Big Hair – Hairstyles

by Shine My Crown Staff
Alias: Voluminous hair, Full-bodied hair, Large hairstyle, Big curls, Thick hair, 80’s Hair, Volume

Big Hair


What is big hair?
Big hair refers to a voluminous hairstyle characterized by fullness, height, and a lot of body. It’s a glamorous and attention-grabbing style that adds drama and flair to your overall look.

Can anyone achieve big hair?
Yes, anyone can achieve big hair with the right techniques and styling tools. However, it’s important to consider your hair type and texture as some hair types naturally lend themselves to more volume than others. Nonetheless, with the right products and styling methods, you can create the illusion of big hair regardless of your natural hair type.

How can I add volume to my hair for a big hair look?
There are several techniques to add volume to your hair for a big hair look. Some popular methods include backcombing or teasing the hair at the roots, using volumizing products such as mousses or sprays, blow-drying the hair upside down to lift the roots, and using large-barrel curling irons or hot rollers to create body and texture.

How do I maintain big hair throughout the day?
To maintain big hair throughout the day, you can use hairspray or a lightweight hair mist with strong hold to keep the volume intact. You can also gently tousle or fluff your hair with your fingers to revive the volume if it starts to flatten. Carrying a travel-sized hairspray in your bag allows for touch-ups on the go.


Big hair gained prominence in the 1960s and 1980s, where it became an iconic and fashionable trend. It was associated with the glamorous and extravagant looks of the time, often seen on celebrities, models, and in various forms of media. Big hair represented confidence, boldness, and a departure from the more conservative hairstyles of previous eras.

Over the years, big hair has continued to be celebrated and reinvented in different forms. From voluminous curls to teased and styled updos, big hair remains a popular choice for those seeking a statement-making look.

Products Needed:

  • Volumizing shampoo and conditioner
  • Volumizing mousse or spray
  • Root-lifting spray or powder
  • Large-barrel curling iron or hot rollers
  • Teasing brush or comb
  • Hairspray or hair mist with strong hold
  • Hair clips or sectioning clips (optional)
  • Hair elastic or hair tie (optional)


Step 1: Start with Clean, Volumizing Products
Wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to create a good foundation for big hair. These products help to add body and lift to your locks.

Step 2: Apply Volumizing Products
Apply a volumizing mousse or spray evenly throughout your damp hair, focusing on the roots and mid-lengths. These products will help to create volume and hold as you style.

Step 3: Blow Dry with Volume
Flip your head upside down and blow-dry your hair using a medium heat setting. Use your fingers or a large round brush to lift and direct the hair at the roots, creating volume. Once your hair is dry, switch to a cool setting to set the style.

Step 4: Add Texture and Body
Use a large-barrel curling iron or hot rollers to add texture and body to your hair. Take small sections and wrap them around the curling iron or hot rollers, holding for a few seconds before releasing. Repeat this process until all sections of your hair are curled and voluminous.

Step 5: Tease for Extra Volume
Gently tease or backcomb the hair at the crown and the roots using a teasing brush or comb. This step helps to create height and

fullness. Be careful not to over-tease to avoid damaging your hair.

Step 6: Set and Lock in the Style
Spray your hair with a strong-hold hairspray or hair mist to set and lock in the style. Focus on the roots and areas where you want the most volume. Lightly tousle your hair with your fingers to blend the curls and create a natural, voluminous look.

Now you have achieved big hair with volume, body, and flair. Rock your glamorous and attention-grabbing style with confidence and embrace the head-turning impact it brings!

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