We all want shiny, healthy hair with tons of volume! At times this can feel easier said than done. Sharing 8 tips from shower to styling – no frizz, tons of volume, with the health of you hair in mind. These can benefit you no matter what your hair type – Fine, thick, straight, or curly! If you follow me on Instagram, check out my new video on IGTV!
#1 minimal hair washing
Rule of thumb: the more you wash your hair, the more you have to. Your scalp and hair do need some oil, that’s what keeps it moisturizer and healthy. If you remove the oil too often, your body will try to compensate and will end up producing extra. Going through a detox time can be tough, but trying to go stretches without washing will result in less oil over time. If you normally wash everyday, try and stretch it two! Within a couple weeks you’ll be shocked at how less oily your hair is. NOTE: this is a very general idea. sometimes genetics, health, medications etc can play a role and so this may not be applicable.
#2 comb hair in shower
when your hair is wet it is more vulnerable to breakage, it’s in a weaker state. I comb my hair in the shower after I apply conditioner, before I rinse. This allows you to get the tangles out a lot easier and it’s gentler on your hair. After you have combed, rinse the conditioner – you won’t need to brush when you get out!
#3 cold rinse
The warm water will raise the outer layer of your hair, the cortex. Giving your hair a cold rinse will cause the cortex to lay flat, resulting in less frizz, softer and stronger hair!
#5 t-shirt – no towel!
Once you get out of the shower try wrapping your hair in a T-shirt, rather then a towel. It absorbs the water but the fabric will cause your hair to frizz less and won’t tug – especially important if you’re prone to breakage.
#6 air dry
Some mornings are just busy and we are in a rush to get done and out the door! But as often as possible, I try to allow my hair to air dry 75%+ Before taking the hairdryer to it. It takes less time to blow dry AND less heat is better for the health of your hair. Win win!!
#7 head upside down
When I blow dry my hair I always tip my head upside down and blow dry brushing with my fingers to start. Once it is 95%+ dry I use a large paddle brush and continue to brush my hair upside down. Your hair being brushed and dried in the opposite direction it naturally falls will create a ton of volume! This is why stylist, at the salon, pull your hair up as they blow dry and why they can get so much volume!
#8 ends only
Once you take your hot tools out (flat iron, curling iron, wand etc.) only use it from the middle to the ends of your hair. Your hair near scalp doesn’t often need the taming and using the heat can flatten all the beautiful volume from your blow dry.
teasing & hairspray:
for lasting volume, teasing and hairspray goes a long way! I teasing at root tons, hair spraying each layer as I go. Tame half way, give it 5-10 minutes to deflate naturally and then finish smoothing if necessary.
dry shampoo is a great quick morning trick. Also great if you are trying to detox and stretch your hair washing days. But most of all it gives lift and texture to the root of you hair – great for extra volume, super helpful if you have fine hair!! I make my own, you can find my homemade dry shampoo recipe a couple posts back!
deep side parts:
I love deep side parts. Creates tons of volume in fine, medium and thick hair! It also automatically gives you a bit of pizzazz & looks very put together with minimal effort – great on a morning when you are short on time!