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Fluffy Hair: How to Get & Style this Hairdo

Ever looked at someone’s hair, noticed how soft and light it is, and had the urge to run your fingers through it? That’s how attractive fluffy hair is. Though this hairdo isn’t a new hair trend you may want to hop on, it’s one easy-to-achieve stay-at-home look.

But how you transform this style into a fashionable coiffure is what matters. 

Gorgeous lady shows off her fluffy hairdo

That said, you don’t have to break the bank to nail this bouncy look. At its core, fluffy hair is healthy moisturized hair, a modern take on the 80s hairstyle or 90s look. It’s a satisfying departure from the sleek, flat hair that has dominated mainstream beauty ideals for many years. 

So, if you’re looking to rock this look with expert-approved styling tips, you’re in the right place. Read on as I show you how to style this look.

What Exactly is Fluffy Hair?

Smiling picture of lady rocking her blonde fluffy hair

Fluffy hair, also known as voluminous or full-bodied hair, is characterized by its abundant volume, texture, and bounce. It’s the happy midpoint between a messy texture and a voluminous blowout. 

The wavy and stunning fluffy hair is a vibe on its own

So while your hair sports a smooth, shiny, and bouncy appearance, It has a bit of texture to balance the look. According to Evo International Creative Director and Leading Hairstylist Tom Smith:

Fluffy hair is all about cushioned and airy volume with a soft blended contrast, the fluffier the better.

Why is the Fluffy Hair Popular?

Frontal view of a lady  showcasing her fluffy hair cascading down her back

The interesting thing about this hair is, it doesn’t appear too done up or coiffed. It has a lived-in vibe that feels effortless and even casual. 

Jennifer Lopez rocks the fluffy hairdo while posing for a selfie

Furthermore, the look has been spotted by models and celebrities. It’s the perfect voluminous texture, which isn’t messy but slightly more textured than a smooth blow-out. Nowadays, everybody is searching for an easy way through life while still maintaining the status quo of looking stylish. And if you’re one of them, this fun and easy-to-maintain hairdo offers you the perfect opportunity to do just that.

What’s the Difference Between Fluffy Hair and Poofy Hair?

difference between fluffy hair and poofy hair?

Since this coiffure is often confused with poofy hair, I can understand the reluctance when it comes to rocking the fluffy hairdo. But, it’s time to set your mind at rest. 

Most times, when you see fluffy hair, you’re actually looking at poofy hair. They are two different hairdos that share slight similarities. 

Full view of a blondie rocking that fluff tresses

For one, poofy or frizzy hair is difficult to manage since isn’t styled deliberately. It isn’t particularly a hairstyle as it usually happens as a result of your hair type and how it reacts to the humidity in the air.

Whereas, you get a fluffy hairstyle from applying different haircare products and styling techniques. So when it comes to the latter, think bouncy, airy hair that you can run your fingers through with ease and happiness.

What to Consider Before Wearing Fluffy Hair

Gorgeous lady shows off her beautiful wavy mane

Before going for this look, it’s important to understand that every hair type has its own unique characteristics. People with naturally straight hair will need styling techniques and products to add volume and texture while those with wavy or curly hair will have it easier because their hair naturally lends itself to a fluffy appearance. 

How to Get the Fluffy Hair Look

Gorgeous lady shows off her side parted tresses.

Looking for how to rock this hairdo? Use these tips to achieve that fluffy look.

Blow Dry Your Hair Upside Down

This honey blonde curls is all you need for your fluffy hair inspo

Since volume is synonymous with this hairstyle, one of the best ways to get the look is by blow-drying your hair upside down. This technique is perfect for both short and long hair because it lifts your roots off your scalp, thus enhancing volume. 

Make Hair Rollers Your Bestfriend

Lady rocks bangs with her beautiful hair

Hair rollers are the perfect instrument to fluff up your strands. If you’ve never had one before, buy them and make them your hair’s best friend whenever you wanna rock this look. This method helps increase volume without relying on harmful heat-styling tools. 

Full view of lady sitting in with rollers in her mane.

To get your desired result, roll them into your hair when it’s slightly damp or wear them while you take your beauty sleep to preserve your voluminous hairdo.

Use a Volumizing Hair Care System

Gorgeous lady rocks high ponytail with her fluffy hair extensions

If there’s one thing I know, using the right product does wonders for any look you want to achieve. For your fluffy hairstyle, swap your shampoo and conditioner for a volume-boosting haircare system to transform your strands. This will help lock in moisture and re-lump dry hair for noticeable bounce and volume.

Tease Your Hair

A picture showing a lady and her stylist teasing her hair

While this may sound odd, teasing your hair is one of the best methods when it comes to achieving this look. At the crown of your head, grab a three-inch section of hair and hold it up. Use a fine tooth comb and brush the hair downwards, towards your scalp. 

Backcombing is one the great tricks especially for short hair, as you only need a little length to tease your tresses into a fluffy hairstyle. 

Use a Hair Diffuser

Lady shows how she uses a  hair diffuser to get that fluffy look.

One of the easiest ways to get this coiffure is to reach for a hair diffuser. This hair tool is perfect for curly hair strands since it disperses air to gently dry and fluff the hair for a bouncy and healthy set of curls. 

Invest in Styling Products 

Beautiful red head shows off the her gorgeous fluffy hair

To maintain your fluffy hairstyle, use the best styling products you can get your hands on in the market. You can use a volumizing spray to give your hair a natural volume boost whilst lifting roots for more texture. If you can’t get this, ask your hairstylist what to use to give your hair that fluff. Remember, “the fluffier the better.

How To Style Your Fluffy Hair

Gorgeous lady shows off her short hair whiie rocking this fluffy look

If your tresses are already voluminous and you want to fine-tune them to enhance your appearance, here are the things you need to style your fluffy hair:

  • Hair oil
  • Large barreled curling wand
  • Hair clips 
  • Hair Spray 
  • Heat Protectant
Full view of a lady rocking a centre-parted wavy blonde hair

Then use these tips:

  1. Use a curling wand to elevate your fluffy hairdo. But before you do this ensure you use a heat protectant spray to cushion the effect of the heat on your tresses.
  2. Part your hair using clips, starting from the bottom. 
  3. Holding the curling wand, grab a one-inch section of hair and wrap it loosely around the wand. Hold for 20 seconds and release. Don’t touch the curled hair yet, allow it to cool before moving to the next one-inch section. 
  4. Immediately you finish one section of your hair, apply hairspray, remove the hair from the clips, and repeat step three for other sections 
  5. When you’re done with each level, add some oil to your palms, warm it up by rubbing it between your hands, and run your fingers through your hair. Be careful, not to add too much, unless you have thick hair. This will stop hair from becoming frizzy. 
  6. Use a wide toothcomb to give your hair a gentle brush. This will help loosen the curls and elevate your fluffy strands.

Give Your hair that Fluff

Gorgeous lady shows off her blonde fluffy hair look

Yup! It’s time to rock this hairdo. With the right care, products, and styling tips mentioned above, anyone can achieve this coiffure that exudes confidence and style.

So whether you were born with natural fluffy hair or not, don’t be afraid to go for it. The best part is, it’s one hairdo that goes with any outfit whether a shift dress, wedding dress, or jumpsuit.

Ready to let your hair take center stage? Wear any of these fluffy hair inspirations and let your unique beauty shine through.

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Blessing Otoro

Blessing Otoro is a writer passionate about crafting fashion, hair, and beauty content. With years of experience writing content across various niches, I weave together stories and articles that resonate with fashion enthusiasts looking to elevate their style.

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