Don’t let the picture above deceive you, my hair is actually pretty flat and thin when I’m not using some of my tried-and-true products. However, with the help of the items I discuss below, you too can achieve a similar look. So, let’s get started!
Third Wheel Heat Protectant & Detangler
I always start off with this gem, as it is a multi-level player. Not only does it protect your hair from heat damage (this is especially important for my fine-haired ladies out there), it also acts as a detangler. While I love to use this after I freshly wash my hair, you can also use this in-between washes as well. It helps to add moisture to dry hair, tames pesky flayaways, or gives your second day hair a quick refresh.
Loved by all hair types, this all-in-one is the secret to preventing split ends while boosting shine and improving the overall health of your hair. See what I mean by multi-level?! Oh, and did I mention it smells amazing?
Gal Pal Mousse
Now, this item works best after a fresh wash, as it’s made for wet/damp hair. One of my favorite things about this is the nozzle on the bottle. It was designed so you can place the mousse directly in your hair, at your desired location, without having to put it in your hands (e.g., apply directly to your crown). But don’t get me wrong, if you find it easier to put the mousse in your hands and apply it with your fingertips, it still does the trick. You do what works best for you!
What I love about this one is the amazing texture. Not only does it add volume to make your hair look fuller, but it’s also still flexible and lightweight…no more 80’s crunch here. Another added bonus is that it also includes thermal protection from heat styling – nothing like a double layer of protection while styling your hair (yes, it pairs nicely with Third Wheel).
Drama Queen Volume Powder
This little guy is my top secret to add volume. It truly is like ‘backcomb’ in a bottle. Now, if you’ve never used a volume powder before BEWARE that a little goes a long way. You really only need one puff of this to get the volume you are looking for. I generally do 3 puffs in total, one on my left-side crown, one on my right-side crown and then one in the back/middle of my crown.
Once you add the powder to your desired areas, make sure to use your fingers to gently massage the powder into your scalp. This helps the powder to adhere to your hair and activates that ‘grit’ to achieve a more voluminous look.
Side note: this does have a ‘gritty’ feeling to it, so it might take a little bit of getting used to, but man…it does an amazing job of adding that extra volume you can’t get on your own.
Air Head Texture Spray
I always add a little bit of this texturizing spray to finish things off. This helps to give your fine or thin hair that extra grit you need for volume that lasts all day long (think tousled beach waves).
Now, one trick I do with this product is to spray it in my hands first and then apply it to my hair. I find that this gives me more control over where the product is going and doesn’t ‘weigh’ my hair down by spraying it on the top of my hair (which I try to avoid). For this item, I really like to focus it on the ends of my hair, more so than the top.