If you’ve ever tried to achieve that coveted, fluffy hair look you’ve seen all over social media, you’ll already know it’s not as easy as you think.
Getting fluffy hair involves increasing the volume through drying and styling methods, without drying out your hair or making it frizzy and unmanageable in the process.
Luckily for you, we’ve put together this guide on how to get fluffy hair without too much effort or time. Read on to find out how!
What Do We Mean By Fluffy Hair?
Before we get started, it’s important to note that there’s a difference between fluffy hair and frizzy hair. Many of us diligently care for our hair to avoid the dreaded frizz, but fluffy hair is a completely different thing.
What we mean when we say fluffy hair is hair that is volumized and stylishly messy while remaining glossy. It’s basically texturized hair without flyaways and fragility.
How To Get The Fluffy Hair Look
1. Use A Volumizing Shampoo
The process of getting fluffy hair starts with using volumizing shampoo on wash day. It’s going to be very difficult to achieve fluffy hair if you don’t boost its volume at the time of washing.
There are many volumizing shampoos on the market, some of which are advertised to work on all hair types.
However, if you find that your hair is particularly oily, dry, frizzy, or damaged, you may want to choose a volumizing shampoo made specifically for your hair type for the best results.
Make sure to follow the instructions on the bottle for maximum effectiveness.
2. Volumize With Gravity
When it comes to drying your hair for a fluffy texture, gravity is your best friend. That’s why we recommend drying your hair upside down.
Just bend forward, so your hair is hanging down, and blow dry your hair while in this position. This may result in some knots, but you can easily fix this with a comb or even your own hands as you dry your hair.
3. Blow Dry With A Diffuser
We also suggest using a diffuser to blow-dry your hair if your goal is fluffiness. A diffuser is a tool that you can connect to the end of your hair-dryer.
Diffusers serve several purposes, including minimizing heat exposure and speeding up drying time.
However, the most important thing is that when you use one of these upside down while scrunching your hair, you’ll get the perfect, fluffy style in no time!
4. Consider Using Hot Rollers
Another way to achieve volumized fluffiness is to use hot rollers after drying your hair.
You should make sure to apply heat-protectant spray before using hot rollers, since these have the potential to cause heat damage.
The spray will help to keep your hair nice and soft rather than looking dried out.
5. Tease From The Roots
For many people, simply teasing their hair during and after drying will be enough to achieve the fluffy look they’ve been going for.
Make sure to tease your hair gently, otherwise you could cause breakage. Just gently comb your hair backward, starting from the tips and working up to the roots.
It shouldn’t take much teasing to get your hair into fluffy territory, so be careful not to overdo it. The last thing you want is to cause matting.
6. Buy Some High-Quality Styling Products
Even if you manage to tease your hair into the fluffy style of your dreams, you may find that it falls flat throughout the day. Using styling products can help to prevent this.
There are many kinds of styling products on the market for you to choose from. Volumizing sprays are some of our favorites.
If possible, avoid gels and hair sprays, since these will alter the texture and appearance of your hair and may make it look greasy and stiff. If you do use hair spray, make sure to use it very sparingly.
7. Spray Dry Shampoo During the Day
Did you know that dry shampoo can help to increase your volume and maintain fluffiness throughout the day?
That’s because, as oils build up in your hair over the course of the day, they weigh down the individual strands. You can counteract this with a quick spray of dry shampoo every now and again.
Bear in mind that many brands of dry shampoo are designed to help volumize your hair in addition to degreasing it, so we highly recommend choosing a product like this.
Getting fluffy hair starts with using volumizing shampoo.
Then, you can try techniques like drying your hair upside down with a diffuser, using heat rollers, teasing your hair, and working with styling products (including dry shampoo) to maintain that volume.
Be careful when drying and teasing your hair to avoid breakage and matting. If you have frizzy hair, be especially mindful, and use a volumizing conditioner for frizzy hair on wash day.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can add volume to your hair and make it fluffy if it’s naturally frizzy. However, you’ll have to make sure you’re using a volumizing shampoo and conditioner formulated for frizzy hair.
You should also avoid techniques like teasing your hair and stick to using heat (with protection spray) and styling products to achieve the fluffy texture you’re looking for.
If your hair looks fluffy everywhere except for on top, the problem is probably oils coming from your scalp.
You can avoid this by washing your hair thoroughly before styling and topping up the freshness with dry shampoo throughout the day.
Try to avoid overwashing your hair if you want to keep it fluffy.
Overwashing strips your hair of natural oils and may cause your scalp to overproduce these oils, flattening your hair from the top.
It could also cause hair breakage, which is not good for volume. Try to wash your hair only 2 or 3 times per week.
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