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Bump Up the Volume: Tips and Tricks for Fuller Curls

Are you tired of your limp and lifeless curls? Do you long for full, bouncy curls? Believe it or not, you are not alone. Many people with curly hair struggle to achieve the volume they desire in their curls. The good news is that with the right techniques, products, and care, you can achieve the volume you want for your curls. Keep reading and we will show you the best tips, tricks, and techniques for getting full, voluminous curls. We will discuss the right products and styling techniques needed to give your curls the lift and body it deserves.

Use the Right Products

Let us begin by discussing the proper products to use. When looking for the best products to add volume to curly hair, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First and foremost, avoid heavy products such as creams or oil-based ones because they can weigh down your curls and make them appear flat. Choose light products that will add volume to your hair without making them feel heavy.

A mousse or foam that adds volume to the hair is one type of product that can be extremely beneficial to achieving your desired look. Because these mousses and foams are so light, they add volume to curly hair while also shaping it. Mousses and foams can be used to style still-wet hair.

It's also critical to use high-quality, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner on your curly hair. Look for curly hair products because they will be gentler on your curls and will help bring out their natural shape and volume. If your curls are flat, consider when you last clarified them. Since people with curly hair wash their hair less frequently, it can cause product buildup and weigh the curls down.

Next, consider the way you style your hair!

Scrunch Technique

Scrunching your hair after you wash your hair is a quick and easy way to give your curls more body and shape. If your hair is dry, it will not have the same effect. Start by putting your favorite styling product on wet hair after you shower. If you really want volume, a mousse or foam is best. You can use your hands or a microfiber towel to cup the ends of your curls and then squeeze them up and toward the roots. As long as you don't do too much, this method won't hurt your hair and will give you curls that are full, defined, and frizz-free. Be gentle when picking or scrunching your curls, since too much manipulation can damage your hair.

Pick Technique

My favorite way to achieve volume is by picking my curls at the roots in an upward motion. Make sure your curls are fully dry first before you begin. Gently lift hair away from the scalp to create fullness and texture, being careful to only focus on the roots area or you will cause unwanted frizz. Do this in sections of your hair until you achieve your desired volume!

Drying your Curls for Volume

After applying your preferred styling products, you can achieve volume whether you blow dry or air dry your curls. If you want to air dry your curls, clip them up at the root and away from your scalp. This causes them to dry upward rather than flat against your scalp, which adds volume to your curls once they dry. Remove the clips only when your scalp is completely dry.

If you choose to blow dry your curls, use a diffuser attachment to prevent heat damage. If you want to create lift at the scalp, dry your curls against how they naturally fall. To begin, tilt your head to one side and let the diffuser dry your curls in sections. Repeat on each section of your head, taking care to tilt at different angles. Tilt your head and raise your curls up to your scalp like the scrunching method once your curls have formed a cast (or feel stiff). This will help to lift and volumize your curls at the root. Before storing your diffuser, make sure your roots are completely dry; otherwise, the water will weigh them down.

Whatever route you choose, once your curls are completely dry, shake them up and enjoy the volume!

The Right Hair Shape

The right hair shape can make or break your volume. By reshaping your curls with layers, your hair will be less weighed down and will appear fuller. Work with a stylist who is experienced in cutting curly hair. They will understand how to shape your curls for volume and bounce.

Inspiring volume in your curls is a goal we know you share, and we hope this piece helped you get there. Keep in mind that the secret to successful curly hair is embracing your natural texture and working with it, rather than against it. By utilizing the advice provided here, you are well on your way to styling your hair into voluminous, buoyant curls that will steal the show.

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