Can I cheat to get volume?

I'm overdue for a haircut. I know this because my hair is laying flat and all limp, and I hate it this way. It's curling fine (actually it curled beautifully today!), but I just can't get any fullness or volume.

Since I don't have the time or extra cash for a haircut right now, and have two big family events coming up for which I'd like to have nice hair... is there anything I can doi to cheat some volume in between now and my next cut?
2b copper penny red
"While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats."

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All I can think of would be to diffuse upside down and Abba Weightless Gel always give me great volume. Don't know if that's any help.
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You can always flip your hair upside down (once dry) and tease your roots. That could create some serious tangles though.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
You can always flip your hair upside down (once dry) and tease your roots. That could create some serious tangles though.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
I usually upside-down scrunch and fluff a few times a day. It's not helping.
2b copper penny red
"While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats."

CURRENTLY USING:
Renpure Moisturizing Shampoo, Body Shop Banana Conditioner, Ouidad Tress Effects GelMy fashion blog:
http://a-la-mode-2010.blogspot.com/
Teasing is a lot more extreme than scrunching or fluffing. It really should do the trick if you're desperate.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
How about wearing your hair in an updo for the family events?
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How about wearing your hair in an updo for the family events?
Originally Posted by Gemini13
That might be the way to go...
2b copper penny red
"While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats."

CURRENTLY USING:
Renpure Moisturizing Shampoo, Body Shop Banana Conditioner, Ouidad Tress Effects GelMy fashion blog:
http://a-la-mode-2010.blogspot.com/
How about wearing your hair in an updo for the family events?
Originally Posted by Gemini13
That might be the way to go...
Originally Posted by sassette726
Great idea! That's my cure all for a bad hair day.
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Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
If I want a little volume on top, I twirl a few pieces from the front, up and away from my face then clip w/a little claw clip.. call me dated, but I love a bit of height on top of my head, leftover from the "jersey girl" days of the 80s! Ha.
2b/3a.
If you're still using the products listed in your signature, particularly the COs, you may want to change your routine by 1) switching to lighter ones specifically designed for volume, and/or 2) skipping the leave-in or layering of products because the lighter the hair the more volume.
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If you're still using the products listed in your signature, particularly the COs, you may want to change your routine by 1) switching to lighter ones specifically designed for volume, and/or 2) skipping the leave-in or layering of products because the lighter the hair the more volume.
Originally Posted by HalfWavyHalfCurly
I tried cutting out the Cream Gel and got craaaaaazy frizz. But I do have a light Vo5 conditioner that I'll try substituting for the Ojon conditioner tomorrow.
2b copper penny red
"While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats."

CURRENTLY USING:
Renpure Moisturizing Shampoo, Body Shop Banana Conditioner, Ouidad Tress Effects GelMy fashion blog:
http://a-la-mode-2010.blogspot.com/
When I need extra volume, I wash my hair bending over the bath tub. I apply my condish and then rinse out, all w/ my hair leaning in the tub. Afterwards I wrap it in a towel and when you take it out, I swear you can notice a difference. Definitely got some extra volume/lift which is cool when I want to rock the afro. Might be worth a try?
I know when I want some extra volume I will let my hair dry high on my head in a bun or pony. When I take out the high bun or pony I get some extra volume while it air drys. My hair's heavy so more volume is alway something I am interested in.
You could part your crown in two sections and wrap each section in a bun or clip (not tightly) them while the length dries. When you take them out scrunch them to get some volume.

HTH
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I know when I want some extra volume I will let my hair dry high on my head in a bun or pony. When I take out the high bun or pony I get some extra volume while it air drys. My hair's heavy so more volume is alway something I am interested in.
You could part your crown in two sections and wrap each section in a bun or clip (not tightly) them while the length dries. When you take them out scrunch them to get some volume.

HTH
Originally Posted by LadyChamomileBetty
That sound like a great idea. I think that would work.
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fine, wavy - 2b/3a
KCNT and KKCC
If I want a little volume on top, I twirl a few pieces from the front, up and away from my face then clip w/a little claw clip.. call me dated, but I love a bit of height on top of my head, leftover from the "jersey girl" days of the 80s! Ha.
Originally Posted by CurlyinColorado
Oooh .. I'll have to try this. I look better with a little height, too.
CG-modified since 4/05
2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets.
Best definition winner: KCCC
Best volume winner: LOOB
Depending on how "modified" you are, you could try using hair spray with your hair flipped upside down. I use Shaper Plus spray (I've used it for years - love it as a styling product and as a finishing product). You can spray it upside down, then arrange it how you want on top and spray again. I will sometimes use my hands to pull my hair up on top (from underneath) and then spray it and leave it for a minute, or spray and then hit it with the hair dryer on cool for a few seconds, and it'll hold the volume there when my hair's just too long to hold itself up.

Good luck!

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