Fake a fuller look with these foolproof volume-building hacks and accessories. In an ideal world everyone would be rocking a flawlessly shaped skull and a perfect head of voluminous healthy hair all your own. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case…and even seemingly “perfect” celebrities have an army of hair specialists working behind the scenes to create this ideal.
If your hair may have the unruly habit of falling to both sides atop of your head, leaving a little more of your scalp visible than you would like to show, or if you struggle with flat, lifeless hair...there are fixes!
HACK #1: Cheat your way to more volume with a quick clip-in!
While you may have tried clip-in hair extensions before, having many pieces to put in at once can take 15 to 20 minutes, and has to be teased and carefully positioned to create a seamless look. Instead, you can amplify you hair volume 60% in 60 seconds with our one piece clip-in volumizers! They span from ear to ear, are available in 3 different textures and 6 natural colors.
HACK #2: Switch up your natural hair part.
Chances are, you have a favorite place to part your hair. It's where your hair likes to fall naturally (somewhere in the middle or off-center), or on the side closest to it. Problem is, that's also where your hair lies the flattest, and you're training it to stay that way. Flipping your part to the opposite side creates instant volume at the crown; if you're worried about looking lopsided, then do it while your hair is still wet. To build the most height, try a deep side part on the opposite side in dry hair, misting lightly with hairspray to hold.
HACK #3: Back combing is your best friend.
Teasing hair has acquired a bad rap, mostly because if done incorrectly with the wrong tools…you end creating a tangled, frizzy mess. But back combing has been the go-to hair hack of professional hairdressers for decades. The right way to tease? Work the ROOTS only, using a large paddle brush (never, ever a fine-toothed comb). To make the volume last, spray each back-brushed area with hairspray. Once you've completed all the sections, let down the rest of the hair, leaving it smooth.
HACK #4: Upside-down…Mom had the right idea!
One of the best ways to get a voluminous blowout is also the oldest: flip your head upside down and THEN blowout your hair. The reason this works is because upside down, your roots are automatically lifting off your scalp, which is how you want them to dry. I like to use this method to get my hair about 90 percent dry, and then I might do my final smoothing with a round brush. Note: If you have bangs, always dry them right side up first!