Getting big, beautiful, voluminous hair is kind of difficult for me. My hair is actually decently thick, but it usually just lays flat on my head and it’s hard for me to give it body.
I know all about trying to add volume to flat hair. Sometimes things work for me and sometimes they don’t.
But in case you’re in the same boat as me, I thought I’d share 8 ways that I add volume to my hair!
1. Use a volumizing shampoo.
If you want more volume in your hair, use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. I don’t normally use conditioner so if you don’t need it then, of course, skip it, but at least use a volumizing shampoo.
2. Use a mousse.
While my hair is still wet, fresh out of the shower, I apply a mousse. I apply it to my hair and then use a blow dryer to my roots and dry it.
3. Go easy on the products.
I really don’t use very many hair products all that often, but I definitely don’t add a bunch to my hair at one time. I go easy on them because they just weigh my hair down more.
4. Clip it up while drying.
If you don’t like to use a hair dryer on your hair, then get jaw clips and put it up in a high pouf to let it air dry. This lifts your roots and adds body to them.
5. Curl your hair.
Curling my hair adds lots of extra body. I recently received the HSI Professional Glider Ceramic Flat Iron and honestly, it is THE best straightener that I’ve ever used. I don’t just use it for straightening my hair though – I use it for curling too!
This straightener has high-quality ceramic plates that use 8 “HeatBalance®” micro-sensors that distribute heat evenly so you don’t need to run your hair through it so many times. It also protects your precious hair from overheating and frizzing, so your hair stays silky smooth.
It’s important to make sure that you’re taking extra steps to protect your hair from heat, though. I recommend HSI’s Argan Oil Heat Protectant. It’s color safe, cruelty-free, and works on natural hair and extensions.
I also received a free sample of their Argan Oil Smoothing Conditioner (which comes with the purchase of their straightener) and I love it too! It leaves my hair feeling so smooth and healthy. I can’t wait to order more!
6. Use a sea salt spray.
A great way to add texture and volume is to spray a sea salt spray into your hair and then scrunch your hair with your fingers without brushing it. This will give your hair an nice look too.
7. Use a dry shampoo.
Dry shampoos are great for adding volume to dirty hair, but they can also add volume to clean hair too. Sometimes I use them after I blow-dry my hair.
8. Switch your part.
Sometimes I switch my part to the other side and it’s the easiest way to add a good amount of instant volume.