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14 Quick And Dirty Volumizing Tips For Anyone With Stubborn Straight Hair

LIFT your spirits (and your hair).

1. Use a toothbrush for a simple tease.

2. Use a flat-iron to "curve" the roots away from your scalp for some lift...

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...then gently brush your hair towards your scalp for a quick tease...

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A little hairspray before your tease helps, too.

... and voila, volume!

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3. Make a "fuller" pony tail with a small claw clip.

Spit your ponytail in half and place the clip in the middle, then cover it with the top half of the hair.
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Spit your ponytail in half and place the clip in the middle, then cover it with the top half of the hair.

4. Apply dry shampoo at night.

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5. Or use dry shampoo BEFORE teasing to help soak up excess oil.

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6. Use a detangler brush to create a little ~static~ volume.

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7. Pull your hair UP while using a flat iron.

Move the straightener in an upwards and forward motion.
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Move the straightener in an upwards and forward motion.

8. Crimp the roots of your layers UNDER the top layers.

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9. Only put conditioner on the bottom 3/4 of your hair.

Avoid your scalp because conditioner could potentially just trap oils there and weigh your hair down more!
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Avoid your scalp because conditioner could potentially just trap oils there and weigh your hair down more!

10. Zigzag your part to get more volume at the roots.

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11. Try a root lifting spray.

Apply generously to your roots, then continue to scrunch your hair as the product dries.
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Apply generously to your roots, then continue to scrunch your hair as the product dries.

12. Or use a texturizing spray on the top few layers of your roots.

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13. Blow dry your hair using a large round brush.

Repeatedly roll your hair onto the brush while drying to create some dramatic volume.
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Repeatedly roll your hair onto the brush while drying to create some dramatic volume.

14. And if you're ABSOLUTELY crunched for time, literally just change your part for some extra lift.

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Sometimes a simple flip of the hair does the trick.

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