Creating Volume at the Crown
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, I used Velcro rollers. Velcro rollers are perfect for creating volume at the crown of the model’s fine hair.
Velcro rollers come in different sizes depending on the body and movement you want to create. I used two 44mm Self-Grip Velcro rollers for this style.
Velcro rollers are an excellent investment. There is a technique to using them, and I know that they can be 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 my tips for using Velcro rollers:
How to use Velcro Rollers in 4 Easy Steps
- Velcro rollers are best applied when your hair is not completely dry. Prep your hair with a styling product before rough drying and applying the rollers.
- Decide where you would like to place the rollers and take a small section of hair, roughly half the width of the roller. It’s a common mistake to take too much hair in each section. That makes the application difficult and, hair can become tangled.
- You can avoid tangling by holding your hair at a straight angle and creating gentle tension. If your hair is too loose, it will be difficult to remove the rollers. Hold that gentle tension and place the roller at the tip of the hair rolling up to the roots. Maintain the tension as you roll to prevent tangles.
- I 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 is layered to give the hair more volume.
In the first image below, the hair was blow-dried using a brush.
In the second image, you can see that the hair has much more body and volume.
I’ve added volume by changing the parting from the centre. I’ve created a deep angle parting and then, using Velcro rollers, created volume at the crown.
Maintaining length at the front of the hair is a good option for adding volume when styling shorter styles.
Fine hair has been layered to give more volume.
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, I used Revive and Shine Shampoo to add volume, and I treated the dry ends with our deep conditioner, Restore and Shine Hair Masque.
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
Now it’s time to add your styling product. Opt for a product that will give the hair volume.
I spritzed our model’s hair with a couple of pumps of Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume.
I focused the application mainly on the crown. Spray this super-light mist above the head to fall on your hair. It won’t leave 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 usual, ensuring you don’t over-dry the hair. Your 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 your crown and leave it 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. Do you feel tension at the roots? That means the roller is too tightly rolled.
- Rollers in place, leave them for 10 to 15 minutes until your hair cools. If you are in a hurry, you can use the hairdryer to give the hair a quick blast of cold air. However, 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.
Review of Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume
“We are never, ever short of recommendations for luscious 100% pure hair masks. There are more and more excellent natural shampoos around, too. But natural styling options? Rarer than hen’s teeth. Hats off, then, to Ogario London* for this lightweight styling mist, which makes for increased hold and volume while making your hair smell fresh, citrusy and downright gorgeous. (It’s infused with lemon zest.)
Other ingredients include antioxidant vitamin E, strengthening pro-vitamin B5, oats (for hydration and strength) and honey (not sticky, by the way, but just a touch to prevent static).
The result? Shiny, swingy hair that holds its shape. And while this formula may never rival the industrial strength styling aids from mainstream haircare brands, it’s going to make for very happy hair days for natural beauties.”
* Ogario’s hair masks are hugely popular with Beauty Bible testers. And with us.
About the Author
Norris Ogario is founder and Creative Director of Ogario London. Developed in his London salon, the Ogario London haircare products reflect his belief that hydration is the key to fixing most hair problems. You can style hydrated hair with ease. Plus, hydration leaves hair shiny and healthy. Norris has over 35 years of hair know-how. With expertise in all hair types; from dry hair to fine or grey hair, from frizzy to damaged or bleached hair, curly hair and afro hair, Norris offers his expert advice.
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