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Old 05-02-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
 
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Angry I need volume!

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?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
 
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Have you tried clipping! There is a good how to video on the Deva site
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
 
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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #4
 
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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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Old 05-03-2013, 01:28 PM   #5
 
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There are quite a few clipping videos on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYG8_G7e_cI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhzLWKRdON0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvZdON1NDJM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFLCD12RKbw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRWw4f4OFX4

Also root brushing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyN6SoeV5hA
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #6
 
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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.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #7
 
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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.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:12 PM   #8
 
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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?
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I just diffuse upside down, can't figure out clipping so whatever but I adore my diffuser it's amazing
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