One thing that helps me is Gelebration, which really enhances my curl and is easy to get where I need it. Another is plopping -- without that I have much less volume. And the third thing I do is when I flip my hair over to plop, I rake my fingers through the few inches of my hair near the scalp, to loosen it up. It makes a big difference. I have tried raking all the way to the ends, but it makes my hair TOO big. Since you're looking for bigness, you may like that technique!