Limp and limp hair is a problem that bothers women, especially those who crave thick, voluminous, and healthy hair. Fortunately, having voluminous hair is not a dream that is difficult to achieve because voluminous hair can be had if you know how to do it. Read on for the techniques, grooming products, and hairstyles to look out for to get voluminous hair.
Method 1 of 3: Washing and Drying
Step 1. Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner
The first thing of course you need to do is use shampoo and conditioner that can add volume to your hair. This type of shampoo and conditioner has a lighter content than other types, so it doesn't make your hair heavier and limp. In addition, your hair will effectively become cleaner, moisturized, light and voluminous. Volume enhancing shampoos and conditioners are also available in combo packs that you can get at various prices at drugstores to well-known salons.
- When shampooing, use enough shampoo product to create a lather. Be sure to massage your scalp while washing your hair to create volume when your hair is dry. Rinse your hair thoroughly, then wash again if needed.
- Use conditioner on your hair from the middle to the ends and apply the rest of the product near the roots. Using too much conditioner at the roots can cause your hair to look greasy and limp.
- Before rinsing the conditioner in your hair, comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb, starting at the bottom of your hair. This method can prevent hair breakage which can make your hair look thinner.
Step 2. Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo once a week
Most shampoos and conditioners contain plastic-type substances such as silicones and polymers that stick to the hair shaft and make your hair heavier, making your hair limp and limp. Clarifying shampoo can remove these substances, leaving your hair lighter and voluminous. Usually people use a clarifying shampoo once a week to get maximum results.
- Like shampoo, other beauty care products, such as mousse, wax, and spray, also contain chemicals that can settle in your hair, causing your hair to lose its volume. In addition, other things that can leave chemicals on your hair are hard water and chlorine contained in swimming pools.
- People who swim a lot tend to have a lot of chemical build-up in their hair, so they need to use a clarifying shampoo more often, about 2 to 3 times a week. For people with dyed hair, using a clarifying shampoo can decolorize their hair, so they can use it less often about twice a month.
Step 3. Use mousse to add volume to your hair
There are many hair care products, especially volumizing products on the market, which can be very effective at giving your hair volume. One of them is mousse to increase hair volume. With just one scoop, the mousse can be applied to hair from root to tip to soften the texture and lift it up for a voluminous look. After applying mousse, you can allow your hair to dry on its own, curl to create thick waves and curls, or blow dry your hair to create a sleeker, bouncy look.
- Another volume-boosting product you can use is a root-lifting spray or cream. These products are applied directly to the roots of the hair (from the top of the ear) before you blow dry your hair.
- Some hair volumizing products can make your hair very dry, don't overdo it.
Step 4. Use the diffuser insert on your hair dryer
Using a diffuser on a hair dryer can really help create voluminous waves. The diffuser is useful for softening the airflow from the hair dryer, so that your hair does not become straight and limp. You can buy this tool online or at the nearest drug store and salon. Read on for a diffuser technique:
- Allow your hair to dry on its own for 15 to 20 minutes after shampooing, then apply a mousse to add volume to your hair by applying it from root to tip as described above.
- Turn on your hair dryer, then set the air to cool air and dry your hair from the bottom of the hair using a squeezing technique.
Step 5. Dry your hair upside down
The upside down position when blow drying can give your hair a voluminous look for both straight and wavy looks. In addition, this method can also make gravity pull on your hair roots so that they don't stick to the hair roots. It also makes it easier to brush your hair without making it look limp.
- Use the nozzle attachment on your blow dryer, turn your head over while blow-drying your hair for 5 to 10 minutes, and use your fingers to separate sections of hair and let air flow to the roots. These methods can reduce excess water content in your hair.
- When your hair is almost dry, use a round comb with a soft brush to finish the drying process and add softness to the hair. If your hair is very thick, you can divide it into sections before doing this.
Step 6. Use dry shampoo
If you don't have time to wash and dry your hair, the quickest and easiest way to add volume to your hair is to use dry shampoo, which is dry shampoo that comes in a spray or powder form. Dry shampoo works by absorbing the oil in the hair and leaving it clean and fresh by adding volume to the look of your hair. All you need to do is spray or sprinkle an adequate amount of dry shampoo on the roots of your hair and massage it with your fingers.
- You may need to experiment with finding the right dry shampoo for your hair, as other products can leave residue on your hair, making it feel sticky.
- Like other hair care products, dry shampoo can make your hair very dry. Therefore, use sparingly and do not overuse this product.
Method 2 of 3: Hair Styling
Step 1. Cut your hair
The longer your hair, the heavier your hair will be. This is why long hair usually lacks volume. Therefore, the fastest way to add volume to your hair is to cut your hair. Layered, layered, and even blunt cuts can make your hair look lighter and more uplifted.
Visit a hair stylist you trust and can do exactly what you want. A good haircut from a professional can make your hair look more vibrant than using hair care products or other styling methods
Step 2. Try playing with colors
The right placement of light and dark colors can give your hair a bold and voluminous feel. Dark colors can also make your hair look thicker, so consider using dark colors or combinations for a voluminous look.
Coloring done by professionals with the right highlight settings will give maximum results compared to coloring yourself at home. This is because hair stylists are better trained in combining colors with patterns and colors that suit you, so that they can give a fluffy effect
Step 3. Squeeze your hair
The most effective way to add volume to your hair is to comb and comb it backwards. This method may seem scary at first, but it is the easiest way to do and can give good quality to any type of hairstyle. Sasak works best on hair that hasn't been washed in a day or two, and requires a combing comb with a soft brush. You can find this type of comb at beauty supply stores. Do the sasak with the correct method as follows:
- After washing with a volumizing shampoo and using a volumizing mousse or lifting spray, let your hair sit for a day or two before brushing. Part your hair as you normally would, then take 5 to 10 cm from the top of your hair. Comb to remove tangles.
- Hold your hair vertically, grasping the ends of the hair. Insert the comb in the middle of the hair and then comb it down, towards the skin. You don't need to do this gently because a slightly coarser ruffle will give you a more satisfying result. Repeat two or three times, then do the rest of the hair. Do it around the head.
- You can do it all over your hair or just the top, it's up to you. Don't worry if your hair will look like a bird's nest because it will. Next, take your comb and comb your hair very gently through the top layer of your hair, leaving the bottom part untouched. Then spritz some hair spray to hold the shape and voila! voluminous hair suitable for any type of finished hairstyle!
Step 4. Change your parting
If your hair looks thin and flat when parted in a normal parting, you can make it look more voluminous by simply changing the position of your parting. Do something different than usual, you can use center, side, or even zigzag splits! Use a comb with a fine brush to make it more neat and detailed. Then comb your hair before spraying a little hairspray to hold it in shape.
Step 5. Use hot hair rollers
Styling your hair using hot rollers is a quick way to give your hair waves and volume with a touch of glamorous style. If you don't want your hair to look frizzy, don't worry. Use hair rollers with a large size, so your hair will be more volume and lively without giving the impression of excessive curls. When using hot hair rollers, make sure you set the appropriate temperature.
- Use hot hair rollers when you haven't shampooed, if possible. Start at the front, rolling your hair away from your face. When all the rollers are installed, let them sit for 10 to 15 minutes until they cool completely.
- Spray hairspray liberally all over your head before removing the rollers. Once removed, use your fingers to set the waves and separate the tangles in your hair. Comb gently if you want smoother waves.
Step 6. Perming your hair. Although most people often associate perming, or curly hair, with 80s hairstyles, hair perming has actually made a comeback in the fashion world and can be a great solution to add volume and give hair texture (without the poodle effect of course). Modern perming can shape your curls the way you want, from the look of corkscrew curls to subtle waves. After perming, the curls of your hair will be easier to manage and can last 2 to 6 months.
- Make sure you consult with your hair stylist first to determine what kind of hairstyle and hairstyle is right for you. Then, make sure you both have the same idea of how the final model will look like. Bring pictures for inspiration.
- Hair perming is not a good idea if you dye your hair or highlight it because perming can make your hair drier and the resulting curls will look damaged. Layered or layered cuts can be the right choice because it will avoid the pyramid shape of your hair.
Method 3 of 3: Home Care
Step 1. Make an avocado mask
Avocados contain natural oils that can penetrate the hair shaft and thus make hair healthy and nourished. Healthy hair is much more prone to breakage and loss, so using an avocado mask once a week can make your hair look thicker and voluminous over time. To make it:
- Mash two ripe avocados in small pieces until mushy. Then, mix it with half a cup of honey, two tablespoons of olive oil and one egg yolk. Apply this mixture all over your hair from roots to shafts, cover your hair with a head covering and leave it on for an hour or two, or until the mask hardens.
- Clean the mask with shampoo (you may need to wash it twice), apply conditioner, and then dry and style as usual.
Step 2. Use eggs
Hair is made up of a wide variety of proteins, so any treatment that uses these nutrients will be very beneficial for hair health. Eggs are high in protein and can leave a thick and strong feel on the hair. All you have to do is crack two eggs and then massage the beaten egg into damp hair. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with shampoo as usual.
- Alternatively, you can mix eggs with some hair oil like argan or coconut oil, and use it for your hair care.
- This treatment is suitable for hair and can be done two or three times a week, if desired.
Step 3. Try to use apple cider vinegar and lemon juice
A mixture of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice can be used as a tonic that can give volume to thin and flat hair. To make it, add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of lemon to a cup of cold water. Stir well. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner as usual, then use this tonic as a final rinse.
Step 4. Rinse your hair with a beer flat
Beer flats or flat beers with a light alcohol content are commonly used as a solution for thin and flat hair. Hair absorbs beer well, which makes the hair shaft thicker and the hair more voluminous. Beer also leaves little residue on the surface of the hair and gives extra volume to the hair.
- To use it, unscrew the beer can and let it sit for a few hours to let it flat. Take it with you when you wash it, and use it for a final rinse after you wash it.
- The type of beer that is most suitable for use that has been brewed traditionally, because this type of beer contains many nutrients.
Step 5. Use henna
Henna is a natural product for coloring hair, but it can also be used to add thickness and volume to hair. For a shiny effect, add warm water to 100g of henna powder. Stir until it forms a paste-like dough, then let it rest for six hours in a warm place.
Combine the henna paste with a cup of conditioner, then apply the mixture to your hair. Cover with a hood and let sit as long as you want. Rinse with warm water. Then wash with shampoo and conditioner as usual
Step 6. Try using castor oil
Castor oil can help to stimulate hair growth and prevent breakage. Therefore, castor oil can make hair healthier and thicker. Heat good quality castor oil until warm. Then, apply warm castor oil to the roots of your hair and gently massage your scalp in small circular motions using your fingertips. Wash your hair with shampoo to remove castor oil.