10 Tricks to Get More Volume in your Hair without Extensions – Every Day Hacks for Women with Thin Hair
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Thank you Pantene for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Over the last 2 weeks, I have learned so much about hair habits. As you all know, I started the Pantene 14 Day Challenge to pump up the volume of my hair which prompted a series of questions on social media. You guys chimed in with your favorite part about your hair and also your challenges. Many of them sounded JUST like mine! So many of y'all are moms, who only get the time to wash your hair 2-3 times a week, MAX. We look for different hair styles and products to get us through the "in-between days". Ultimately, so many of you also expressed you have thinner, postpartum hair that craves more volume. Today, I am sharing my Pantene 14 Day Challenge results and 10 tricks to get more volume in your hair without extensions.
- Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner
When I first started my Pantene 14 Day Challenge, my hair was noticeably thinner than years before. I had these flat spots behind my head that I felt needed to be teased in order for me to even be comfortable with the style. My scalp felt oily. If I didn't wash every other day, I felt like any style would fall flat. I went through dry shampoo like CRAZY trying to absorb the oils to make my hair styles last longer. I loved that Pantene recognized that only 1 in 10 women experience great hair days regularly. The Pantene Sheer Volume Shampoo and Conditioner is the best for oily hair like mine. When I started the journey, I used conditioner lightly because I was afraid it would weigh my roots down and make it even more greasy. Since the start of the Pantene 14 Day Challenge, I have washed my hair 6 times and am so happy to report back with more great hair days! I woke up with more volume and my hair just felt lighter! I didn't need to dry shampoo until end of Day 2! My washes in between also decreased, where I didn't feel like a grease ball if I didn't get in the shower. The Pantene Sheer Volume Dry Shampoo helped my scalp feel matte and normal. I finally felt like my hairstyles could last more than a few hours! It feels fantastic to wake up and not need to style my hair! Thank you, Pantene for giving me more great hair days! No matter your hair type and goals, Pantene has a line of shampoo, conditioners and products to target your needs specifically. If you're interested in this volumizing duo, Walmart has a great deal here. Want to try the large conditioner pump only? See here. Join me and try the Pantene 14 Day Challenge so you can be on your way to more great hair days too!
- Blow dry upside down
This trick is amazing! I typically like to air dry until my hair is damp and then finish with a blow dryer by flipping my hair upside down to minimize heat exposure.
- Sleep in a large upside down braid
Before heading to bed, flip your hair upside down and braid loosely above your forehead. Wake up with wavy, beachy voluminous locks.
- Part hair in a different way
Part hair on opposite side to create a flip and add more volume
- Tease the roots
You know this trick well. Lightly backcomb hair behind crown and on the sides of the head for instant lift.
- Dry shampoo
Dry shampoo saves me so much time these days! On day 2 and 3, it added lift to my roots too!
- Master the faux massive bun (see IGTV)
Head to my IGTV video to see how to create a massive bun with just 3 bobby pins and a brush. Great for that day 3 hair!
- Cut layers & highlight
Ask your hair stylist for a face framing layer that creates volume and movement. Add a few balayage highlights to accentuate the dimensions in your hair to create the illusion of volume.
- Style with a wand for beach waves
This is my favorite hairstyle. Loose waves help create volume in your hair.
- Blow Dry with a Sock Bun
Roll up your hair in a sock and tie it off at the end (when rolled all the way down to the scalp) to create a bun overhead. Do this when the hair is almost dry. Blow dry with medium heat until hair is completely dry. After unrolling the sock bun, you will find fluffy hair with lots of volume and a slight wave!
I am so excited to see your results from the Pantene 14 Day Challenge. I hope you are on your way to more great hair days!