Start With “Big Hair” Practices
If you want to fake big hair, you have to start with big hair practices! If your style for the week is a twist out, try not to make your twists too small. Smaller twists may give you a crimped look, but larger twist will give you the volume.
You can achieve volume with perm rods* sets as well. Instead of using the smallest perm rods* to achieve the cutest, little curls, use the bigger perm rods*/flexi rods* to get more volume with your style.
Once your twists/rods are ready to be taken down, separate your hair as much as you can without ruining the curl pattern. Separating will give you a full and voluminous look.
If you are more of a wash and go naturalista, you have to start big! After your washing regimen, rinse your hair upside down to have more volume in the front. If you do use heat, use a diffuser* at the roots to create volume as well. Continue to scrunch the hair to achieve the look you are wanting. Then allow your hair to air dry without further manipulation.
An afro pick is your best friend
Once you have your style in place, it’s time to bring out the Afro pick. Lifting the roots with your pick will create the illusion of voluminous hair. Be sure to not pick from the roots to the ends, so you won’t loose your curl pattern/specific style. Be sure to fluff your hair with your fingers at your scalp by shaking your hair for more volume.
Frizz is good, but be sure to be gentle with this method to cause too much frizz. Focus your technique more at your roots to achieve fullness and volume.
Shape your hair to look voluminous
If you want to create more volume, have your stylist (or yourself) to create and shape your hair. Adding layers will give your fine hair more a boost to create a voluminous look. Take pictures of certain cuts and shapes you are going for to ensure the stylist gives you what you want.
How do you achieve volume with your fine hair?
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