how to add volume to hair: 5 simple ways.

how to add volume to hair: 5 simple ways.

Many people want to have voluminous hair, especially those with fine or thin hair. Luckily, there are many techniques and products like hair extensions, that can help you get the bouncy hair you want in minutes.


Understand your type of hair: Fine Hair vs. Flat Hair.

First, you need to know what type of hair you currently have so that you can apply the right technique.

  • Fine hair can be both a blessing and a challenge. It's easy to maintain and style, but using the wrong techniques and products can leave it looking flat and dull by the end of the day. 

  • Flat hair faces similar issues, but it can lack volume and appear lifeless if not properly cared for. 

Finding the right approach to volumize your hair might require some experimentation. Try different methods and products to see what works best for you. With time, you can develop a personalized volumizing routine that keeps your hair looking great for work, play, and everything in between. 

Here’s a complete guide on how to add volume to your hair easily:


1. The Blow Drying Method.

Blow drying can add volume to flat hair especially when done right. Here’s how:

  1. Blow dry upside down: Flip your head over while blow drying. This lifts the roots and adds volume.

  2. Use a round brush: While blow drying, a round brush adds more volume and bouncy waves.

  3. Start with damp hair: For best results, start blow drying when your hair is damp not soaking wet.


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Here is a tutorial on how to get extreme volume made by no one other than the professional hairstylist @ellebangs:

 If you’ve got flat curly hair, you can still use this method - just use a diffuser on a low setting to enhance and plump your curls.


2. The Teased hair method.

Teasing your hair can be another simple method to add a lot of volume to your thin or flat hair easily. Here's how:

  • Divide your hair into sections and using a comb, push the hair from the middle of each section up towards the roots. You want volume, not tangles, so go slow and repeat several times on each section until you reach your desired volume.
  • You can also tease the hair on your hair crown as well for extra oomph if you’re wearing an updo. Smooth a small piece of hair over the teased hair and pin and spray. That should last for two days if you don’t wash your hair.

Here's a tutorial on how to tease your hair to get maximum volume:


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You can also add different hair products to help with your volume and hair texture:

  • Volumizing mousse: Adds body and instant volume.

  • Dry shampoo: Absorbs excess oil and adds texture, perfect for fine hair.

  • Plasma Serum: Hydrates and rejuvenates the ends of your hair.


3. The Method with Hair Extensions.

Using hair extensions is the easiest way to add volume and length instantly. Irresistible Me hair extensions are crafted with human hair to give a natural blend and look, and they can be styled however you wish. Here are a few options you can choose from, based on your preferences:

Tape-In Extensions.

Tape-ins are great for adding volume to thin hair. They lie flat against the scalp so it’s a natural looking option.


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Clip-In Extensions.

Clip-ins are versatile and really easy to use. Can be clipped in whenever you need extra volume and removed at the end of the day.




Hair Toppers.

Toppers are perfect for those with thinning hair at the crown. They add volume instantly and blends with your natural hair.


4. Change your hair parting.

If you always wear your part in the same way, your hair gets used to growing in one direction and changing your part is a great way to mix things up and add volume to your style as your hair has to grow in the opposite direction and lift your roots.


  • Side partings are instant volume for fine hair – use a comb for a clean parting or your fingers for a messy, just-undone look.

  • Zig-zag partings can hide thinning patches in your current parting – gently use a wide-toothed comb to flick sections of hair to the opposite side of your part.

  • Middle partings can make your hairstyle look more sophisticated and balanced, while also giving your roots a slight lift.


5. Add Layers for More Volume.

Adding layers to your haircut is another effective way to boost volume. Layers create movement and give the illusion of thicker, fuller hair.


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To maintain overall hair health, make sure to eat well and take hair supplements if needed for your hair to grow and volume. Limit heat styling and dry with a microfiber towel to avoid friction and breakage. This will keep your hair strong and full.


By following these tips and using these products you can achieve and maintain voluminous hair. Whether you have fine, thin or straight hair there are solutions to add volume and get the bouncy hair you’ve always wanted. Remember the key to volume that lasts is a combination of the right products, techniques and overall hair health.

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