Bouncy Curls and Half-Updo Hairstyle for Fine Hair

You’re convinced that making your fine hair look gloriously full requires fierce determination, skill and (way too much) time.

But what if we tell you that it isn’t always the case?

If you’re tired of spending hours trying to infuse life into your flat hair – you’re guaranteed to like what’s coming next.

We know a fail-proof way to create a voluminous hairstyle, which transforms your flat and lifeless hair into a charming and long-lasting half-updo. A hairstyle that’s versatile and can easily be mastered – even if your track record of hair styling makes you doubt your skills.

Let’s take a look at our step-by-step video tutorial on how to create it – and give your flat hair a long-lasting volume boost!

How to Add More Volume to Fine Hair?

If your hair is fine and limp, then you’re most likely in a constant battle for more hair volume. There are plenty of volumizing products for fine hair – but for this particular hairstyle, volumizing mousse will be our best friend.

Before making a start on this half-updo hairstyle, make sure to apply volumizing mousse (ideally, while your hair is still wet). Trust us – your life with limp hair will be much easier if you incorporate volumizing mousse into your daily life. It is a fantastic styling ally for fine hair! There’ll be more volume – and hairstyles like this one will last longer. Fact!

Voluminous Hairstyle for Hair How To: Step-By-Step Tutorial

Step 1: For this hairstyle, we’ll work with hair that’s been turned into bouncy curls using hot rollers. They’re a wonderful way to add a volume boost to hair that’s a bit too limp naturally. Start with the top of your head, then work your way down and move on to the sides gradually. The important thing is to roll your hair downwards not upwards. 15 minutes later, you should be left with these natural-looking curls that make people green with envy!

Voluminous Hairstyle: Step 1

Make your hair bouncy with hot rollers or simply start with the blow-dried hair

Step 2: Now, separate a small section of your hair at the top of your head and secure it with a small elastic. Make sure it isn’t too tight – that’ll make the next step easier to do.

Voluminous Hairstyle: Step 2

Separate a small section of hair at the top and secure it with an elastic

Step 3: Make a small hole right above the elastic, and ‘topsy tail’ the hair – flip it over and into the gap. Once your ponytail is inverted, tug at the top carefully to give the top of your head more of the volume we aim for.

Voluminous Hairstyle: Step 3

‘Topsy tail’ and add volume

Step 4: Next, take two small strands of hair from the sides of your ponytail (placing it between those strands) and tie them with a small clear elastic. This second pony will work wonders in creating some ‘oomph’, and completely transforming hair that’s normally flat at the top into a voluminous updo.

Voluminous Hairstyle: Step 4

Tie two sections of hair with a small clear elastic

Step 5: As before, pull the hair through the hole which you won’t need to make this time – it’ll naturally be there, since you’re working with the sides of your pony. Tighten and tug at the hair to take advantage of its shape – and create desirable volume. Repeat the same step focusing more on the right side of your head: take two more strands from the sides of the first ponytail, and place it in between those strands. Tie the strands with a small, clear elastic, then ‘topsy tail’ it and tug at the top for a volume boost.

Voluminous Hairstyle: Step 5

Pull the hair through the hole, repeat previous steps

Step 6: We will make the final ponytail on the crown of your head, slightly left of center. You’ll want to separate two sections of hair on the left side of your head, taking the second ponytail and placing it between those strands. Now, secure the strands with a small elastic. Once that’s done, pull the pony through the hole and tighten it. As before, pull the hair at the top apart slightly to give it a looser, messier and bigger look.

Voluminous Hairstyle: Step 6

Make the final ponytail on the crown

Step 7: Once all 4 ponytails are done, don’t be afraid to tug at them some more to add more volume and make the look even more ‘undone’. We’re aiming to achieve a cool updo here that creates an illusion of fullness and volume, so the messier and bigger, the better!

Voluminous Hairstyle: Step 7

Halp-up half-down hairstyle for fine hair is done!

Bouncy Half-Updo Hairstyle

Half Updo For Fine Hair Tutorial

Bouncy Half-Updo Hairstyle

Video Tutorial How to Create a Bouncy Half-Updo Hairstyle for Fine Hair

Choose the Right Toolkit

The great thing about creating these this half-updo hairstyle for fine hair is that you won’t need to load up on countless styling products. Which may be the opposite of many other hairstyles for fine hair you’ve come across.

There are only a few key ‘ingredients’ you’ll need to achieve the look. The products we recommend will make the hairstyle last longer and help add volume to give your hairstyle a better base.

  • It’s a 10 Miracle Volumizing Shampoo. To create a good base for this voluminous hairstyle, you’ll want to use a volumizing shampoo. This awesome shampoo helps hair that’s been weighted down by haircare products and left flat and lifeless. It’s designed to remove build-up and, plus nourish and strengthen fine hair. It’ll leave your hair feeling smooth and silky, and boost volume even on baby fine hair!
  • Calista Hot Wavers Heated Rollers. Hot rollers have come a long way since you first used your mum’s, haven’t they? Calista Tools Ion Hot Rollers will help you achieve a salon-style look while saving you time – the beauty of hot rollers is that they curl all your hair at once (giving you time to get other tasks done in between!). And – even if your hair doesn’t normally hold very well – these ionic heat rollers will work their magic to create bouncy curls that last.
  • TRESemmé Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse. This mousse receives tons of praise for a reason. It pumps up hair and gives it a much-desired volume boost – whether you’re leaving your hair down or creating a volumizing hairstyle. Plus, it’s not as sticky as other mousses and comes without the ‘mousse smell’ (you know what we mean – that smell some people can’t stand!). Remember – less is more, and an egg-sized blob will do the job!

So, there you go – an easy tutorial for a voluminous half-updo hairstyle. Easy to master, quick to do – and the volume is bound to last for hours!

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