How to Create Hair Volume
By Kate on 12 June 2009
Whether it's to copy the latest hairstyle trends or just to add a little something to everyday styles, volume is one of the most asked for and essential parts of hairstyling and can be added to any type of hair and any kind of length.
For those who really want to add volume, start by washing your hair with volumising and thickening shampoos and conditioners.
When it comes to applying products, make sure they also contain thickening agents and always apply to your roots only, then comb the product down your hair strands so that the ends do not get weighed down.
When it comes to styling your hair for volume, remember that it's easier to add height to hair that has a side part. Another simple way to add volume is to wait until your hair is almost dry and then to apply large rollers to your roots only to add volume while your hair finishes drying.
To blow-dry your hair with added volume, apply your volumising styling product, flip your head upside down and then blow-dry while leaning forward so that your hair falls forward. Then, take a vented brush and lift your hair up and in the opposite direction to how your hair normally sits to create lift.
Clever coloring is also a volume creating tool as adding artful highlights and carefully placed lowlights can give the illusion of volume to your locks.