Volumize your hair: short bob hairstyle tutorial

/ 12.09.2013
Style short hair the way you want it
Style short hair the way you want it

With short hair, adding volume can seem like a chore, if not a downright impossibility but fear not, there are a couple of solutions. Even if you have fine hair, a little style know-how and the right products will help you get the hairstyle you want in no time.

Your new best friend?

It may seem a little obvious but volumizing hairspray should become one of your go-to products when it comes to making your hair appear bigger and better than ever before. When applied to your roots, it does most of the work for you, helping to lift and add texture, thereby creating a brand new XXL look.

Top tip: For a quick fix with dry hair, simply divide your hair in two, creating upper and lower sections. Pin the top section out of the way before applying a generous amount of spray and scrunching the bottom section. Then, let down the top section, spray and scrunch. Use more spray if necessary and keep scrunching until you're happy with the amount of volume. Pay special attention to your roots to make sure you get as much lift as possible.

Styling advice

Whichever product you decide to use, remember one thing: don't be afraid to tease your hair! It's the easiest and least time-consuming way to get that extra volume and help lift hair from underneath. Just remember to save an un-teased layer of hair to smooth over the chaos at the end.

Learning how to use your blow-dryer can also help. For example, if you half-dry your hair and then flip your head upside-down before blow-drying the rest, you'll notice a definite increase in volume!

Finally, braiding sections of hair and letting them dry before taking them out can add extra waves and volume to your hair. Scrunch in some salt spray when you're done for extra texture.

After all that, you should have no problem styling your hair just how you want, whether it's fine, short or just a little bit stubborn.

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