Updated: May 19
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Over the years I've had lots and lots of clients with fine straight hair. Don't let my curls fool you. For a long time I wore 1my hair straight and did not have a curly hair clientele. I took a lot of classes on how to blow dry and style hair to get the most volume, and what products were the best for volume.
What do you think of my straight hair?
Most people feel they can just buy some volumizing products and put them in and they should work, right? There's actually 3 secrets in getting voluminous hair. Whether my clients had short, medium or long hair I would tell them theses same 3 secrets so they could get the same volume at home.
The secrets are:
1)Picking the right styling product to put in your hair while its still wet.
2)Knowing how to dry and style your hair properly so it can have volume that lasts.
3) Picking the right Finishing products to protect your volume and give it style (because we want style and definition not one big poof ball)
If you follow these 3 secrets (paired with a good hair cut, (sorry but scraggly ends never look good) then your fine hair will look great and have volume that will last all day! My client below got a hair cut, balayage, color and a blow out. We did not use a curling iron, just my detachable round brush and the right products!
Secret #1: Styling products for wet hair
The first step is to apply a product while your hair is wet before you dry it.
This is very important because it's the foundation of your hair style. If your hair feels fine and flat once it's dried, it will stay that way no matter what else you do to it. So it is very important to use a styling product for wet hair first.
There are alot of styling products for volume. So I understand it can be confusing to know how to choose. First ask your self where do you want the volume? Do you want it all over or just on top?
If you want volume all over you'll need a product that will plump the hair shaft to make each strand feel thicker. You'll usually need to make sure its evenly applied by brushing it through your hair.
If you want volume just at the top or on your crown, then you need a root lifter. These products will help your hair strands stand up off your scalp so your hair doesn't lay flat against your head.
I really like Dressed Up from Hair Story because it's a two in one product. Its a light weight volumizing lotion that also gives you heat protection as your dry it. If you need more volume at the roots their Lift spray is awesome. And it has memory hold for next day styling if you don't wash every day! Click here to check them out