Add Volume with Lift at the Crown in 4 Easy Steps

Creating Volume at the Crown| Expert Tips

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. 

Follow my step-by-step guide to creating volume at the crown plus I share my expert tips for using Velcro rollers.

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Add Volume to Hair | How to Use Velcro Rollers

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.

1. Hair should be Damp not Wet

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.

2. Take a Small Section of Hair

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.

3. Hold at a Straight Angle and Create Gentle Tension

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.

4. Leave Roller in for 1-15 Minutes

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.

How to Create Volume at the Crown | 4 Easy Steps

Volume at the Crown | Before

Fine hair has been layered to give more volume.

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. I’ve broken this down into 4 easy steps that you can follow to get volume at the crown. This technique isn’t just for longer hair. By maintaining length at the front of the hair you can easily get volume at the crown when styling shorter styles.

Discover my 4 easy steps for adding volume at the crown below.

Volume at the Crown | After

How To Hairstyles: Creating volume at the crown
Add volume by changing the parting from the centre to create a deep angle parting and then using Velcro rollers to create volume at the crown.

1. Prep your Hair for Volume at the Crown

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.

2. Spritz for Volume at Crown

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 hair volumiser 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.

Using a Volumiser Styling Spray will add volume at the crown and hold to your style.

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3. Velcro Volume at the Crown

  • 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.

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.

Creating volume at the crown is a great way of styling fine hair, long or short, to give it a fuller look.

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Norris Ogario

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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. Hydrated hair can be styled 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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8 thoughts on “Add Volume with Lift at the Crown in 4 Easy Steps

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    1. Dear Wendy, I’m sorry to hear about the difficulties you are having with your hair. I think the best thing to do at this point is to seek help from a trichologist. They are specialists in hair and scalp problems and would be best placed to help you with the underlying causes or your hair loss. Here is the website for the Institute of Trichologists They have a professional listing so that you can find a trichologist near you. Wishing you all the best.

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