How to Add Volume to Your Hair With a Flat Iron

Tired of having flat, lackluster locks of hair?

Want to add volume and bounce in your manes?

Well, then you have come to the right place.

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In this article, we have talked about few super easy yet effective ways to add volume to your fine hair with a flat iron so that you can turn your gloomy hair day into sexy, lustrous hair day within a couple of minutes and enjoy bodylicious tresses all day long.

The top 3 ways you can add volume to your otherwise flat tresses are:

  1. Bevel the tresses
  2. Create big curls and waves
  3. Form small curls and ringlets

Now you might be thinking how to adorn your flat, limp hairs with the above hairstyles. Well, to make it easier for you, we have come up with step by step rules that you should follow in order to add that luscious volume and body in your manes you have dreamt of.

But then again, before trying any heat styling in your precious tresses, you MUST prepare them properly so that you can style your manes perfectly as well as also protect them from any heat damage and hair breakage.

The Preparation Stage

Now that you are done with preparing your hairs perfectly, it’s time to move on to the actual process of adding luscious volume to them using a flat iron.

1. Bevel the Tresses

Infiniti Pro by Conair 1 1/4-inch Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron

For this technique of adding volume to your tresses, we would recommend that you choose a flat iron with 1 ¼ inch floating plates for fine hair to add volume, such as this Rusk Engineering Heat Freak Professional Ceramic & Tourmaline Straight Iron as it provides superior shield without weighing down your manes. When you flip the iron, the beveled edges of floating plates makes sure your hair strands don’t suffer from any breakage and deterioration.

2. Create Big Curls & Waves

Infiniti Pro by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron - V1 Aug

Another way of adding lust-worthy volume to your flat tresses is by creating big curls and waves to them, and for waving purpose we prefer a flat iron with 1-2 inch plates (depending on your hairs length) with beveled edges.

You might try the INFINITI PRO BY CONAIR Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron for beach waves and big curls also.

3. Form Small Curls and Ringlets

Conair Instant Heat 3/4-inch Ceramic Flat Iron

Small, tight ringlets and curls are also a great way to add volume to your hair locks. To adorn your manes with this hairdo, you need a straightening iron with floating plates that are 1-inch or narrower in width. The Conair Instant Heat 3/4-inch Ceramic Flat Iron would be a great choice to create small curls and ringlets.


  1. Hello people,

    I just can’t thank you enough for this amazing piece of article. It saved my life.

    I have quite fine tresses and I have always wanted to flaunt the “Farah Faucet” curly hair. I tried it out with a curling iron but was not successful because I am a mess at using curling iron and wands.

    And then I came across this amazing piece of article. Before reading this post, I had no idea that you can add that luscious curls in your hair using a flat iron also. After going through the writing for quite a few times, I followed the steps you have described and voila! I have the curls that I have been wanting for the longest time.

    Can’t thank you guys enough!

    Keep writing such amazing blogs.

    Best of luck!

    • Dear Tara,

      Thank you very much for your kind words. We are overwhelmed with your response.

      Moreover, we are also glad that our writing helped in style your manes with your most desirable hairstyle.

      Please keep coming back for more articles in the future.

  2. Very helpful article indeed!

    I enjoyed reading it thoroughly. I think this is the first time someone has explained a way to add volume to your fine hair aside from curling it. I have tried the bevel my tresses with my flat iron and the result was satisfactory. My flat hair had volume for the whole day (obviously I set my manes with a holding spray) and looked natural. I think beveling the tresses is one of the most natural-looking hairstyles you can try to lift up your otherwise flat manes.

    Even though the idea is excellent, your writing could have been a little bit more polished.

    • Dear Edna,

      Thank you very much for taking the time and sharing your experience with us. We appreciate our readers’ feedback.

      And we would keep in mind your advice and write accordingly in the future.

      Have a good day.

  3. Hi,

    My fine tresses don’t hold curl or waves. In fact, every time I put the strands inside the plates of my flat iron, they glide down nicely and also have the curly style initially, but after a few minutes, my manes get back to their original state. What to do?

    • Dear Ann,

      We would suggest you to follow the hair preparation steps correctly. We are sure that when you prepare your manes perfectly, they will obviously hold the curls and waves.

      We hope this would help you.


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