Secrets to Getting Texas-Size Volume Every Day
The higher the hair, the closer to God. That saying has defined multiple generations when it comes to hair in the South. It used to involve perms, rollers, and lots of teasing. So much teasing. These days, however, big hair means volume. To perfect the big hair routine these days, there are five products that can boost volume. Start in the shower with a volumizing shampoo. Some shampoo and conditioner pairs can actually weigh down your hair. Once out of the shower, show your roots some love with a volumizing lotion that works with your blow dryer. One more thing before you pick-up that blow dryer though: add thickening foam that will help add fullness to your hair. Go for even more volume by adding a dry volume spray to add texture. Finally, make all your hard work last another day with a dry shampoo that doesn’t leave any weighty residue. You’re big hair will be the envy of everyone.
Start in the Shower
A comprehensive volume-infusing routine begins with the right shampoo. This body-building formula
gets the job done without parabens or sulfates.
Buy It: OUAI Volume Shampoo, $28; sephora.com
Lift at the Roots
This is the ideal solution for a smooth, silky blowout that won’t fall flat on top. Spritz it in right at the crown before you blow-dry.
Buy It: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion, $5.47; amazon.com
Get the Perfect Blowout
Massage into towel-dried hair for allover volume, a little bit of texture, and no sticky residue.
Buy It: IGK Trust Fund Thickening Foam, $29; sephora.com
How To Perfectly Tease Your Hair
One thing’s for sure—Southern girls love big hair. And they know how to rock timeless looks that never go out of style. Sometimes you would love for your hair to have a little more body, and there are a few simple steps you can take to get it. Give your hair a glam pick-me-up for that special event you have coming up or just for your everyday look. This effortless yet elegant look is sure to impress. The Birmingham-based bloggers at Irrelephant show you the best way to tease your hair. Follow this tutorial for lifted roots that last.
Start by sectioning your hair at the crown of your head. Take a small section of hair, and spray it with medium-hold hairspray, from root to tip. Using a fine-toothed comb, push the hair down to the scalp three times. This will give the roots more lift and add to your hair’s overall volume. Repeat this step two more times with sections ending at the crown. Once you’re down, flip the hair back into place, and gently smooth out the tease with a comb. Next, move on to the front of your hair. Take a section of the left side of your hair, spray it with hair spray, and tease. Repeat this step with two more sections, or however much volume you desire on that side. Flip it back into place, and gently smooth it out with a comb. Move on to the right section of your hair. Take a portion, spray it, and tease. Repeat this step with two more sections, or however much volume you desire on that side. Flip the hair back into place, and gently smooth it with a comb. Finish off the look with hairspray. And you’re ready to go! For added volume, we recommend these products. This perfectly tousled, blown-out look will carry you from day to night.
Add in Texture
Still want more volume after your blowout? Spritz in this dry volume spray at the crown for root lift or all over for a volumized and textured style.
Buy It: Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast, $29; livingproof.com
Revive Second-Day Hair
Letting us go a day without washing isn’t the only reason we love dry shampoo. This formula adds extra lift and won’t leave any residue.
Buy It: Unwash Dry Cleanser, $28; birchbox.com