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Adding Volume To Your Hair

For those who have fine natural hair, getting that big body volume can be a struggle! But there are a couple of things and styles that can massively improve that. But even a really good twist out won’t compete with those who have naturally thicker hair. 

So what can you do to give your natural hair a little more oomph? 

Photo by Jessica Felicio


It is important to keep in mind that even with all the right ingredients, you aren’t going to see a huge difference. But when used in combination with the other tips – it’ll work nicely. 

You can choose products that say they add volume or terms like ‘thicker hair.’ 

Here are some home remedies that can help you add some volume to your hair. You add them like a hair mask, or use them to wash your hair and add some thickness. You’ll need to stick with it though! 


Depending on your curl pattern, your afro could be the secret to big bouncy hair. Always start at the roots and lift, lift, lift! Be gentle, though; you don’t want to break the hair or damage it. 

Over picking will lose the definition further down the hair, but that lift can make a big difference. If you don’t mind losing the definition, then you can pick the roots as much as you like. 

Invest in a high-quality comb that isn’t going to snap off when you put a bit of pressure on it. 


When your hair is wet and loaded up with nourishing and moisturizing products, your curls and waves are going to be tighter. When you dry-style your hair, it is more often bigger and fuller, so if you have the time to style when dry, then give that a go. 

That doesn’t mean skipping the moisture when your hair is wet, though; just dry day two styling. 

You can also opt for some of the protective styles to help with growth and health, top knots, cornrows, crochet braids, faux locs, and flat twists. And the bonus is with hair extensions added in, it will look thicker and longer immediately. 


There is a lot to love about a second hair day; not only is there a bit of build-up (which dramatically helps with thickness and stability), but all that head tossing at night helps with a natural backcombing. 

A satin pillowcase reduces the friction, so you don’t get too many knots, and combine it with the pineapple tie-up. This helps your roots be set up in a ‘big volume’ position. 


There are a couple of foods that are highly recommended to help with hair growth and thickness. Nuts, seeds, fatty fish, eggs, and berries should be an addition to your diet if you don’t eat them already. Anything with a good dose of healthy fats and proteins is typically a good idea. 

Here is a smoothie packed with the goodies you need: Kiwi Avocado Smoothie · Food & Recipes.  

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