In the world of curly hair, sometimes bigger truly is better. However, if you have fine or low-density curls, achieving that coveted maximum volume can be more challenging than what the glossy images on Instagram may suggest. The quest for volume without compromising strand health or sacrificing definition can feel like a puzzle. But fear not! In this blog post, we'll navigate the secrets to amplifying volume for fine or low-density curly hair, ensuring your locks look effortlessly voluminous and vibrant, and boosting your hair confidence.
Opt for a Curl-Friendly Haircut
The foundation of voluminous curls begins with the right haircut. Choose a curl-friendly hairstylist who understands the unique needs of curly hair. A well-executed haircut that incorporates layers and shape will add dimension to your curls and create the illusion of more volume.
Use Lightweight, Volume-Boosting Products
When it comes to products, less is often more for curls. Avoid heavy, silicone-based products that weigh down your curls. Instead, opt for lightweight, curl-friendly products like our Sweet Hibiscus Curl Volumizing Foam. This product is specially formulated to add lift and definition without compromising the natural bounce of your curls.
Diffusing is a game-changer for curly hair volume. After applying your preferred styling product, use a diffuser attachment on low heat and gentle airflow to dry your curls. This technique lifts the roots, enhances curl definition, and encourages volume without causing frizz.
Pineapple Your Curls
To maintain volume and protect your curls overnight, try the "pineapple" technique. Gather your curls into a loose, high ponytail on top of your head, securing it with a satin scrunchie. Our Large and Small Satin Scrunchies are the perfect accessory for this! This preserves your curls' shape and prevents flattening them while you sleep, resulting in enhanced volume the next morning.
Clip It Up
While diffusing or air-drying your curls, use butterfly or jaw clips to lift the roots. Section your hair and place the clips at the roots to create lift and boost volume. Remove the clips once your curls are dry, and revel in the added fullness.
Fluff and Shake
Once your curls are completely dry, gently fluff and shake them at the roots with your fingers. This technique breaks up any curl clumps and gives your curls an extra dose of volume and bounce.
Use a Fro Pick
Using a tool such as our Gentle Fro Pick is a simple way to create more volume. This will allow you to gently pick your curls to create extra volume and combat flat roots.
With these expert methods you can say goodbye to flat, lifeless curls and embrace a voluminous and stunning curl profile. Remember, each curl is unique, and it's essential to experiment with different techniques to find what works best for you.
What volume increasing methods have you tried?Naturally yours,
The team at Flora & Curl