Hair Share – Pump Up the Volume in Fine Hair


Here’s a great tip from Hair Thursday reader, Ann:

If I had to describe my hair in one word, it would be puny. I am a natural blonde with lots of stick straight hair, and I finally found a product that gives my hair more texture than I’ve ever had, even more than that perm in 6th grade.

A few weeks ago I was in my ninth (9th!) wedding. With my hair being at a semi-difficult between chin and shoulder length, I had no idea what the hairstylist could possibly do to make my hair look formal. But guess what? She totally did. She began sprinkling this powder stuff on and rubbing it into my roots. And before I knew it, my hair could have rocked a sweet beehive. It really had THAT much volume.


It was Aveda Hair Potion and it was amazing stuff. If silky smooth hair is what you are going for, this is not for you. If you are craving a style that you wouldn’t normally be able to get, try this stuff. It was so fun to feel like I had someone else’s hair, if only for a night!

  1. Kristen

    December 21, 2009 at 11:39 am

    This sounds perfect for my hair, I can’t wait to try it!

  2. ChaiAmWoman

    December 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    My hair is also of the “puny” variety and my college hair stylist recommended this to me (they only used Aveda at their salon) which I thought was weird until I tried it. Really, it gives AMAZING texture and volume.

    Another texturizer that I love: Redken’s “fabricate.” It is a spray version which I just really like better than the powder. Pure abundance powder is awesome but also a little freaky. And an even better mix BETWEEN powder and spray: Klorane’s dry shampoo. I know it’s not technically for volume/texture purposes but it gives my hair more “oomph” and texture than you would think. Might have to photo/tutorial blog that stuff it’s so good.
    .-= ChaiAmWoman´s last blog ..one =-.

  3. Pamela

    December 21, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I will second this recommendation. My hair isn’t puny, but styling skills are. I can never get enough height in my crown or enough volume in my bangs. So I style the best I can and then sprinkle some of this magic pixie powder into any area I need more volume. It also helps me separate my bangs a bit.

  4. Tavia

    December 26, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Very useful post really. I’m a natural blonde also and I know how difficult is to give volume to your hair especially when is that fine like mine :).I will try to find this product and test it on myself, I’m curious for the results :)
    .-= Tavia´s last blog ..NEW: MAC Spring Colour Forecast 1 + Products’ Photos =-.

  5. Maria

    January 15, 2010 at 11:39 am

    My stylist often mixes Aveda Confixor with the Potion. You only need a bit of the Confixor, maybe a dime size, then sprinkle a few shakes of Potion on top, mix well and style. Have fun!