I’ve tried so many ways to get more root volume and every technique of clipping I’ve tried before didn’t work for me: My curls got tangled in the clips, the clips didn’t stay in place and made my roots look even flatter…
Most curlies don’t just get voluminous curls without some help along the drying process. During my routine I don’t just blow-dry my curls to get more volume, but also clip my curls and finally scrunch out the crunch.
I bought some clips that are made for clipping curly hair, but they just wouldn’t work in my curls. I got really frustrated and was about to accept my fate of being unable to get some nice root volume until one day I couldn’t find my clips and used normal bobby pins instead. And that was it – the solution of my clipping problem!
- 5-6 bobby pins like the ones shown in the picture above
When is the right time to clip during the washing routine?
For my curls it’s best to put in the bobby pins while my hair ist still damp. I usually put them in my curls when I’m about half-way done blow-drying. This way they’re not yet dry, but I don’t need to be extra-careful while diffusing as not to unconsciously remove a bobby pin. If you prefer air drying your curls, I suggest putting in the bobby pins right after styling your curls.
The longer you leave the bobby pins in your curls the better your root volume will be, so if I go somewhere important I remove the bobby pins as late as possible (sometimes in the car in front of a restaurant). After taking them out I scrunch out the crunch and shake up my curls (yes, I’ve also done exactly that in public before and got some funny looks).