What is hair?
To better understand how to get volume, first, let’s quickly recap what hair is made of and how it forms. The process starts at your hair root, which is located underneath the skin. There, cells band together and form the protein your hair is made of, called keratin. The root itself sits inside a hair follicle. This is similar to a small tube in your skin.
Once your hair begins to grow, it will push up from the root and out of the follicle. Then, it keeps pushing through the skin and becomes visible. There are tiny blood vessels at the base of your hair follicles which feed the root to keep it growing.
But once the hair reaches your skin’s surface, the cells in the hair aren’t alive anymore—every hair on your body is made of dead skin cells. Your hair follicles are usually attached to a sebaceous gland, which is often referred to as an oil gland. This provides your hair with its shine.
How can I naturally increase my hair volume?
Now that you know how hair works, it’s time to discuss what you can do to give it a volume boost. Naturally increasing your hair’s volume is easier than it seems—with the right tips and tricks. There are plenty of ways to go about this, so choose the one that works best for you and your hair’s needs. Some of the most popular ways you can increase your hair’s volume naturally include:
- Providing your hair with the supplements it needs to thrive
- Put your dry shampoo to good use
- Switching up your part
- Using the right products for you
- Giving your scalp a massage to stimulate growth
Providing your hair with the supplements it needs to thrive
We don’t want to play favorites, but this is the most important way you can naturally give your hair a volume boost. Without the nutrients your locks need to thrive, your hair will fall flat. That’s why it’s so important to ensure you’re giving your hair all the tender love and care it needs by taking supplements.
But here at Prose, we know that with haircare, it’s not one-size-fits-all. We believe in personalizing the products you use so that they’re made specifically to support your hair. Not your sister’s. Not your best friend’s. Yours.
That’s why our fan-favorite Root Source™ supplements are designed specifically for your hair and scalp. That means that you’ll be getting the vitamins that your locks need, nothing more, nothing less. The way that our Root Source™ supplement system works is that the plant-based, customized ingredients first target balancing your scalp and then growing your hair.
One of the most important things that you can provide your hair with is Millet. This seed extract is 100% natural and has been shown to improve cell growth in hair bulbs by 140%*.
That’s not all it does, however. Millet also increases collagen thickness within the hair follicle*. If you want your hair to be voluminous, it’s essential that you take a holistic approach. Adding a supplement to your hair care routine is the ideal way to do so.
Put your dry shampoo to good use
Hair loses its natural volume if it gets greasy. Don’t worry; there’s a way to combat that. The answer is Dry Shampoo. You can take a preventative approach by applying some to your hair when it finishes drying post-shower.
You should pick your dry shampoo mindfully as its another product that sits on your hair. Our clean, customized Dry Shampoo is designed to keep your hair fresh and combat greasiness. In fact, if you’re looking to give your hair a volume boost, simply apply your dry shampoo and let it sit for a minute. Then, flip your hair upside down and lift the roots using your fingers. Tousle the lengths to add body, and you’re all set.
Switching up your part
Did you know that a simple part-switch can help give your hair a valuable boost? It’s actually an easy, foolproof way to add volume to your hair. This means your hair never gets too used to one specific part, which can support keeping your roots lifted. Your hair will look fabulous and you’ll get to try new looks. Just don’t forget the dry shampoo.
Using the right products for you
Perhaps one of the reasons your hair is greasy and flat is because you’re using the wrong products. That means that eliminating lifeless hair is as simple as choosing the right products. Your shampoo and conditioner can either provide your hair with the resources it needs to thrive, or it can work adversely.
Giving your scalp a massage to stimulate growth
As we mentioned earlier, keeping your hair healthy in a holistic way can help give it a volume boost. This can mean giving your scalp a massage to stimulate growth. We recommend using the customized Pre-Shampoo Scalp Mask with your massage.
This mask is formulated for your hair’s unique needs. It’s guaranteed to help restore balance to your scalp, whether you’re looking to repair or simply detox. This microbiome-friendly product is both clean and responsible, so you can feel great about choosing this product.
Great volume is within reach
Once you see how voluminous your hair can be with the proper care and products, you’ll never look back. Make the decision to give your strands a boost today; you won’t regret it.