How Do I Create Volume at the Roots?

Volume begins at the roots of your hair, which work as scaffolding for your style. Building body at the roots is a great way to prevent thin, fine hair from falling flat.

Volume begins at the roots of your hair, which work as scaffolding for your style. Building body at the roots is a great way to prevent thin, fine hair from falling flat. A few well-chosen products plus some simple styling techniques will give you that much-needed root lift for thicker and fuller hair.


How do I create volume at the roots?


Washing Your Hair


Volume starts with a good wash, and an appropriate shampoo is particularly important for adding lift. Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo elevates hair whilst adding shine and colour protection. We recommend following up with Pureology Pure Volume Condition, but be sure to avoid conditioning the roots.


Root Lift Sprays


Once your hair has been washed, it's the perfect time to use a root lift spray. Such a spray will help build body and texture, but concentrate the product at the roots. We recommend evo Root Canal Base Support Spray or ghd Root Lift Spray.

Alternatively, if you want more overall body, use O&M Atonic Thickening Spritz, which can be used all over the hair to build texture and plump up the hair strands.


How do I create volume at the roots?


Blow-Drying Technique


A great way to quickly add some lift to your roots is to change your parting. Over time, your hair will get used to its parting and begin to lie flat. Changing your parting will instantly add volume and lift, making your hair look fuller and thicker.

Air-drying your hair is a quick way to ensure your hair lies flat, whereas a good blow-dry can lift your hair, especially if you concentrate on the roots. Use a large round brush such as the evo Bruce 28 Natural Boar Bristle Brush to give height to your hair as you dry it.

Be sure to keep your hairdryer temperature low, as fine hair can break under high heats. Use the cool shot button at the end of your blowout. The blast of cool air will help set your hairstyle and maintain the volume you've worked hard to achieve.


Teasing Your Hair


Backcombing has a bad reputation. It's true that vigorous backcombing can cause breakage, especially on fine hair. However, a light tease with the right tool is a great way to build volume at the roots without causing damage.

Use a brush like the evo Tyler Boar Bristle Teasing Brush to lightly tease the roots of your hair in sections. Smooth over the top layer to ensure a sleek finish and prevent flyaways or frizz. Set your final look with a light hair spray such as Kevin.Murphy Doo.Over, which holds without weighing down your style.

If your scalp is visible, using Viviscal Conceal & Densify Volumizing Fibres to help hide the exposed skin and make your roots look and feel fuller.

Building lift at the roots is a great way to guarantee fuller- and thicker-looking hair and give your hair height and body. Incorporating volumising products into your haircare routine is the best way to start, and we have an extensive selection of products for you.

 

Ultimate Guide to Volume