Pump Up the Volume With These Blowdrying Hacks for Fine Hair
Those of us with fine hair already know that our strands require extra attention. Especially when we’re desperately trying to add volume. The struggle is all too real. But simply blowdrying your hair and using the right dry shampoo aren’t enough.
We all know the basics. Like backcombing your hair for added lift. Or shampooing less often. You can even reach for your trusty texturizing or volumizing mist to add some much-needed dimension. There are some very basic hacks you need to know before drying your mane, however.
Excess oil and grease are more common in fine hair folk. So you definitely need to get that under control. If you struggle with frizz or breakage, you need the right tools to help your dryer get the job done and done right. (You’d be surprised what switching up your hairbrush can do.) Certain rollers are also your friends. Plus, you need to make sure you don’t ignore your roots. They’re pretty much the secret to blowdrying success for fine-haired ladies.
Ready to try these tips and tricks to turn your volume up to 11? Then keep reading to discover some truly easy hacks that’ll transform your flat, fine locks into voluminous strands.
Get the Grease Out
IGK Swipe Up Black Charcoal Dry Shampoo Hair Blotting Tissues, $18 at IGK
Third- or fourth-day hair can be really challenging if you have fine hair and standard dry shampoo can only do so much. Right before you blowdry, take the grease and oil out of your strands with a blotting paper or a microfiber towel. It'll also cut down on drying time.
Bulk Up Your Strands
Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion, $28 at Aveda
This magic potion works wonders when you sprinkle it on before blowdrying or using rollers. You can even use it to absorb excess oil on those days when there's no time to shampoo.
Just Roll With It
Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers, $12 at Nordstrom
These self-gripping rollers are an easy-peasy way to add volume to the finest of manes. Simply blowdry your hair, then, while your strands are still warm, get rolling. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before removing and tousling your locks.
Upgrade Your Brush
Mason Pearson Junior Mixture Nylon & Boar Bristle Hair Brush, $195 at Nordstrom
A boar bristle brush is a must when drying your fine hair since it helps distribute your hair's natural oils while promoting circulation. It also helps battle frizz.
Give Your Roots a Lift
Living Proof Full Root Lift, $29 at Ulta Beauty
Simply spray on your roots before blowdrying for an uplifting experience. This pick is powered by a blend of three polymers that not only increases volume, it protects your hair from all that heat.