Seven Ways to Add Volume to Your Hair

  • By Aaron Chua
  • 11 Sep, 2017

1. Try a Dry Shampoo 
A lot of women with fine hair feel like they have to wash their hair everyday to avoid that "greasy" feeling. But washing your hair everyday will actually make it feel more greasy. How so? Your hair follicles produce natural oils that make your hair shiny and full. If you wash your hair a lot, your scalp will feel dry, and your skin will produce too much oil to try to eliminate the dryness. Take a break from your shampoo and and use a little baby powder to soak up the oil. If you have a hard time transitioning, try a dry shampoo. It will eliminate excess oil and limp hair.

2. Get the Right Style 
It may seem tempting to add layers for volume but, that will actually thin your hair out! Many stylists will use a razor to thin the hair out as they add layers. Women will fine hair are able to get the volume they want with angular, blunt cuts.

Shorter cuts can also give the illusion of volume. While hair extensions aren't for everyone, they are a great way to add volume. Some are more permanent and braided to natural hair, but some extensions can be easily put in with clips.

3. Blow Dry Your Hair the Right Way 
Make sure you bow your head as you blow dry your hair. You'll be able to get to the hair roots and add volume this way. Use clips or ties to section off hair, make sure that it is a light spray or mousse. Too much product will weigh your hair down and make it feel greasy.

4. Use a Curling Iron 
Perms are great way to have volume all the time, but they can be damaging. Use a heat spray, and curl your hair with a curling iron for some quick volume.

5. Try Shampoos, Conditioners, and Products that Emphasize Volume 
Make sure that you are buying products that actually cater to fine hair. Although some products are universal to different hair types, you may not get those extra ingredients for volume. Avoid massed produced products, and go for shampoos and conditioners that are free of paragons and SLS. Those ingredients can damage your hair and make it look dull.

6. Backcomb Your Top Layers 
Use a thin comb to tease the top layers of your hair. Viola, instant volume! Be wary of doing this often, as it can break your hair. If you are in a pinch, it's a great option.

7. Once Your Hair is Styled, Leave it Alone 
You maybe tempted to keep running your hands through your hair, but that can actually add even more grease to the roots.

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