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I WANT my hair to look like THIS! Please help!!

discreetthinkerdiscreetthinker Posts: 22Registered Users
I made a huge mistake and "trimmed" my hair and now its shorter. Been trying to grow it out. Always a failure. I think my layers that I had even got messed up.
I have been trying to style it the way I normally do, and it just doesn't look right! :(
So now I ran across this picture: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.squidoocdn.com%2Fresize%2Fsquidoo_images%2F590%2Fdraft_lens12555501module113555961photo_1281130269tumblr_l50jihGTQE1qze0jc." class="Popup

And I realized that my hair length is somewhat similar to hers, as well as the texture!

But I do not now how on earth I can get it to look like that in terms of volume and styling! Could anyone please tell me what I can do? Anyone know of techniques? I have been having so many issues getting my hair to have lots of volume, cause I feel like thats the best way to make it look great. I want my hair to look free and crazy, yet still have great curl definition! I am sooo tired of dealing with my hair.

Since it seems like its really going to take awhile to grow long, I figured, I might as well figure out something to still make it look great and fun!

All tips will greatly be appreciated!!!!

Comments

  • tricellotricello Posts: 95Registered Users

    I think this style is primarily driven by the cut – I thinkthis is the classic curly girl - big hair cut that distributes the bulk so asnot to get the pyramid shape. I just gota deva cut to help achieve this, but I don’t think it needs to be a true devacut, just a cut from someone who understands how to distribute the layers. Once you have the right cut, I thinkdiffusing your hair upside down would help build up the volume.
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  • anonymous_22139anonymous_22139 Posts: 659Registered Users
    Well, I think to start with, you must naturally have the volume, thickness, texture and length this girl has. Even though my hair is 3B, I could never get that sort of volume, especially at the top without major teasing. If your hair doesn't grow like her's it won't look like her's.

    Do you have a picture of your hair to post here?
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Layers would help. But, honestly, you really do have to naturally have the volume. My hair is naturally very big, as for my moms naturally falls more flat. Even though we have the same type of hair. Its all about your natural hair.

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  • PinupdollrawrPinupdollrawr Posts: 16Registered Users
    I think most of it is the way her curl is but I can get crazy volume like this by diffusing my hair a lot. Do it upside down while hair is a bit damp still with or without product. And I put hair spray on the roots in different sections and diffuse too for extra volume. Good luck
  • testimony777testimony777 Posts: 237Registered Users
    I think most of it is the way her curl is but I can get crazy volume like this by diffusing my hair a lot. Do it upside down while hair is a bit damp still with or without product. And I put hair spray on the roots in different sections and diffuse too for extra volume. Good luck

    I totally agree with this and with the comment about getting the right cut. I would add that advice to try limiting the amount of product you use and/or using lightweight products. I would apply only what you need to keep your hair moisturized.

    Once your hair is dry you can increase volume by gently pulling out the roots using your fingers as a comb/pick (some people use an actual pick). If you choose not to diffuse it helps (me at least) to flip the hair upside down a few times during the air drying process and scrunching the curls upwards. All of these things increase volume very well. If your hair is naturally thin/fine you may need to finish with a hairspray to hold the volume you've created.
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  • discreetthinkerdiscreetthinker Posts: 22Registered Users
    I think most of it is the way her curl is but I can get crazy volume like this by diffusing my hair a lot. Do it upside down while hair is a bit damp still with or without product. And I put hair spray on the roots in different sections and diffuse too for extra volume. Good luck

    I totally agree with this and with the comment about getting the right cut. I would add that advice to try limiting the amount of product you use and/or using lightweight products. I would apply only what you need to keep your hair moisturized.

    Once your hair is dry you can increase volume by gently pulling out the roots using your fingers as a comb/pick (some people use an actual pick). If you choose not to diffuse it helps (me at least) to flip the hair upside down a few times during the air drying process and scrunching the curls upwards. All of these things increase volume very well. If your hair is naturally thin/fine you may need to finish with a hairspray to hold the volume you've created.

    Thanks! I will try that! I always flip my hair upside down and scrunch and do everything. It increases volume, but for some reason I am never satisfied. But I will deff try to make sure I dont have too much product in the hair!
  • stacy3Cstacy3C Posts: 132Registered Users
    Ditto to that style being the result of natural volume. My hair will do that with or without product, regardless of layers if I do not have the weight of longer hair.

    Ask your stylist to bulk your hair with longer layers on top.
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  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    Terrific advice from everyone. I'm personally lost without layers. a Deva cut is a great option. But I agree with Tricello that it doesn't have to be a Deva cut, just layers distributed well.