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Ways to fake volume in curls

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Do you have fine, thin curls but wish for more volume? If so, you're not alone! Many curly girls struggle to create volume at their roots, because the weight of their strands pulls their strands down. However, you don't have to continue to be annoyed with your strands! Here are ways to fake volume in curls. Give these suggestions a try, and let us know if they work for you.

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Ways to fake volume in curls

Use a volumizing shampoo:

First things first, give your strands a bit of a boost with a volumizing shampoo. There are a lot of options out there, so pick one that gives your curls what they need, as well as providing a bit of lift and thickening for finer curls.

On your off days, don't be afraid to utilize a great dry shampoo. Not only will it absorb oils and extend the life of your wash days, it also will help your curls by adding a bit of volume.

Use thickening products:

Like shampoos, there are a lot of thickening products out there on the market that can help give fine or thin curls a bit of a boost. A thickening mousse will help your strands pop up, as well as giving you some hold or lift. Focus on products that are specifically for volume. There are also volumizing products that can applied directly to your roots to help create lift.

Get a good cut:

Believe it or not, a good cut can make all the difference when you're looking to boost your volume. Ask your stylist to give you lots of layers, with shorter ones towards the top of your head. Layers remove weight, allowing your curls to pop up. Having shorter layers around the top of your curls will let your strands spring up, giving the look of more natural volume.

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