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4 Steps to Achieve Volume with a Root Lifter

Even the best hair can have a flat, tired day, but when tired limp hair becomes the norm, it's time to get serious. Fortunately, there are hair care products out there that will help you achieve the desired fullness, volume, and lift your perfect style needs.

Step 1: Begin by using a good shampoo and conditioner formulated specifically for volumizing. Then use a root lifter to style your hair.

Did you know?
Most hair root lift products are sold as sprays or in a mousse format. Their primary ingredient is polyvinylpyrrolidone/vinyl acetate (VP/VA) copolymer. This ingredient works by keeping the hair from absorbing moisture which would weigh it down. When the root lifter is applied to the hair at the scalp, it expands the hairs, making it appear as if you have more hair.

Step 2: Always apply root lifter to wet hair and style immediately. Most complaints about root lifter are that it makes hair sticky or unmanageable. This usually happens when hair is not styled right away. Applied root lifter requires immediate attention.

Step 3: Spray or apply mousse to roots of hair in small sections. Depending on your style, you may want to add just to the crown or to all roots.

Step 4: Blow dry hair using a round brush and a dryer with a diffuser, lifting hair and focusing the air at the root level. Tip: if you want even more lift, try using a crimping iron underneath sections of your hair just at the root level once your hair is dry. Clip top hair in place, take a small section of the underneath hair and apply the crimping iron as close to the roots as possible. Hold for a few second and release. Finish styling your hair.

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