Here at All Things Hair, we absolutely love a good classic bouffant and a chic, modern beehive. But they do require a lot of teasing to achieve. As great as hair teasing can be, it can also be time-consuming and even damaging to your hair. But that’s not the only method for adding volume.
There are tons of amazing hair hacks out there, including drying techniques and volumising hair care 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 volumising system
One of the easiest ways to add volume to your hair is by using a volumising hair care system. It’s a basic step in your hair routine, so it takes zero extra time or effort — which is partly why we love this tip!
Reach for a shampoo/conditioner system like the Toni & Guy Volume Addiction Shampoo and Conditioner. It cleans your hair while adding volume and body. It’s one of our favourite shampoos and conditioners!
2. Use hair mousse
Another easy way to give your hair some lift is to use a volumising mousse. Again, this is an easy step that requires barely any extra time, and it works like a charm. So, in short, we love this hair hack for adding volume to finer tresses.
A great volumising mousse to try is the TRESemmé Volume and Lift Mousse. Apply this product on your damp hair, placing it on your roots then spreading it down your strands. It helps minimise static and flyaways, leaving you with a voluminous and full look.
3. Blow-dry in the opposite direction
You know when you go to the salon and you leave with a perfect voluminous blowout? It’s one of the best feelings ever, right? But when you were closing your eyes and enjoying someone else styling your hair, you may have missed the stylist over-directing your strands. All you need to do to ‘over direct’ your hair is to blow-dry the roots in the opposite direction of how you would like them to lay. So, if you want to add volume, lift up a certain section of hair and dry the roots from underneath. This is an instant way to achieve extra volume.
4. Create volume-boosting hairstyles
Adding volume isn’t all about the roots, though. It’s also about the overall style. If you are creating a bun hairstyle, try a hair doughnut to add an instant boost of volume. These are super easy to use and most pharmacies or beauty supply stores will have different sizes and colours in stock. These products are best used on medium to long hair, as short hair may not be able to completely cover the hair doughnut.
5. Loosen up your style
You can add volume to braided styles, too! All you need to do is loosen your braid using the pancake technique. After you’ve created your braided masterpiece, secure the end with a hair tie. 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 lived-in the braid will look.
6. Consider second-day hair helpers
Adding volume on second-day hair may seem impossible without a wash. But it doesn’t have to be if you do these two quick steps!
Step 1: The night before, gather your hair into a loose top knot. This will keep your roots going in an upwards direction while you sleep. This is the best way to keep from getting the second-day hair flop.
Step 2: In the morning, refresh and revive your hair with some TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo.