Curly hair routine for volume

Megan Dominion

Hair with volume will always be on trend!

Voluminous curls, 80’s style are a dream for many women, but they are challenging to achieve. As opposed to popular belief, natural curls do not always equal volume. Several factors can prevent big, bold curls, such as fine texture, flatness, and shrinkage.

The good news is that we have a list of tips to help you bring life to your ringlets, no matter what your situation may be.

Here’s how to add volume to curly hair once and for all!

  1. Apply products to spike up your volume

To achieve big, bouncy curls, you need to start with the right products. When it comes to adding volume, mousse is your best friend. Mousse will help to add definition and hold to your curls while still allowing them to move and breathe.

If you are looking for a shampoo that will give you some extra oomph, search for one that is volumizing. Volumizing shampoos are specifically designed to add lift and body to your strands.

Be sure to avoid shampoos designed for oily hair, as they will strip your scalp of its natural oils, which can lead to flat, limp hair.

Extra tip! If you want your volume to last longer, apply gel to your ends to prevent frizz.

2. Clip at the roots

One of the best ways to achieve volume at the roots is to clip up your hair while drying it. This will help to lift your roots and prevent your hair from lying flat. When your hair is about 80% dry, take small sections and clip them up at the roots with duckbill clips. Once your hair is completely dry, remove the clips and shake out your hair. You should see an instant difference!

3. Rinse upside down

If you want extra volume to your hair, try rinsing it upside down. When you rinse your hair upside down, the water will help lift your roots and add some extra volume. Just make sure that you don’t rub your hair too vigorously, as this can cause frizz.

4. Dry your roots first

When you’re blow-drying your hair, focus the majority of the heat on your roots. This will help lift them and add extra volume to your hair. Once your roots are dry, you can move on to drying the rest of your hair.

5. Use a diffuser

If you have a diffuser attachment for your blow dryer, use it! A diffuser will help to distribute the heat evenly and prevent your hair from getting frizzy. When you’re using a diffuser, make sure to keep the blow-dryer on a low setting and to keep the diffuser close to your head.

6. Use a hair pick

A hair pick is a great way to add some extra volume to your curls. To use a hair pick, simply take small sections of hair and lift them up at the roots. Then, use the pick to tease the hair at the roots. This will help to add some extra volume and lift to your curls.

7. Choose the right cut

A talented hair stylist can help you choose a cut that will compliment your curls and give you the desired volume. With the right hands, your look won’t be too flat at the top or too bulky down below.

8. Shake and fluff

Once you’ve styled your hair, make sure to shake it out and fluff it up. This will help to add some extra volume and lift to your curls.

There you have it! These are just some ways you can add volume to your curly hair. Remember, it’s all about finding what works best for you and your hair type.

Megan Dominion

Megan Dominion is SILKUP's Managing Editor. She's been down both the curly hair and skincare rabbit holes many times and loves that there's always something new to learn; a new science, method, product or personal experience.