Tips To Get More Volume For Short Hair
The myth: Wearing your hair short increases volume. The truth: It lightens the load and makes it easier to style but unfortunately, chopping your locks does not magically change your hair structure. So, what’s a girl to do? Keep on reading to discover some proven tips to take your short locks from thin and lifeless to thick and luscious.
Hair extensions are the fastest, easiest way to add thickness and length to your hair in as little as 5 minutes. For short hair, be sure to choose a set that’s thicker than your actual hair type, to ensure that the extensions blend in seamlessly with the shorter ends of your hair.
There’s a reason why your hair looks fluffy and voluminous when you first wash it, flattening gradually until you wash it again. Our scalp produces natural oils called sebum, which protect your hair and scalp, keeping them moisturized. These natural oils also protect the scalp from bacterial infection, forming a barrier from disease carrying bacteria. While sebum provides loads of benefits for the hair and scalp, a downside to these natural oils is that they weigh down the hair at the roots, resulting in flat, lifeless hair until your next wash. A solution? Dry shampoo.
Dry shampoo is a quick, effective way to banish greasy roots and oily hair, reviving style and volume instantly. Simply separate your hair section by section, sprinkle in a bit of dry shampoo, rub the product into your roots, and watch your hair come back to life. For an extra bit of zhoosh, flip your hair upside down, and apply dry shampoo to the roots underneath your head as well.
Texturizing spray is our little secret for that tousled, model-off-duty look. Whether you’re wearing your hair short or with extensions clipped in, texturizing spray adds an airiness to the hair for that perfectly undone finish. Use your fingers to feather through your hair and spray the texturizing spray from the midshaft to ends, avoiding the roots. Scrunch the hair, and you’re done!
CHANGE YOUR PART
Your hair strands eventually get used to the same part, falling flat over time. In order to maintain volume at the roots, it’s a good idea to switch up your hair part every now and again. If you usually part your hair in the middle, try flipping your hair to the side. If you usually part your hair on the side, part your hair on the opposite side, and watch your hair instantly lift itself.
TEASE YOUR HAIR
Teasing your hair forces the roots to stand upright, adding instant lift and volume. Using either a teasing brush or large paddle brush, separate your hair section by section, backcombing the hair at the roots. Finish off with some light hold hair spray, then lightly brush over the top of your hair to smoothen down any tangles.
USE VOLUMZING PRODUCTS
Get a thicker, voluminous look right in the shower by changing your hair products. Look out for shampoos and conditioners that are specially formulated to boost your hair. You are probably expecting a list of magical ingredients that help to pump up hair volume, but unfortunately, there are none. Shocked? The simple truth is that volumizing products contain LESS moisturizing ingredients compared to regular hair products that contain ingredients which leave a ‘heavy’ residue on the hair. So, all in all, volume boosting products keeps your locks lightweight and airy for added bounce and plumpness.
TRY ROOT LIFTING SPRAY
Root lifting spray is super easy to use not to mention a lot less damaging to your hair than backcombing. Simply, spray the root lifter onto parted sections of your damp hair and blow-dry afterward for best results.
USE HOT ROLLERS
It’s time to raid your granny's closet because hot rollers remain the ultimate heat tools for voluminous hair. Large hot rollers create soft, waves that give you mega volume. Despite what you may think, they are an easy addition to your beauty routine in the morning. Simply choose the direction you prefer your waves (away from your face or towards your face), mist sections of hair with hairspray for a long-lasting effect, and roll 4-5 rollers in the chosen direction. Leave them in while you’re doing your makeup and after 20 minutes, take them out. Then, gently brush and style your full, luscious waves.