Pump It Up

You may not want to go back to the extremes of the 80s with your hair volume, but for lots of hair styles you need to get some volume in there to make it work for you and avoid the limp and lifeless look. Of course, it’s all about knowing how to keep that volume there once you have built it up so let’s look at some options.

Getting the right stuff

First of all, you need to consider your hair type and how well it holds a style. Fine, straight hair is going to need more help than say course hair with a bit of a natural wave. Using a product that works on your roots such as Moroccanoil Root Boost is great for fine hair as it adds texture to the roots, giving them extra lift which in turn helps give more volume during the styling process. However, if you are just looking for something to give a bit more lift to limp hair which may also be greasy, a light-weight formula used in Bhave’s volumizing conditioner lifts the hair but also leaves it feeling full of life and soft to the touch.

To get that extra-hold in a back-comb style bring out the Keune Design Volume Powder applying it directly to the roots means that style is not going anywhere.

For that Special Effect

It may be that you are looking for a very specific finish that has volume such as the ‘just come from the beach’ look, a number of products use actual sea salt to achieve this such as the Keune Sea Salt Spray. For men the American Crew Boost Powder delivers extra ‘grit’ and strength for a quiff that will defy gravity.

For making the most of those curls you naturally have or have freshly created which deserve definition instead of frizz, the Evo Shape Vixen lotion will have them sleek and tamed but still keep the bounce and volume you love.

Of course, when styling your hair and to increase the volume your tools are important too and of course the bigger the better. To get more volume into long hair you need to be going super-sized with your styling brush such as the ceramic ones from GK Hair. Adding the diffuser to the GHD Hair dryer is guaranteed to really pump up the volume of those curls and waves.

You have the power!