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How do YOU Get Volume?

Hello Everyone. I know this question has prolly already been asked like a million times but how do you get volume on top of your head and in the body of your hair? If anyone could answer or post links to other helpful threads that would be great. I already do upside down diffusing and that doesn't seem to help. Thanks a ton!
Type 3a, Medium Texture, High Porosity Happy to be curly :toothy4:
Currently Using:
  • Co-Wash: Suave Coconut Conditioner
  • Rinse out: Oyin Honey Hemp or AOHR
  • Leave In: KCKT
  • Stylers: AG Recoil, JC CCCS, KCCC
  • Gels: BRHG
Experimenting with: CJ Products!
I am a MAJOR PJ!! It's an addiction I know!
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  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users
    I've been having more luck lately with plopping. I had been trying to pin my roots, but I wasn't very good at it... seems like they always ended up stringy or tangled looking.

    If you need the plopping vid, it's near the end of this article: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wikihow.com%2FFollow-the-Curly-Girl-Method-for-Curly-Hair" class="Popup

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    Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
    2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
    M/C ii

    Mod CG: Sept 08
    Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
    Humectants: @ dew point 40+
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  • RingletCurlGirlRingletCurlGirl Posts: 193Registered Users
    I forgot to mention that i plop everyday and that doesn't seem to help either.
    Type 3a, Medium Texture, High Porosity Happy to be curly :toothy4:
    Currently Using:
    • Co-Wash: Suave Coconut Conditioner
    • Rinse out: Oyin Honey Hemp or AOHR
    • Leave In: KCKT
    • Stylers: AG Recoil, JC CCCS, KCCC
    • Gels: BRHG
    Experimenting with: CJ Products!
    I am a MAJOR PJ!! It's an addiction I know!
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    pw: Boing
  • CalamityMCalamityM Posts: 540Registered Users
    Clipping works wonders for me. I learned the technique after watching a video someone had done on this forum. I clip sections of my hair up when they're semi dry ,and the leave my hair for about an hour. It really helps me get some volume at the top.
  • curlywurly271curlywurly271 Posts: 286Registered Users
    Applying product upside down really helps with getting rid of flat top for me. Also when I diffuse I alternate between flipping my head upright and upside down. Just as I'm about to finish diffusing I shove my fingers into my roots and ruffle up the hair there while still diffusing the lengths (this step is done upside down by the way).
    UK curly :occasion8:


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  • hadtochangemynamehadtochangemyname Posts: 628Registered Users
    I diffuse by pushing my hair up at the roots. When it is dry it actually almost sticks straight up and out all over and I have to shake it down into place.

    If I still need more body (or to cover up any bald spots due to clumping), when my hair is dry, I slide my fingers in towards the roots and "stir it up" a bit, being careful not to disrupt the curl throughout the rest of the hair. It took a lot of practice to be able to do it just right.

    Also I have my hair cut into layers and the top is actually quite short in comparison to the rest, to ensure I get volume. Otherwise if my hair were all one length, it would get very weighted down.
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  • hadtochangemynamehadtochangemyname Posts: 628Registered Users
    I should add that I scrunch out the crunch with heat and a diffuser, which really sets my curl up where I need it.

    And the other day I had GREAT volume by accident... I had nice shiny clumpy curls and it was super-windy outside.... I thought "oh no, major frizz day" because I had a lot of errands to run and was in and out of the wind all day. But instead the more windblown it got the more volume I got with very little frizz. I lucked out. I doubt very much I could replicate it with a blow dryer, though LOL
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I was nopoo for over six months, when I added soap/shampoo bar to my routine it really helped with volume. The are very gentle. More than a nopoo, but less harsh than a lowpoo. I think they remove any of the CG product build up, but not much more.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • amy51373amy51373 Posts: 1,204Registered Users Curl Novice
    I agree with Kathy, soap bars really give me volume and for someone with thin, fine hair that's saying alot. Soap bars actually give me enough volume that I have to smooth it down a bit.
    mostly 3a/fine/high porosity/low density
    Cleanse: Bosley shampoo and conditioner
    Stylers: Boots Curl Cream, Uncle Funky's Daughter, Curl Keeper
    Gels: Volumax, Biolage, EcoStyler, BRHG
    Shea butter to scrunch out the crunch and seal
    Modified CG since Feb 2008
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I diffuse my roots upside down. I was cursed with the kind of hair that likes to grow straight for the first 3 inches.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • RingletCurlGirlRingletCurlGirl Posts: 193Registered Users
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone :)
    Type 3a, Medium Texture, High Porosity Happy to be curly :toothy4:
    Currently Using:
    • Co-Wash: Suave Coconut Conditioner
    • Rinse out: Oyin Honey Hemp or AOHR
    • Leave In: KCKT
    • Stylers: AG Recoil, JC CCCS, KCCC
    • Gels: BRHG
    Experimenting with: CJ Products!
    I am a MAJOR PJ!! It's an addiction I know!
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FRingletCurlGirl%2F" class="Popup New Pics added 6/29/09!!!!!
    pw: Boing
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    I find Tweek gives me extra volume without poof. Of course it has to be used on dry hair.
    Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
    Current Experiment: S&C by D

    Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs :love4:


    Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

    wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

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  • bostonwavesbostonwaves Posts: 727Registered Users
    I use a root lifter - John Frieda Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster or Matrix Amplify Root Lifter.
    I think they are both CG.

    Works wonders. I do clip the top of my hair also.
    "What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?" Freida - Peanuts

    ~CG 8/06 ~
    fine, wavy - 2b/3a
    KCNT and KKCC
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    I leave the clips in when I diffuse sometimes if I'm pressed for time I just lift the roots with my Denman and hold the blowdryer there, then blast it with cold to "set it"
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use a root lifter - John Frieda Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster or Matrix Amplify Root Lifter.
    I think they are both CG.

    Works wonders. I do clip the top of my hair also.

    There's a generic version of the Matrix spray at Sally's for $4-6. Not sure how much the original is, but that's what i've been using and it works pretty well.

    That and diffusing always give me a lot of volume. I have to difuse upside down though, and I DO have a lot of short layers which I'm sure helps.
    CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
    CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
    Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
    HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
  • ibraidhairibraidhair Posts: 343Registered Users
    I do my final rinse upside down, ACV rinse upside down, plop, apply gel upside down. Combing seems to flatten my roots also. Since I started combing before washing only and not after, the root volume improved because I get clumps all the way up.