10 Easy Ways To Boost Hair Volume

Here’s how to style - and eat! - your way to a fuller mane


#1: Exfoliate

Like your face, your scalp can benefit from a good exfoliation. This removes product and dirt build-up that can clog pores and even lead to hair fall. Try Aveda’s Invati Exfoliating Shampoo that leaves the scalp feeling refreshed and lighter with its wintergreen-derived salicylic acid.

#2 Revitalise your scalp

Energising and rehabilitating the scalp can promote healthier hair growth for fuller strands. Spray on the Aveda Invati Scalp Revitalizer twice a day and massage in to let its blend of Ayurvedic herbs, such as turmeric and ginseng, energise and restore the scalp.

#3 Use a thickening spray

Use a volume-boosting styling product like Aveda’s Thickening Tonic Spray. Simply shake well, spray thoroughly onto towel-dried hair from roots to ends, and blow-dry for instantly thicker-looking hair. It contains Amla, an Ayurvedic herb that has been topically applied and ingested by Indians for centuries to support healthy hair.

#4 Tease your strands

This trick is still a go-to for hairstylists and it’s straightforward. The technique: Gather hair at the crown of the head, and backcomb downwards until the desired volume at the crown is achieved.

#5 Switch your part

This is probably the easiest trick of all. Switch the side you part your hair for an instant lift. Voilà.

#6 Get a layered haircut

Next time you’re going in for a snip, ask your hairstylist to add some layers to your style. When done right, layers don’t just add volume, they can also help frame your face.

#7 Eat right

Eating right plays a part in creating the foundation for healthy skin and hair. A lack of zinc in your diet may lead to hair loss or flaking of the scalp, so consider a multi-vitamin with zinc, or add zinc-rich nuts or eggs to your diet. Loading up on iron can also aid in carrying oxygen to your hair follicles. Up your intake of dark green, leafy vegetables that are a great plant-powered source of iron.

#8 Get a good night’s sleep

The term “beauty sleep” has some truth to it. Creating a soothing bedtime routine and sticking to a consistent sleep schedule gives your brain and body much-needed downtime to recharge, and can also lower stress.

#9 Hydrate

Drink up! Preferably six to eight glasses of H2o, because water takes nutrients to your cells and carries waste away.

#10 Try turmeric

If you’re a fan of Aveda’s thickening Invati range, know that turmeric is one of the Ayurvedic herbs powering the range. This yellowish-orange spice used in Indian cuisine is also an anti-irritant. So if you love what it’s done for your hair, eat some. Sprinkle a little on a toasted cheese sandwich or scrambled eggs. You’ll also be glad to know that it’s good for digestion.

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