One of the things that I hear most women ask about when it comes to their hair is how to get more volume & body. While it might seem like something I’ve never had to personally struggle with given the fact that I have super thick, Indian hair, I actually spent a lot of time striving to figure this out. My hair is fine to medium, there is just a ton of it on my head so it doesn’t have a ton of body to it naturally.
That’s why I wanted to put together my top tips on how to add more volume to your hair and help you get that thick, luscious mane you’ve wanted for so long!
First up is investing in a good volumizing mousse. You spray it directly to your roots while your hair is damp. I usually go section by section and then blow dry my hair upside down. This will add lift and thickness to your roots which helps your hair look more voluminous. My personal fav is the Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus.
Now that you’ve taken care of your roots, the next thing you’ll want to do is use a good texturizing spray on the mid to tips of your strands. You spray this sparingly into hair and using your fingers, scrunch the bottoms of your hair. Bumble and Bumble makes a great thickening one called Dryspun Finish
Now I don’t know about you, but when I do all this on my freshly washed hair it looks amazing, but by the 3rd day, my hair looks like it’s plastered against my scalp again. That’s where thickening powders come in. Thickening powders have a grip to them that instantly plumps up your roots and gives your hair that lift you had on the 1st day. Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion is fantastic, just be careful about carrying it around with you. If you knock it around too much the texture changes and it’s not as easy to use.
Now one of the best old fashioned ways to get that lift and volume you desire is to do it mechanically. I mean using a teasing comb/brush. Now not just any old teasing comb/brush will do, you need to invest in a good quality one if you want that professional look. Plus the higher quality your tools are, the easier they are to use. Trust me I was horrible at teasing my hair until I invested in this bad boy right here- the Cricket Carbon Teasing Comb.
Do you have any tips you’d add to this list? Share them with us in the comments!