Your Step by Step Guide to Using Volumizing Hairspray

by Noelene Peters
[ Hair Stylist and Salon Owner ]

Don’t be afraid to use styling products to help you create the style and volume you want.

Hair volumizer products are here to help you and with practice you too can create styles like your stylist does that lasts all day long.

If you are wondering if there’s a difference between volumizing hairspray and hairspray there is.

Volumizing hairspray protects each strand of hair and amplifies the body without weighing your hair down.

It contains humectants which attracts moisture from surrounding areas to the hair strand.

It also has ingredients that create hold in your hair locking volume in and is not sticky.


This spray is best used for fine to medium hair and with so many different product houses on the market you are fortunate to have a huge selection to choose from when it comes to the best volumizing spray

  • Step 1

Shampoo your hair with a volume shampoo for the simple reason that it doesn’t contain any heavy agents in it causing it to weigh your hair down.

It is mild so will gently clean your scalp.

Condition your hair from the middle lengths down to the ends.

Do not apply conditioner on to your roots as there is enough oil secreted off your scalp naturally to condition it.

Please do not think that not using a conditioner is better. You need to condition your hair to close the cuticle after shampooing it.

  • Step 2

Towel dry your hair removing excess moisture off your hair.

If you spray your hair with volumizing spray when it is still very wet the product will run on the rest of the hair causing it to dilute and can make your hair sticky and unmanageable.

Once your hair is dried off to at least  80%, section your hair in 2cm rows and spray the volumizing spray onto your root area.

DO NOT hold the nozzle too close to your hair but keep it at least 20cm away.

Spray each section while working quickly as you don’t want the spray to set before you begin drying and styling your hair.

  • Step 3

If you are wondering…. Yes, you can use volumizing spray on wet hair and dry hair. Applying it when your hair is wet and then again using it afterwards will give you a double shot of volume so to speak.

It’s always easier to dry your hair off upside down, getting volume at roots by pushing the hair in the opposite direction to which it normally falls. At the same time you are allowing the product to set into your hair.

Once your hair is dry flip your head up and again section your hair off and use a big brush while you blow dry to help you get volume or if you want you can use a vent brush creating volume by tucking your hair into the brush and pulling it up off the root while drying your hair at the same time.

 This will also give you more root lift but will need to be finished off with a big round brush on the ends.

Remember the bigger the brush the more root lift you will get.

  • Step 4

Once you have dried and styled your hair, I would suggest you then section your hair again and spray the volumizing spray onto your roots again. This will help lock in the volume and hold your volumized roots in place all day.

  • Step 5

Once you have sprayed all your roots, shake your hair out and work very gently to push your hair into shape.

Try not to pull too hard on your hair as this is working against what you are trying to achieve and you will lose all your volume.

Finish off your style with hairspray for a long-lasting look.

Remember less is more when it comes to using any styling products. Meaning do not over spray or use too much volume spray as you will not achieve your end result and your hair will look dull.

These products are very concentrated so a little goes a long way.

If you do not want to use your volumizing spray on wet hair before styling and only as a finishing product, you can use it after you have dried your hair and eliminate step 2 of my process.


Remember to work fast if you are going to spray on dry hair and then style.

Volumizing spray will not weigh your hair down and most come in the form of an aerosol tin as a hairspray does.

Volumizing spray is designed to lock in the volume and enhance your hair.

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