Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Hair is an extremely important asset that is liked to self-esteem and confidence. Hence, having limped and frizzy hair may lead to a lower self confidence. While there is some hair loss that cannot be controlled, but loss in hair volume due to massive hair loss needs to be checked. In order to treat this hair volume problem, the most important initial step is to identify the reasons that are leading to hair loss. It has been found through researches that the most prevalent causes attributed to hair loss are emotional stress, physical stress, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, pollution, affect of strong chemicals, poor hair care routine as well as heredity.

19 Great Tips To Increase Hair Volume

In this article, we have covered some simple tips to increase your hair volume. Some of these tips will help in increasing your hair volume temporarily, such as when you are going out. And some tips help in your hair volume in the long run. Do follow them to benefit by getting voluminous hair! The following tips help in increasing hair volume:

Tip 1: Choose Your Hair Products Carefully

In order to get voluminous hair, it is important to shun added build up caused by the use of hair products. There should be enough attention given to the type of hair products that are being used only, because a product has gotten famous should not be a reason enough to use it. To increase your hair volume, it is important to be selective and read the ingredients of the hair product before applying. Even before applying it to the entire head, the hair product should be tested on a segment of the hair to check for any burning sensation, allergic reaction or irritable inflammation. Choosing the right product is our first tip towards increasing hair volume.

Tip 2: Pick The Correct Hair Cut

Just by cutting the long tresses of hair in short steps does a wonder in adding volume to the hair. The hairstylist should be made aware of exactly what kind of a look is being aimed at to increase your hair volume albeit temporarily.

Tip 3: Use Heated Rollers for Instant Gratification

To add instant volume to the hair, the best way is to use heated rollers. The process is simple, and in this, the heated rollers need to be simply wrapped tightly around small segments of hair. It is also good to know that larger the size of the rollers, greater will be the added volume into the hair. So using heated rollers is a great tip to increase hair volume; however, care must be taken to use this tip occasionally, as it can damage the hair in the long run.

Tip 4: To Increase Hair Volume, Blow Dry Your Hair

Though a blow dryer is mostly used in order to dry the hair, it might also be used in order to dramatically increase the volume of hair. In order to add volume to the hair using just a blow dryer, a large round brush needs to be used. Hair needs to be brushed from the inside to the outside while constantly blow drying it for more voluminous hair.

Tip 5: Coloring The Hair May Also Add Hair Volume

Hair color not only adds an extra zing to the hair, it also brings life to the hair by adding some extra volume to the hair. When the color is being applied, the hair strands actually swell and they become thicker. Care should, however, be taken to choose a hair color that is nonabrasive. While coloring the hair, it is always better to seek assistance of a professional hair stylist, as they are of how the colors may affect the hair after the application process.

Tip 6: Sleep After Taking A Bath Whenever You Can

Bathing can also be a great way to add volume into the hair. For this, simply wash the hair and wrap it in a dry towel before going to sleep. The hair will appear voluminous the next morning.

Tip 7: Eat Greens to Increase Hair Volume

For a more long term effect, attention should be given to the development of healthy hair from the inside. Good sources of iron like spinach, kale, chard, beans, lettuce and collard promote the growth of healthy hair. Besides iron, these food sources are also rich in biotin and zinc, which are two nutrients that are very important for the development of healthy and voluminous hair. Biotin is great for decreasing hair loss; thus increasing hair volume and can be found in bananas, eggs, cauliflower, peanuts, lentils and salmon. Another nutrient that is also very important for the development of healthy and voluminous hair is protein. Great sources of protein include meat, lentils, soybean and even sea foods. It has also been propagated by many specialists, that, for the growth of healthy and voluminous hair, one must avoid coffee, alcohol and tobacco.

Tip 8: Massage the Scalp to Increase Hair Volume

It is very important to massage the scalp from time to time as it has been proven that a healthy circulation of blood in the scalp can nourish hair follicles, which in turn promotes hair growth and hair volume. Massage is a relaxing and an excellent way to fire up the blood circulation in the scalp. It is very easy to massage the scalp once in a while with relaxing hair oil to increase your hair volume. If need be, one can get a head massage done by a professional for increasing hair volume.

Tip 9: Choose Hair Products According to the Hair Type

The first and most important thing that has to be done before anything else is to determine the hair type; whether the hair is dry, oily or a combination type. In order to increase your hair volume, hair products have to be chosen keeping in mind whether the hair is oily or dry. A shampoo that is designed for oily hair aims at removing excess oil from the hair, whereas, a shampoo for dry hair aims at providing moisture to the hair and helps in boosting the hair volume. In case of an oily hair, the need to shampoo the hair arises almost every day while the opposite is true for people with dry hair. If in any case, the opposite kind of hair product is used in place of the other, the effects are never pleasant and they may even harm the hair.

Tip 10: Use Shampoos & Conditioners That Give Volume To Your Hair

There are certain shampoos and conditioners that have been specifically designed to increase hair volume. These shampoos clean the hair gently and also aid in making the hair look thicker and heavier. The conditioner smoothens as well as detangles the hair. It is best to apply conditioner only on the mid shaft of the hair and on the tips of the hair applying conditioners on the scalp should be avoided otherwise the hair looks flat and limp.

Tip 11: Use Your Towel Wisely

For people having fine hair or less volume hair, it is absolutely a no-no to vigorously run the towel through the hair. This leads to hair loss and decreased hair volume. Instead it is best to gently pat dry your wet hair with the towel to remove the excess water. Another better method is to use water absorbing microfiber towel, this way it is assured that the cuticles are not being handled roughly. This also makes the blowouts easier and reduces the amount of frizz. This is hence, a better tip to dry your hair for people having thin and fine hair to have voluminous hair.

Tip 12: Lift Your Roots To Increase Hair Volume

One of the best ways to create an illusion of voluminous hair is to lift your hair at the roots on the scalp. For this, the hair needs to be lightly blow dried until it is slightly damp. At this juncture, it is best to apply some product that adds volume to the hair to the roots of the hair and leave it to set in a way that the lift created by blow drying the hair remains. Doing this prevents the hair from falling back onto the scalp and makes your hair look voluminous. Another great way to increase hair volume is by using a curling iron, which instantly adds volume to the hair.

Tip 13: Try To Thicken Individual Strands To Increase Hair Volume

There are certain modern methods of adding volume to the hair; these hair products add volume to the hair, one streak at a time. These hair products also help to retain the hairstyle for longer hours. For the hairstyle to hold its shape is a great achievement for anybody with fine hair because hairstyles on fine hair have the tendency of falling flat due to the silky texture of the hair. There are a number of hair products available in the market, which makes your more hair voluminous. Products that add volume to the hair come in all shapes and forms; they are available as lotions, mousses, gels and sprays. It is always better to avoid heavy styling creams, molding mud and waxes as they might harm the hair. It is best to consult with a hairstylist regarding which hair product is best suited to individual hair types. Being unaware of which hair product is the best suited for an individual’s hair can be particularly damaging; and hence it is best to stay cautious.

Tip 14: Switch Your Part to Increase Hair Volume

It is a general tendency to wear the hair parting on a single side and to never change it. If this is the case, then one great tip to increase hair volume is to change the parting from right to left or middle or vice versa. As the parting lies on one side over the years, hair on this particular side becomes flattened in that direction and looks less volume-y. As the switch in the hair part takes place, it makes the hair lift up from the roots and naturally gives it a more voluminous look.

Tip 15: Use Less Heat to Increase Hair Volume

As a general rule, the lesser the amount of heat that is used to style the hair, the better it is for the overall health and nutrition of the hair. Additional heat can make the hair more fine to a point where it breaks and snaps off leading to increased risks of split ends and less volume. It is best to air dry your hair as much as possible to have more healthy and voluminous hair.

Tip 16: Get Your Hair Checked In Case of Extreme Loss of Hair Volume

There is a possibility that your loss of hair volume or fine and thinning hair might be a symptom of a medical condition. If there is an unusual loss of hair, then it is definitely time to get a check-up. Other symptoms of severe hair loss and decreased hair volume are appearance of a broad bald part, or the part getting bigger day by day. This can be actually caused by a condition called androgenetic alopecia. This genetic condition begins at around early 20s and is most commonly found in menopausal women. In fact, statistically almost 50% of the hair loss and loss of hair volume cases experienced by women take place after the age of 50. Alopecia is; however, deep seated in the genetics. Other medical conditions that are associated with loss of hair volume are thyroid problems and iron deficiency anemia.

Tip 17: Add Volume To Your Hair By Investing On Wavy Or Curly Hairstyles

A curly or wavy hairstyle is the best way to get an instant boost in the hair volume. In order to get a wavy hairstyle without using heat, simply dab some hair volumizing product to clean and damp hair. After this, put each section of the hair into single braids and let it dry completely. After unfurling the braids, the hair will automatically look way more voluminous. By following this tip, you will get an instant boost in your hair volume and hassle free beach waves.

Tip 18: Use Heat Protectant Hair Products

A thermal protective product is a must have; whenever, the hair is being treated with a blow dryer or is being styled using heat. These heat protectant products create a protective barrier between the hair and the heat and prevent the hair from getting weak and help in boosting the hair volume.

Tip 19: Get A Trim To Increase Hair Volume

Getting a trim is one of the best ways to assure that the hair growth is being revved up from time to time in the most natural possible way and your hair looks instantly voluminous after the dry and damaged section of your hair have been chopped off. Getting a trim also assures that the split ends are being removed which is a great way to keep the hair healthy and voluminous. Besides, trimming the hair promotes further hair growth, which in turn increases your hair volume.

These tips are a great way to get voluminous hair in no time!

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Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

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Last Modified On: May 25, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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