You have applied a winged eyeliner, your dress is perfectly fitted, and you’ve spent more time than you’d like to admit curling your hair and yet, your limp hair completely ruins the look despite all your best efforts. Adding volume to your hair can instantly bring it from drab to fab—just follow these three techniques.
Having your hair blown out is the most common method used to add volume, though it can be time consuming depending on how much hair you have and how long it is. There’s a reason why Blow Dry bars are popping up all over the country—this tried and true technique really works and can take you from Plain Jane to Hollywood beauty relatively quickly. You can book a blow out with your favorite hair stylist at your local salon or, alternatively, you can learn to do them yourself. Treating yourself to a blow out can be much-needed “me” time but it can also get expensive, considering the style will only last a few days. In order to learn the art of the blow out, you will need a big round brush and a good tutorial. There are many online (See: Pinterest and YouTube) or you can book an appointment with your stylist to learn from the expert.
Using hair extensions is by far the quickest way to add volume instantly. While most people might assume the primary purpose for having hair extensions is to add length, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Many women choose to use hair extensions for volume
, which is why hair extensions come in short lengths too. In fact, there are many different types of hair extensions, depending on what your individual needs and desires are. For example, if you’re looking to add volume to only the top of your head, an extensions called a hair topper can be used. The most convenient thing about using extensions for added volume is the clip-in technology
. Extensions can be applied in a matter of minutes and ta-da! Voluminous locks your friends will be jealous of.
Sometimes flat hair can be a result of using too many different hair products, resulting in product build up at the roots of your hair. This can lead to oily and limp looking hair even though you’ve only just washed it. Using a clarifying shampoo once a week can help treat this issue, which is simply a shampoo designed to really clean your hair and remove all the gunk left over from hair products. A shampoo to build strength
and reduce breakage is important, as well. If you’re looking to DIY your own clarifying shampoo, you can replicate it by creating a baking soda and warm water mix which will work in a pinch. Baking soda is great for removing the oil and impurities that weigh your hair down, which is why it also doubles as a great dry shampoo. Speaking of dry shampoo, spritzing a little of this magic shampoo at the root of your hair is another easy way to add volume. Simply spritz and then gently tousle the hair to increase absorption.