Hello, dear Minque Friends!
We know how limp, lifeless hair is a common concern among us women, especially those wanting to achieve voluminous, bombshell locks. Luckily, that isn’t some impossible fantasy at all. In this Minque hair extensions blog, we are going to show you seven ways on how to give your hair instant volume without the hassle. Let's check them out.
1) Consider Minque hair extensions.
While there are a few lucky women out there who are blessed with a head of gorgeous, thick hair that grows effortlessly, many of us have to look into alternative ways to achieve the same look. So, if you're plagued with thin hair, or simply want to experiment with a new look for some weeks, consider using Minque hair extensions.
We, at Minque Hair, offer an extensive range of hair extensions, suitable for any hair type and colour. Minque hair extensions come in 20" and 26" lengths, in solid colours, balayages, and highlights. We have 18 popular colours, and 9 beautiful balayage and ombre shades. See image above for the before and after hair extensions photo.
2) Get vertical.
When blow-drying your hair, take the top section (from the part above your ears all the way around) and hold it vertically by the ends. Then blow-dry it all the way to the roots, first allowing it to cool completely before letting it go. This way, with or without Minque hair extensions, you can add volume to your hair quickly.
3) Blow-dry your hair upside down.
For a quick volume job in the morning, try blow-drying your hair upside down. Flip your head upside down when blow-drying your hair, letting gravity take its course. Avoid frizz by pointing the hairdryer downwards starting from the roots, then pull your hair gently away to create a lift. Continue blow-drying upside down until you completely dry your roots, then flip your hair back up to dry the ends like the usual.
While some may think that blow-drying your hair upside down is lazy, it’s actually the smarter way—not harder. In fact, like anything else, especially applying hair care products like gels, serums, or creams, they work better when applied to your ends first or upside down.
4) Backcomb your hair.
Also known as teasing, backcombing your hair is a classic way to add volume to it. Apply a volumising mousse first before backcombing, especially if your hair is dry. Using a wider-tooth comb gives your hair a good lift and poses less risk of hair damage compared to finer-tooth ones. Clip up the top section of your hair and tease the roots of the under sections only, so as to maintain a smooth, lustrous surface.
The preferred Minque hair extensions technique is to pin up the topmost layer of the hair before backcombing the rest, then work section by section. Hold each section away from your head, then brush in a downward motion at your roots in three to four quick strokes. To make the volume hold up longer, you can spritz each area with hairspray. Once you’re done with all the sections, let the rest of your hair down, leaving it smooth.
5) Adjust the parting of your hair.
Instead of doing your usual center parting, try adjusting it. Doing it differently can add volume to your roots. You have plenty of choices: a low side parting, a side parting, a zig-zag, or even not having one at all.
Flipping your parting to the opposite side gives your hair instant volume at the crown. You can do it while your hair is wet, if you’re worried that it will come out looking lopsided. You can also try a deep side part on the opposite side when your hair is dry, so as to build the most height, then mist lightly with hairspray to hold it up.
6) Sleep in a bun.
Sleeping in a bun is a super-useful trick to add volume to your hair with no heat required. After you shower at night, while your hair is still damp, pull it up into a high but loose bun, then secure it with a soft elastic band. Tight ones may leave creases on your hair. Your hair will dry when lifted off your scalp. When you wake up in the morning, take it down, then you’ll see insta-volume plus soft and natural-looking waves.
7) Boost your roots.
Products that boost your hair roots act as scaffolding to your hairstyle. They provide support and structure for any lift you manually make near your roots, helping your style hold up for even the entire day.
Find a product that’s specifically designed for fine hair, then apply generously on your hair, right on your scalp. Make sure your hair is still damp, as volumisers or root boosters won’t work once your hair is already dry.
Bonus tip: Conditioner first, then shampoo. We know you might think this is a surprisingly odd way to add volume to your hair. Conditioner can actually weigh your hair down, so applying it after you shampoo your hair, in fact, allows it to lay flat. Putting shampoo after you apply conditioner will help remove residue, leaving your hair a lot lighter. Try it and see if it works for you.
We hope you can try out these tips that we have shared to you. Let us know which one works. If you’ve got any tricks of your own to share, we would love to hear them. We would also like to know what you guys think about the Minque hair extensions before and after image we have shown you above. Feel free to comment on the box below.
The most reliable way we believe is to try out Minque hair extensions, so you never have to worry about getting late for work. Nothing feels more liberating than hopping out of the shower and not feeling any need to do anything to your hair, don’t you agree?
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