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Q&A: What’s the best way to get volume for thin-haired wavies? – Aryn D.

GINA SAYS: I am a thin-haired wavy so I feel your pain. The best advice I can give you is to commit to fully drying your hair to lock in the shape of the waves. I swear by 5 to 10 minutes of diffusing, then placing clips at the crown, then 30 minutes of hood dryer time to fully “cure” my waves. It’s the only way I can achieve multiple days.

MICHELLE SAYS: Volume can be a struggle for thin-haired wavies. Having low density means you’ll have to create the volume you want to see, as it doesn’t happen naturally. I recommend diffusing the hair upside-down, clipping at the root area, and massaging the scalp area once the hair is completely dry.

MEG SAYS: Check out the technique I share under my Instagram Stories highlight called “Sunflower Volume.” This technique was inspired by the voluminous look of a Rëzo Cut and involves sectioning your hair to apply product, which promotes more volume at the root while maintaining definition. It creates a sunflower shape, which is a much more rounded shape, as an overall look for people with fine textures, low-density hair, or who have problems keeping curl definition.

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