(Closed) Advice for hair volume?!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsRevolutionize:  Oh dear, I can relate! I had very thick hair as a child but then I got mononucleosis at 22 and it hasn’t been the same since. Have you thought about using volumizing hair mousse? I apply it on wet hair before styling to give it more volume. Also, hair curling rollers do wonders for volume. I have super straight hair and it looks a thousand times fuller when I curl it a little, it’s just flat and unimpressive otherwise. 


Post # 5
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love Big Sexy Hair’s Powder Play. It’s a bit tricky to use–it doesn’t take much, and it can get a bit sticky if you overdo it and you have to shampoo/condition well to get it all out, but you’ll get the hang of it after you’ve used it once or twice. Just sprinkle a bit on the crown of your head and tousle it through your roots–it gives a ton of lift and you’ll look like you have 50% more hair.


Post # 7
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I use dry shampoo! Its not just for refreshing after being too lazy to shower lol

I have baby-fine hair that likes to plaster to my skull if I don’t volumize it. I actually use dry shampoo right after I shower and my hair is dry. I spritz it onto the roots and it gives it texture and volume.

I also use a volumizing root-booster serum from garnier fructise i believe. I spritz that on my roots when my hair is still wet, then I add volumizing mousse, and blow dry my hair upside down. Then I add the dry shampoo and I have really awesome volume all day (and a couple days after that thanks to the dry shampoo!).

So I have a lot of products/techniques that I use, but I don’t always use all of them unless I’ve got somewhere fancy/important to go.

Post # 8
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsRevolutionize:  John Frieda volume building mousse is fantastic. Actually, all John Frieda products are – they’re on the pricier side of things but well worth it. 

As for hair rollers – the foam ones do nothing for me, my hair goes straight back to being limp and horrible after half an hour. I use hot rollers. I blow dry my hair for a minute, apply mousse and then put on hot rollers. They finish the drying-off job for you and give your hair texture. Mine are Remington and they come in a heating box that you plug in so that your rollers heat up. That takes about 15-20 minutes, which is perfect because in the meantime, I take a shower, wash my hair and semi-dry them, then I’m ready to use the rollers. Mind you it’s not something I do every morning! I do my hair 2-3 times a week, in the evening so I’m not rushed. 

If you decide to try it, I’m ready to help if you need any tips or advice 🙂 

Post # 9
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Epsom salts

Post # 10
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  which shampoo are you using? I use the Nexxus volumizing (Diametress) shampoo on pretty fine hair, and it seems to work very well! I find that not using too much conditioner also helps not weigh the hair down so much. as PP said, dry shampoo also helps.

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Blow dry your hair upside down or by pushing sections to the opposite side and hitting the roots. I dry my hair in section, so I went I get to the crown area, I flip one side over and dry it at the roots, then section it off and to the next root area. You can also tease your hair and/or use a good product like Redken Rootful or Guts at the crown.

Post # 12
3943 posts
Honey bee

I use the green spray bottle from Redken and it works pretty good. Doesnt weigh my hair down like other products I have tried.

Post # 13
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mrssrm:  +1, only I use the Osis brand. It’s the exact same thing. I love it!

I was finding that putting a product in my hair just weighed it down. I love the powder!


Post # 14
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I use Big Sexy Root Boost, then blow dry damp hair with a big round brush.

I flip my head over and spray my roots with Soya Want Flat Hair Hairpspray (also by the Big Sexy People)

Then I hit my ends with a huge curling iron and roll iton 2 inch velcro rollers. I have enormous Texas hair. 

Post # 15
3211 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@mrssrm:  every volumizing powder I’ve used has been amazing! I’ve used the BSH, one by Bedhead, and recently picked one up from the drugstore that works just as well. I only discovered them last year, and have noticed that very few people know what they are or how to use them. 

Post # 16
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have the exact same issue with the thyroid-related hair thinning, so I can sympathize!   I just bought Living Proof Thickening Mousse at Sephora and I have to say…it’s expensive, ($26 for the full-size can) but it absolutely works.  I wash my hair every other day and I could probably get away with NOT washing my hair today if I had to because I still have volume -3 days later! 


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