Beauty Note: How To Add Extra Volume To Your Hair

Flat, lifeless hair is a reality that most of us have to face. Whether you have fine strands or thick tresses, lack of volume happens to the best of us. Before you schedule a trip to your local blowdry bar, take a peek at these tried and true volumizing tricks. With a little bit of practice and a few styling products, you’ll be well on your way to mastering a salon-worthy blowout. Keep scrolling to learn how…

Volume Starts In The Shower

Using the correct shampoo and conditioner can make a world of a difference when it comes to adding volume to your hair. For fuller, more luscious locks be sure to look for shampoos and conditioners that enhance hair’s volume. These products won’t weigh your hair down when it comes time to blow dry and style. John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Shampoo and Conditioner are our go-to products in this department!

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Grab Your Blow Dryer

Even though stopping by your local blow dry bar sounds infinitely easier, we suggest polishing up your blow-drying skills. This is ultimately the most important step in your volume-achieving escapades! Begin by spraying volumizing hair spray directly onto your roots. Next, flip your hair over and rough-dry your hair upside down with your blow dryer. Once your hair gets to be more damp than wet, stand back up and grab your round brush. Continue blow-drying your hair from root to tip, concentrating mostly on lifting your hair at the roots.

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Ready, Set, Roll…

Rollers, whether they’re hot rollers or Velcro, do wonders when it comes to adding volume to your hair. Once your hair is completely dry, begin taking sections of your hair and rolling them into your rollers. I suggest using at least one-inch rollers (the bigger the rollers the higher the hair!). Leave the rollers in for about 10 minutes. We usually leave rollers in while we do our makeup, and remove them when finished.

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Embrace Second Day Hair

Dirty hair isn’t always bad. Second day hair tends to style easier and hold curl (or volume) even better than clean hair. The trick to adding volume to second day hair is dry shampoo. Not only does dry shampoo hide any unwanted oil but also helps to lift your roots back into voluminous perfection. They aren’t kidding when they say that dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend!

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Do you have any volumizing tricks that you swear by?

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XO Team LC

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  • Haley

    The best dry shampoo I have found is bed head Oh bee hive! (It smells amazing too for an added perk!) $20 a bottle (so not super cheap) but it gets the job done!