Today, I want to share with you my favorite tips and tricks for how to add volume to fine hair! If you're anything like me, you too have long admired the gals with those thick, luscious locks - hair that seems to be effortlessly bouncy and volumized. And although that has never been my hair journey, I do have some tried and true tricks to help us all get there! With a little bit of effort, even us gals with finer hair can have the appearance of thick, volumized hair.
Ready for a spill of the hair secrets? Let's do this!
1. How to Add Volume: Backcomb, baby.
The very first step to volumize thin hair is to backcomb your roots. I always start with the crown of my head, working my way forward to the sides. The Cashmere Brush works great for this! If you don't have it, a comb or a blow dry brush will also do the trick.
First, separate the hair into sections of where you want to add volume. I work my way from the back to the front. Then, take smaller sections within each larger one, teasing the hair down toward the root. Take a peek at my video for a visual!
Once you've backcombed the areas where you need more volume, it may look a little crazy at first. Not to worry! Go lightly over it with a brush to smooth out the hair and form the shape you're looking for.
2. Hairspray is Your Friend for Fine Hair Volume.
Pick up your trusty hair spray - she's got work to do. Depending on just how much volume you want, you could do this as step one before teasing the hair. I personally go for a lighter volume, so I use the hairspray as a finishing spray to set in place what I've already done. If you want even more volume, spray before you tease. It makes a crazy difference!
But what kind of spray to use? You'll want to select a hair spray that best suits your needs. Do you want a lighter hold, or want to make sure your hair doesn't move throughout the day? Do you want to be able to brush through the hair once you've sprayed it, or is it more important to you that it holds like glue?
Once you've determined the hold you're after, that will help you pick the right hair spray for you! Hair sprays range from light to strong holds, so there is something for every need.
3. How To Add Volume To Fine Hair: Use Clip In Extensions.
Okay, so this is actually a crucial step for how to add volume to fine hair (and possibly my favorite). It's time to insert your extensions! This is what's going to give your hair that luscious thickness and overall volume, not just at the roots but all the way down to the ends. Think VS Angel hair. Think Ariana Grande ponytails. You can do so much more once extensions are involved!
Just because we weren't born with it, certainly doesn't mean we can have it. Thankfully, just about anything is possible with Cashmere Hair!
If you just want to add more volume, you could pick a shorter set, like our 12" or 16" options. If you want to add some length as well, you could go for the 18", 20" all the way up to 24"... the possibilities are truly endless.
Need a refresher on how to clip in your extensions? Check out our article for beginners here.
4. Break out the Curls.
Another favorite tip of mine for how to add volume to fine hair is relatively simple: curls! To create a bigger, more volumized and flowy look, I love to add in texture of any kind. When you're working with finer hair, it can be tricky to make stick-straight hair look volumized. So adding in some curls is a tried and true way to add volume and texture throughout the hair.
I personally used a 1 1/4 inch curling iron, which achieves a looser, beachier curl. If you'd like a tighter curl you could go smaller on the wand. There are also many different ways to curl the hair for your desired look - check out this article for beach waves, or this one for a larger, more glamorous curl.
Adding in curls or waves gives such great texture. Bonus: it helps to seamlessly blend your extensions into the natural hair. It's a win-win!
Conclusion: How To Add Volume To Fine Hair
Alright gals, I hope that this tutorial was helpful for you if you're working with fine hair and looking for ways to create volume. Tell me, what's your favorite way to add volume? What type of extensions best fit your needs? I would love to hear!
Make sure to tag us on Instagram whenever you are rocking your Cashmere extensions for a chance to be featured and so we can like your photo! We love to see all the ways you wear your extensions whether they are for a special occasion like your wedding, or daily wear out and about.
All the hair dreams are possible, you just have to know what secret weapons to use to get there ;) Happy styling gals, your best hair days are ahead!