Flat Hair

My hair is extremely flat on the top, i got tons of curl at the middle bottom and my hair is pretty short, how can i make it more body at the top?
My hair is the same except it's long instead of short. I use clips at the roots for lift, but the effect doesn't last all day because the length eventually pulls it down. You might give it a try!
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
What helps me get more volume at the roots is

-applying products upside down
-plopping/plunking
-diffusing upside down

But the best trick I use which ALWAYS helps is, a few times as it's drying and again once it's all the way dry, I flip my head over, rake my fingers in about an inch from the scalp, and shake my hands around to ruffle up the roots a little bit.

Also, I find Abba Weightless Gel is good for getting more lift at the roots.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
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What helps me get more volume at the roots is

-applying products upside down
-plopping/plunking
-diffusing upside down

But the best trick I use which ALWAYS helps is, a few times as it's drying and again once it's all the way dry, I flip my head over, rake my fingers in about an inch from the scalp, and shake my hands around to ruffle up the roots a little bit.

Also, I find Abba Weightless Gel is good for getting more lift at the roots.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
I agree with this 100%!! Another thing I've noticed lately is a combo of equal parts of AG Re:coil with LOOB raked then combed through my hair has given me lots of volume for the cold weather. I use ABBA WG every single day (just at my roots) to give hold to that volume
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2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


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I do all those steps every single time as well, wouldn't think of skipping any of them. I guess that's just one of the things with longer hair on the fine-ish side. I've actually considered cutting it shorter just to get more volume at the top.
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
I have to second kjwavy's suggestion for Loreal Out of Bed cream. Today I used about a tablespoon mixed with a nickel size of recoil, with joiwhip on top. I have more volume than I've had in weeks of this dry weather, and my hair is curling at the root.
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Guess I should have picked up that jar of LOOB I had in my hands yesterday. I can always use volume (and more curl!) near my roots.

I've done the clips at the roots thing for lift, and that seems to work. It doesn't last all day, but it's a start.
embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
2b/3a (I think?)
color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS
And the LOOB is CG-friendly? Guess I'll try to hunt down an ingredients list.
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
No Lush, don't cut! Long curlies are too rare. Long beautiful curls make up for a little less volume on top. Scissors...no...bad.
3a/3b/F/ii
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Mixed Chicks Shampoo
Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner
Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner
Hey lush, here are the ingredients. These are for the original white jar (which is the one I have):

Water :: PVP :: PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil :: Triethanolamine :: Carbomer :: Fragrance :: PEG-90M :: VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer :: DMDM Hydantoin :: Polyquaternium-11 :: Polystyrene :: Dimethicone Copolyol :: Hydroxypropylcellulose :: Pentasodium Pentetate :: Benzophenone-4 :: Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate


And in the new version (in the black jar), with the different ingredients in caps:

water :: pvp :: peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil :: triethanolamine :: carbomer :: fragrance :: peg-90m :: vp/dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate copolymer :: dmdm hydantoin :: polyquaternium-11 :: polystyrene ::- PEG/PPG-22/24 DIMETHICONE -:: hydroxypropylcellulose ::- LIMONENE -::- LINALOOL -:: pentasodium pentetate ::- BENZYL SALICYLATE -:: Benzophenone-4 ::- HYDROXYISOHEXIL -:: 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE -::- BUTYLPHENYL MRTHYLPROPIONAL -:: iodopropynyl butylcarbamate

I copied the ingredients from a post in the review section.
Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


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LOL, Ok I'll check the store for the LOOB before getting too scissor-happy then. I did find the ingredients list on the product review thread and supposedly it's CG?

eta: Thanks Lisa!! We must have been cross-posting at the same time!
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
I've actually considered cutting it shorter just to get more volume at the top.
No, no, no. You have beautiful curls lush!
embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
2b/3a (I think?)
color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS

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