wavy hair root lifter

Wavy hair tends to lose its curl and fall flat sometimes. A root lifter can help with the dreaded “hat head” look. If you have long wavy hair it can get weighed down when it is wet, and if you’re not careful it will dry that way. Similarly, women with fine hair often struggle to create lift and volume at their roots. You can get creative by using jawclips at the roots of your waves and curls, but if you’re looking for a quick way to fake bed head hair then try one of these root lifting products. We promise you, your waves will fall back in love with you.

1. Innersense Inner Peace Whipped Creme Texturizer

If you’re going for a piecey look on say, a wavy pixie cut or an edgier bob today, use this texturizer. Not only is it non-drying, but this creme is free of petroleum but still manages to create hold like a true pomade, fortified with shea butters and fruit oil extracts.

2. Oyin Handmade Boing!

Wavy and loose curly girls can benefit from this lightweight holding cream– it avoids the crunchy after-effect, leaving hair soft. When used to create a volumizing hairstyle like a ‘bumped’ bang or textured ponytail, Boing delivers with natural vegetable glycerin to provide shine and keep frizzies away, coconut and jojoba oils to penetrate heat-styled hair and provide moisture from the roots to the shaft.

3. Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Souffle 

A water-based styler fortified with grapefruit extract and peppermint oil that leaves weightless, fluffy definition on type 2 and 3 hair. It is also silicone and colorant free, leaving hair with minimal build-up and hair that fingers can easily run through for the tousled effect.

4. Ouidad Playcurl Volumizing Spray

This spray-gel is lightweight enough for daily use as a wave or curl refresher. It is made with a polymer blend to prevent sticky, stiff hair while promoting definition and volume on fine hair. The glycerin in this spray adds moisture to condition the hair for styling manageability and seamless wash-n-gos.

5. Living Proof Full Root Lifting Spray

Sometimes with wavy hair, only pieces of the hair need volume. This spray is great for targeting those specific areas. Made with a blend of resins that give a strong, flexible hold to fine and loose curl textures, this styler is ideal for long-lasting styles and will effectively add volume to your roots.  

6. Tigi Bed Head Candy Fixations Sugar Root Powder

For those with color-treated hair in need of a quick root-lifting pick-me-up, reach for this dusty treat. An invisible micro-texture root powder like this creates volume in the roots and absorbs excess oil in between wash days, too.

7. Bumble and bumble Surf Spray

Type 2 and 3 curls can benefit from the fullness and hold this saltwater, seaweed, and kelp combination provides. Instantly add ruffled, natural texture with this spray wave refresher.

8. So Gorgeous Volumizing Root Mousse

Add body and volume to limp waves with this mousse. This styling product doubles as a heat protectant, as well, while minimizing frizz in the process.

9. Jessicurl Celebration Spray

Another spray-gel that won’t weight your waves or curls down, this root lifter provides lasting hold and definition on dry hair. It contains nourishing flaxseed oil and aloe vera juice to seal the cuticle for more shine.

10. AG Hair Cosmetics Beach Bomb

An alcohol-free cream infused with keratin and silk amino acids to smooth the cuticle, lift the roots, and add natural-looking texture to hair. Get the sun-kissed, beachy waves effect without the actual beach–and no yucky second day hair, either.


Devri Velazquez

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