Creating lift at the crown is an easy option to add volume to fine hair. Using simple techniques, you can give a volume boost to fine hair. For this style we used Velcro rollers, creating volume at the crown of the model’s fine hair. Velcro rollers come in lots of different sizes depending on the body and movement you want to create. We used two 44mm Self-Grip Velcro rollers for this style.
Velcro rollers are a great investment. There is a technique to using them and we know that they can be a bit tricky at first. But it’s just a question of practice and once you get the hang of them, they are quick, easy to use, inexpensive and gentle on the hair. Below is a step-by-step guide to creating volume at the crown but first up, here are our tips for using Velcro rollers:
How to use Velcro Rollers in 4 Easy Steps
- Velcro rollers are best applied when hair is not completely dry. Hair should be prepped with a styling product before rough drying and applying the rollers.
- Decide where you are going to place the rollers and take a small section of hair. You should start by taking a section of hair no greater than half the width of the roller. It’s a common mistake to take too much hair in each section. This makes the application more difficult and hair can become tangled.
- You can avoid tangling by holding the hair at a straight angle and creating a gentle tension. If the hair is too loose it will be difficult to remove the rollers when you are ready to take them out. Hold that gentle tension and place the roller at the tip of the hair rolling up to the roots. Maintaining the tension as you roll will prevent tangles.
- Depending on the style, we’d recommend leaving Velcro rollers in for 10 -15 minutes. When you are ready to remove, gently unroll the rollers from the hair. If you’ve followed steps 1-3 this should be easy to do.
Get the Look: How to Create Volume at the Crown
Our model has fine hair that has been layered to give the hair more volume. In the first image, the hair has been blow-dried using a brush. In the second image, you can see that the hair has much more body and volume. We’ve added volume by changing the parting from the centre to create a deep angle parting and then using Velcro rollers, creating volume at the crown. In the main image above we’ve cut the length at the back of the hair, showing how the volume can be created in a shorter hairstyle. Maintaining length at the front of the hair is a good option for adding volume when styling shorter styles.
Creating Volume at the Crown with Velcro Rollers
STEP 1 Prep your Locks
Wash and condition your hair with the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Because our model’s hair is fine and colour-treated we used Revive and Shine Shampoo to add volume and we treated the dry ends with our Restore and Shine Hair Masque instead of conditioner. After rinsing out the hair mask or conditioner, gently squeeze the excess water out of your hair with a towel. Hair should be damp but not dripping wet.
STEP 2 Spritz for Volume
This is the time to add your styling product. Opt for a product that will give the hair volume. We spritzed our model’s hair with a couple of pumps of Ogario London Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume. We focused the application mainly at the crown. This super-light mist can be sprayed above the head to fall on your hair, without leaving any residue or stickiness. Let your styling product sit for a few seconds and comb through the hair.
STEP 3 Velcro Volume
- Blow-dry your hair as normal, ensuring you don’t over-dry the hair. Hair should still be warm and semi-dry when you apply the Velcro rollers. Take a section of hair at the crown, no greater than half the width of the roller. Appy one roller at the crown and leave in place. Then take the second roller, putting it directly behind the first one.
- The trick when applying Velcro rollers is to get as much tension as possible on the hair without pulling too hard at the roots. If you are feeling tension at the roots then the roller is too tightly rolled.
- Rollers in place you can now leave them for 10 to 15 minutes until the hair cools. If you are in a hurry you can use the hairdryer to give the hair a quick blast of cold air but leaving them to cool has the same effect.
STEP 4 Gently Does It!
Gently remove the Velcro rollers and lightly comb or brush or use your fingers to push the hair in place. If you are using a brush be careful not to brush out the volume you’ve created.
So there you have it. Creating volume at the crown is a great way of styling fine hair, long or short, to look fuller.
If you have fine hair and want further help on styling options or taking care of fine hair, this is a great resource for tips and ideas on looking after fine hair, Salon Know How: How to look after Fine Hair.
Or get some simple styling tips from Think your Fine Hair is a Letdown? Style it Out.
You can also try out some other styling tools and techniques using a Denman hair brush, Short Bob Hairstyles: 3 Styles for Your Bob Haircut. The Denman brush can be used as a roller to create body and movement in the hair.
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