Hands up who wants more volume in their hair?
I’m sure I’m not the only one with my hand up right now. I received a lovely email from Tracy who is feeling a bit flat about her hair. She writes:
The biggest problem I have with my hair is when I let it dry naturally. The curls are still there and still in great shape, it’s just a bit flat at the top. When I use the diffuser on the hairdryer in winter it adds a bit of volume but come the warmer weather I prefer to just wash and go, is there anyway I can get a little bit more volume at the roots without using the hairdryer?
Good news Tracy – the answer is YES!
I’ve been giving my curls a rest from the diffuser through the Australian summer too and they are looking much better for it. I love heat styling for its speed and convenience, but your hair needs a break from time to time.
Here are some simple tricks for adding more volume at the roots of your hair.
How to get volume in curly hair without a hairdryer
- Change where you part your hair. This trick works in straight and curly hair alike. When you dry your hair naturally, move your part to the opposite side or make a deeper side part on the side you normally part your hair. Then when your hair is almost dry, move your part back to where you like it sit and your hair will have so much more volume. I often change my part while my hair is drying, moving it gradually back where I like it to sit so it creates more volume all the way across the top of my hair.
- Try a zig-zag part. It’s really common for curly hair to look flat at your part line because curly hair has more volume at the ends. By making a zig-zag part, you disguise your part and add more volume at the top of your head. You can do a zig-zag part in wet hair, or use the first trick above, then change your part into a zig-zag line when your hair is almost dry.
- Use clips to hold up your roots. Get yourself some flat pin curl clips like these. Normally used for clipping your hair up into curls, these clips are great because they don’t leave marks in your hair. After washing your hair, clip them right at the roots of your curls. Use a few all over the top of your head and near your part. These clips will hold your hair up while it dries. When you remove them, you’ll have so much more volume at the roots of your curls.
These simple tricks are so easy to do and will add way more volume to the roots of your curly hair.
Thanks for the great question Tracy! If you have a hair question you need answered, write to me at thehair[at]hairromance[dot]com.
What’s your best tip for getting more volume at the roots of your curly hair?