How to air dry but still have volume in the roots

cnic216cnic216 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 157 Curl Connoisseur
So lately I've been experimenting with how I style. For the curlies who prefer to air dry instead of diffuse, how do you prefer to get volume at your roots? I usually just have to wait until my hair is completely dry and then pick/fluff my hair out so my roots aren't plastered to my head, but I'm wondering if you all have a better way? I can't really see myself going to work with a bunch of clips at my roots, but I'm open to trying something new! 


  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    I think I remember you saying plopping doesn't work?  (Sorry If I confused you with someone else!) 
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • cnic216cnic216 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 157 Curl Connoisseur
    Yes, that was me. Plopping also creates frizz for me. Scrunching also causes me to lose curl definition. I usually just rake products through my hair and then try not to touch until dry. 
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    When I get out of the shower, I use the end of a rat tail comb to pick the hair off my scalp.  I also sometimes add mousse to the roots at the top of my head.  I don't know how much those things will help without diffusing or hair would just laugh and lay right down again.  You could try clipping just for a few minutes, and take them out before you leave the house.  Even a little bit will help.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • cnic216cnic216 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 157 Curl Connoisseur
    @Guide 65 I've never really tried mousse, but that's a great suggestion! 

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