May 31, 2023 7 min read
Do you want to add more volume to your hair? Here are our top ways and tricks to get volumized hair like a pro.
Let’s be honest: who doesn’t love going through their day with a hair full of volume? When it comes to getting volumized hair, we can all agree on one thing: it can add an extra touch of confidence and glamour to our daily routine.
Whether you have fine, thin hair that needs a boost or simply want to achieve a more snatched and voluminous look, there are plenty of fantastic ways to get volumized hair that will have all eyes on you wherever you go.
Luckily, you don’t need to spend your day at the hair salon to achieve that. In this article, we will take a look at some techniques and hair styling tips to make you feel like a million dollar bucks all day long. With a little know-how and a touch of creativity, you'll soon be able to rock the voluminous hair of your dreams.
So, let’s dive right into it!
In order to get volumized hair, our first tip is to start with the right products. They will help create lift and hold, giving your hair added volume and texture.
Apply a root lifter or mousse, we recommend the NuMe Root Werk, when your hair is still wet. Renowned celebrity hair stylist Harry Josh told InStyle Magazine, "You want things that contain zero moisture that promote stiffness and hardness. That's what makes it pliable and what keeps the volume going all day long."
This product, rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and mineral oils, will ensure that your hair looks shiny and voluminous while fighting frizz and split ends. All in one!
Mastering the art of blowout is another awesome way to get volumized hair and rock your confidence all day long.
Using the technique correctly can make all the difference when styling your hair, especially if you are using a hair dryer made with negative ion conditioning technology that seals the hair’s natural moisture and eliminates static electricity.
In order to master the blowout technique, just follow these simple but effective steps:
Divide your hair into sections using clips or hair ties. This will make it easier to focus on one area at a time and ensure thorough drying. Doing so is important if you are planning to curl or iron your hair after that, because ironing wet hair can be extremely damaging.
When sectioning your hair, make sure to lean forward and flip it upside down - this technique will immediately help you get volumized hair. Ensure that your head is facing toward the ground, and gently shake it at the roots with your fingers to loosen the strands and create lift.
Using a medium to high heat setting on your blow dryer, aim the nozzle at the roots of each section. Lift the hair up with your fingers or a round brush while directing the airflow towards the roots. This technique will help you create volume at the root area.
Now that your roots are dry, it’s time to move on to the lengths of your hair. Take a round brush and wrap a section of hair around it, starting from the roots. Then, pull the brush downwards while simultaneously directing the blow dryer’s airflow along the hair shaft.
This technique adds smoothness and helps create volume throughout the length of the hair.
After drying each section, use the cool shot feature on your blow dryer to blast cold air over the hair. This will help to set the style and get volumized hair.
It gets even better if you are using a blow dryer with a negative ion conditioning technology like the NuMe Signature Dryer - you will also enjoy sleek and shiny hair sealed in moisture and a smooth, salon-quality look.
Continue working through each section of your hair, alternating between drying the roots and the lengths. Remember to lift the hair at the roots and use the round brush to add tension and create volume.
This might seem like a no-brainer, but it's important to keep up with regular haircuts if you want to get volumized hair and keep it as high up as possible.
Sometimes hair loses volume when it's time for a cut. This is especially true with curly hair. If your curls are limp, try getting the split ends cut. It will immediately add bounce and make your hair feel less weighed down.
While hair masks aren’t typically associated with direct addition of volume to the hair, they can indirectly contribute to a healthier and more voluminous hair if you regularly use them in your hair routine.
Deep conditioning masks like the NuMe Tourmaline Hair Mask often contain ingredients that deeply hydrate and condition the hair, promoting overall hair health.
Ingredients such as tourmaline powder, citric acid, parkii butter and argan oil not only maintain your hair healthy and well-nourished, but they also make it stronger, less prone to breakage, and more likely to hold volume.
By maintaining the integrity of your hair strands, a hair mask can indirectly help create a voluminous appearance.Make sure to use one on a weekly to bi-weekly basis.
Another way to get volumized hair is to tease it - yes, you heard it right! While "teasing" is the most commonly used term, backcombingis a technique that delivers similar results but causes less damage to the hair. While teasing involves moving the brush up and down, backcombing is just pushing the hair down.
When hair is completely dried and styled, create a section at the top starting at your crown.
Spray underneath the section of hair at the bottom close to the root with a firm hold hairspray like the NuMe Freeze Please Finishing Hairspray. Then gently use a teasing brush to brush hair down. Once the top section is fully lifted, repeat with side sections.
Then go through all of the hair and very gently run the teasing brush through to make the look natural. Once you achieve the desired volume, smooth the surface layer to hide the teasing and create a polished look.
If you want to get volumized hair, you can also give the old-fashioned hair rollers a try.
While they might seem old school, hair rollers can definitely give you a lift.Wrap the top half of your hair in sections with velcro hair rollers, blow dry each section briefly then let them sit for at least 15 minutes (longer if you've got the time!)
Whether you find extensions you can slip on or clip in at the convenience of your home, or visit a salon to do the job, this is a sure fire way to make your hair appear fuller and longer.
On days when your hair needs a pick-me-up, use a dry shampoo. It’s a great way to absorb excess oil and sebum, which can weigh down the hair and make it look flat and volume-less.
When applied to the roots, dry shampoo soaks up the excess oil, making the hair appear fresher and less greasy. By removing the oiliness, the hair gains a lighter and lifted appearance, which can contribute to added volume.
Dry shampoo also provides texture and grip, making the hair strands appear thicker and fuller - which also helps to hold hairstyles better and for longer. And last but not least, if you apply dry shampoo directly to the roots, it can create lift and volume at the scalp.
A frequent reason why your hair may feel lifeless, flat, and without volume is because you are weighing it down by using too many - or too heavy - products and serums. Instead, try to focus on lightweight products and volumizing formulas that don’t cause a flattening effect to your hair.
So, if you want to get volumized hair, opt for lighter products, such as volumizing mousses, sprays, or dry shampoos that are specifically designed to add lift and body to the hair.
These products typically have formulas that create a lightweight texture while providing the desired volume. By buying these products, you can achieve a fuller look without sacrificing the natural movement of your hair.
If you want to get volumized hair, gather it into a high ponytail or wrap it loosely into a bun before going to bed.
This technique creates natural waves and volume while you sleep. In the morning, undo the ponytail or bun and gently tousle your hair for added volume.
Like any hair hack, adding volume with certain techniques can take practice, but if you're armed with the right products, it's definitely doable.
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What are the best hairstyles or cuts for adding volume to thin hair?
Layered haircuts, textured bobs, pixie cuts, and long bobs (lobs) are great for adding volume to thin hair. These styles create movement, remove weight, and add dimension, giving the illusion of thicker, more voluminous hair.
How can I add volume to my hair if it's naturally flat or fine?
To add volume to flat or fine hair, try these tips: use volumizing shampoos and conditioners, blow-dry upside down, use root-lifting sprays or mousses, tease the roots, opt for layered cuts, avoid heavy products, and consider using Velcro rollers or hot rollers for added lift and body.
What are some common mistakes to avoid when trying to achieve volumized hair?
Avoid these mistakes for volumized hair: overusing heavy products, applying conditioner near the roots, using high heat settings, skipping heat protectant, not sectioning hair during blow-drying, not using the right brush, using too much teasing, and not refreshing volume throughout the day.
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