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Dry shampooing roots is a stylist's best-kept secret. While too much dry shampoo can lead to a flat mess, applying a little on your roots can create instant volume, especially if you have fine hair. Start spraying from your roots and work your way down, then use a blowdryer and some texturizing spray for an all-day lift.
Layering your hair can give the illusion of volume, especially if you have wavy hair. This works on longer and shorter hair lengths. Take the upper portion of your hair and tie it in a knot. You can then amp up the rest of your length with the help of a hair mist or a curl-defining serum.
Don't let anyone tell you crimped hair is uncool. Crimping roots is an amazing way to turn up the volume. The unexpected pattern adds dimension to any hairdo.
Wavy bangs are the surest way to fake volume. They steal focus from fine or thin hair by adding a lot of texture. Texturizing spay will help keep even the wispiest of bangs from falling flat.
Even if you have hair that doesn’t naturally coil, tease or hold a curl, there are ways to make your hair look more voluminous than it is. Some basic hair hacks can give you volume. When it comes to big hair, the key is to know what works for your texture.
While intense blowouts and texturizing sprays can take you a long way, there are some much easier and time-saving ways to fake volume in your hair.