My Best Tips for BIG Volume and Style

Mandy Sims
by Mandy Sims
8 Materials
20 Minutes

If you struggle with fine, thin or flat hair but want to keep volume and style for days, check out this tutorial. Follow along for my best tips for BIG volume and style.

Tools and materials:

  • Root boost product
  • Texturizing spray
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Hairdryer 
  • 2 alligator clips
  • Hair straightener
  • Mirrors
  • Hairspray
Boosting roots

1. Boost your roots

Spray root product onto your hair. Focus the product at your scalp by lifting sections of hair before you spray.

Use your fingers to massage the product into your roots.

Massaging spray into roots

2. Apply texturizing spray

Apply texturizing spray to your hair. Massage this into your roots as well. This will give the hair more grip for styling.

Applying heat protectant

3. Apply heat protectant

Use a heat protectant spray. 

Drying hair

4. Dry your hair

Dry your hair with a blow dryer and a brush.

Drying hair

Flip your hair and make sure you hit the roots with heat. 

Drying hair

To minimize heat damage, concentrate mostly on the roots. You can let the length of your hair air dry. I was shocked at the amount of volume: 

Sectioning hair

5. Section your hair

Section your hair into quarters. Clip up 2 sections from the top. Split the rest of the hair in half and bring each to either side of your face.

Sectioning hair

6. Curl by section in alternating directions

Curl the front pieces with a hair straightener set to 340. 

Curling hair

Remove 1 clip and split that hair into 2. 

Curling hair

Curl in alternating directions.

Curling hair

Start the curl lower on the face-framing pieces, curling them away from your face. Repeat the process on the other side of your face.

Curling hair

Don’t forget to curl the back! Use another mirror to help you.

Curling hair

Be sure to “marry” the sections together by grabbing a bit of hair from each side and curling them together. 

Loosening curls

7. Loosen the curls 

Shake out the curls with your fingers to loosen and separate them.

Loosening curls

8. Add hairspray

Prolong your volume by applying hairspray.

Here’s the final look:

Voluminous curls

My best tips for BIG volume and style

You can achieve BIG volume, even if you have thin hair!

If you found this helpful, you might also like this easy half-up hairstyle for thin hair.

Follow me on Instagram   @mandysims

Follow me on TikTok   @mandy.sims

Suggested materials:
  • Root boost product
  • Texturizing spray
  • Heat protectant spray
See all materials

The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Join the conversation