why do some curlies like products advertised as 'volumeizing'?

Hey everyone.
I keep noticing a lot of curlies on here use some products that are advertised to give volume.
I was just wondering why this is.
I always have avoided products that give more volume because I have such thick hair.
Is it only the fine haired curlies who do this?
or do these products not give you volume at all???
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Hey everyone.
I keep noticing a lot of curlies on here use some products that are advertised to give volume.
I was just wondering why this is.
I always have avoided products that give more volume because I have such thick hair.
Is it only the fine haired curlies who do this?
or do these products not give you volume at all???
Originally Posted by happycurls24
Prob more fine haired curlies look for volumising products. To be quite honest tho, a lot of these products don't give that much volume (for me anyway) and a lot of times you lose definition at the expense of some volume.
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I used to go for volumizing products until I found out that alcohol is one of the ingredients used in these products in order to dry out the hair, giving it less weight, hence more volume. Honestly, I would still use these products if it weren't for the drying effects, because even though I'm a 3b/c I LOVE big hair and volume. I have fine/medium texture so my hair isn't super thick, it just puffs out when it's dry. And the bigger I can get it, the better. A lot of curlies don't like flat curls, especially at the top of the head; this is also a reason why many of us may try a volumizing product.
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I also have fine-med hair and I ADORE BIG HAIR, but without a lot of drying and stiffening products, you just can't get big hair with my kind of hair. I can have volume, if I give up curl definition and just let it frizz up by combing out. But the better the moisturization and curl definition, the lower the volume.

Sucks. I want me the BIG BIG HAIR.
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Hm, well I fine hair, but it is thick too. Hah. Anyway, I tend to avoid volumizing products too. However, I have been using Burt's Bees Very Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner, and they don't really volumize to a point where I get annoyed, maybe a little, I can't tell. They just nourish my hair well.
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I don't generally use volumising products, but I have noticed two things:

1. Volumising products tend to have no cones (seriously - check out an entire range of conditioners someday. The volume-enhancing one will have fewer or no cones.)
2. Two words: weightless moisture.

My hair is clumptastic but it's very fine, so volume is actually a problem for me. I tend to finger comb a few curls out, though, to fix it rather than seek out volumising products to do it for me.
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I don't generally use volumising products, but I have noticed two things:

1. Volumising products tend to have no cones (seriously - check out an entire range of conditioners someday. The volume-enhancing one will have fewer or no cones.)
2. Two words: weightless moisture.

My hair is clumptastic but it's very fine, so volume is actually a problem for me. I tend to finger comb a few curls out, though, to fix it rather than seek out volumising products to do it for me.
Originally Posted by oddityofwings
Although the above may be true, some or most of those products contain drying alcohols, do they not? Atleast all of the volumizing products I've ever seen don't seem very moisturizing and are on the drier side because of the alcohol content. Even the giovanni thicken up hair gel contains alcohol denatured, a drying alcohol that may or may not have adverse reactions to certain people. I suppose I'm just overly cautious about drying out my hair
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