What is volumizing spray? It’s a product, often used as a styling tool, that gives your hair an instant jolt of body, bounce and yes, volume. Lots and lots of volume. You see, unlike regular hairspray, which you use to finish or “set” a style, volumizing hair sprays are formulated as sprays that lock in the volume or even enhance your hair’s body.
No matter what type of hair you have, you can use volumizing spray. The trick, of course, is how and where you direct the spray. Here are our top three volumizing spray options for any hair type:
Product Spotlight: Volumizing Hairspray, 3 Ways
1. Maximum Volume
If you want hair that is wild, full and has that sexy, “I just rolled out bed” look, you can achieve it with volumizing hairspray. Your first step is to make your hair messy and tousled. One trick is to preserve with pin curls at overnight. The next morning, unpin the curls and break them up with your fingers. After you’ve achieved your optimal undone look, your next step is to use the volumizing hairspray to lock it in.
Bed Head by TIGI Full of It Volume Hairspray helps enhance the voluminous look of big, bold hairstyles. Hold can 10 to 12 inches away from hair and spray to set.
2. Volume for Curly Hairstyles
Curly hair by nature has a bit of volume that can vary by curl type. However, if you want to go really, really, really big, use volumizing hairspray. For curly hair or curly hairstyles to achieve extra fullness and volume, you need to create sections in your hair before you use the volumizing spray. Section hair horizontally from one end of your crown to the other, from one side of your ear to the other ear. Create more (or less) horizontal sections depending upon how much volume you want.
For styles like these, try TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Boost Hold Level 3. This is a lightweight volumizing hairspray that imparts volume but no stiffness onto finished looks. It helps keep your curly style in place while also giving hair fullness and shine.
3. Volume for Fine or Thin Hair Types
Fine and thin hair always looks plumper when it’s curled and wavy. The waves give an illusion of volume. To lock in a full, “movie hair” vibe that has cascading waves and curls on thin hair, use your secret weapon: volumizing hair spray.
When hair is damp, spray on TIGI Copyright Custom Create Volume Lift Styling Spray after you’ve sectioned your hair focusing on your roots. This volumizing styling spray helps create voluminous styles with body and makes hair feel thicker. After application, using heated or foam rollers, wrap your hair into rollers.
Dry your hair completely, remove rollers, gently shake your head, as you’re letting hair fall into place. Using a round brush, you’ll brush the hair into loose, soft waves. Then take the spray, flip your head over to spray the underside of your hair. When the spray is dry, flip hair back. Then lightly spray sections (the undersides of each), until you’ve achieved the volume you desire.