Tired of limp, lifeless hair? If so, then you probably dream of lush, voluminous locks. What you may not realize, however, is that there are plenty of ways to amp up your hair’s volume without the need for drastic measures. Even the finest of hair can benefit from these simple hacks for added volume!
Sleep in an Updo
If you tend to take showers at night, consider sleeping with a damp bun on top of your head. You’ll wake up with lots of volume at the roots, and you can style your hair as desired in the morning. Just be sure to secure hair with bobby pins or clips—not a hair tie—to avoid creases.
Switch Up Your Part
If you’re like most ladies, you part your hair in more-or-less the same spot every time you style it. Over time, this trains your hair to fall flat on either side of your part, which can rob you of volume. For a quick volume boost, then, switch up your part to a different side of your head. It might feel a little unnatural at first, but you’ll adjust to it and you’ll love the volume it creates!
Flip Before Blow Drying
If you usually blow dry your hair straight down, gravity is already working against you. Enjoy a volume boost by flipping your hair upside down and blow drying the majority of it that way. This allows you to pull hair away from your head as you dry it, preventing it from falling flat and limp.
Use the Right Products
The right volumizing products can make all the difference, starting with your shampoo and conditioner. Consider making the switch from your usual shampoo and conditioner to a volumizing option, such as ion™’s Volumizing Shampoo. Then, before you blow dry and style your hair, spritz your roots with a volumizing product, such as ion™’s Volumizing Root Lift. These products, combined with the right technique, can make all the difference in achieving added boost and body! ion™’s new line of volumizing products, such as their Volumizing Reboost Spray, Volumizing Shine Mousse, and Volumizing Teasing & Finishing Spray are also great options to help add body to your hair.
Try a New, Layered Cut
If your hair tends to fall flat even after styling, it may be time to rethink your cut. For example, if your hair is all one length, then it will likely appear flatter and more one-dimensional than a cut with layers. Consider adding dimension and body to your hair with a layered cut. Not only will layers make your hair appear more voluminous, but shorter layers will also keep your hair from being weighed down. If you have thicker hair, choppy layers will make a huge difference and make your hair more manageable!
Learn How to Backcomb Hair Volume
Last but not least, if you don’t already know how to backcomb, now is the time to learn. Now, you might be wondering, “is backcombing bad for your hair?” The answer is “no,” as long as you’re using the right technique. Add volume to your hair without damaging it by using a large paddle brush or tease brush to gently back-brush the roots of your hair. Ideally, you should work in sections, brushing “against-the-grain” of your hair growth as you go. Once your finish a section, use a small amount of hairspray to secure your style. Also, it is usually best not to backcomb the top section of your hair. Instead, let the bottom sections create the illusion of added volume while still achieving a sleek and stylish look.
Now that you have a better idea of how to add volume to hair of any length or type, all that’s left to do is give some of these tips a try for yourself. From there, you can see what works best for you and begin enjoying your more voluminous hair that’s full of body!