When it comes to my hair, as much as I try to be positive, I always find myself complaining about it. For starters, over the years, my already fine hair has gotten much thinner. My next issue? It's always dry — no matter how many products I use to hydrate it, and it can be super knotty without the right leave-in conditioner. Another thing that bugs me? The lack of volume. I'm always on the lookout for hair hacks that will give my hair more volume, especially at the roots. That's how I discovered a hair tutorial on TikTok that completely changed my hair game, and it only took 10 seconds to accomplish.
The purpose of the hack is to give your hair volume manually with a hair brush and then use a blow dryer to help set the hair in place. Getting a handle on the hack looked incredibly easy and straightforward — the only two items I needed were a blow dryer and a brush, so I grabbed what I needed and set out to test it on my hair almost immediately after seeing the TikTok video for the first time. The entire process took only four steps. First, after parting my hair where I usually do, I combed my hair downward.
For the second step, I took the brush and pushed the hair I had just combed down up a little bit, so my hair was lifted. The third step was to take my blow dryer — I used the T3 AireLuxe Professional Hairdryer ($200) — and held hot air to my hair for five to eight seconds while the brush was in place. For the fourth and final step, I switched my blow-dryer settings from hot air to cold air and held it to my hair for another three to five seconds.
After removing the comb, I brushed through my hair once and surveyed the results. Although I had seen it in the TikTok video, I was fairly shocked to see that the outcome left me with a noticeable amount of volume at the roots, even though my hair was a bit greasy from not washing it for a few days.
Since testing this hack on dirty hair, I've also tested it when blow-drying my hair for the first time after washing it, and it truly does help. I've been utilizing this hack every other day, especially when it's been a few days since my last wash day, and it always gives my hair a much-needed boost of volume.
I think this trick would work well for most hair types, although it may require a bit more precision on textured hair. All this hack requires is a brush and a blow dryer, so if you're looking to give your hair some added volume, definitely try it out.