Can’t find a decent hairstyle to go with? Wishing for an extra volume of hair to make your look perfect? Worry no more, because this article comes to your rescue! It’s an almost everyday phenomenon that we struggle to give a perfect hairstyle to us before setting off for the day. Of course, hand in hand with that problem comes along the thought of increasing the volume of hair too, because every hairstyle details better in voluminous hair, doesn’t it? In this article, I’ll discuss how we can increase the volume of our hair in easy and affordable ways to make your life a bit easier.
There are both natural and cosmetological ways to add volume to hair and both of them are described below for your convenience. I personally prefer to use natural processes as much as possible because it does almost no harm, but the busy-schedulers can go for the easy and quick cosmetological process which will cause comparatively less harm than other similar processes – first the cosmetological process is described below, followed by a natural process:
Shampoo your hair
First of all, wash your hair with the right kind of shampoo. For dry scalp, choose a shampoo that moisturizes your hair and which is sulfate-free to avoid irritation, like, L’Oreal Paris EverStrong Sulfate-free Hair & Scalp System Thickening Shampoo. For greasy scalp, choose a shampoo that extracts the oil from the scalp, like Dove Derma Care Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, which controls overly oily hair in a very milder way.
Dry your hair gently
No matter if you have fine or thick hair, it is never recommended to dry your hair roughly with a towel, because it destroys the follicles and rustles the tiny oil particles in the surface of the hair that gives it the shine. Use a thin piece of cloth and dry gently.
To increase the volume of the hair you’ll need to apply heat to your hair. So to avoid direct heat, use a mild moisturizer to your hair. It should be lighter in density as a thick moisturizer can weigh down your hair. For men, you can use Pete & Pedro Putty, and for women, L’Oreal Paris Hair Spa Smoothing Cream Bath will be better. However, you can choose any other product as it suits.
Choose the perfect comb
To get a volume of hair, it is necessary that you choose a comb that will puff your hair rather weighs it down. The comb like John Frieda Small Curl Nylon round brush is perfect for blowing up thick hair, otherwise, use Spornette Porcupine Hair-Brush, which is known as ideal for delicate fine hair.
Make sections of hair
Take your comb and make at least 4 sections of your hair. The more the sections will be, the better results you’ll get.
Blow-dry with hair-dryer
Coming to the main task of the procedure, to volumize the hair hair-dryer is a must. Take each section one by one, and comb it from the top heating with the hair-dryer. Do it for all the sections. Do not dry it completely, leave some moisture. Like all other products, you have to be wise about your hair-dryer as well. The most recommended one is Conair 1875 Watt Full Size Pro Hair Dryer with Ionic Conditioning. You can also choose Remington T-studio Pearl Ceramic Professional AC Hair Dryer, BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer et cetera.
Lastly, to set your hairstyle and to make sure it stays for a longer period, apply hair-spray in a generous amount. For that, choose a gentler hair-spray like, Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Finishing Spray.
There you go! You have your dreamy, fluffy and voluminous gorgeous hair in just a few minutes.
If you are worried about using cosmetics for your hair, you can always go for the natural procedures described below:
- Protein treatment with eggs: According to the thickness and length of your hair, take as many eggs and beat it. Then apply it all over the hair and scalp. Leave it for about 30-45 minutes then shampoo your hair. Do it on a regular basis.
- Avocado paste: Take 2-3 avocados and make a paste with olive oil and banana. Then apply it to your hair. The Vitamin E of avocado helps the growth of hair.
- Onion juice: Mixture of onion juice and coconut oil, if applied for 2-3 weeks, will give a boost to the volume of hair.
- Olive oil massage: Massaging the scalp regularly, increases blood circulation and stimulates hair growth.
Nonetheless, it is very important that you get a healthy diet always and do medical check-ups for your hair to avoid any kind of risks. Eat as many green vegetables and fruits as you can to feed the roots of your hair. Make sure that your hair gets enough blood circulation for hair growth and volume. Pamper your hair because it is one important thing that makes us look gorgeous, no matter what!
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