Big Voluminous Hair & How to Get it!


How to get MEGA VOLUME hair

I learned to embrace big hair in my teenage years, and decided after years of trying to tame it, that my hair looked better if I just worked with it instead of against it. And so I also learned to love big hair. Even when sleek hair styles are trending, I have big hair, and ultimately, it just looks better that way. But I don’t wake up with great big voluminous hair that’s all perfectly in place, I still have to work at it to get it to look the way I want it to. And just like makeup, skincare, and even personal style, there are tricks to enhance our assets and the key is to keep trying until we get it right.

Start off with a great hair dryer! A few faves: T3 Tourmaline Evolution Professional Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer Model #83888 and a less expensive but fab dryer: John Frieda Full Volume Hair Dryer

If you’d rather watch than read, check out my VIDEO ~ MEGA VOLUME HAIR : John Frieda Full Volume Hair Dryer Review

How to Get Mega Volume ~ Tip 1

favorite shampoos and conditioners

1. I really don’t use too many products on my hair because they tend to weigh it down. If your hair is limp, lay off the products and find a really great shampoo and conditioner and leave it at that. You can start by looking for volumizing shampoos {I really like Dove shampoos and conditioners for affordable beauty} but I have a habit of mixing my shampoos and conditioners to give my hair a boost. Also try keeping the conditioner away from your roots, and only applying it to the middle and ends.

* More: My Favorite Shampoos & Conditioners AND My Favorite Drugstore Shampoo & Conditioner for Dry Summer Hair

How to Get Mega Volume ~ Tip 2

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2. After washing my hair, I flip it a few times {once in the shower and then a few times when I’m out} and then ultimately towel dry it haphazardly and wrap it up for 10 minutes or so to dry out a little bit on its own. The flipping separates and texturizes at the same time, while lifting my roots up a bit and ridding excess water.

How to Get Mega Volume ~ Tip 3

jaw clips for volume

3. I try to avoid the hair dryer as much as possible, so when I air-dry, I clip up the front of my hair and roots with a jaw clip into really big REALLY HIGH pouf. I may alternate and re-do this pouf 4-7 times while my hair is air drying so I don’t get any kinks.

How to Get Mega Volume ~ Tip 4

blow drying techniques

4. When I do blow-dry my hair, I’m not really precise about it, but I do have techniques that lift my roots up! First, I NEVER brush out my hair when it’s wet! I often keep the front clipped up high in my big pouf, like I do when I air dry, and blow out the bottom first. I do not use a brush generally until the end. I just blow it all around until it’s nearly dry. When the lower half is almost dry, I take out the clip and usually flip my head upside down, keeping the hair dryer close-ish to my roots and blow it dry upside down. This adds even more volume.

How to Get Mega Volume ~ Tip 5

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5. I flip my head back up and will often hold up the front section really high with one hand, while blow drying the roots, holding the dryer up towards my hands and the ceiling. Cosmo also suggests this but I’ve been doing it since I was about 13 years old and swear by it!

How to Get Mega Volume ~ Tip 6

flipping hair back and forth when blow drying

6. I then flip my hair from side to side, blow drying at the roots, without creating a part or even brushing it yet. This technique will give you great big 90’s hair. Also alternating your part from side to side usually lifts it just because you’re forcing your hair to do the opposite of what it’s used to.

How to Get Mega Volume ~ Tip 7

dry shampoo

7. Finishing touches… Dry shampoo can be your best friend! I prefer the powders to the sprays for a nice lift at the roots. My favorite Dry Shampoo is Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder. This stuff is great for adding volume to your roots on day dirty hair, or even right after a blow-dry and style. I’ve even found that after washing my hair on days I’ve used it prior, my hair has more volume than on a day I didn’t use it.

I originally created this post for Babble Beauty: 14 Tips on How-to Get MEGA VOLUME in Your Hair

Also In Hair Care and Styling…if you’re interested
* Does it Pay to Spend More on Hair Styling Tools?
* Summer Hair Care Tips and Tricks
* My Favorite Drugstore Shampoo & Conditioner for Dry Summer Hair
* My Favorite Shampoos & Conditioners
* Big 90’s Hair Inspiration | Shoulder Dusting Glamazon Styles
* 15 Secrets to Thick, Bouncy, Shiny, Beautiful Hair

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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