Turn up the Volume with Lift at the Crown

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 lots of 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

  1. 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. Decide where you are going to place the rollers and take a small section of hair. Start by taking a section of your 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. 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. Depending on the style, I’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 below, 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.

I’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.

Maintaining length at the front of the hair is a good option for adding volume when styling shorter styles.

Styling Fine Hair: Add Volume at the Crown
Fine hair has been layered to give more volume.
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.

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 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

I spritzed our model’s hair with a couple of pumps of Ogario London Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume. 

I 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.

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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 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.”

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* 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.

Recommended Reading

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.

I’ve suggested some further reading below, but please look at our Healthy Hair Blog to find more articles.

Firstly, the way we style and care for our hair is not the only factor determining hair health and shine. Because, good nutrition is vital.

So, if you want to delve deeper into how you can improve your healthy hair diet, take a look at our blog, Healthy Hair: Choose the Best Foods for Hair Growth.

Did you know that colour treatments have a significant impact on reducing moisture in the hair? Particularly, if you bleach your hair.

So, if you are a bleached beauty and want to regain your shine, read our blog, How to take care of Bleached Hair. Plus, take a look at my case study on elasticity in bleached hair.

For further reading on dry hair, Salon Know How: How to Moisturise Dry Hair is a must-read.

Have you tried styling your hair with leave in conditioner? It’s a great option for adding moisture to hair, prior to heated styling. Because, it gives hair the best foundation for styling, without compromising the health of your hair.

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Are you looking for a conditioner? Styling protection. Or maybe you are looking for shiny hair or a product that will nourish the scalp? Look no further. Argan Oil delivers all this and more. Find out why it’s a favourite in my mission to condition hair in my blog, Argan Oil for Hair: 7 Benefits for Hair and Scalp.Read More >

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Frizzy hair is often associated with curly hair, but the truth is any hair type can become frizzy. So if you’ve ever battled with a halo of frizz, or you find yourself wondering why your hair never looks glossy or shiny, I’d like to reassure you.

You don’t have to put up with dry, frizzy hair. You can do something about it.

If you are a regular reader of our blogs, you’ll know that I’ve been working with hair for many years. I know from experience that where there’s a hair problem, there’s always a solution. Read More >

About Us

Ogario London is a salon developed, natural hair care range. We are passionate about our products, and, delivering the best results is at the heart of what we do. Do you have questions about our products? Or, would you like advice on the best products for your hair type? Maybe have another question about how to look after your hair? If you do, please get in touch at info@ogariolondon.com.

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Restore and Shine Hair Masque was awarded best hair mask in the Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Awards. As an independent hair care brand, we are incredibly proud to be recognised alongside some of the industry’s biggest haircare brands. Because I spend time ensuring that our products deliver the best results, I couldn’t be happier to get this review and win this prestigious award.

Here’s what Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey had to say,

“Beauty Bible fell in love with this mask when we discovered it at a Cosmetic Executive Women product demo evening. The brand comes from a London hair salon, and the mask is a huge boon for hair – packed with avocado, olive oil, aloe vera, nettle and horsetail, together with sage (which is rich in vitamins A, C and E). Just a sniff of this rich, unctuous creamy mask perks you up. Use for gleaming shiny, healthy hair.”



Restore and Shine Hair Masque contains avocado to add moisture. For best results, use this deep conditioner once a week.

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5 thoughts on “Turn up the Volume with Lift at the Crown

  1. Please help me..I lost my hair few years ago due to chemo..I t came back different colour and curly and much more hair..I hated it as I felt I had lost me identity..I did start start straightening it as gain and getting it t section blonde high lights..as this was me before my cancer.even friends comented that my hair looked lovely and I looked like the normal Wendy a gain.but my partner left me last year for another woman and have had a terrible year that my hai r has been falling out..it has snapped a nd has lost its volume and looks so bad that I cry every time I wash it as it comes out in my hands,reminds me when I lost my h air….I don’t know what to do..my hair to me is very important a nd I seem to be losing myself again..I need h ell with it..am so upset..Help.x

    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 https://www.trichologists.org.uk/. They have a professional listing so that you can find a trichologist near you. Wishing you all the best.

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