Short hair can be chic and stylish, but sometimes it can lack the volume and body that longer hair has.
If you find yourself longing for more volume in your short hair, don't worry! There are plenty of techniques and tips that can help you achieve that desired fullness.
In this article, we'll explore everything you need to know about how to add volume to short hair.
The need-to-know when it comes to volume
Before we dive into the techniques, let's talk about what hair volume actually means. Hair volume refers to the overall body and fullness of your hair.
When we talk about hair volume, we are essentially referring to the amount of space that your hair occupies. It is determined by various factors, including lift at your roots and the density and thickness of your hair strands. In simple terms, the more hair you have, the more volume you can create.
Adding volume to short hair not only can enhance its visual appeal but can also help in creating versatile and dynamic hairstyles. Therefore, understanding how to add volume is essential for anyone rocking a shorter hairstyle.
How to give short hair more volume: our step-by-step guide
Now that you understand the factors influencing hair volume, let's explore how to prepare your short hair for maximum fullness.
Consult with your hairstylist to find a cut that suits your face shape and hair type while maximizing volume potential.
Our advice? Leave the volumizing to your stylers and opt for a 100% clean, residue-free formula like Color Security Shampoo. Every ingredient rinses completely off, leaving nothing behind to weigh hair down or block follicles.
Pair it with our Color Security Conditioner for fine-to-normal hair for lightweight hydration that won’t weigh hair down or leave it greasy.
Techniques and Products
Now that your hair is prepped for volume, let's explore some effective techniques to add fullness to your short hair:
Pro Tip: Use a round brush or Denman brush to lift your roots while blow-drying your hair. This helps create volume at the roots and gives your hair body and bounce.
Use generously on each section. Both products can be used on wet or dry hair. Pro Tip: Use both together for seriously sexy oomph!
- Next, working in small sections, blow dry your hair using a round brush. Then, wrap each section of hair around a roller. Let your hair set until completely cool before unrolling big, bouncy volume. Check out the Color Wow Big Hair Bundle, featuring a free set of rollers and our best-selling volume products - a real must-have in your journey towards voluminous short hair!
If you’re wary of backcombing, try celeb stylist Chris Appleton’s fave volumizer that he calls “backcombing in a can” – Style on Steroids. This unique moisturizing texture spray adds instant sexy texture and guts to your hair without feeling sticky, stiff or chalky. Adding volume to short hair is easier than you might think. By understanding the factors that affect hair volume and utilizing the right techniques, you can achieve bouncy and voluminous locks.
So, go ahead and try out these tips and tricks to give your short hair some sexy volume!
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