If there is one thing about my appearance I get a lot of comments about, aside from my height, it’s my hair. With the exception of a Madonna-inspired chin-length bob in the 1980s, I have always sported long locks. I am grateful to have thick, healthy hair with body.
But because of its thickness and length, my hair is very heavy. Creating and maintaining volume above my chin-line is not easy. The weight of my hair drags it down leaving it flat looking. I call it my Marcia Brady look. It’s not a bad thing to have a sleek look but sometimes I want volume. Sometimes I want lush, full and sexy BIG hair but I don’t want to rat it and I don’t want to use a ton of hair products to achieve that look.
When I received an email about Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron – one of The Grommets latest product roll-outs – I watched the video, and immediately jumped on the opportunity to review this volumizing tool.
Once I received my Voloom, I quickly learned how to use it and had lots of fun experimenting with it. Now I use it regularly, just as much as I use my other styling tools.
What is Voloom?
It’s a hair tool that heats up just like a flat iron or curling iron and is made to be used on the under layers of your hair to create volume easily and quickly.
How it works:
Voloom’s patented plates have a beveled checkerboard design and use heat-protective ionic, ceramic technology to protect hair.
How you use it:
1) Make sure your hair is dry and styled.
2) Turn your Voloom on. If you are using your Voloom for the first time, be sure to start on the lowest possible temperature setting, then work your way up if needed. People with thin, fine hair will want to use a low setting.
3) Part your hair as you normally would.
This is a photo of me over the weekend. I washed and styled my hair the day before (I did not use Voloom, only a blow dryer and a curling iron). I slept on my Savvy Sleeper, woke up the next day and ran a brush through it. That’s it. This is my typical level of volume, especially on day two of my hairstyle. Not bad, in my opinion, but it could be fuller.
4) Using the pointed end of the brush included with your Voloom, section off the top layer of hair on one side of the part and clip it out of the way. You do not treat the top layer of your hair.
5) Be sure to leave some hair around your face untreated as well.
6) Grab another section of hair under your top layer. Hold it straight up from your scalp, and clamp Voloom onto the hair near the scalp for one second and release.
7) Repeat two to three times down the hair shaft. Never pull Voloom through the hair, always clamp.
8) After I have finished treating a section of hair, I like to spray the section lightly with hairspray. I use one of the clips included with Voloom to section the finished piece away so I can begin on a new section.
9) Make sure to go all the way around your head, being careful to leave the upper layer of hair untreated. You want the upper layer to lay nicely over your treated hair so be sure that layer is thick enough to cover the treated sections.
10) Once you’re done treating the sections you want, simply take out your clips, let your smooth hair fall over the treated hair and voila! You have tons of volume!
This photo is after using Voloom.
Next, I used my curling iron to add wavy curls. If I find pieces of the treated hair are poking through, I smooth them out with my curling iron at the root.
I will also go through and retreat a few sections after I curl my hair, then add a little more hairspray and some dry shampoo to my roots on days two and three of my hairstyle.
Why I love my Voloom:
It works! It delivers on its promise to make your hair volumized!
It’s fast and simple to use.
I use fewer hair products. I only need to shampoo my hair twice a week with Voloom. And the only styling products I employ are a good hairspray and dry shampoo on my roots when I am on day two or three
Voloom allows my hairstyle to last longer, saving time and keeping my hair healthy.
Voloom was invented by a woman. You know how I love supporting woman-owned businesses! Founder, Patty Lund, was tired of her thinning hair making her look older. Patty came up with the idea for Voloom, despite not having any design experience. She found a design partner and created a tool that adds fullness and volume to hair simply and effectively.
Voloom is great for styling pony tails and up-dos. I am going to try them next!
Before Voloom and after!
I used Voloom the last time my husband and I went out to dinner. It stayed volumized all night, despite the heat.
I love how it adds texture and bounce too.
Please feel free to ask me questions about Voloom in the comments. And if you would like to learn more, visit The Grommet and the Voloom websites. I love Voloom so much, we are carrying it on Shop The Rich Life!
Voloom comes with three sturdy hair clips and storage bag, a brush with a pointed tip (great for sectioning and for teasing) and a heat-resistant travel pouch.
Have you heard of Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron?
Would you like to see more volume in your hair?
Make it a rich day!
Disclosure: I was given a Voloom in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed here are my own, as always.