Adding volume at the base of the hair is the trickiest part when styling, especially for those with naturally flat and fine hair. Lifting the volume at the base can help to provide more bounce to hair without weighing it down too much. Even though it is a bit difficult, it is not impossible. There are a few basic tricks that you can use to get that volume you desire.
Don’t Put Too Much Styling Aid
Styling aids such as lotions and mousse are great for enhancing volume and maintaining a hairstyle. However, too much is not good either. The right amount is a golf ball size for lotions and mousse. As for hair spray, about 6 to 7 sprays should suffice.
To ensure that the product does not gum up when you apply it onto your locks, a good trick is to put the product into a comb and run it throughout the entire length of your hair. This ensures even distribution and prevents a concentration of product in just one area.
Blast of Cool Air
Hot air coming from the blow dryer is a useful tool to help you lift the hairs off of the roots. However, if you want to hold that style and keep it looking shiny (rather than stiff), you need to finish off with a blast of cold air from the blow dryer. Blowing cool air gives your volumised hair staying power.
To do this, roll sections of hair onto a brush and run your blow dryer over it as you run from the roots to the ends. Use a blow dryer that has a diameter of at least 6 cm when you have long hair. This part is essential because you want to create volume, not curls.
Try a Different Parting
Want a simple trick to getting more volume at the base (without use of any styling product)? Experiment with a different parting! If you keep your old parting, there is a tendency for hair to fall flat in that area. By varying up the part, this will keep your hair from sticking to the roots and get more lift.
A simple tip you can try is to take out a ponytail holder and wrap your slightly damp hair with it. Let it stay that way for a few minutes then let hair down. You will get a natural lift and volume from the base.
Teasing is an age-old trick when it comes to styling hair and adding more volume, especially at the crown. But when done incorrectly, it can make your hair look like a bird’s nest. You don’t want that.
Refrain from starting at the top layer of hair when you want to get volume at the base. Start by gathering top layer hair and then fastening it. Then, start teasing the hair underneath it using a fine tooth or rattail comb. When you are done, release the top layer of hair that you had fastened. Finish off with a hair spray to hold the newly volumised base layer of hair.
How do you boost volume at the base of your hair?