How to Add Volume without Heat
Whether you are trying to grow out healthier hair or just want to save some time every morning, forgoing heat is always a good idea. You don’t need a blow dry, flat iron, or curling iron to create movement and body so leave them in the drawer. To create long last style, you only need to have a few tricks up your sleeve and a few go-to products and tools.
Get the Right Cut
If you don’t have the right haircut for you hair type, you will always be struggling to achieve the perfect style. The best thing that you can do with fine hair is to get a layered cut. If your hair is regularly falling flat, it is probably time to lose some of the length. Styles like a classic bob, particularly a layered type of cut, will add instant body and movement.
Since fine hair is especially sensitive to damage, it is best to avoid heat and over-styling whenever possible so talk with your hairstylist to create an easy to manage, wash-and-go look.
Wash the Right Way
Concentrate your shampoo and conditioner. If you use product, shampoo your hair from root to tip. If your hair tends to be dry, concentrate your shampoo just on the roots. When you condition, apply the cream just to your ends. Use a weekly clarifying shampoo to prevent buildup.
After you wash, gently squeeze the moisture from your hair then pat it dry. Don’t rub the towel over your hair. Rubbing causes frizziness and is hard to tame back down without a blow dryer.
Dry with Style
After you wash, towel dry your hair (remember: no rubbing!). Pull up the crown of your hair into a small ponytail. Basically, you should be gripping onto all of the hair that falls between the outer edges of your eyebrows. Pull it back and hold it in place with a medium or small sized claw clip. It should look like a very pouf half-up style. Let your hair air dry in this style. You make need to re-clip it a few times as strands dry but stick with it until your hair is totally dry. Once it’s dry simply, unclip. You will have great lift at the crown with zero products and no heat. For a longer lasting lift, just add a touch of hairspray.
Pull Double Duty with Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo isn’t just great for extending your style between washings, it also adds volume. Spray it over your roots then gently massage it in with your fingertips to create lift. After you tackle the roots flip your hair over and lightly spray the underside. While dry shampoo can dull your hair’s shine, it’s the perfect way to build body on the under layers. If you need a little extra lift sprinkle on some volumizing powder. Be careful though! A little bit goes a long way with volumizing powder so focus just on the roots.