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How to Do Big Hair Right

Get the height and volume that you want with these styling tips.


  • Step 1: Wash and towel-dry your hair. If it's thick, rub some styling gel in at the roots. If it's fine, use a root lifter instead, and just put a little mousse on the ends.
  • Step 2: Flip your hair upside down and blow it dry using a large, round brush.
  • Step 3: Add volume by putting your hair in small Velcro rollers, wrapping them away from your face on top and underneath on the sides. Aim a hot blow dryer at each roller for about 10 seconds. For thick hair, use large hot rollers.
  • TIP: Use Velcro rollers with metal inside; they conduct heat better.
  • Step 4: Remove the rollers after 20 to 30 minutes. If you used hot rollers, let your hair cool for 10 minutes before gently fluffing it with your fingers.
  • Step 5: For extra volume, tease the hair on the crown of your head in sections at the roots. Spritz a section with hairspray; then backcomb it using a comb with small teeth or a boar-bristle brush. Gently comb the hair from the top of your hair over the teased hair with a wide-toothed comb.
  • Step 6: Once you have your hair the way you want it, hold the style with a lot of hair spray.
  • FACT: When 1,400 people were asked if they'd rather have more friends, more money, or more hair, 60 percent chose more hair.

You Will Need

  • Styling gel or root lifter
  • Styling mousse
  • A blow dryer
  • A large
  • round brush
  • Small Velcro rollers or large hot rollers
  • A comb with small teeth or a boar bristle brush
  • Hair spray
  • A wide-toothed comb
  • Velcro rollers with metal inside

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