If you have fine hair, this straightener will become your new best friend!
The flat iron I’m talking about is Sam Villa Signature Series Textur Professional Texturizing Iron.
It’s ideal tool for adding volume in fine hair.
As a matter of fact, it can increase the volume and texture up to three times!
In this video Sam Villa shares a technique that you can use to create more volume and roundness in fine hair that will stay all day using texturizing iron.
I’m going to show you a great, cool, awesome way to get texture. But most of all, what kind of texture? Volume!
Have you ever thought about how fine hair, you can’t get volume to hold? Check this technique out. This is great, we are using a tool called a Texture Iron.
Imagine a little mini crimping iron that you use at the base of your scalp.
Our product of choice is Iron Shape 11. Product is not an option, it’s a necessity because it protects your hair from heat. Remember, heat expands the hair shaft; if you don’t protect it, it’s more apt to breaking.
Then what we’re going to do is we’re going to work with a large tooth comb. This comb has a section area that you can work with. Great when you have long hair.
The next tool we’re going to work with – this is the Texture Iron – imagine a small mini crimping iron.
So let’s go create some volume in the crown area.
So Holly’s got her part, she’s gonna go through, she’s gonna just section her part. Now she’s gonna comb back where she wants to volume. Once she has that, she’s simply going to take an area, a horizontal section in that crown area where she chooses to have volume.
Now let’s take a section a little bit higher in that crown area, release some of that back. Take a little bit more of a section right in that area there. Why? Think about where you want the volume to be placed.
What I want to do is create something almost like when you back comb your hair. But imagine, backcombing can be very vintage loping, very vintage. What do we mean by vintage?
I’ll bet your answer was old, that’s right. I don’t know anybody that woke up and said I want to look old this morning. So let’s modernize your back comb.
Look what she’s done. She’s taken a horizontal section and I’m gonna suggest that she narrows that section just a little bit more. Watch what I mean.
Take this section because you want to create a sense of volume and just narrow that section more, so we’ve got nice slice there.
Once she’s got her slice, our product of the choice. Look how far she’s spraying away, just a couple mist, that is enough product that’s going to help protect from the heat – a thermal protector, very, very important.
Now she’s going in, she’s compressing, really compressed. Look how she moved her hand closer, getting as close as she can to the scalp, you got a little bit of an edge there that’s gonna protect, its not gonna burn.
Now look at the compression she received there. Allow that to cool. She’s simply going to release that and then she’s going to come back through and take another horizontal slice, just in front of that. I suggest what she does to see, just bend your head down so you can see and you’ll see the section needed to go.
I want you to narrow that section down, that section is really thick, make sure you take fine sections, don’t make them so thick. Why? The thicker they are, the more you’re trying to compress the hair, you’re not going to get as much control, as much memory. Remember finer sections, it’s going to hold a lot better.
Here comes the thermal protector Iron Shape 11 from Redken. Gives us nice memory but most important, a protector. She gives it a nice little spritz. She’s coming through, once again, she pinches that section, she places her iron as close as she can without burning herself.
Now she’s going to compress. I really encourage you to compress, compress. Set it in. I want you do it again. I want you to hold and count to at least six or seven. We have this temperature on medium. If your hair is color treated, please make sure you place these tools on medium.
Now once again she’s got another area there that she’s compressed, she’s going to release that area. Let’s take another horizontal section one more. Going right across that section. This will be our last section.
I’m going to encourage more compression. Why? Once you’re done with that section, you want to see the indentation that the texture iron is going to create.
So give me a little bit more compression. How do I get more compression with my tools? Move your hands closer to the plates. When we move our hand closer to the plate, you’re going to get a little bit more compression.
See how she’s moving her hand closer to the plates, now she’s really got some extreme compression. Keep it right there, don’t move that iron. Hold and release. Now you can really see the indentation on that one and now watch when she raises her head back, you can just start to see, that is something you want to see. Watch what’s going to happen.
She’s going to brush this all back over that and what’s going to happen is she’s going to come in with her Control 28 but I want her to put her brush down and she’s going to work with her hands and she’s going to push her texture up and when she pushes her texture up, just push it up. You just start to see the sense of volume and roundness. Give me a little bit more spray, give me the other side of it. Remember you’ve got to go in and spray.
Think about this. Application of product, where you place a product is where you want the control so you have to remember that.
Just push and you can just start to see when she looks in the mirror how hhe has a little bit more sense of volume. It’s awesome trick, you’re going to love it. It looks like she back combed it underneath and she didn’t. This is a great technique to create volume.
What about if I want volume on the sides?
Let’s show them how to create it on the side. What I want you to do is stay at least two fingers away from your hairline. What we’re trying to do is create a hidden volume of texture. You don’t really want that little crimping indentation to be seen in this particular case.
She’s gone through and she’s taking a slice just in front of the ear, about two fingers away from the hairline, just so it’s a little bit hidden volume. Now she’s going to come through, take a horizontal slice and she’s going to put that on top. Now she’s going to take another vertical slice, we’re going to do the same thing we did here. We did it horizontally here, we are going to side area and do it vertically. Why? Watch what’s going to happen.
Give me a nice shot, say about six inches away, give a little bit more, aim where you want that product to go. Now comb that product through. Now she’s going to pick up her texture iron. Watch what’s going to happen.
Go in vertically, come from underneath it’s going to be a lot easier for you. Get as close as you can diagonally. Now get that hand up closer and compress. You start to see the indentation. I want you to do that again. Give me a little bit more compression, don’t release that section. You can start to see the volume she’s getting, but I’m encourage you, give me some compression. You’ve got to remember, the more compression you have, the more indentation you’re going to have. Then it’s going to have a lot more memory to it.
But is this going to break my hair? No! I don’t want you doing this every day. Remember, you got pillow proof extend that you can use in day two.
Let’s do another section. Look at what’s happening with that section. You can see how she’s getting to just pop away from the scalp. That’s what you want to do. What’s really cool about this is that you don’t have to rely so much on backcombing. Remember I was talking about how backcombing can have a natural tendency to look very, very vintage looking.
Iron shape 11 Redken, comb it through. Why? I want you to make sure that you comb that product through so you disperse the product.
Now we’re going to go through, give me more compression and we’re going to do our seven count. Watch this side how we are going to get a nice sense of volume and slide down and compress. Look how her hand is moved close, strong compression.
I see smoke coming out! That’s just product dissipating. Don’t you worry about the fact that you think you’re burning your hair, you’re not. You’ve got your thermal protector there.
Now take a look at the volume that she’s been able to create in that side area. I love to massage these. This area comes back over this and I want you to just go back to your part, so she just goes back to her part and now let’s take a look at what we created on this area. When she just works with her hands and she’s doing this, you can just start to see the sense of volume that she’s been able to create in that side area and in that top area.
So what’s really cool is you have a great opportunity to see a sense of texture in the crown area, how you can create that and in the side area. So for example, if you have fine hair, here’s what I want you to do.
You’re going to take at the top a crown area and you’re going to isolate all that. Let’s finish it off with our control. Give me a nice little finish in this area that you did. I want you to go through and isolate the top of the crown. Once you have that isolated, the object you want to create volume is here so I want you to stay two fingers away from the hairline. You’re going to work primarily this area, look at the width of my fingers from my thumb to my index finger, vertical just below the crown area. Then you’re letting all the top collapse over that. What’s great is you’re going to have volume.
This is what’s so cool about learning how to work with your hair in different ways so you’re able to create texture. Look at the sense of volume from a profile area. You can just start to see how she’s getting that sense of volume from profile area and then take a look in the profile area from the front view, how on this side where we’ve created, how you have nothing that’s done here, you can just see the sense of that collapsing, very, very smooth and we’re getting a sense of a texture.
This is all a little bit more of an undone type of look texture to it. Remember sometimes we don’t want something to look so quaffed and so perfect.
My name is Valerie. I’m hair stylist based in San Antonio. I have almost 12 years of experience in hair styling. I’m very passionate in styling hair and making people look great.