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The Science Behind Volumising Hair Products

Every day, millions of people reach for volumising hair products to achieve fuller and luscious hair. These products promise to transform flat and lifeless locks into voluminous and bouncy tresses. But have you ever wondered how these magic potions work? In this blog, we'll dive into the science behind volumising hair products to demystify their mechanisms and help you understand how to achieve the hair of your dreams.


Understanding Hair Structure

Before delving into how volumizing products work, it's essential to understand the basics of hair structure. Hair consists of three main layers: the cuticle, cortex, and medulla. The cuticle is the outermost layer, composed of overlapping protective scales. The cortex is the middle layer, responsible for hair's strength and elasticity, and the medulla, which is found in some hair types but not all. Its role is not fully understood.

Volumising hair products primarily target the Cuticle and Cortex to enhance the appearance of volume and thickness. It’s important to ensure that if you use volumising products, you must regularly clarify. Most of the active ingredients found in volumising products coat the outer part of the hair, so using a clarifying product will help avoid product build up, which can lead to limp hair and loss of curl definition. The effects of volumising products can vary depending on an individual’s hair type.

Key Ingredients in Volumising Products

  1. Polymers: Polymers are a crucial component of volumising styling products. These long-chain molecules form a thin film over the hair shaft, increasing its diameter and creating a thicker appearance. Some common polymers used in volumising products include polyquaternium, PVP (polyvinylpyrrolidone), and PVA (polyvinyl alcohol).

  2. Silicones: Silicones are often added to hair products for their smoothing and shine-enhancing properties. In volumising products, they create a protective barrier around each hair strand, preventing moisture loss and reducing frizz. This helps the hair appear smoother and more voluminous. It’s important to make sure that the silicones are water soluble.

  3. Proteins: Proteins like Keratin and rice Amino Acids are common ingredients in volumising products. They help strengthen the hair shaft and improve its overall structure, which can make hair look fuller and more voluminous.

  4. Texturizers: Ingredients like pink Himalayan salt can add texture and grip to the hair, making it easier to style and giving the appearance of more volume.

  5. Hyaluronic acid: This ingredient helps the hair retain moisture which can give the hair a fuller appearance.

  6. Sugarcane: Provides hold, thickness and improves manageability.

How Volumising Products Work

  1. Coating and Thickening: Volumising products, such as mousses, sprays, and serums, work by applying a thin layer of polymers to the hair shaft. This coating adds thickness to individual strands, increasing their diameter. The result is hair that looks fuller and more voluminous.

  2. Lift at the Roots: Some volumising products are specially formulated to be applied at the roots. These products often contain ingredients that provide lift and support to the hair at the base, creating the illusion of increased volume.

  3. Moisture Control: By forming a protective barrier around the hair, volumising products help control moisture levels. This prevents excess moisture from causing the hair to become limp and flat.

  4. Styling Aids: Volumising products can also serve as styling aids. They make it easier to manipulate the hair into various styles that enhance volume, such as teasing or backcombing.

Conclusion Volumising hair products are a go-to solution for those seeking to add volume and thickness to their hair. By understanding these products and the role of key ingredients like polymers, silicones, botanical extracts, proteins, and texturizers, you can make informed choices about which products are best suited to your hair type and styling needs. Whether you have fine, thin hair or simply want to achieve a voluminous look, volumising products can be a valuable tool in your hair care arsenal, helping you achieve the lush and vibrant locks you desire.

CURLiD Recommended Products.

Innersense I create Volume Lotion: Turn up the volume from roots to ends with this volumising lotion formulated with Certified Organic Honey and Aloe Vera to bring fullness and manageability to even the finest hair. Rice Amino Acids and eucalyptus add moisture, improving expansion and shine.

Innersense I Create Waves: A Pink Himalayan salt spray to add texture and enhance waves. Create beautiful and touchable soft waves or bring lived-in curls back to life. Rich in minerals and amethyst crystal, this unique, hydrating Pink Himalayan salt spray adds texture and volume to the hair while Aloe Vera provides moisture to prevent parched ends.

Innersense Detox hair mask: Remove build-up and residue with this clarifying detox mask. Charcoal, Kaolin clay and Certified Organic white vinegar draw microparticles to the surface without stripping hair of natural oils.

Good wash day towel: Gentle on the hair, helps decrease frizz and only removes excess water leaving the hair hydrated.

CURLiD Satin bonnet: Helps prevent frizz and retains curl definition.

CURLiD Detangling Brush: The flex technology design helps detangle the hair with ease.

Umberto Giannini Curl whip: Curl activating mousse, for all types of waves, curls and coils. Definition mousse for weightless, flexible and frizz-free voluminous curls.

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