Unlock Effortless Volume with ARKIVE: A Comprehensive Guide

Jun 05, 2024

Unlock Effortless Volume with ARKIVE: A Comprehensive Guide

Welcome back to The ARKIVEs by ARKIVE Headcare, your trusted destination for all things hair, hacks and Headcare for you, yours & theirs!

Consider this as your ultimate guide to achieving voluminous hair effortlessly with ARKIVE. In today’s post, we'll explore the science behind volumising hair, introduce you to our award-winning products – THE RESET DRY SHAMPOO and THE MOVEMENT DRY TEXTURIZING SPRAY – and unveil our exclusive BIG HAIR BUNDLE designed to take your hair (quite literally) to new heights. 

Get ready to elevate your hair game and unlock big, beautiful hair with ARKIVE…

Let’s dive in!

The quest for volume:

Whether you have fine, limp strands or simply crave added texture and body, achieving volume can transform your entire look. Many of us struggle with common issues like flatness and lack of dimension, but have you ever wondered what makes your hair stand tall or fall flat? Let's break it down. 

Picture your hair roots as the foundation of a skyscraper; they determine whether your locks reach for the sky or hug your scalp. Firstly, the size of your hair follicles matters. Think of them as the architects of your hair's volume. Larger follicles produce thicker strands, giving you that coveted lift at the roots. Conversely, smaller follicles may result in finer strands, leading to flatter-looking hair.

But that's not all – density plays a part too which may well come as a relief to those of us not blessed with super sized strands. Imagine your hair density as the population of a bustling city of skyscrapers. More strands per square inch mean more volume potential. High-density hair? Expect enviable fullness. Lower density? Well, your hair might struggle to rise to the occasion, if you’ll pardon the pun. 

What causes flat hair? 

On the other hand, several factors can contribute to flat hair even if your hair is naturally voluminous. It's often the result of a perfect storm: oil and product buildup, gravity, and hair texture all conspiring against your volume goals.

First up, oil and product buildup on the scalp can weigh down the hair, causing it to appear flat and lifeless. This buildup can prevent the hair from achieving volume at the roots and may require thorough cleansing with a clarifying shampoo. Next is gravity and overall hair length. As we know gravity naturally pulls hair downwards, especially when it's long, making volume a distant dream. Finally,  if you've got fine or straight hair, it's naturally inclined to cosy up to your scalp, leaving you with that dreaded flat look.

Our expert routine for maximum volume:

To achieve maximum volume, follow this step-by-step routine using our favourite ARKIVE styling secret weapons:

Start with a clean base:

Begin by using volumising shampoo and conditioner to lay the foundation for lift and fullness. Reach for the ALL DAY EVERYDAY EXTRA range to achieve a clean base that sets the stage for optimal volume and ensures that your styling products can work their magic effectively.

Prep with heat-activated primer:

Once your hair is squeaky clean, start by applying a heat-activated primer like THE PROLOGUE to freshly washed damp hair. Section your hair and spray the primer evenly from root to tip. This primer not only protects your hair from heat damage but also helps control frizz, laying the foundation for your voluminous style.

Boost with mousse:

Next, shake THE BODY, our feather-light mousse, well before use on your damp, primed hair for an extra boost of volume. Dispense a plum-sized amount for short hair or a tangerine-sized amount for long hair into the palm of your hand or onto a comb. Then, pull it through your hair from root to tip, ensuring each strand is covered. Scrunch any excess mousse from your palms into your hair and get ready to style.

Blow dry mastery:

Achieving maximum volume starts with the right approach to blow-drying your hair. Reach for a large round brush with natural bristles and as you blow-dry, focus on lifting the hair at the roots with the brush, working section by section from bottom to top. For added oomph, flip your head upside down while blow-drying to encourage root lift. Once each section is dry, finish with a blast of cool air from your blow dryer to set the style and lock in volume. 

Refresh with Dry Shampoo:

Here’s where we get to the juicy stuff. Introducing our award-winning hero product – THE RESET DRY SHAMPOO. Winner of the 'Best Shampoo or Hair Cleanser' at the Get The Gloss Beauty Awards 2023, THE RESET is your go-to solution for instantly refreshed hair. With modified starch to absorb excess sebum and baobab oil to nourish the scalp, THE RESET leaves your hair feeling clean, soft, and volumised.  

Our ARKIVE expert secret? Use this volumising hero on day one hair to prevent developing greasy roots throughout the week AND provide some much needed grit for lift at the roots. You can then top up until your next hair wash day throughout the week if needed. Simply shake well and spray directly onto roots, then brush through for a refreshed look that lasts.

Add texture with Dry Texturizing Spray:

Once your hair is dry and styled, it's time to add the finishing touch with THE MOVEMENT DRY TEXTURIZING SPRAY. If you love THE RESET you’ll absolutely love this, trust us. Enriched with Baobab oil and Vitamin E, THE MOVEMENT promotes scalp health, enhances shine, and strengthens hair for long-lasting texture and fullness. Spray onto dry hair, focusing on the roots, body, and ends, then zhuzh using your fingers for added texture and volume. For a softer finish, spray onto a brush and comb through.

By incorporating these four essential products into your styling routine, you'll unlock hair with maximum volume and texture. Remember to customise the amounts and techniques based on your hair length and texture for optimal results.

Introducing the BIG HAIR BUNDLE:

Unlock big, beautiful hair with our exclusive BIG HAIR BUNDLE and get THE PROLOGUE, THE BODY and THE MOVEMENT and save £10! Here’s a quick reminder of the products you can get your hands on:

  1. THE PROLOGUE (200ml) – This heat-activated primer protects hair from heat damage and helps control frizz, ensuring a smooth and sleek finish.
  2. THE BODY (200ml) – Use this feather-light mousse to create incredible volume without any sticky residue. Formulated with conditioning polymer and baobab oil, THE BODY provides hold, definition, and a thicker, voluminous feel to your hair.
  3. THE MOVEMENT (200ml) – Add further fullness with our dry texturizing spray for an effortless finish. Infused with baobab protein and silica, THE MOVEMENT enhances hair resilience, increases strength and elasticity, and promotes hair growth for long-term volume.

The bottom line…

In conclusion, achieving voluminous hair is within reach with ARKIVE's premium styling products and the Big Hair Bundle. By following our suggested routine and incorporating these products into your daily hair care regimen, you can unlock effortless volume and texture that turn heads wherever you go. Get ready to embrace big, beautiful hair with confidence. 

With love and volume,