How to Give Your Hair Extra Volume (Medium Long Hair)

Flat hair? Don't want to use a curler, but need some extra volume? Read on!

Steps

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    Wash your hair, preferably the night before you do this.
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    Comb/brush your hair out well the next morning. Don't leave any tangles.
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    Gather two scrunchies (bigger is better), a comb, and a water spritzer.
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    Comb all your hair to one side, and spritz it.
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    Pull a section of hair over to the other side of your head. Spritz.
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    Continue on until all of your hair is on the other side of your head.
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    Make sure your hair is damp, but not wet. If it's wet, wait a while then continue on.
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    If you want a little waviness, then use one ponytail. If you want a little more, use two pigtails.
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    For a ponytail, gather your hair on the top of your head. For Pigtails, gather two high on the sides of your head.
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    Twist the scrunchies around, leaving the space in the scrunchy for one extra twist.
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    On the last twist, pull your hair into a messy bun.
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    If there is a lot of hair hanging out, take a chopstick and twist it so there is little to no hair hanging sticking out. Stick it back through.
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    Spritz everything with water and wait 1-4 hours, depending on how fast your hair dries and how long you have.
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    After the 1-4 hours has elapsed, take the chopsticks out and set them aside. Gently remove the scrunchies.
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    Carefully comb out your hair. If it's still slightly damp, wait a few minutes before combing it.
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    There should now be a slight wave to your hair!
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    Now you can style your hair and have a natural lift! After you finish the style, you can hairspray if you like.

Tips

  • Make sure you spritz your roots well, as well as the body of your hair.
  • Try Pigtails first, then take them out. Put it up in a high ponytail, but DON'T comb it after taking the pigtails out. Just ruffle it with your fingers and pull it up. Otherwise the Pigtails might go to waste!!
  • Low pigtails look great after this, they really fluff out. Works best with longer hair.

Warnings

  • Don't twist your hair so much it tangles!

Things You'll Need

  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Water Spritzer
  • Scrunchies
  • Chopsticks (optional)
  • 1.5-5 hours

Article Info

Categories: Hair Remedies