3 Ways to Get Voluminous Natural Hair Styles

Here's how to get bigger, fuller and adorably fluffier hair.

We don’t believe that there’s any natural-haired girl out there who doesn’t love a big, voluminous curly hairstyle from time to time. However, big curls are hard to achieve, especially when your hair is weighed down with tons of product, or when you’re using products that aren’t formulated with volumizing agents. Lucky you: There are a couple of ways to get the voluminous natural hair styles you crave, and they’re easy to do.

Below, we’ve rounded up three popular and seamless ways to get bigger and better curls. Read on to learn how you can be on your way to being all about that “big hair, don’t care” life!

How To Ge Voluminous Natural Hair Styles

young woman with wearing one of the prettiest voluminous natural hair styles
Go big or go home. Achieve voluminous natural hair styles with volumizing products or lift-enhancing styling techniques. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

1. Use a volumizing wash and care system.

Whether you want curls with body or want to add body to your straight natural hairstyles, a wash and care system that enhances volume can help you get the look. TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume System provides hair with long-lasting volume without feeling or looking weighed-down. This system isn’t just for straight hairstyles, as you can use it before styling your hair into a wash-and-go look, too.

To use this system, apply the pre-wash conditioner to your hair while it’s still wet. Leave the product on for about a minute, then rinse. Follow up with the Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo, working it into a rich lather, then rinse. After this step, work the Beauty-Full Volume Mousse through your hair and diffuse. If you’re going for a straight style, blow-dry your hair and seal with the Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hair Spray.

2. Blow-dry roots to enhance volume.

This is a simple, straightforward hair hack to get more volume at the root. After diffusing your hair until it’s nearly dry, use a blowdryer set on medium heat to help with creating a bigger, fuller hairstyle.

Section by section, position the concentrator nozzle closely to the roots of your hair, hold the ends of your curls taut and blow-dry from root to mid length. If using high heat, use a heat protectant like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray and be sure to not get too close to the root to avoid burning your scalp. This trick will also help elongate your curls while giving your overall style a boost of volume.

3. Use an Afro pick to lift roots.

The no-heat way to give your hair volume is to use an Afro pick. After styling your hair, go back in with your hair pick to gently lift hair at the roots. Do this method all around and continue until you’ve got the look or fullness you want. Set your volume in place and prevent frizz with a hairspray, and you’re done!

Want more tips for styling natural hair? This is how you can achieve gorgeous and easy bouncy natural curls, or try your favorite volumizing technique out on this wash and go hairstyle demonstrated by Mini Marley.