The hair we have on our bodies is a big part of our beauty routines, whether we leave it be and don’t think much of it, or we dye it, or we simply choose to shave most of it off and be done with it! It takes time, in the bath or the shower, to groom and set to our preferences, and we often bemoan having to buy another new razor…
But then comes the hair we have on our head, that keeps our scalp and our neck warm, and flows down our back in loose locks or braids we love to spend time in the mirror perfecting.
Or maybe you’re someone who likes to keep your locks cut short, and you rock a pixie cut wherever you go. Or maybe you’ve shaved half off your head hair off, and let the hair you have left settle on the other side, to give you more of a warrior chic look.
No matter how you like to style your hair, the majority of us who love to style our hair have one complaint in common: we’re missing the volume we would love to rock! So let’s make sure the tresses you were blessed with have the right shape and size to them, and that they don’t hang flat enough to bother you all day long.
Change How Your Hair Falls
When you’re drying your hair, how do you do so? Maybe you tie up in a towel, leave it for a while, and then just let your locks drop however they like. Maybe you use the towel to rub your strands, to get most of the drips out, and then let a blowdryer do the rest.
Or maybe you just give it a comb through whilst you’re in the shower, and after you step out of it, and just go about your day as usual whilst your hair follicles take the time to expand and dry into the curls you’ve attempted to set out for them.
No matter how you dry your hair, it’s time to change the direction your hair seems to fall and set (and feel comfortable in) to try and add a bit more volume to your locks. Change where your hair parts, sweep one side over to the rest, physically cut some strands away to help your side parting feel a bit more natural etc., and notice how your hair seems to have doubled in size when you look in the mirror. And it’s best to do this whilst your hair is still wet!
Your hair will look bulkier and thicker at the crown of your head, where the hair curls to reach over to the new side you want it to fall. It’ll let the softer under strands on the parted side see the sun a little more as well, so you might notice your hair getting brighter the next time you go outside!
Try Out a New Shampoo
You won’t have to take yourself along to a new Hair Transplant Clinic to get some more strands physically added to your head; if you’ve got a good head of hair already, and you just want some more volume to work with, you might just have to change the type of shampoo you use to give your locks a nice wash through!
Of course, we all know the power of conditioner, and how it softens and protects the ends of our hair. But people forget about the effectiveness of the shampoo we use as well; it’s made for the top of your head, to give your hair and scalp a good clean, and to help promote the essential oils your follicles themselves excrete to keep hair healthy.
That’s one of the main reasons you should avoid lathering your conditioner up there as well, unless you already have a dry scalp and need the extra help.
Throw out your old shampoo, and go out to buy yourself a new brand that won’t add all kinds of new of oils and artificial moisturizers to your hair. You don’t want to weigh your locks down, as heavy hair is a volume lover’s worst enemy! Similarly, make sure you don’t rub too much shampoo into your head either, and try to stick to using a penny sized squeeze every time you wash your hair through. Otherwise your hair, be it fine or otherwise, is just going to look a bit greasy and overladen.
Wrap Your Hair at Night
It’s something the people with the curliest hair known to man have been doing for hundreds of years, and now it’s time for you to follow suit. Wrapping your hair up at night, or just getting a silk pillowcase to rest your head on, is very good for maintaining the volume in your hair. Not only that, but it helps to keep your locks nice and healthy too.
When you have something gentle like silk to wrest on or wrap up in, or you just have a fine felt scrunchy to put your hair into a loose bun with, you can help to keep strand breakages to a minimum. It also means your hair won’t get too hot overnight either, leaving it frizzy and lank in the morning when you wake up; silk helps to cut humidity out, and preserve the curls or the straight you’ve spent ages ironing in the night before.
Simply put, if you have a gentle and breathable fabric to protect your hair with, make sure you’re including it as part of your beauty routine! It’s a lot cheaper on you than going out to buy as many volume promising products as you can find!
Adding volume to your hair can be a bit of a fight, as we all have different hair types and natural styles to deal with. But if you can commit to little routine changes like these, you’ll notice your hair getting more voluptuous as time goes on. Honestly, you’re going to look amazing.