How to Get Voluminous Shiny Hair
Voluminous Shiny Hair
When I was a kid, I disliked my hair. It was always frizzy and my short hair cut would make me look strange since it was also wavy. It wasn't until later I realized that my hair only needed some TLC, and I found different ways to make my waves work for me. Here are a couple of tips to make sure your hair gets the volume you crave, while keeping it shiny and healthy.
When you shampoo your hair, make sure you rub your roots in a circular motion for about 2 minutes. This not only gives you a great scalp massage but also helps build volume in your hair and stimulates hair growth. This is especially helpful if you want to grow your hair out like I did.
I like to use a vinegar rinse to help tame my waves and get more volume. You should only do this once a week since it is too rough to use more than that. If you have color treated hair like me, don't use apple cider vinegar because it will make your color fade! Use regular white vinegar! Mix 1/3 cup apple cider (or white) vinegar with 1 quart of distilled water. After rinsing off your shampoo, pour the vinegar mix into your hair for a few seconds then rinse with cold water.
You don't have to condition all your hair, everyday. Conditioner weighs hair down, so its application depends on what hair style you want. When I'm in the mood to straighten my hair, I condition all my hair to prep it for my flat iron. If you want volume, only apply conditioner on your tips, this will help moisturize them without weighing down the rest. I also apply 100% Argan Oil after lightly towel drying my hair, at least 3 times a week. This leaves my hair looking shiny and frizz free, which is a must with any hair style. Sometimes I leave it in without using any hair tools, resulting in soft waves with no fuss.
Letting your hair air dry is a mistake if you want volume, since it will also weigh your hair down. I hang my head downwards, with the tips of my hair pointing to the floor and use a blow dryer to dry it from the roots down (if you have curly hair, use a diffuser). Let gravity help you work less, make sure you completely dry all your hair, then apply cold air to help it keep its hold. Flip your head up to see all the volume you've achieved. At this point, I like to use my Victorya flat iron from ISA Professional to seal my tips and bangs, making them smooth, shiny and frizz free. I find it completes the look, making sure there is no frizz, only a clean finish.
Now that I know how to control my wavy, unruly hair, I love pumping up my hair without looking like a frizz ball. Hopefully, these tips will help you do the same, love your hair for how it is and give it the TLC it deserves to look your best!