine is, you already know that heavy conditioners and hair masks weigh it down. With this method, you are able to condition your ends, without adding any weight to your hair. This will make your mane bouncy and it will also be easier for your hair to hold styles such as curls and waves.
Apply a generous amount of conditioner to your wet hair, let it work its magic for at least five minutes, and follow it up with shampoo. If you double cleanse your hair, then shampoo it first, add the conditioner, and then shampoo it once again. This is the one thing that made the biggest difference in how my hair looks. It can definitely add an extra boost of volume.
A rough blow dry
If your hair is flat, air drying is not an option. I used to leave my hair in a towel for an hour or two after washing it and then wondered why I never had any volume. Now, I blow dry my hair as soon as I get out of the bathroom. But the way in which you blow dry your hair is also important.
To get the most volume and body, rough dry your hair. Be as messy as you want, and try to blow dry your hair in the opposite direction of how it would normally fall. This will add some lift to your roots, and your hair will appear fuller and more voluminous.
Pinning the crown section of your hair
If I have some extra time, and I want to add even more volume to my hair, then I will also pin the crown section of it. You can either use regular hair pins and curl your hair up slightly with the help of your hands. Or you can get yourself some velcro rollers and roll the top section of your hair up in the hair rollers after blow-drying it. That should also give an extra boost of volume.
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