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Hair SOS: 10 Simple Secrets to Boosting Hair Volume

Updated: Apr 12

Hair SOS: 10 Simple Secrets to Boosting Hair Volume


Dreaming of bouncy, voluminous hair like the ones you see on celebrities and influencers? You're not alone! While their picture-perfect styles might seem effortless, the truth is, even hair icons face flat hair struggles. But don't despair! We've got a treasure trove of professional tips and tricks to help you achieve voluminous, bouncy hair that will put a smile on your face! This guide will teach you exactly how to add volume to flat hair and transform your look.

Voluminous Hair Starts in the Shower

Forget blasting your favorite tunes (although a good playlist never hurts!). The real secret to voluminous hair starts with the right products in the shower, especially for those with fine hair. Ditch heavy formulas and swap them for the best volumizing shampoo for fine hair. These specially designed products cleanse your hair without weighing it down, leaving it bouncy, hydrated, and full of life.

Condition Smarter, Not Harder

We all love conditioner, but where you apply it matters! Here's a secret stylists swear by: focus conditioner on your mid-lengths and ends, skipping the roots. Your scalp naturally produces oils, and overloading it with conditioner can weigh things down and lead to greasy, flat hair. Think of conditioner as a thirst quencher for your hair strands – they need it most towards the ends, which tend to be drier. By using conditioner strategically, you'll achieve gorgeous volume and save precious product!

Wash and Blow-dry

Blow-Dry for Volume: Technique is Key

Does your flat hair air dry limp and lifeless? Don't ditch the blow-dryer just yet! The right blow-drying technique with a volumizing spray can be your secret weapon.

Here's a simple trick to get you started:

  1. Flip It: Start by flipping your head upside down and blow-drying at the roots. This loosens the hair and creates lift. No brush is needed yet – we just want to focus on volume at this stage.

  2. Smooth It: Once your hair is about half dry, flip your head back to its normal position. Now, focus the blow-dryer on the mid-lengths and ends with a brush to smooth and soften those areas without flattening the volume you just built at the roots.

Pro Tip: Consider using a volumizing spray before blow-drying for an extra boost. Products like J Beverly Hills Bodifier Thickening Styling Spray can give you a boost of volume, hydration, and overall hair health.

Want to Lock In That Volume? Try These Tricks!

  • Velcro Rollers: After blow-drying, section off flat pieces of hair near your crown and roll them up in Velcro rollers. Heat them with your hairdryer (let them cool completely for a long-lasting boost) to create a beautiful, voluminous crown!

  • Highlights: Want to take your volume game to the next level? Consider adding highlights! Highlights can slightly roughen up the cuticle, giving your hair extra lift and allowing it to hold styles longer. However, for the best colour results with minimal damage, we recommend visiting your local hair salon in Calgary.

Dry Shampoo: Your Flat Hair BFF

Dry shampoo is your best friend when it comes to adding volume to flat hair! Not only can you achieve volume, but the powder can also make hair appear thicker and fuller, prolong your styling, and cleanse your scalp between washes. Opt for a high-quality dry shampoo, like the J Beverly Hills Dry Shampoo, to refresh your hair and maintain volume throughout the week.

Less is More: Shampoo Strategically

We all know daily shampooing isn't ideal, but for flat, fine hair, consider extending washes even further! Opt for a high-quality dry shampoo to refresh your hair between washes. This simple switch can make a noticeable difference in volume within a week!

Tame Flyaways with a Soft Touch

When you do need some hold, ditch the heavy hairsprays that weigh down your hair. Opt for a soft-hold hairspray like J Beverly Hills Hold Me Lite. It provides the perfect balance of control and volume, leaving your hair soft, shiny, and (bonus!) smelling amazing!

Mousse: Your New Volume-Boosting BFF

Forget the crunchy mousse of the past! Today's mousses are lightweight, hydrating, and fantastic for adding volume. Apply a small amount of the J Beverly Hills Styling Mousse Up to wet hair, comb it through to the ends, and blow dry for a serious lift. This mousse adds body, elasticity, and that extra "oomph" your hair craves.

Want Instant, Effortless Volume? Treat Yourself to a Wash & Blow Dry!

For those days when you crave instant glamour and long-lasting volume, consider our Wash & Blow Dry service! This pampering experience starts with a refreshing wash to cleanse and revive your hair. Our skilled stylists then use professional techniques to create a flawless blowout that leaves your hair bouncy, voluminous, and ready to conquer your day.

Here are just a few reasons to treat yourself to a Wash & Blow Dry:

  • Instant Glamour: Achieve a polished and sophisticated look without the hassle.

  • Long-Lasting Volume: Enjoy voluminous hair that holds, thanks to our expert blow-drying techniques.

  • Stress-Free Maintenance: Look amazing with minimal effort – perfect for busy schedules.

  • Professional Finish: Our experienced stylists ensure a flawless and polished look.

Elevate your hair game and experience the transformative power of a Wash & Blow Dry. Book your appointment today and see the difference professional styling can make!


Taming flat hair might seem like a constant battle, but with the right approach and these simple tricks, you can achieve salon-worthy volume that lasts! Remember, healthy hair is the foundation for great volume. So, be mindful of your hair's needs, experiment with products designed for fine hair, and find what works best for your unique mane.

For personalized hair care advice and styling tips, visit Lavoom Salon in Calgary, Alberta! Our stylists can help you craft a hair care routine that promotes volume and leaves you feeling confident. And don't forget to explore the J Beverly Hills product line at our salon – their lightweight, volumizing formulas are a game-changer for fine hair! With a little practice, you'll be rocking voluminous, bouncy hair that turns heads and makes you feel confident and beautiful!


What's your favourite trick for adding volume to flat hair? Share your tips and product recommendations in the comments below!

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