April 24, 2024



How To Get Lift and Volume Using Hair Styling Tools

For those of us who were born with thin and fine Beauty Salon, it is always a challenge to make it look like we have more hair than we actually do. If you were blessed with thicker hair, getting lift and volume can also have its woes simply because the sheer weight of the hair will pull it down. Haircare products are typically what most of us turn to first, however, there are actually ways to get more body and volume to your hairstyle simply by the way you blow-dry your hair and style it.

The essential hair styling tools needed to accomplish the goal are the right size styling brush and of course the hair dryer. To determine the size brush needed will depend on the length of your hair. While most would assume that you need a smaller barrel brush if your hair is shorter, this is not necessarily always the case. A rule of thumb to use is to go with the largest barrel you can when your hair is longer and when it is on the shorter side, you can usually achieve volume using a medium-sized barrel brush.

For purposes of getting lift and volume on a general scale, the focus is going to be on the roots of your hair. For this process, a 2 to 2 1/2″ barrel will work best. The best styling brush for blow-drying hair is always going to be one that has been manufactured using ceramic. The reason for this is that you want to be sure that you are receiving even heat distribution as the air passes from your dryer through the vents of your brush to your hair, thus eliminating any hot or cold spots on the brush surface. If you can find a tourmaline enhanced nylon or boar bristle brush all the better. The tourmaline feature of brush bristles will give your hair added shine and smoothness.

Now for the process. Wash and condition your hair. Towel dry lightly so as to avoid any additional frizz to have to control. Detangle your hair and then spritz on a root lifter haircare product to help give your hair some extra hold and texture during the blowout process. Take a section of your hair and wrap it around the styling brush. Dry the roots of your hair in the opposite direction from the way they naturally fall. So, if your hair naturally seems to fall forward, blow-dry that section of hair back. Repeat this process until all of your roots are dry. Next take the dryer and with a concentrator attachment added to the end of your dryer, direct the dryer down the hair shaft. Make sure that you are holding the dryer at least 4″ to 6″ away from your hair so as to not apply too much heat at close range. Once the hair is completely dry, the final touches hinge on the length of your hair. If your hair is on the shorter side, run your fingers or a hair pik through the sections of hair to bring them together. If your hair is at a length that it will toss when you bend your hair over, run your fingers lightly through the strands. Bring your head back upright and again using your fingers or a hair pik, bring the sections of your hair back together. In either case, spritz on a super hold hairspray to calm any flyaways and lock the style in place.