Now that the summer heat is starting to subside, we get to let our hair down and have a little more leeway with styling. What’s big this season: big hair. Full, voluminous hair never goes out of style and looks great for all of the holiday get-togethers that are quickly approaching. If you’re not blessed with naturally volume, it can be hard to get that glamorous vibe. I’m personally not a fan of backcombing— or “teasing”— the hair, since it can cause breakage, tangles and damage. Luckily, there are ways to fake it till you make it; here’s how to get full hair quickly.
1. Dry Shampoo
One of the easiest ways to add volume to your style is with a product you probably already have at home: dry shampoo. Dry shampoo does more than just absorb unwanted oil, but also adds texture. Focus the spray at the root of your hair underneath your top layers, which will give limp hair a lift. Try to find a dry shampoo that doesn’t leave visible residue, like the Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo.
2. Curl All The Way Up
If you’re looking for volume in a curled style, all you have to do is coil your hair closer to the root while using your wand or iron. Directing the curl away from your face on either side (so that the curls meet each other in the back) will also make it appear heightened while framing your face in a flattering way.
If you want dramatic volume without layering too much product or adding a lot of curl, this technique is for you. All you need is a crimping iron. Pin away the top layers of your hair, which we will keep smooth, and crimp close to the roots all around the hair. You can repeat under every other layer of hair, depending on how full you want it to look. When you let down your top layers, they will be lifted and your hair will have va-va-voom volume!
4. Blow Out & Under
If you’re blow drying your hair, this one’s easy. Using a round brush, you typically blow dry down the shaft of the hair on top of the layer. After doing this, instead of moving on to the next section, give the same layer a little blow from underneath the hair, pointing the concentrator nozzle near your root. This is like a much gentler version of “backcombing” without having to deal with the knots later!
5. Long Term Solution: Viviscal
If you’re looking for full hair that will last, using products that are geared toward helping you achieve the appearance of thicker hair will be your best bet. Viviscal is one affordable brand that creates effective products to help nourish and strengthen your locks.
The Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo & Conditioner and Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir help leave hair looking naturally thicker and nourishes with keratin, biotin & zinc, along with their proprietary Ana:Tel complex made from natural and clinically tested sources like pea sprouts. They gently cleanse, condition and moisturize while also making your hair easy to style and smooth.
The Conceal & Densify Volumizing Fibers are a comb-through product to help build on your hair to make them look thick (comes in four shades to match your hair color), and washes out with shampoo. You can also help promote existing hair growth and reduce shedding by taking their 100% drug free vitamin supplements, which help the health of your hair within by giving you the nutrients it needs to look its best, like marine complex AminoMar®, Biotin, Zinc, Vitamin C, Horsetail Extract and Iron. I personally have naturally full hair, but shedding has always been a problem, so these are a great solution for overall stronger hair.
With these tricks, you’ll be on your way to beautiful, full hair for fall in no time.