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5 Ways to Style Your Hair for More Volume

Eva Longoria Long Hair With lots of Volume

Creating More Volume in Your Hairstyle

Are you suffering from celebrity hair envy? Do you stare in jealousy every time Eva Longoria flips her silky strands in that L’Oreal commercial? Do you long for Blake Lively’s effortlessly sexy strands? We’ve all been there; staring in the mirror at our flat, lifeless hair feeling more like a wet blanket than a woman. Don’t let celebrity envy or even thick hair envy control your life anymore! You can star in your own shampoo commercial every day by following some simple styling tips to add volume to your hair.

Long Layered hair with lots of volume

Be a Tease  

You can achieve volume without ruining your luscious strands. Instead of teasing your hair with a comb, apply a volumizing style product like mousse to the roots just above the ears and then dry your hair upside down. Gravity will take it from there as it weights your hair downwards away from the scalp. Once dry, flip your hair back, and voila, instant volume!

Be Bodacious

Want hair that looks effortlessly sexy? Opt for hair that is sleek on top but contains lots of volume on the side. To achieve this look, loosely roll the ends of your hair to give a texturized effect. To make this hairstyle a little less Bridget Bardot, only tease a few random spots instead of all over.

Be Dramatic

Straight hair used to be all the rage, but now it’s time to get a little kinky! Use hot rollers or curl your hair to add some wave and body to your hairstyle. Instead of curling your entire head, simply create curls on the outer layer of your hair for a carefree effect. To get the look of floating curls that are full of volume, flip your head upside down and run a large-tooth comb through the underside of your hair.

Be Edgy

 Are you craving more permanent volume in your hair? Opt for a haircut that adds layers. The uneven strands will add movement and body to your hair. Interested in a hair color change perhaps? Add lowlights in just the top layers of your hair to create the illusion of lift and movement.

Creating Volume with a Curling Iron

Be Proactive

Minor changes to your hair routine can create added volume as well. First start with a thickening shampoo like Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo. It will add moisture to your hair without weighing it down. Once you’ve washed your hair, work a volumizing product like Amplify Volumizing System Root Lifter by Matrixinto your wet strands and allow your hair to air dry about 80% before using a blow dryer. Pull strands up and out or flip your head over for added volume. For the simplest trick to adding volume, part your hair opposite from its natural part (which is easier to do with wet hair). The change in part will automatically add lift and give you a fresh look.

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How to Add Volume to Your Hair


Hair Volume is Easy With These Tips

You know the saying, “everyone wants what they don’t have”? This saying proves true more times than not in the world of hair! Most blondes wish for dark, exotic features and most brunettes spend lots of money to dye their hair blonde! If you have curly hair, you most likely wish for pin straight hair that is easy and quick to style. If you have pin straight hair, you most likely crave hair volume, volume and more volume! These scenarios are just the way of the world!

For those of you with thin, limp hair, here is your time to get the added volume you want with this list of tips and products that we are sure will solve all your dull hair problems!

  • Make sure when washing your hair, you do not use conditioner on your roots! Hold your hair back in a pony tail and apply conditioner from that point to the ends. Adding conditioner to your hair will make the root heavier and pull your hair down when styling.
  • Applying a dime sized amount of blow dry serum or volumizing serum will help a great deal! Again, same concept as the conditioner. Do not put directly at the root. With hair product, you want to start at the ends. Any excess serum you can work up to the top of your head. Two serums in particular that work wonders are Kevin Murphy’s Anti-Gravity oil free volumizing lotion and Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion.
  • Having a good brush is very important when blow drying. For volume it is best to use a round brush that will trap the heat and add lift at your roots. Try BrushLab’s {Fresh} Thermal Round Jumbo Hair Brush. You will notice a decrease in your drying time and healthier shinier hair!
  • When blow drying, section out the hair and dry one section at a time. Roll the hair up in the round brush to your root and hold the dryer there for a few seconds to trap the heat in the ceramic barrel. The heat allows the brush to set the shape. Gradually start unrolling the section but don’t let the hair fall off the brush, then roll back up to the root and repeat holding the dryer in place for a few seconds. Repeat as many times needed to dry the section of hair.
  • Make sure you completely dry all of your hair. The little bit of moisture left un-dried can make for frizzy hair not hair volume.
  • When you are finished blow drying, use a wide tooth comb to brush through hair in order not to flatten hair and keep the volume.

With these simple steps, you should be on your way to J. Lo volume in no time!

Guest Contributor: Brushlove.com is an online retailer specializing in bringing you innovative brushes and products for all hair types and hair styling needs. Salon professional results achieved at home with an affordable price tag. The Brushlove team of beauty professionals are constantly looking for new products to introduce to consumers that demand the highest quality and functionality.

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Hair Volumizer Products

Attractive Woman With Long Curly Brunette Hair With Volume

Hair With Volume Is Easy With These Volumizer Products

What they do: They add extra body, bounce and the appearance of thickness to fine, limp strands by promoting lift, especially at the root. With proper use, hair can even look healthier.

Why you need them: Without a volumizer— aka root-boosters—hair will lie flat, even with your most vigorous blow-drying move?

How to use: Most stylants are applied to damp hair, concentrating at the root. Follow up with a blow-out, lifting sections up from the scalp using a round brush.

Tigi's Catwalk Your Highness Thickening Gel Creme

All you need are one to three pups of Tigi’s Catwalk Your Highness Thickening Gel Creme to make hair feel thicker, it also detangles and defrizzes.

Anthony has a good review at his Art and Science of Beauty site

Bump Up Volume Boost Comb

Hair inserts like the Volume Boost Comb from Goody will “bump up” your hair wherever you want an extra boost.

Rene Furterer Volumea Volumizing Conditioning Spray

Hair products can easily weigh down fine hair. Rene Furterer Volumea Volumizing Conditioning Spray is super-light, adding natural body and volume that lasts.

Volume Mousse from Defining by Davines

Volume Mousse from Defining by Davines gives your hair super volume, soft hold and shine without any flakiness or build-up. Its mineral-filled Bio-Extender strengthens hair from the inside out.

Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray by RedkenGet to the root of the problem with Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray by Redken. Apply it to damp roots and you’ll get a boost of light, lasting volume without any sticky residue.

  



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