- A new hair hack is gaining popularity on TikTok.
- This technique uses a hairbrush and hair dryer and takes less than 10 seconds to complete.
- One editor tested the hair hack method and was impressed with how easy it was.
When it comes to my hair, as much as I try to be positive, I always find myself complaining about it. For starters, over the years, my fine hair has gotten a lot thinner. my next problem? It’s always dry—no matter how many products I use to moisturize it, and it can be a little cumbersome without the right conditioner. Something else bothering me? lack of size I’m always looking for tufts of hair that will give my hair more volume, especially at the roots. This is how I discovered a hair tutorial on TikTok that completely changed my hair game, and it only took me 10 seconds to get it done.
The purpose of the hack is to manually give volume to your hair with a hairbrush and then use a blow dryer to help hold the hair in place. Dealing with the hack seemed incredibly easy and straightforward—the only two items I needed were a blow dryer and a brush, so I grabbed what I needed and proceeded to test it on my hair almost immediately after watching a TikTok video for the first time. The whole process only took four steps. First, after separating my hair where I usually do, I brushed my hair down.
For the second step, I took the brush and pushed the hair that I combed down a bit, so my hair was lifted. The third step was to take my hair dryer—I used the T3 AireLuxe Professional Hair Dryer ($200)—and keep the hot air in my hair for five to eight seconds while the brush was in place. For the fourth and final step, I switched the hair dryer settings from hot air to cold air and kept it on my hair for another three to five seconds.
After removing the comb, I combed my hair once and erased the results. Although I had seen it in a TikTok video, I was shocked to see that the result left me with a noticeable amount of volume at the roots, even though my hair was a bit greasy from not washing it for a few days.
Since testing this hack on dirty hair, I’ve also tested it when blow drying my hair for the first time after washing it, and it really helps. I’ve been using this hack every day, especially when it’s been a few days since my last wash day, and it always gives my hair a much-needed boost of volume.
I think this trick will work well with most types of hair, although it may require a bit more precision on textured hair. All this hack requires is a brush and a hair dryer, so if you’re looking to give your hair some extra volume, definitely give it a try.
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