Clip your Roots for More Volume

Today I’d like to share my super-easy clipping technique to get more root volume! Clipping my curls with normal bobby pins is one of the most important steps while diffusing

Is clipping the right technique for your curls?

Unlike other methods used by curlies, I don’t see why you shouldn’t give clipping a try. Even if your curls can’t hold the additional volume, you won’t mess up your curls trying to clip them (if you remove the bobby pins carefully enough). So, I think you should definitely give it a try as for me it makes a huge difference in root volume.

Clip your curls before you have finished diffusing them

To achieve the best possible results, I suggest you to clip your curls when your curls are only about 80-90% dry. Once you’ve placed the bobby pins you can finish blow-drying your curls (I always blow-dry them until they’re 100% dry). If you continue to diffuse with the bobby pins in your hair, be careful not to burn your scalp (don’t use any metal bobby pins as they’ll get really hot). Take them out after about 5 to 10 minutes and you’re ready to go. Watch the whole step-by-step tutorial here:

I’ve tried clipping with all kinds of clips, but I could only get it to work using normal bobby pins! So before buying clips that are specifically designed for clipping, give the bobby pins you still have at home a try!

  • Melanie
    September 4, 2015

    So helpful thank you!! Do you think clipping would give more volume if I do it after my hair is dry. Or on a second day when I’m not drying my hair?

    • Sandra
      September 4, 2015

      Yes, you could also try clipping your roots when your hair is already dry. However, I suppose it won’t give your roots the same volume, like it does when clipping your curls while they’re still a bit wet. Let me know how it worked for your curls!

  • Aliya
    September 20, 2015

    This is really so useful technique for curly hairstyles. I’ll must appreciate your effort for this sharing. I have come to know absolutely new method to style my curls.

    • Sandra
      September 24, 2015

      Thanks! I’m glad to hear it also works for your curls!

  • Linda
    November 21, 2015

    I just went through most all of your videos and wanted to let you know I appreciate the time you take to explain your techniques and review products. I learned a lot.


  • Elenoa
    November 12, 2017

    So I have wavy/curly hair and I don’t have problems with volume at my roots when it’s natural but I’d like to use your method of clipping w/ the bobby pins when I straighten my hair. Would it still work?

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