Recently, a fellow blogger named Giada (go check out her blog, she takes beautiful pictures and has great style!) suggested I do a blog post about my hair. I thought that was a really good idea and one I should have thought of sooner!
A lot of people ask how I get my hair so big. Truth is, it’s just full of secrets. I wake up and it naturally looks this way…get out of the shower, and boom…it’s huge and full of volume.
I wish. 🙂
While my secrets do contribute to my hair volume 😉 , it actually takes strong hairspray, tools, and time to complete. Getting dressed, doing my hair and makeup combined takes about an hour and a half to do.
Clearly I wear extensions (for length), but all the teased portion of my hair is my own. I wear two of the large-sized Bumpits (one on the top of my head, another further back behind it):
Teasing my hair is still a big part of it, as the Bumpits themselves serve to keep my hair from falling flat. Also, there is another way to create the volume:
The hair donut! What I did was take one that corresponds with my hair color (so, brown for me) and I cut one side up to the hole, and it then creates one long, squishy tool to put volume in my hair. It holds in place on my head underneath my hair by putting a bobby pin on each end! Just make sure to tease your hair to cover it.
Lastly, I keep it all in place by using Aussie Instant Freeze. This is the best hairspray I’ve ever used and nothing else holds as well as this does, in my opinion! I’ve sat on many windy beaches and my hair kept its shape because of this glorious hairspray. You don’t have to be heavy-handed when spraying this because it really is an instant freeze. A little goes a long way!
So, there ya go! There are various ways to get volume, and these are my go-to’s that work for me. I know this is an extreme hairstyle and not everyone wants so much volume, so you can tone it down by using smaller Bumpits of course or a smaller hair donut. Same result, just more subtle. 🙂