Tutorial: Creating Volume on Fine Hair

Caution: Dangerous curves ahead.

Fine hair is highly style-able, malleable hair; it’s having your look last throughout that day that’s the problem. When it comes to wondering how to style fine hair, looking for styles that increase and retain (!) overall volume, while keeping frizz at bay, are top priority.

Lots of women with fine hair think that having poufy, sexy hair will never be in the cards. We’re happy to say that this season, we’ve found a way to give even the limpest of limp, babyfine hair a big, sexy revamp. This summer, curves are way in, and we teach you just the way to get them. Read on!

How to Style Fine Hair and Create Volume


Start with clean and conditioned hair.

Shampoo and condition hair with a volumizing wash and care system such as TRESemmé 24 Body Healthy Volume Shampoo and TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Conditioner. Blowdry till damp.






Apply a volumizing product.

Squirt a dime-sized amount of blowdrying lotion such as Bed Head by TIGI Small Talk or a ping-pong ball-sized amount of mousse (more if you have longer hair) onto the palm of your hand. Emulsify between palms to ensure an even coating on strands later on.



Apply to roots.

Coat the product onto the roots of your hair, as this is the area that will need the most lift.


Swipe the remainder onto your lengths.

Apply any leftover product onto the lengths of strands. Be careful not to apply too much, as this can cause weigh-down and unnecessary poufing.


Blowdry, inverse style.

We’re going old school: Flip hair over and blast a blowdryer at your roots for a truly concentrated lift. Wiggle the nozzle around the rest of your head to distribute heat onto the rest of your strands.


Backcomb your longer layers.

Flip your hair back to an upright position. Using a natural-bristled brush and starting with your longer lengths, begin to backcomb or tease hair until you create a slightly fuzzy halo at the mid-shaft.



Continue backcombing the lengths.

Moving in an upward motion, continue teasing and backcombing the hair till each section is properly texturized from halfway down.


Tease the crown.

Finally, start the backcombing process onto the tops and crown of your hair using a rat-tail or fishtail comb. Note: Create your part before you start teasing.



Lightly brush out any jarring knots or stops in your hair, refine the airiness all around and you’re done. Lightly mist with some hairspray such as Nexxus New York Salon Care Maxximum Finishing Mist for extra staying power.

What other tips do you know on how to style fine hair?