Volume is one of the most desirable traits of a hairstyle these days. Whether it’s an undercut, a quiff or a messy medium long hairstyle, usually the more volume – the better. However, not everyone has voluminous, thick hair, and achieving it for some people may be harder said than done. It’s not impossible, though. GentleHair has some tips for you, men, to increase volume in your hair. Let’s check them out:
Heat is one of the best ways to manipulate, reshape and give volume to your hair. Great hairstyles are not just about the product, it’s often about the preparation and blow-drying techniques. Blow-drying in the opposite way that your hair naturally grows increases volume the most. If your hair is very flat, blow-drying in small sections using a brush or just picking your hair by the roots increases volume the most.
From mousse and various sprays to waxes and creams, there are a lot of different products to choose from. If we had to range their effectiveness, cream would probably be at the bottom, giving the more natural finish, while mousse would be at the top, giving the most volume. Pre-styling sprays like By Vilain Sidekick and waxes like Hanz de Fuko Sponge Wax are usually somewhere in between. Clays might work as well, but they are not really popular as pre-stylers. Use some pre-styling product in your damp hair and blow-dry it how you want.
Volumizing and texturizing powders are getting more and more popular. From high-street brands like Got 2b to salon brands such as Mister Pompadour – it seems like almost every brand has a powder these days. Even By Vilain has their product By Vilain Blow. Using a powder in your already blow-dried hair increases volume quite much and doesn‘t allow the hair to fall down.
A high-hold product guarantees you more voluminous hair that will not fall down during the day. However, some products that have an extremely high-hold, especially clays, can make fine and thin hair fall down, however, for people with thick hair, they are often the best bet. If you have really thick hair, we recommend something like Hanz de Fuko Claymation. On the other hand, if your hair is thin, Hanz de Fuko Quicksand should offer you a lot of volume and a whole day hold.
If you have ever been to the beach and swam in the sea, which you probably did, you should have noticed that your hair changes when you step out of the water and it becomes dry. Usually, the volume in your hair increases a lot. That is because of the sea water. Take it to your advantage and use some sea salt spray in your hair and then blow-dry it for the maximum gain of volume. You can make sea salt spray yourself at home or buy a pre-made one. Either way, it’s a great way to increase volume in your hair.
Your hair-caring routine, especially how you wash it and condition are very important for natural volume. Everyday washing removes natural hair oils, that add volume to your hair. Low-end conditioners also have silicones, that make your hair dull and flat. Wash your hair every other or every third day for the best results.
Here you go, men. 6 quick tips that should help you increase volume in your hair. Some of them should be quite effective and you should see results almost instantly. If you know any more tips, leave them in the comments below. Take care, men!