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How to Add more Volume to your Hair when Straightening

How to Add more Volume to your Hair when Straightening

Here’s a fun fact: your hair can be manipulated into nearly any shape you want as long as you’re willing to put in the time and effort. That sounds unbelievable, right? Well, it’s absolutely true, and one of the biggest concerns that we hear about at our cosmetology school in Florida is actually getting more volume into the hair.

There are some people who naturally have a ton of volume and they’re doing their best to make it flatter as we speak, but if you’re reading this, then there is a good chance that you have what you consider to be the world’s flattest hair, and all you want, is for it to start looking a little fuller. There are several ways to get the volume into your hair, but we’re only going to go over a few.

Use Volumizing Shampoo

If you’ve read our blogs to any extent then you have seen us recommend volumizing shampoo, but what does it do exactly? It’s a loaded question with quite a few answers, actually, and to start at the beginning, you’re probably wondering what the difference is between volumizing and thickening shampoo. They probably both appear to be relatively the same, but they have different components, take a look:

Thickening Shampoo – This type of shampoo does give thickness to hair strands, so it will certainly give your hair a bit more volume.

Volumizing Shampoo – This is much like thickening shampoo, but it provides volume along with making the hair far more bouncy. In other words, it will give it more volume and it will make it look more lifelike. Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg, and while volumizing shampoo is great, there are still quite a few things that you will want to do in addition to that.

Using your Hair Straightener to Create Volume

Young man and woman being taught by the pivot point approach at Hollywood Institute of Beauty CareersWhile using volumizing shampoo is a great start, you also have to consider applying heat. Heat products, like straighteners, are a staple in any school of cosmetology in Florida, as you will undoubtedly discover in one of our programs. So how do you use a hair straightener to give yourself a little bit more volume? It’s not nearly as difficult as you might think, and it starts right at the roots.

There are a few things we want to say before we discuss adding volume to your hair with a straightener. First of all, you need to make sure that you are using a high-quality hair straightener so that you don’t end up with less coverage than you need – this should be your primary concern. Secondly, ensure that you’re using a good heat protectant to keep your hair in tip-top shape while you’re straightening, as this is something that far too many people tend to overlook. Pay heed to these things and you should be able to move on to the next step without a problem.

The Straightener Method

When you’re using a hair straightener to add volume, the first thing that you will want to do is section your hair off so that you will be able to reach each part equally. To achieve this, we strongly recommend that you use heat resistant clips which can be purchased at any retail store. You will learn how to use these more effectively when you attend cosmetology schools in Florida!

As you start to straighten your hair with a flat iron, pull in an upward motion rather than downward. In doing so, you will give the hair more ‘bounce’, and will, therefore, give you the illusion of volume. It’s a pretty simple technique that will give you exactly what you need.

Putting some volume in yours or your client’s hair definitely doesn’t have to be difficult, just make sure that you’re doing it safely and with the right products. Most importantly, learn all the do’s and don’ts at a good school for cosmetology in Florida.


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