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While hitting the gym, sweating to the oldies or hanging around with your friends at the local crossfit gym may get you buffed it will have little affect on building that other body, your hair body. Just as some people are more genetically fit than others, so is the natural volume in one’s hair. So here are a few of our little secrets if YOU are looking for ways to add more volume to your profile.


Adding body and volume all starts at the root. Start with a quality shampoo that cleanses at the root. If you are currently shampooing every day you may be stripping away some of the natural oils from your scalp causing your scalp to over produce oil thus weighing down your hair. So if this is the case, try cleansing your scalp every other day and follow up with a conditioner on the middle to ends of your hair. Also, consider a dry shampoo. Dry shampoos are excellent for absorbing those oils, dirt and odor that may be weighing down your hair.


The longer your hair the more strain it puts on your roots making it harder for your hair to stand up. So if you have long hair, want to keep the length and add volume, consider adding some concave layers. Adding these layers will help keep the weight towards the length and lightness towards the crown. For short hair, consider adding some graduation to help build up weight and body. While graduated haircuts come in many varieties, they are great for giving the appearance of more volume.


This little known secret is one the celebrities definitely wouldn’t want you to know. Thanks to the wide variety of options for all hair types, hair extensions are one of the fastest ways to add instant volume and density to almost any hairstyle. Hair extensions are also very versatile as you can cut, color and style them as you would your normal hair. Also, when done professionally, no one will know this stealthy approach to your style.


This last tip is one that anyone serious about adding more body to their hair must consider. Before you begin blow drying your finished look, apply a volumizing spray from the roots to ends. Many professional hair care products have long lasting root support and can deliver a finishing look that has added texture and body.

Adding more volume to your hair is only a few steps away. With these tips and many more, your hairdresser can offer, you can begin building the hair body of your dreams.

Jyl Craven
About the author

My love and passion for the hair industry started when I was very young. I have always felt very fortunate in knowing that being a hair designer/educator was my future. I constantly strive to better educate myself and my design team. Making others look and feel their best is what I strive to achieve. My specialty is hair color, but I love cutting as well. To be the best artist you can, I feel you must be well rounded in all of your skills. That is why I also train other salons across the country in all of L ´Oréal Professionnel color and cutting techniques. I have been privileged to work with the most talented artists in the industry. Thank you for visiting our site and I hope to see you in our salon.