How To Style Hair Without Volume

Whether you’re a natural or a relaxed hair type, there’s no getting away from the fact that your hair does not have the same volume as it did when you were younger. This is one of the many reasons why so many women are looking for ways to style their hair without volume.

There are plenty of products out there that will help add some lift and texture to your hair, including mousse and hairspray. But if you want something more natural and less harsh on your strands, consider using a leave-in conditioner instead.

Add a little extra gel.

You can add a little extra gel to your hair to help hold it in place, but be careful not to use too much. If you have short hair or thick hair, you can use a bit more gel than if you have thin or dry hair. To apply the gel, rub some into your hands and run them through your damp locks. Then use a comb to make sure that everything is evenly distributed throughout the strands of hair.

If this still isn’t giving you enough volume (or if it’s making your style look too stiff), consider switching out gels for mousses or creams—they’ll provide even more grip than regular gels while still allowing some movement in the strands themselves. Make sure that any product you use on top of the gel doesn’t contain alcohols like ethanolamine and cetearyl alcohol; these ingredients cause buildup that weighs down curls and prevent them from holding their shape over time!

Use a leave-in conditioner to add moisture and detangle.

Use a leave-in conditioner to add moisture and detangle. You can use any conditioner but you will want one that is right for your hair type. If you have dry hair, or curls like me then you will want to use a moisturizing leave-in conditioner that has hydrating ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil. Apply it sparingly through your hair starting at the tips and working towards the scalp. Gently detangle with a wide tooth comb as this will help prevent breakage when combing out tangles later on in styling.

Leave your mousse alone.

In all honesty, if you want to add volume to your hair, it’s not going to be through mousse alone. Mousse is meant to give your hair a lot of volume and lift—which makes sense that it would be the first thing you’d want to try when styling your hair in a way that adds volume. However, if you’re looking for a softer look than what mousse can offer (and I’m sure many of us are), then it’s best to not use volumizing products at all.

Instead of reaching for the bottle of mousse or gel with added humidity levels (which will actually make your hair frizzy), go with an anti-humidity gel instead. These gels contain ingredients like panthenol, which helps condition the strands so they aren’t weighed down and feel heavy from all those extra droplets coming off their surface area. Gels also contain alcohols such as propylene glycol—a drying agent that creates shine but doesn’t add moisture back into your locks!

Allow your hair to air dry naturally to keep more volume out of the hair.

While it may seem counterintuitive, allowing your hair to air dry naturally is one of the easiest ways to reduce volume in the hair. If you have thin or fine hair, this method is perfect for getting a more natural look that isn’t as voluminous.

If you want to enhance the effect even further, consider using a diffuser on medium heat while drying your locks. It will help lock in moisture and keep frizz at bay!

Blow-dry upside down to create more volume at the crown but less volume throughout the rest of the hair.

Next, take a round brush and dry the crown of your hair. If you’re looking to create more volume at the crown, use a round brush (rather than a paddle or regular brush). You’ll want to section off the top layer of your hair and blow it upside down with a diffuser attachment on your blow-dryer. This will help create more volume and give you an updo look without actually having to put in any effort.

Once that’s done, move onto drying the rest of your hair straight down using only air-drying techniques (so no heat!). This will keep volume to a minimum throughout most of your hair while still allowing for some added height at the crown where we just styled it with our round brush earlier.

Air dry your hair with a styling product that works for you and blow-dry with a comb attachment to maintain the style.

  • Use a styling product that works for you.
  • Use a comb attachment when blow-drying your hair.
  • Keep the dryer moving as you dry.

There are ways to keep volume out of your hair without sacrificing your look.

The best way to keep your hair looking great is to invest in products that work for you. If you have fine hair, try a volumizing shampoo and conditioner, or add more body by getting a haircut with layers. If you’re looking for less volume overall, consider using an anti-frizz spray instead of hairspray to tame frizz and keep hair looking polished.

If you prefer the natural look, there are ways to style without adding volume. For example:

  • Use a leave-in conditioner after shampooing—it adds moisture and helps detangle the strands so they lay flat instead of sticking together in clumps (this will also help prevent frizz).
  • Blow-dry upside down to create more volume at the crown—the roots will lift up from being higher than usual as they dry downward rather than just falling back down towards gravity as soon as it’s finished drying!


Have you ever wondered how to style hair without volume? If so, then this article is for you!

We’ve covered how to create the right look, as well as some brilliant tips on how to make sure that your hair looks its best. Remember that looking good is all about effortless style and confidence – don’t be afraid of trying new things! It’s easy once you know what suits your face shape and personality; just follow our simple steps and before long everyone will be asking: “How do I get my hair like yours?”

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