How to use VOLOOM to achieve lasting volume
Learn how to use the VOLOOM volumizing hair iron to create lasting, day-long volume in only minutes.
4 Steps to more volume
follow these four steps to achieve an effortlessly voluminous look in minutes.
Basic Voloom Technique - select the precise temperature for your hair
Here’s a basic guide. But experiment to find your ideal temperature. The digital controls and readout make finding and choosing the right temperature so easy and accurate. Remember, the first time you use the VOLOOM hair volumizer, select a lower temperature than you think you might need, until you get the hang of the technique! If you just don’t like a lot of heat on your hair, you always have the option of selecting a lower temperature and holding VOLOOM on for slightly longer. Just experiment to find out what temperature works best for your particular hair type.
- Fine, thin or damaged hair: 320-350 degrees F
- Normal, medium, healthy hair: 350-370 degrees F
- Thick, coarse or curly hair: 370-390 degrees F
Section off top layer of hair
VOLOOM is made to be used on the under-layers of hair, which are covered by an untreated top layer. Just make sure that you part your hair normally, and then section off the top layer that you would like to stay smooth, and clip it off to the side. Use VOLOOM on the layers of hair underneath this top layer. That is the basic VOLOOM technique. Watch these videos to see the VOLOOM hair volume tool live in action.
Keep the hair alongside your face smooth and untreated.
Take a thin section of hair alongside your face – ½ to 1 inch wide -- and clip it off to the side with the top layer of untreated hair. It will remain untreated and smooth.
VOLOOM works by creating structure in the under-layers of hair that are covered by an untreated
top layer. When you first clamp down on hair using VOLOOM, you will see an imprint. This is the volumizing structure, or “volume pockets” that will hold up the top layers.
Hide any imprint under the smooth outer layer.
VOLOOM works by creating structure in the under-layers of hair that are covered by an untreated top layer. When you first clamp down on hair using VOLOOM, you will see an imprint. This is the volumizing structure, or “volume pockets” that will hold up the top layers. But once the hair cools or you brush through it, this imprint will ease and soften, leaving only a slight impression and much greater hair volume. Most women find that they are easily able to hide this imprint under the smooth outer layer of hair.
More layers = MORE VOLUME
The most effective way to control the volume you get with VOLOOM is to control the size of the layers that you use. If you want more volume, try sectioning off thinner under-layers. The volume in the under-layers will “stack up” giving the appearance of even more volume. If you want less volume, you can section off fewer but thicker layers.
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