I need volume!

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I REALLY need some help in the volume department. I have no clue how to even start to get it. My hair is 2b/c, low-med porosity, fine, and shoulder length.

I am using Nature's Gate Biotin Strengthening condish and Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam. They work GREAT, but no matter what I do I can never get volume at my ROOTS.

Help?
Have you tried clipping! There is a good how to video on the Deva site
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
I think diffusing is important for overall volume but clipping is the only thing that guarantees root volume. I can kind of tell after I diffuse if I need to clip. If things are looking flat, I clip or use some small jaw clamps for 10 to 30 minutes and that does the trick. I pineapple at night and that gives me plenty of volume for 2 or 3rd day hair.
2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

Current rotation:
cowash= TN
AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
DT = Coconut oil (love)
I second the clipping for volume but a couple of other ideas are:

- Do your hair drying up side down
- Dry shampoo, Its the bomb! I often go flat at the back of my head, i spray a little on to the base of my roots and I get quite a bit of lift.
- There are volume powders that you shake though your hair, they do a really good job for some of my friends with very fine limp hair.
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Modified CG since 8/12
Hair: BSL, Thick, Low Porosity, Dense, 3A
HG's: Moogoo, Ultraorganics Intense Camomile Conditioner and Clear Henna Hair Wax, Sukin Conditioners, CO, Spray Bottle, Henna
Low-Poo: Moogoo Shampoo
Co-Wash: Sukin Nourishing Conditioner
DT: CHHW, ICC, CO
LI: Sukin Moisture Restoring
Colour: Henna
I use this with great results...

Amazon.com: got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder-0.35 oz: Health & Personal Care

You shake it into your roots and sort of rub it in, and instant volume! Now it does leave a residue at your roots that you have to wash out in the shower later, but I don't really care since it works so well and nobody can tell but me. Also, I bought mine at Walgreens rather than Amazon and paid about half the price. The small bottle lasts forever and ever too.
Wavywonder is on to something. I forgot how much volume I get when I use dry shampoo. I get BIG hair and it lasts all day. Total '80's flashback.
2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

Current rotation:
cowash= TN
AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
DT = Coconut oil (love)
I REALLY need some help in the volume department. I have no clue how to even start to get it. My hair is 2b/c, low-med porosity, fine, and shoulder length.

I am using Nature's Gate Biotin Strengthening condish and Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam. They work GREAT, but no matter what I do I can never get volume at my ROOTS.

Help?
Originally Posted by ChocolateSwirls
HAIR TWIN?

I just diffuse upside down, can't figure out clipping so whatever but I adore my diffuser it's amazing
CG since: 2/9/2013
HAIR: 2a/b with nearly straight hair at neck, flat on top, low porosity, medium density, fine, medium length
Currently using:
Low Poo/No Poo: SM YB, Malibu C Hardwater Wellness (every other day)
Rinse Out: Malibu C Hardwater Wellness Conditioner
Leave In: SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk
Gel: Volumax (Sally's)
PT: gelatin!
DT: Curls Unleashed NR

Love diffusing.
Always learning!

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