How To Maximize Hair Volume

Looking For Ways To Get Thicker, Fuller, More Voluminous Hair? 

If your hair has been looking dull and lifeless, you’ve come to the right place. In this informative article, we will walk you through some of the best ways to maximize your hair’s volume. The “volume” of your hair refers to a combination of the texture, consistency, and overall fullness of the hair on your head. Numerous factors can increase and decrease your hair’s volume, and in this article, we’ll be discussing what to do – and what not to do – for voluminous hair.

Tip #1: Be Careful With Sulfates

Sulfates are ingredients that are commonly found in hair products. Often added to shampoo to increase its lathery texture, sulfates attract both water and oil to themselves. This allows you to generate a rich lather that you can then massage into your hair and scalp. However, although lathery shampoo might feel nice on your head, it’s not always the best choice for your hair. 

Since sulfates attract oil, they can strip your hair of the natural oils that keep your locks nourished and hydrated. If you’re concerned about hair volume, sulfates may be a category of ingredients to avoid. 

Certain types of hair may respond better to sulfates in hair products than others. If your hair is thin and straight, shampoo that includes sulfates may not decrease your hair’s volume at all. However, curly, coily, wavy hair is often affected much more by sulfates. These types of hair get their natural volume and texture from oils, which sulfates can strip away. Using a shampoo with sulfates on these hair types can leave your hair looking dull and lifeless if you aren’t careful.

Anyone with any hair type may benefit from using a sulfate-free shampoo. We highly recommend adding GroMD’s shampoo and conditioner combo to your daily hair care regimen. Our hair products are sulfate-free, and they’re packed with growth-boosting ingredients that will leave your hair hydrated and nourished. 

Tip #2: Eat A Nutrient-Dense Diet 

Getting enough nutrients from the food you eat – as well as any supplements you take – can have a major impact on your hair. If you aren’t getting the nutrients that your hair needs, you may be more prone to split ends, breakage, and other hair problems. Nutrients like biotin, vitamin D, and others are especially important for your hair, skin, and nails. You can get these nutrients from numerous foods, but they can also be added to your diet as supplements. 

Eating nutritious foods each day is also a great choice for anyone who deals with hair loss. Your hair can sometimes be more prone to falling out if you are deficient in nutrients like vitamin D or iron. If you suspect that you have a nutrient deficiency, make sure to talk to your doctor. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you add a supplement to your diet to compensate for the lack of a specific nutrient in your diet.

Tip #3: Dry Your Hair Carefully 

Certain drying methods can potentially have a more negative impact on your hair than others. If you are trying to preserve as much hair volume as possible, the way you dry your hair can play a key role. 

After you wash your hair, it’s best to either let it air dry or gently pat your head with a soft towel. Roughly rubbing your head to dry your hair can potentially create frizz, which can have a negative impact on your hair’s overall volume. Rubbing your head with a towel can also cause other problems for your hair’s texture and look.

Whenever possible, we recommend air-drying your hair to preserve volume. You can also maintain the optimal texture by using the right products. If you need to dry your hair quickly, opt for a microfiber towel. Microfiber is a non-abrasive material, which makes it ideal for use on your hair.

Tip #4: Consider A Different Pillowcase 

Certain materials can create friction as they rub against your head while you sleep. This friction is bad news for your hair’s volume. Instead of using a pillowcase made of cotton, opt for one made from bamboo or silk. These materials are non-abrasive, and they have antibacterial properties, which make them excellent for anyone with acne-prone skin. 

When it comes to bamboo and silk pillowcases, these two materials are equally effective at reducing frizz and friction. However, we recommend bamboo over silk for several key reasons. First, silk can be incredibly expensive. It’s a resource-intensive material that requires the use of multitudes of silkworms, adding to the cost of production and the price that you’ll pay for a set of silk sheets. Bamboo, on the other hand, is an abundant resource that grows at an impressive rate. This makes bamboo a much more affordable material for your bedsheets.

Second, bamboo pillowcases are compliant with a vegan lifestyle. The production of silk sheets requires silkworms to die – the worms’ cocoons are boiled with them inside during the production of the material – which makes silk unsuitable for vegans. If you abide by the tenets of veganism, or if you are simply generally concerned with animal welfare and the methods used to produce the products that you use, bamboo is a great choice for you.

Tip #5: Use The Right Shampoo And Conditioner 

The hair products that you use each day can have a profound impact on your hair’s volume. If you are aiming to increase hair volume while nourishing and hydrating your hair and scalp, GroMD’s shampoo and conditioner is perfect for you. 

Made with our signature blend of DHT-blocking ingredients, our shampoo and conditioner combo is designed to combat the primary cause of the most common form of hair loss – dihydrotestosterone. This hormone is the main culprit in the development of androgenic alopecia, also known as pattern hair loss. If you are struggling with thinning hair, GroMD products can play a key role in getting your hair’s growth cycle back on track.

GroMD’s hair products are sulfate-free, making them ideal for all hair types. You can use GroMD’s shampoo and conditioner every day, working the combination into a rich lather and massaging it into your hair and scalp. After letting the lather sit for several minutes, you can rinse out and get ready to take on the day.

After you rinse out GroMD’s shampoo and conditioner from your hair, make sure to either air-dry your hair or pat your head down gently with a soft, non-abrasive towel. Through a combination of the right hair products and some strong hair care habits, you can maximize your hair’s volume easily.

In addition to helping to improve your hair’s volume and leave it looking thicker, fuller, and healthier, GroMD hair products can also help to combat DHT-related hair loss. To learn more about hair loss prevention, the causes of thinning hair, and how GroMD products can help with hair loss, make sure to visit the GroMD blog. There, you’ll find helpful tips for creating a strong hair loss prevention regimen, as well as other valuable information about the science of hair loss prevention.

You can also visit our products page, where you’ll find our shampoo, conditioner, and follicle activator spray. The combination of these three products can play a major role in hair loss prevention, and the nourishing and hydrating ingredients included in each can leave your hair looking and feeling amazing.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.


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