How to get Volume in a Bob: 7 Ways to Achieve a Voluminous Haircut

Limp styles are a thing in the past.

We’ve all been there: You go into the salon with inspo pictures galore, your hair comes out looking great, but the minute you have to wash your hair at home and try to recreate the look yourself, it’s just not the same. Your hair isn’t as shiny or feels limp compared to your salon-worthy strands. Did you know it doesn’t always have to be this way? Recreating those strands, especially learning how to get volume in a bob haircut can easily be done at home with the right products.

Keep scrolling to learn how to achieve a voluminous bob.

girl with wavy bob and curtain bangs
Waves help add subtle texture and volume to your look.

Getting a voluminous bob haircut may sound like a difficult thing to do, but once you’re equipped with the right products and tools, you’ll be creating sky-high looks in your sleep.

Adding Volume with a Blow Dryer

Using a trustee blow dryer is a foolproof way to achieve volume. With short hair, it’s even easier to do this. However, it’s important to always use a heat protectant when using heat on your hair. We love TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray because it protects your hair up to 450°F and doesn’t leave any residue on your strands.

Grab a round brush and begin blow-drying your hair in sections. To achieve that extra volume, brush your hair in an outward motion, going straight out while blow drying instead of a downward motion. With a nozzle attached to the end, run your blow dryer along the top side or under the side of the section of hair you are blow-drying outwards.

Repeat this blow drying technique over all of your hair. For the most volume, focus the nozzle at your root a little longer than the rest of your hair.

Build Volume into Your Cut

If you’re wanting to achieve the most natural volume possible in addition to products and blow-drying techniques, you can ask your stylist to create volume within your bob haircut. To do this, ask your stylist to texturize your hair starting about one to one and a half inches from the ends of your hair. This hair cutting technique will add movement to your strands, giving them more life and making your hair appear fuller.

voluminous natural hair bob
Make your curls as voluminous as possible.

So, you’ve tackled a blow-drying technique, it’s time to incorporate some products to really take advantage of all the volume you can get. Keep scrolling to check out some of our favorite products to achieve volume in a bob haircut.

Suave Up the Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

Suave Up the Volume Shampoo and Conditioner is one of our favorite sets to use when wanting extra volume because it uses an Amino Acid Complex which helps to strengthen your hair while protecting it from breakage. Plus, this set also leaves your hair feeling very soft and healthy.

TRESemmé One Step Volume 5-in-1 Volumizing Mist

If you’re all about a one-and-done product, this is the mist for you. TRESemmé One Step Volume 5-in-1 Volumizing Mist helps to add volume and strength and protects your hair from heat. Plus, it also has anti-static properties and provides your strands with a light hold. To get the most out of this mist, spritz the product on damp hair, focusing on the root, and then style like normal.

Suave Root Lifting Volume Boosting Spray

Suave Root Lifting Volume Boosting Spray is perfect of your roots need a little extra boost. It’s especially useful if your hair is on the thinner or fine side. Plus, we love how this product doesn’t feel heavy on your strands or leave behind any residue.

TRESemmé Pro Pure Volume Invisible Style

Looking for ways to increase volume and achieve a long-lasting hold? TRESemmé Pro Pure Volume Invisible Styler is a great product to do this. You can use this product on wet or dry hair and it’s free of alcohol, parabens, and dyes. Plus, we also love that it can be used to refresh second-day strands.

For Every Hair Type Smooth & Style Mousse

Mousse is one of those products that you may have grown up seeing your mother or older sibling using. It has a rep for leaving a crunchy feeling in your hair. However, now there are so many options that ensure your strands stay soft and retain natural movement while getting all the same benefits. Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam is infused with Keratin Protein and Ceramides, which help to add body to your hair while protecting it from frizz.

Ready to get a voluminous bob? Share your looks with us on Instagram @AllThingsHairUS.

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