Introduction: How to Add Volume to Hair

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If you're like me and have fine hair, it can be hard to get body that lasts. Fine hair likes to hug the shape of the head. Luckily, with just a comb and a little hairspray, backcombing can do a lot to add some volume to any look.

Step 1: Grab a Horizontal Section at the Back Crown of Your Head.

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Part your hair as you normally wear it. Then, grab a horizontal section of hair beginning at the back of your head. Gather section and comb out.

Step 2: Backcomb Section.

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Using a comb, backcomb the hair in a downward motion toward the scalp.

Step 3: Fluff Up.

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Spread out teased section evenly across perimeter of hair, detangling any visible knots.

Step 4: Repeat Moving Forward Across Head.

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Continue with 1/2 inch sections of the hair until you reach the middle of the head.

Step 5: Comb Back an Unteased Layer.

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Make sure your final layer that you flip back it not teased. Smooth over with your comb, ensuring there are no knots and finish with some light hairspray!

Comments

Riley_Johnson18 (author)2015-06-19

Thx so much for this I'm a huge fan in volume my hair I'm an "emo"

VolumeP (author)2015-04-12

Perfect way on how to add volume to hair. http://www.volumeproducts.com

SparkySolar (author)2014-10-19

I like your Instructable

Thank you so much for sharing

Rima

dlowe5 (author)2014-07-15

Thanks! I always wanted to know how to do this. fluffing is a great idea.

mnmama (author)2014-07-15

All this time I've just been saying "naa-naa-nah-noo-noo" to tease my hair. :)

Seriously, I worry that back combing would break off my already fine hair. Have you experienced that? By the way, your hair looks great, if it's fine, you at least have a lot of it Nice instructable.

jessyratfink (author)2014-07-15

I like the tip about spreading out the teased section! Very smart :)

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