How I Get My Hair from 0 to VOLOOM

Friday, October 31, 2014

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Thanks to my mom and dad's combination of hair genetics, I have a full head of hair that's very thin.  Because of that, I lack volume, especially with day-old hair.  No matter how much I tease it, the volume just won't stay.  

Thankfully, I discovered an amazing tool to help everyone else with this same problem.  It's called VOLOOM
The VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron is a new type of tool that was designed to add volume to hair.  You can style your hair anyway you want and then add volume to the under-layers of hair against the scalp with VOLOOM. 

It may look like a flatiron or curling iron, but it's not used the same way, as you don't pull it through your hair or use it on the ends.  You just clamp and release it on the hair near your scalp.  Hold it there for as long as it takes you to say "VOLOOM" and then release and after 2 or 3 times on the hair shaft down to your eye or cheekbone, your hair wll have beautiful instant volume. 
I know it sounds too good to be true, but it really works.  It creates a hidden volumizing structure and natural volume pockets that lift the top layers up and away from your scalp.  Then when your top layer of hair lays overtop, INSTANT VOLUME, or should I say VOLOOM!
No, it's not a crimper, because crimpers bend your hair at sharp angles and it can be unhealthy for your lucious locks.  VOLOOM plates have alternating platforms with beveled edges that bend your hair gently. 
So how do you use VOLOOM?
Step 1// Dry and Style
Your hair can be 3-days old, or just washed, but it has to be dry.  Part your hair and style it how you normally do.
Step 2//Section Off Top Layer
Take a top layer of hair and clip it to the side using the clips and brush included with VOLOOM.  The top layer of hair should be 1/2 - 1 inch wide and run parallel to your regular part.  This is the layer that lays overtop and stays smooth and untouched.
Step 3//Separate Another Layer
The next layer should be underneath the top layer and should be about 1/2-1 inch wide. 
Step 4// Clamp and Release
With that layer in your hand, clamp and release VOLOOM quickly on the hair near your scalp, but be careful not to burn yourself.  And remember, only clamp for one second (That's how long it takes me to say VOLOOM).
Step 5// Repeat
Repeat 2-3 times down the section of hair.  You should go as far as your eye or cheekbone level, whatever works best for you.  And when you move on to another section, make sure you always clip the already VOLOOMed sections out of the way.
I love how easy this was to use. It was perfect for my 2nd and 3rd day-old hair which is normally limp!  Since I have fine hair, I kept the temperature on 320-350F level. 

VOLOOM didn't damage my hair.  Since the hair near your scalp is rich in natural protective oils, it protects against heat.  I even noticed in the past few weeks, that I have to shampoo and heat style my hair less when I use VOLOOM which is always good news! We tend to over-wash and over-style our hair just to get volume back.   Seriously, the volume in my hair lasted for days, up until my showers.   I didn't even have to use hair spray on the sections I VOLOOMed. 
You can even use VOLOOM for ponytails and updos that need some volume so you get a better grip with your hairties.  And when you take your hair down, the VOLOOM volume is still there!  
No more spending money on tons of conditioner (if you wash less), and professional blow outs, as long as you use VOLOOM.   And the best part is, VOLOOM has a warranty that if it doesn't work properly you can return it for a full refund within a year. 

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