(Easy) Tricks for Creating Volume

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There really doesn’t need to be a whole hoopla to get some volume in your hair. It’s actually pretty simple. Choose the route you want to use: a styling product or a styling tool.

Using a styling product:
First, it would be helpful to wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner such as the Rusk Full Shampoo and Rusk Full Green Tea & Alfalfa Bodifying Conditioner After you have styled your hair, to add a bit of volume, just spray some hairspray such as the CHI Helmet Head Hair Spray on the roots in the front of your hair, right at the part. Also, mist your fingers with hairspray. Run your fingers along the hair from the front of the hairline to about an inch back into the hair part. Lift that section straight up, and then gently let it fall back down. Voila! Subtle volume 🙂

Using a styling tool:
The latest issue of Allure featured a section where they discussed how you should go about finding the right flat iron for your hair texture. For fine hair, Allure recommended the CHI Volumizer, which has curved plates that add some boost to your roots.

2 Easy Ways to Curl with a Hair Iron

Want to know how to curl your hair with a straightener? Here are 2 easy ways for creating 2 stylish curly hairstyles with hair irons.

Method 1: Curl your hair with a flat iron as demonstrated here with the Bio Ionic straightening iron

  1. Wrap a small strand of hair around your pointer and middle finder.
  2. Carefully slide the curl off your fingers and don’t let go!
  3. Press the curl with the ionic flat iron.
  4. Stretch out the curl.

Next > Method 2: Curl your hair with the ceramic CHI Volumizer

How to curl hair with a flat iron

Although we often think of flat irons as a tool to straighten hair, it can offer incredible versatility and even help achieve gorgeous curls.

Step 1:
In order to properly curl your hair with a straightener, you must prepare your hair by blow drying it thoroughly and applying a protective product, which will also help your curls set. Keep in mind that you will need a flat iron with a rounded edge (such as the CHI volumizer) to avoid creating unnatural dents in your hair.

Step 2:
Grab a one-to-two inch section of hair and wrap it once around the bottom plate, starting about two inches from the scalp. If you place the hair iron too close to the scalp, you will create too much volume near the top of the head. Gently close the plates, lightly gripping the hair and glide the straightening iron down towards the ends while rotating it outwards.

Step 3:
Gently clip your hair to keep the hair that is not being curled out of the way. Repeat this process until you have curled all of your hair and finish with a light aerosol hairspray for extra hold if desired.

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