Hi there and welcome to this weeks instalment of The Hairy Truth.
This week as the title suggests we are talking the easiest and quickest ways to create volume in our hair. Whether you have fine hair or thicker hair but would like to add volume this weeks tips will help you achieve that salon volume at home.
TIP #1 - UPSIDE DOWN
This is the quickest and easiest way to create instant volume.
HOW DO I DO IT?
Simply tip your head forward and dry your hair, as much as possible you need to keep the dryer up above your head drying from the top (which will be your underneath section). Use a brush to keep your hair smooth and detangled.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
As you're drying the hair against it's natural growth pattern this creates volume at the roots.
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
This method does last quite a while but mostly it will depend on the thickness and length of your hair. Heavier / thicker hair will drop quicker than shorter / finer hair types. Lasting anything from 2 hours to a day.
HELPING IT LAST LONGER:
Set your style in place with a strong lightweight spray like joico's flip turn or power spray to get the best longevity from your style.
TIP #2 - VOLUMISING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
Another great way to add volume would be to use a volumising shampoo and conditioner. You can follow my guide on how to correctly wash your hair to ensure you are getting the most from your shampoo and conditioner.
Joico's Bodylux volumising shampoo and conditioner: increase hair density by upto 40% and furthermore the lightweight conditioner will not weigh down your hair.
Add this to drying your hair upside down, and you have longer lasting volume that holds for longer.
TIP #3 - VOLUMISING ELIXIR
Ever wonder why when you create volume in your own hair it doesn't seem to last as long as it does from the salon? OK OK OK we have training in the salon to blow-dry and create volume however we also need tools to help your hair stay the way we style it.
One of those tools is Joico volumising elixir. Added to the Bodylux shampoo and conditioner your hair will reach new heights and have up-to 40% more density per strand.
Make sure you lock it all in with a strong but lightweight hairspray like our power spray.
TIP #4 - BACK COMBING
Back combing is a sure fire way to create volume and looks amazing when done well. Not done well it looks a little like a birds nest. So lets chat about how to do it well:
HOW TO DO IT
First you need the correct brush, a soft, thin bristle brush also known as a backcombing brush.
Take a 1 inch section from your crown and lift it up,
Comb back the way from the middle of the length, this will create a tangled look at the root
Repeat a couple times up the length of the hair.
Pick up a new 1-inch section just underneath and repeat.
You can continue this over just your crown area or throughout your whole head.
Smooth over. This is the important part to ensure you don't leave what looks like a nest on your head.
KEEP IT IN PLACE
Once you have a nice smooth surface spray in place with a strong but lightweight hairspray. I highly recommend either Joico power spray or Flip turn.
TIP #5 - SLEEP IN ROLLERS
This step may be one of the trickiest but once you get the handle of it they work really well.
HOW TO DO IT
Wash your hair using a volumising shampoo and conditioner,
Squeeze out all excess water with a towel and add a volumising product and one with hold.
Dry your hair, 95% dry, as smooth as possible with volume at the root area if possible.
Take 2-3" sections, comb straight up, take a roller and place at the tips.
Roll to smooth round then roll down the hair to finish at the root.
Pin in place if it doesn't stay.
Go to sleep.
Take out the rollers one by one, twist each section to keep it from going fluffy.
Once you have got all the rollers out, run your fingers through your hair to calm and seperate.
If your want it curly, leave it like this. If you want it smooth then blowdry or straighten to smooth.
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST
This method will hold for the longest. It will also take practice to get it right, so have patience and don't give up. You'll get it.
Prep: Joico Bodylux shampoo & conditioner or Sexyhair UK big volumising shampoo & conditioner
Style: Joico Blux volumising elixir and/or root boost, or Sexyhair UK volumising gel
Hold: Joico powerwhip or joiwhip,
Set: Joico power spray or Sexyhair spray and play harder.
Now you have 5 ways to create volume and hold it in place for longer. Put all these tips together and you have a recipe for the longest lasting volume you have ever seen. I hope you give them a try and let me know how you get on.
Until next time : Happy Hair Day
For those who skim read:
- Dry your hair upside down
- Use a volumising shampoo and conditioner
- Use a volumising product
- Add backcombing
- Try sleep in rollers
- Spray in place with a lightweight strong hold hairspray
Hi there and welcome to The Hairy Truths.