Expert Cosmetologist Shares Tips & Tricks For Achieving Voluminous Hair

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Say hello to volume in 2022!

Everyone wants to achieve fuller, more voluminous-looking hair - but for those with thin or fine hair, this can be quite a challenge! Luckily, we got the chance to speak with cosmetology expert, Tony Geyser, from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture about the best tips, tricks, and products for bigger volume. If you're wondering what products to use, what haircut to ask for, or the proper techniques for teasing your hair, don't worry - this article has you covered! Keep reading for all the easily-implementable tips for fuller hair.

Tease, Tease, Tease!

Teasing your hair is probably one the oldest tricks in the book, but it works! You just have to know how to do it properly. Whatever you do, DO NOT aggressively rat your hair with a crazy up and down motion. Instead, hold a section of hair up with one hand and with a comb in the other gently bring the comb down the strand, pull the comb out and repeat. Go to the next section and do it all over again.

Ask Your Stylist for Texture

Undercut! This one isn’t super well known but, the next time you are with your stylist ask them if they could use their thinning/texturizing shears and give you some “texture” closer to the scalp in the areas you are looking for that VOLUME! I know what you’re thinking, “Why would I want to use thinning shears on my thin hair!?”. What this does is the shorter hair cut with the shears will push up the longer hair on top and give you a fuller look.

Products Matter

Products matter!! Everyone thinks it’s just 1 or 2 products that go into a look. NO! It starts with the Shampoo you use and ends with the Finishing Spray you use. If you have thin hair, DO NOT use heavy shampoos! So, the more “Hydrating” it is the more it will weigh your hair down. Use “Volumizing” shampoos, I know that seems like a “Duh!” thing to say but, what a lot of people don’t realize is why these types of shampoos work. Volumizing Shampoos and Conditioners usually are either clear or very very light weight, so it doesn’t weigh it down. After the shampooing comes the prep. You honestly can use whatever prep product you want, but the heavier it is the worse it’s going to be for your poor hair. Texturizing sprays, powders, and dry shampoo are going to be your best friends!

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