I’ve gotten a bunch of questions over on my Instagram on how I style my hair to get my day to day voluminous waves. I didn’t start curling my hair until about a year ago, and only started curling it regularly within the last six months (crazy, right?) And I’ve got to admit, at first I wasn’t sure how I felt about curling my hair everyday, but after doing it almost daily for the last six months, I can curl my whole head in under 10 minutes.
I used to never curl my hair because every time I did, it would fall out within an hour. But over time I’ve realized the products I use in my hair are super important when trying to achieve volume as well as hold your curls in for longer.
Starting off with shampoo and conditioner, I always use a purple tinted shampoo to preserve the highlights I get and avoid the brassy tones that often accompany blonde hair. My current favorite is the L’Oréal Paris Ever Pure shampoo and conditioner. It gives my hair an extra lift while also maintaining a cool tone blonde color.
After I wash my hair, I towel dry it, so that it’s no longer dripping, and spray in a priming mist. I didn’t start using a priming mist until recently. After having my hair stylist use it on me every time I got my hair done, I decided it was time to add this product to my hair care routine. Styling mists protect your hair from heat, help your hair dry faster, and add volume.
Then I use a mousse to continue building volume in my hair. I couldn’t pick between Aerate and the Bb thickening mousse! Both are wonderful and the main difference is that Aerate is a cream type consistency where as the Bb thickening mousse is a foam. I currently use the Aerate since I’ve noticed it holds the volume in my hair a bit better since it’s heavier compared to a foam.
Once I’ve applied all my hair products, I brush through with my Olivia Garden brush to make sure the product is evenly distributed and blow dry my hair in the opposite direction of my part. This brush has seriously changed my hair game (lol)! You know how some days you’ll wake up and have gorgeous natural waves, but your hair is just a bit tangled, or your part has moved. So you decide to brush through your hair and suddenly your beachy waves, have turned into a frizzy 80’s hair style (Just me?) This brush is the first I’ve used which leaves my hair sleek instead of frizzy, and it works wonders on tangles and wet hair!
To curl my hair I use a 25mm Nume wand. Taking one inch sections and placing the wand over the piece of hair, curling towards my face. I’ll then hold the piece of hair for 8-12 seconds depending on the placement of the curl as well as the thickness of the chunk of hair. And to keep my style in place, I use Redken’s Wind Blown finishing spray throughout my hair. Y’all I’ve gotta say, it’s not called Windblown for nothing (lol)! It softens the appearance of my hair and adds a super effortless tousled touch. On days when I truly want soft waves, I gently run my Olivia Garden brush through the ends of my hair and I always tousle my roots with my fingers.
For days when I am not washing my hair, dry shampoo is my best friend. Unlike most of the dry shampoos I’ve used, this one doesn’t leave behind an unpleasant white powder that makes your hair feel awful because it’s clear, lightweight and works miracles. My tip is to blow dry your roots after adding in the dry shampoo. I’ve noticed it helps to bump back some volume as well as spread out the product. And when I notice my hair is starting to fall flat, I reach for the Lanza healing oil hair plumper. It adds volume to 2nd and 3rd day hair and is amazing for strengthening and improving the overall health of your hair!
Thanks so much for reading and let me know if you try out any of my tips! Also, what’s your favorite product to achieve voluminous hair? I’m always looking to try new hair products!