Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to Love Your Hair -- Day 3: Turn Up the Volume!

Katy Perry's got TONS of volume.. Blue hair is optional.
Hey everyone! Today is Day 3 of my How to Love Your Hair series and I'll be showing you how to maximize the volume that you can get out of your hair! Volume is something I think a lot of us struggle with, and always wish we had more of. Here are some tips to achieve the look:

  • Give your roots a boost! Use a root lifting product to create volume and texture.
  • After shampooing and conditioning your hair, lightly rough dry your hair with your fingers until it is about 80% dry.
  • Using a vented round brush, start with 2" sections. Dry each section until your whole head is completed.
  • Rollers are another classic way to add mega-volume to your hair.
  • Try a texturizing spray or thickening cream to add that little extra "oomph" to your hair.
  • If all else fails.. Back comb! Teasing is a great way to add volume to a hairstyle.
  • Hairsprays are the original styling product used to lock in hold and volume. Apply it to sections of your hair for a longer lasting style.
  • Be sure to let your hairspray dry or set before brushing through hair for the best staying power.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo refreshes, revives, and recharges hair while increasing volume. It sprays on clear with a lemon verbena scent that is both clean and fresh. Plus, since the spray is invisible, it leaves no tell-tale residue behind for dark haired beauties! (Click here to read my full review of this product.)

Living Proof Full Thickening Cream creates beautiful, natural fullness and touchable body that lasts throughout the day.

Matrix Total Results Amplify Shampoo kick starts your hair's volume from the get-go to leave your hair looking and feeling thicker.

Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus is a humidity-resistant volumizing spray mousse that helps create but colume by pumping up hair at the roots for extra hold.

Redken Rootful 06 boosts roots with long-lasting, touchable fullness that's not stiff or sticky.

Big Sexy Hair What a Tease Backcomb in a Bottle is a special combination of resins that gives hair instant height that's easy to shape and style and works for any hair type. Great for occasions where you don't have the time to tease your hair!

Kenra Volume Spray offers superior all-day hold and a fast-drying formula for finishing any style.

Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray gives your hair moveable and unbelievable volume, lift, and hold.

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How do you like to boost your hair's volume? Share your tips and favorite products in the comments. :)


  1. Christina WolthersMay 24, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Love the post lady.  Dry shampoo is a must, let me tell you.  However, I have so much hair that mine is always full of volume.  (lucky, maybe but more of a nuisance for me.)


  2. I'm jealous of you and your voluminous hair! But it's a jealousy of love! Ha! Hope all is well with you, darling! xoxo ♥