Leave your teasing comb at the door.
We love a good classic bouffant and chic, modern beehive. While they are totally gorgeous hairstyles, they require a lot of teasing to get the look. As great as teasing can be, it can also be time consuming and even damaging to your hair. Thankfully that’s not the only way for adding volume to your hair. There are tons of cool hair hacks out there, including drying techniques and volumizing systems that you can use. Read on to learn six easy ways to add volume to your hair without having to tease it.
Adding Volume Easily Without Teasing Your Hair
1. Use a volumizing system.
One of the easiest ways for adding volume into your hair is to use a volumizing shampoo, like the Bed Head By TIGI Fully Loaded Massive Shampoo. It gets your hair super clean and adds volume and body. It’s an editor’s favorite shampoo!
2. Use hair mousse.
Another easy way to give your hair some lift is to use a volumizing mousse like TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Mousse. Apply this product on your damp hair, placing it on your roots then spreading it down your strands. It’ll work to minimize frizz, static and flyaways as it leaves you with a voluminous and full look to your hair.
3. Blow-dry in the opposite direction.
You know when you go to the salon and you leave with an amazing voluminous blowout? It’s seriously the best feeling ever, right? When you were closing your eyes and enjoying someone else drying your hair for once, you may have missed the stylist over-directing your hair. All you need to do to overdirect your hair is to blow-dry the roots in the opposite direction of how you would like them. So, if you want to add volume, lift up your section of hair and dry the roots from underneath. You’ll get volume in an instant.
4. Create volume-boosting hairstyles.
Adding volume isn’t all about the roots, it’s about your whole style. If you are creating a bun hairstyle, try out a hair doughnut to add an instant boost of volume. These are super easy to use and most drugstores or beauty supply stores will have different sizes and colors in stock. These products are best used on medium to long hair, short hair may not be able to totally cover the doughnut.
5. Loosen up your style.
You can add volume to braided styles, too. All you need to do is loosen your standard braid. After you’ve created your braided masterpiece, secure the end with a hair tie. Then lightly tug on each curve of the braid so the braid will loosen and take up more space. The more you loosen the braid the bigger and more boho the braid will look.
6. Consider second-day hair helpers.
Adding volume on second day hair may seem impossible without a fresh wash. It doesn’t have to be if you do these two quick steps! The night before fashion your hair into a loose top knot. This will keep your roots going upwards while you sleep. This is the best way to keep from getting the second day hair flop. In the morning, refresh and revive your hair with some of the Dove Style+Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo.
Do you still want to learn teasing tricks for adding volume? Check out our tutorial for how to tease hair.