Tips for more volume!

I'm growing out my hair and its about bsl. I love the definition and ringlets I get with longer hair, but I also miss the bouncy volume and fullness of short hair. I know its inevitable to lose volume with long, thick hair like mine, but does anyone have tips or ideas on how you achieve more volume? I clip my roots and sometimes use root volumizer.
2c/3a, botticelli/s'wavy, thick hair :queen:
Devacuts 3.5.14, 7.16.15
CG 9.11.14, on & off for years before
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GOD really loves you. ∞
HGs: SM Shampoo, SM conditioners (RO), LA Looks Sport gel
*I love scalp scrubs, bangs, clipping roots, and diffusing!*
I wash my hair 1-2 times a week, usually 1
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,213Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Some people recommend flipping hair upside down and defusing that way but others say it messes up the curl pattern. This is a good question - I hope others chime in.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • ExpectoPatronumExpectoPatronum Posts: 143Registered Users
    I do as much of my hair styling upside down as I can. It helps me with volume. I don't find it messes up my curl pattern at all.
    :color: HAIR STATS & ROUTINE :color:
    2c/3a--medium porosity--medium density--medium/coarse
    Cleansers: Shea Moisture Scalp Detox Shampoo, wash ~2x a week
    Conditioners: Cantu Hydrating Cream Conditioner (RO,HG!)
    Stylings: SM Curl and Style Milk (HG), Camille Rose Curl Maker (HG!)
    SOTC: SM Curl and Style Milk
    Oils: Coconut
    Working with waves since April 2015

  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Posts: 1,145Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Styling upside down definitely helps, some people rinse out their conditioner upside down as well so the shower won't flatten their hair. If you want some more volume once your hair's dry, you could try flipping your hair forward and rufling the roots with your fingers. Having more layers cut in your hair might help too.
    3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
    Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
    Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
    R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
    L I: KCKT, gvpcb
    Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
    Oils: coconut, argan
    Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse

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