Hair is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of a woman’s appearance, and while some of us were blessed with long, thick and healthy-looking hair, others have thin, limp hair. Some professional or luxury hair products can certainly help, but if you don’t have the budget for expensive products, there are several tips that can help you achieve the thick and volume-rich hair you have always dreamed of. Here are seven of the best hair tips for extra volume:
1. Teasing Your Roots Will Never Go Out of Style
One of the most widely used tricks to get more hair volume and fullness is to simply tease the roots of your hair – it is still a very popular choice for hairstylists, when their clients simply don’t have enough hair for some hairstyles. All you need to do is to gather all of your hair around your head’s crown, and then simply back-comb the hair, varying between two and three inches in length, along the roots. Once you are done, make sure to carefully brush through your hair with your fingertips to make the hair look as soft as possible.
2. Try a New Hair Color
Have you ever noticed how your hair perfectly falls into place right after coloring it? This isn’t just an illusion – your hair does get thicker and has more volume after coloring it, and you do get some lift for a while. It will not last forever, but coloring your hair is certainly a great choice if you want to get thick, luscious hair for your next big event. However, make sure to choose a professional hair salon that will assist you in choosing the dye that best complements your style and facial traits – after that, you will slowly start to notice how coloring your hair will add a bit of natural volume to it. If you take good care of your hair and your new color, it should last several weeks. On the other hand, you don’t need to color all of your hair in order to enjoy some extra volume, since you can get the very same effect with some strategically placed highlights or downlights. Once again, a professional hairstylist can help you get the perfect hair color or style.
3. Try Hot Rollers
Have you ever wondered how some women with long hair can get perfectly curly hair with minimal effort? The secret lies in hot rollers: they are very easy to apply, they typically heat up within less than 15 minutes, and the curls typically make it through the whole day. Generally speaking, a good set of hot rollers comes with two or three different sizes, and if you want to add more volume to your hairstyle, then make sure to always place the biggest rollers on the top of your head. Allow the hot rollers to cool down (this can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes, depending on the length of your hair and on the type of hot rollers you use), then gently remove them and allow your hair to fall into place. You will simply love the results. Once the curls perfectly fall in place, make sure to use a hairspray that will prolong their shape – make sure to choose one that is not too hard and that still allows your hair to bounce.
4. Always Dry Your Hair Upside Down
This is another of the oldest and most commonly used tricks in the book, and it works best for those who have medium-length to long hair. Don’t allow gravity to rob your hair volume when drying your hair standing up; simply flip your hair and dry it upside down – it will allow you to lock in all the volume, but if you want to take hair volume and thickness to the next level, then make sure to use some volumizing spray as well. Only a couple of puffs should do!