Fashion & Style Hair

How To Get Volume With Hair Products

Published at 02/26/2012 08:05:50


Adding volume to your hair with hair products can get tricky. You have to find the right products to use, and the right strategies to use them with. You have to figure out how to add volume to your hair without making it look bulky, and while allowing it to maintain its cleanliness and shine. This article will provide some tips and trick to help you add volume to your hair.

Step 1

When washing your hair, be sure to use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. When applying the conditioner, only apply it to the tips of your hair. This way, the conditioner won't do anything to weigh your hair down. A good choice is Dove Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner.

Step 2

Consider using a root lifter, to give your roots a bit of a boost. Put on the product after washing your hair, but before using your hair dryer to dry it out. When doing this, aim for the base of your roots unless your hair is unhealthy, in which case you should apply the root lifter from midshaft to the base of your roots.

Step 3

When you blow dry your hair, do it in sections. Lift certain sections of your hair up to the ceiling as you're drying. This way, your roots will dry in a lifted position, which will automatically add volume. Whatever you do, don't flip your head upside down as you're blow drying. This gives the hair width, rather then height and you don't want that.

Step 4

When brushing your hair, do it in a backwards motion. Also, use a flat-backed brush rather then a comb. This has to do with the fact that a comb runs the risk of damaging your hair, whereas a brush doesn't.

Step 5

Don't douse your hair with hairspray once your hair is styled. Instead, mist your hair with hair spray. That way the hairspray isn't so heavy that it weighs your hair down.

Step 6

Not washing your hair every day can help a lot with adding volume to your hair. There are dry shampoo's available that can aid in keeping your hair clean on the days that you don't wash it. Dry shampoo adds a little bit of volume, and helps to revive greasy hair.


  • Don't wash your hair every day. You can wash your hair with dry shampoo's on the days that you don't wash your hair. When you do, wash your hair with volumizing shampoo's and conditioners.
  • When you dry your hair, don't tip your head upside down. Instead, dry it in sections. Lift up sections of your hair, and then dry it with a hair dryer.
  • When using hairspray, don't douse your hair with it. Instead, add a light coating of hairspray. This way, you can keep your hair in place without weighing it down. A lot of hairspray will add weight to your hair and prevent volume.
  • Instead of using a comb to brush your hair, use a flat backed brush. This way, you can add the look of volume to your hair, without damaging it.