Upside Down Blow Dry If you typically blow dry your hair after a wash, this volumizing trick creates smooth, soft, all-over fullness. Once your hair is roughly towel-dried, add a little mousse, like Moraccanoil Volumizing Mousse, $29, as you're detangling upside down, combing the product through to the ends of your hair. This increases volume because "polymers in mousse can provide a temporary coating that give the hair more rigidity," says Schueller. Then blow dry your hair in sections, lifting up at your roots as you go. Once your hair is dry, hit the cold air button and dry your hair until it's completely cool while you're still upside down.
"When hair is upside down it has more volume. Blow drying it sets up internal bonds called hydrogen bonds that help hold hair in place and maintain that volume longer," says Schueller. This technique was great for adding fullness to Sarah's hair, but since her natural curls were blown out, it seemed a bit poofy. We recommend fully heat styling (curling or straightening) after blow drying for a polished look that's still voluminous.
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