How To Make Your Hair Fluffy, NOT Poofy: 6 Solutions You Need To Try

Have you ever wondered how to make your hair fluffy, NOT poofy? If so, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Maybe you’ve tried everything to achieve bouncy, fluffy locks, but your hair always resorts to looking dreadfully poofy. Ugh! We’re to help you achieve the fluffy hair of your dreams with these six tips you need to try. Thank us later!

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The Difference Between Fluffy and Poofy Hair

If you’re questioning the difference between fluffy and poofy hair, I totally get it. After all, they do sound similar. But poofy and fluffy hair are not the same. Understanding the difference is paramount, so you don’t accidentally enter the poofy territory! 

What is Fluffy Hair?

Fluffy hair is all about bounce and volume while maintaining a smooth, sleek appearance. That means no frizz, static, or dry-looking locks. Think just left the salon with a fresh blow wave when your hair is in its prime and looking perfectly fluffy, bouncy, and polished.

What is Poofy Hair?

On the other hand, poofy hair is a clear example of what we don’t want our hair to look like after leaving the salon! While poofy hair also refers to hair with a ton of volume, it isn’t polished, smooth, or sleek. Poofy hair is untamed and frizzy – think Mia in the Princess Diaries, or what your hair looks like after a hot, humid day!

How to Make Your Hair Fluffy NOT Poofy

Now that you’re an expert on fluffy vs poofy hair, it’s time to implement these tips to achieve the fluffy hair you deserve.

1. Start in the Shower

The key to achieving your dream tresses is to have the right shampoo and conditioner on hand to care for your voluminous locks. Loved by salons everywhere, the volume shampoo by Davines works to add body and lift to limp hair while softening and smoothing. After shampooing, follow with a conditioner that will work to combat any frizz. This Love Smoothing Conditioner works wonders moisturizing, hydrating, and smoothing frizz using a luxurious olive extract from Italy. Starting in the shower with the perfect shampoo and conditioner duo is key to achieving fluffy, frizz-free hair. 

2. Use a Microfiber Hair Towel

Do you step out of the shower, reach for your towel, and start vigorously scrunching, twisting, and rubbing your wet hair? Stop what you’re doing! Your hair is at its most fragile when it’s wet. So when you’re scrunching your hair with your terrycloth bath towel, it’s going to lead to breakage and a lot of frizz. That doesn’t mean you have to walk around with dripping wet hair, though. Instead, use a gentle microfiber hair towel or even a soft cotton t-shirt to gently dry your hair. Using the microfiber towel or a t-shirt, softly pat and blot the excess water from your hair. Then, put your hair up into your microfiber towel and let it do its thing. 

3. Prime Your Hair

Letting your hair air dry gives your hair a much-deserved break from the hot tools. But, it can lead to your hair looking poofy if you don’t take the time to prime! Like we prime our face before applying our foundation, we can do the same for our locks. A good hair primer provides the perfect base for other hair care products making styling quicker and easier! After shampooing, conditioning, and blotting away excess water, add a dollop of primer to your hands, then work it through your hair. Using a primer will protect your hair from frizz while smoothing and moisturizing. Plus, it also protects against environmental factors like humidity (thank goodness) and heat damage. 

4. DIY Blow Waves

I know DIY blow waves aren’t an easy task. No matter how hard we try, our hair never seems to look as flawless as it does after a visit to our hairdressers. Not to mention the amount of arm strength a DIY blow wave requires! But nothing makes our hair look quite as fluffy – and certainly not poofy – as a good blowout does. Don’t give up on your blow wave dreams just yet, as there is a solution to our blow wave woes. Revlon’s One-Step Hair Dryer allows you to achieve salon-worthy locks with its oval brush design that smooths hair while creating volume. It is the perfect solution to getting fluffy, frizz-free locks at home without the struggle (and sore arms). 

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5. Regular Trims

Having healthy tresses is integral if you want to make your hair fluffy, not poofy and frizzy. Using a good shampoo and conditioner and priming your hair can aid in making your hair look fluffy. But if your hair is full of dead ends in desperate need of a trim, you won’t reap the full benefits of these products. That’s why it’s so important to make regular visits to your salon for maintenance. Cutting off split ends with regular trims will promote healthy hair growth and keep your locks looking fresh. Want to switch up your style to help your hair look more fluffy? Ask your hairstylist to add long layers to your hair. They’ll help to add volume, bounce, and dimension, alluding to fuller, thicker locks. 

6. A Good Hair Care Routine

The last and maybe most important tip to make your hair fluffy is to adopt a good hair care routine. Like our skin, our hair deserves some TLC too! Since we’re after fluffy, bouncy hair, we should look for products that help tame frizz and add volume. While your hair care routine may require some tweaking for your hair type, applying a weekly hair mask is a great place to start. You might choose to add a Scalp Care Revitalizing Treatment or a Smoothing Argan Oil Hair Serum to the mix. Or maybe a Leave-In Conditioner is more your style. (P.S. adopting a new haircare routine is the perfect excuse for a self-care pampering night in!)

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