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5 tips to get more volume for short hair


Do you ever start off the morning with hair volume for days only for it to flatten out as the hours goes by? If you have short hair and just can’t seem to maintain lift and volume, we've got 5 expert tips for you to try out to infuse life back to your hair.

1. Hair extensions with volumizer for added thickness

Hair extensions are the fastest, easiest way to add thickness and length to your hair in as little as 5 minutes. For short hair, be sure to choose a set that’s thicker than your actual hair type, to ensure that the extensions blend in seamlessly with the shorter ends of your hair. Since Marta’s hair is fine but short, she wears the 160g Bleach Blonde set. Not sure which set is right for you? Click here to find out. 

Add in a volumizer

For that mega volume, we like to take it a step further by adding in a Volumizer Weft—a single, 4-clip weft, which adds 45g of added volume to your hair. When wearing the Volumizer Weft with your Luxies, simply stack this this weft onto the weft clipped in at the widest part of your head. Stacking the wefts in this way will reduce bulk at the back of your head, only leaving you with thick, volumized, cascading hair.

2. Dry Shampoo

There’s a reason why your hair looks fluffy and voluminous when you first wash it, flattening gradually until you wash it again. Our scalp produces natural oils called sebum, which protect your hair and scalp, keeping them moisturized. These natural oils also protect the scalp from bacterial infection, forming a barrier from disease carrying bacteria.While sebum provides loads of benefits for the hair and scalp, a downside to these natural oils is that they weigh down the hair at the roots, resulting in flat, lifeless hair until your next wash. A solution? Dry shampoo.

Dry shampoo is a quick, effective way to banish greasy roots and oily hair, reviving style and volume instantly. Simply separate your hair section by section, sprinkle in a bit of dry shampoo, rub the product into your roots, and watch your hair come back to life. For an extra bit of zhoosh, flip your hair upside down, and apply dry shampoo to the roots underneath your head as well.

3. Texturizing spray

Texturizing spray is our little secret for that tousled, model-off-duty look. Whether you’re wearing your hair short or with extensions clipped in, texturizing spray adds an airiness to the hair for that perfectly undone finish. Use your fingers to feather through your hair and spray the texturizing spray from the midshaft to ends, avoiding the roots. Scrunch the hair, and you’re done!

Our favorite texturizing spray is the Ouai’s Texturizing Spray, created by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin. It’s the perfect marriage of light-hold hairspray and texturizer, that boosts shine while smelling delicious. If you’re looking to splurge a bit more, opt for celeb hairstylist favorite Oribe’s Texturizing Spray, which preserves moistures in the hair while adding shine and definition. 

4. Change your part

Your hair strands eventually get used to the same part, falling flat over time. In order to maintain volume at the roots, it’s a good idea to switch up your hair part every now and again. If you usually part your hair in the middle, try flipping your hair to the side. If you usually part your hair on the side, part your hair on the opposite side, and watch your hair instantly lift itself.

5. Tease your hair

Teasing your hair forces the roots to stand upright, adding instant lift and volume. Using either a teasing brush or large paddle brush, separate your hair section by section, backcombing the hair at the roots. Finish off with some light hold hair spray, then lightly brush over the top of your hair to smoothen down any tangles.

Do you have short or long hair? Do you have any other tips to getting more volume? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Posted by Azra Kassam

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