Adding Body and Volume to Your Hair

The following suggestions will help to add volume and body to your hair:

First and foremost, start with the right haircut. Properly placed, graduated layers can bring fullness to even the thinnest hair.

Don't use heavy conditioners. They'll just weigh hair down. A great everyday conditioner that I fully recommend is Kiss My Face Whenever Conditioner. (Although I haven't tried it, I'm sure their Big Body conditioner is great too and maybe moreso for this purpose.)

If your hair is in great condition, and you don't need a rinse out conditioner, try a light leave-in conditioner or detangler.

Watch your shampoo too. To keep your hair in optimum condition, you really need one for everyday use. Yes, here comes another Kiss My Face recommendation…Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo. I'm a true fan. Contains Rosemary to help with volume (and shine).

Both Kiss My Face products, Whenever Shampoo and Whenever Conditioner, contain wheat protein and green tea which are excellent for adding volume (and shine). Green tea has also been said to help prevent hair loss.

Always use cool water as final rinse.

Apply mousse or setting lotion at roots.

Blow dry your hair thoroughly. (I don't recommend doing this every day.)

A kind alternative to blow drying, if you have the time, is to bend over with hair hanging down and wrap a towel around your head. Allow hair to dry.

Use hairspray at the roots.

Vitamin B1 (aka Thiamine) contributes to your hair's health and adds volume and shine.

Volume Builder Recipe

2 drops peppermint essential oil
1 teaspoon olive oil

Massage into dry scalp before shampooing.

Volume Builder Recipe 2

Add two drops of rosemary essential oil to one tablespoon of your everyday shampoo.

The use of essential oils is not recommended for the very young or aged, or pregnant/nursing women. It is the belief of this site that essential oils should not be used internally, only externally and topically. A skin test should always be done before using an essential oil, especially important for those more sensitive or vulnerable. Consult a reputable and experienced aromatherapist for guidance. If you are under the care of a physician, it is recommended that you contact them before using essential oils.

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