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How to Make Hair Fluffy: 9 Tips

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Andela Patrnogic

Fluffy hair has been gaining major traction in the beauty world. Here we give you the lowdown on how to get soft, fluffy, and vibrant hair.

If you have volume-challenged hair and failing curls, the idea that there is a way to obtain fluffy hair might sound intriguing. After all, healthy and voluminous-looking hair is great for styling and seems to never go out of fashion. However, there is an art to achieving gorgeous fluffy hair because too much fluff can put you in poofy hair territory. 

You can achieve volumizing hair with a few tweaks in your hair care routine. In this blog post, we'll share nine tips for people with fine hairs who want to get fluffy strands.  

Table of Contents:

  • Fluffy hair vs. Poofy Hair
  • 9 Ways to Get Fluffy Hair
  • What to use for Fluffy Hair

Fluffy hair vs. Poofy Hair

Fluffy hair is all about volumized hair that allows you to style great looks with a tamed and polished finish. Lots of people use the terms fluffy hair and poofy hair interchangeably, but that's not quite right.

Fluffy hair is hair that is somewhere in between messy and sleek. So, your strands have a balanced look with a smooth and bouncy appearance. In contrast, while poofy hair does have a lot of volume as well, it also seems to be very frizzy.

Typically, fluffy hair is something you obtain by using certain styling techniques, while poufy hair is something you get, whether you want it or not, when your hair is very dry and/or there’s a lot of humidity in the air. 

9 Ways to Get Fluffy Hair

Now that you're well-versed in fluffy hair, it's time to take action. Follow these nine tips to bring your voluminous-hair dreams to life.

how to get fluffy hair, achieving fluffy hair


1. Blow-dry on upside-down hair

Volume and fluffy hair go hand-in-hand, and you can volumize your locks by blow-drying your wet hair upside down. This technique lifts your roots since your hair is hanging away from your head. It works in your favor to amp up the volume.

Alternatively, you can pull your hair away from the head with a large round brush as you blow-dry it - this can be particularly effective on straight hair, but works on wavy hair as well.

2. Use hair rollers

Another great way to add volume to your strands and keep frizz at bay is to use hot rollers. You must first choose the direction you want to roll your waves; roll away from the face for Hollywood waves and towards the face for a more vintage, Veronica Lake effect. You can also mist each section with a hair spray or add a volumizing mousse before rolling to make the look last longer. 

hair rollers for fluffy hair, hair rollers for curly hair

3. Boost your roots

Root-boosting products provide structure and support for fluffy hair and any lift you create near the roots. They also help your style last all day. However, you must look for products designed for fine hair so that they won't weigh your hair down.

Apply the root booster all over the head, right at the scalp, on damp hair, because these styling products won't work once your thin hair is dry. 

4. Apply dry shampoo

People with oily scalp (or oily hair, if you prefere) often lose fluffy hair the next day after getting it, or in just a few hours, as the oil starts to travel down the hair strands.

Instead of waiting for day 2 or 3 to use your dry shampoo, coat your scalp with dry shampoo right after you finish blow-drying. This way, the dry shampoo will act as a barrier to the oil, stop it in its tracks, and allow your volume style to last longer. 

applying dry shampoo to hair

5. Tease hair strands

Creating fluffy hair requires some work, and teasing your strands is no exception. In this technique, you comb your hair backward to the scalp to build volume for an overall thicker look.

Alternatively, you can choose to only tease the sections of your hair that are looking a bit limp. 

6. Try a hair diffuser

Reach for a hair diffuser, as it gently dries and fluffs out hair. It also speeds up drying time to help you minimize your heat usage. 

hair diffuser when to use

7. Change your part

Everyone has a favorite place to part their hair, and it's mostly somewhere in the middle, off-center, or on the side closest to it. However, this is where your hair is the flattest.

For a volumized look, flip your part to the opposite side from time to time. You should do it while your hair is still wet to create an instant volume at the crown.  

8. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair

The products you use after getting out of the shower are crucial in determining the way your hair looks. Stay away from thick oils that weigh down fine hair. Instead, apply a volumizing mousse on your damp hair to improve the natural texture of your hair and create the appearance of thicker hair. This tip can be particularly useful for those with fine, straight hair. 

Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair

9. Backcomb your crown

The fluffy hair that you see in most celebrity hairstyles has most likely been teased and backcombed. You can do it too for creating a volumized base with a workable texture. Add a root lifter product and then comb a one-inch section at the crown to smooth out tangles.

Next, insert the comb mid-shaft into the section, run it towards the scalp in short strokes, and repeat the backcomb until you reach the desired fullness. Repeat this process section by section for a fuller crown. 

What to use for Fluffy Hair

The key to achieving fluffy hair starts with swapping your hair care products for a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner that can add fluff to your strands. Volumizing hair products will leave you with shiny, lasting volume.

Here are two products that can help you obtain amazingly looking fluffy hair:

WOW Hair Revitalizer Spray 

Hair Revitalizer Spray


WOW Hair Spray is a gentle formula with shea butter & soy protein that restores shine, aids moisture retention for both curly hair and straight hair, and allows your roots to absorb protein for smooth hair strands. While it does not offer any hold by itself, you can use it in combination with other hair products to obtain a flexible hold and boosted volume, without compromising on shine and bounciness. 

Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo And Coconut/Avocado Oil Conditioner Pack

Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo And Coconut/Avocado Oil Conditioner


To prevent excess oil from weighing down your hair, use WOW Skin Science’s Apple Cider Vinegar shampoo, along with the Coconut, avocado hair conditioner for a clean and flake-free scalp and balanced sebum production. This dynamic duo will also revive your hair and make it firmer, smoother, voluminous and glossy. 

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