We all yearn for hair that will turn heads or garner second glances in a crowd. Hair so healthy and voluminous that will have people asking, “How does she get hair like that?” Thick, radiant hair comes with consistent care and a few of these insider tips that we have personally put to the test. Here are six tried and true ways to get volume in any hair, even if your hair is thin, sparse, or generally hard to breathe life into.
6 Ways To Get Gorgeous Volume in Any Hair
1. What you eat matters.
Healthy hair really begins with a healthy you.Hair cells rely on vitamin A for growth and vitamin A deficiency can lead to hair loss. The B-vitamin biotin is also well-known for its hair growing powers because B-vitamins help carry oxygen and nutrients to your scalp, promoting healthy growth. But rather than take a supplement, get your A & B vitamins from foods like sweet potatoes, leafy greens, whole grains, seafood, eggs and almonds.
2. Meet your new BFF: dry shampoo.
Everyday washing strips your hair of its naturally producing oils, leaving your hair chronically dry and dull. Instead, use dry shampoo, in between washes to dramatically boost your hair. If you have thin locks, try washing and conditioning every three days or every other day. Hair with natural curl can go up to five days between washing. Using a good dry shampoo in between will not weigh your hair down, but rather give you the rich texture and volume you want while still allowing your hair to produce the sebum it needs.
3. Use a root booster to lift hair at the roots.
Root boosters give your hair an automatic lift right at the roots, creating amazing and instant volume. It’s a good way to give your hair new life without washing and blow drying every single day. Go for a quality root booster with UV protection that saves your hair from fading.
4. Blow dry your hair upside down, but WITH the hair shaft.
Another trick used by stylists to get instant volume is to blow dry your hair upside down. Volume is created when your hair strands come out of the head at a high angle (see the hack below), so when your head is upside down, your hair angle is highest. Make sure to blow dry with the nozzle as close to the the scalp as possible to get optimal lift and then dry downward with the hair shaft. Also, using a blow dryer with a narrow nozzle increases shine. Crazy cool!
5. Instant volume hack: sleep with a high ponytail.
Here’s a fun hair volume hack: to get instant volume in your hair when you wake up in the morning, go to bed with a high ponytail on the crown of your head. The ponytail will hold your roots at their highest peak so that when you remove it, you’ve got instant volume that you can tease and curl.
6. Thin hair blues? Volumizing mousse is a game-changer.
Try a volumizing mousse if you have thin hair. It’s a whipped hair cream that packs in vitamins C and E to protect and preserve your strands and silk amino acids to add body and strength. It’s amazing how luscious and buoyant thin hair can becomes when you use volumizing mousse.
Take your hair to the next level and start seeing major differences in volume and shine. The key is consistency and you’ll start noticing how often you get asked to share your secrets on gorgeous hair.