There are simple ways to add body and volume to your hair without weighing it down. After trying a variety of methods to boost the volume of hair, I found a few styling tricks that bring nice results. Here are a few ways you can add body to your hair by following hairstyling regimens that can be completed in little time:
Air-Dry Wet Braids
Apply mousse to your hair while it is still wet after shampooing. Braid your hair in cornrows or a French braid and then let it air dry for approximately 8 to 12 hours. Undo the cornrows using your fingers once all of the hair is dry. Comb through your hair using a volume comb for less defined texture. After using numerous dry-braid techniques, I have found that finger combing also helps to maintain body and volume in hair.
Blow-Dry Hair from the Scalp
Dry your hair using a round hair brush and a blow-dryer to add body to a straightened hairstyle. Blow-drying with round brushes can add body to short hair easier than longer hair. You may need to use a comb while drying with the round brush if the length of your hair is medium to long. After getting hair tangled in round brushes during previous drying sessions, I have noticed that combs help to keep all of the strands intact if they are used simultaneously with the brush. Seek assistance from another person to help blow-dry your hair if necessary.
Blow-dry the hair starting from your head after shampooing and conditioning to remove excess water from the scalp area. Use the round brush to lift hair near your scalp while blow drying. The ends of your tresses will likely still be wet or damp as you blow dry the top sections. Use your fingers to tease the hair near your scalp once all of the hair is dry.
Use a Hot Roller Set
Heated rollers can help to add body to your hair quickly and also provide loose curls. I was skeptical about all of the hype around hot roller sets until I realized that they can provide volume to hair with little effort on my part. Buy a hot roller set that includes enough rollers and pins or clips for your hair. Allow the rollers to heat up and then divide your hair up into sections. Add one heated roller to each section and secure it with a hair clip or hair pin. Leave the rollers in until they are no longer heated, then remove them from your hair. Spray your hair with volume-boosting hairspray, paying close attention to the upper part of each section, and then style as desired.