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Works best as a nighttime routine.
Feel free to substitute any products I do use for your own favorites!
Disclaimer: I have short bob length hair, so I don't know if this technique will work as well for those with longer hair.
1. I wash my hair with Sallé Revitalizing Shampoo Extra Body and condition with Herbal Essences Totally Twisted curl conditioner - but you can swap out the shampoo/conditioner with another volumizing shampoo and/or curl conditioner, or drop the conditioner entirely if you feel it weighs your hair down too much.
2. I lightly scrunch my wet hair with a cotton t shirt, so that the hair is still mostly wet but not dripping-everywhere-wet. Then I apply a bit of Aussie Headstrong Volume Mousse, just about the size of a cotton ball, starting at the roots and scrunching through the rest of my hair.
4. I flip my hair to the opposite side of where I want to part it when it dries, and let it air dry.
5. After it has finished drying, I wrap a cotton t shirt around the front of my head like a headband. The goal of this is to keep the hair pushed back and upwards away from your pillow when you sleep, to avoid flattening.
6. To do this, I press the neck hole of the shirt to the back of my head near the bottom (where your hair starts to grow) and grab the two sleeves, tying them together at the top of my forehead. You want this tie to be tight enough to stay, but not too tight that it is uncomfortable or restricting your hair. Once the sleeves are tied, the rest of the t shirt hangs over your head loosely, and isn't keeping your hair in place upwards. So, using two safety pins, secure each side of the t shirt to where you tied your sleeves.
7. Now, just take a spray bottle and wet your roots, lightly scrunching and fluffing them. Go to sleep with the t shirt headband on and when you wake up, take it off and you should have root volume from your hair being pushed up while wet (similar to drying your hair upside down or clipping your roots, but stronger and more evenly spread out.
Here's a picture of my hair after doing this!
I hope this can help any of you out there, and I'd love to see pictures of your hair afterwards
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