Clipping for Volume

Nation, we wavies often have trouble get root volume. Some of us have trouble getting volume everywhere but especially the roots. Even very wavy hair may poof out, but doesn’t poof up.

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One of the best tools you can use are clips. Clipping your crown before it dries can shape it the way you need to help frame your face.

You’ll probably need to experiment with the clips that are right for you, but everyone generally at least has some jaw clamps around and that is a good place to start. In general, think of your hair as “moldable” and push and clip it into the general shape you want to end up with.

You can see in these  examples how I have pushed each clump and clipped it so the general shape is going to be a lot fuller looking than my hair would be without letting it dry without the clips. It also holds the clumps out which assists with drying clear to the scalp.

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Shaping with clips.
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Clips hold hair out for shaping and lifting clumps for better drying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have to clip in a very exaggerated way because my hair will de-puff quite dramatically through the day because of my weakness of wave. But it will always retain more volume than if I hadn’t clipped at all.

Here I clipped in a very exaggerated way.

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Exaggerated Clipping

Then, sometimes, I notice it’s still a little flatter along the part than I like.  You can do a couple of different things. Once you have taken out your clips and see that you want some lift right along the part you can take a long duckbill clip like this.Lift and pinch the clumps along your part together and slide it in along the part. This has a slightly Pebbles look, but it works!

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Or you can use a medium jaw clamp and just lift the area you want raised and clip it.

Basically you can kind of mold your crown clumps in a way that at least pushes them into a shape that is more framing.

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There are a few videos on YouTube if you look up clipping. I encourage people to watch them all. You never know when you will see something that works for you. Here is the detailed video I made, where I show you several kinds of clips you can use.

So don’t be afraid to clip! Experiment! You’ll find something that works for you.

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