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Homemade Hair Volumizer

My hair has a mind of it’s own. It’s long, thick, and kind of just does whatever it wants to. One day my locks will be extra wavy, but then the next, they will be flat as a board. Product wise, I don’t use much. Maybe some sea salt spray here or there, or a little dry shampoo, but normally I go all natural. I don’t particularly like the days when my hair wants to lay flat, but I hate the feel of hair spray or mouse drowning my hair to give it volume. When I found out there was a way to get voluminous hair with very little effort and product, I had to try it out.

All you need are two things:

epsom salt

Conditioner + Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt is made up of two minerals: Magnesium and Sulfate. It has long been used as a natural remedy to treat ailments, and has a number of health benefits.

You can use any sort of conditioner, but I like to make my own whenever I can for a more natural route. Check out an awesome recipe here!

When the two ingredients are combined, it creates the perfect recipe for an amazing hair volumizer!

conditioner and epsom salt

Combine equal parts Epsom salt with equal parts conditioner.

salt and conditioner

Stir until the salt is combined with the conditioner, then transfer the mixture to a container to store it in. Next time you take a shower, work the mixture into your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing.

hair volumizer

Once your hair is dry, it should feel thicker and look more voluminous! Continue to style it whatever way you please :). Do you have any secret remedies for adding volume to your hair? Let us know in the comments!

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dani -August 13, 2014, 7:51AM

I think we have the same type of hair; and I’ve never grown mine long for that reason – it’s so unpredictable, so styling is daily battle. Sometimes volumizers tend to dry out my hair, so I like that this one has conditioner in it, as well. I’m gonna give this a try next time my hair is particularly flat!

<3 dani

Caitlin -August 13, 2014, 8:28AM

I like that you combined the volumizer with the conditioner. I’ve been growing my hair out lately and have found the ends are super dry so I don’t like to put a lot of product on it that might dry it out more.

rhiannon -August 13, 2014, 8:59AM

i have the same type of hair. i will have to try this!

Sandra -August 13, 2014, 6:35PM

I have to try this.

Christine -August 14, 2014, 12:54AM

Great post, just what I was looking for! Thanks

Maïa -August 14, 2014, 5:11AM

I have the same type of hair ! And I was looking for this home made recipe for a while now.
Thanks for sharing ! I have to try !


Liz -August 15, 2014, 3:41PM

Will Epsom salt have the same effect as hair products with sulfates in them since it IS partly sulfate?

teddy -August 24, 2014, 7:20PM

another great post :) just wondering what you use to edit your photo? they are amazing! thanks!

Michelle -August 30, 2014, 10:28PM

So I’m really curious to try this, because my hair is the exact same way! Long, thick, mostly wavy, but also unpredictable. Hopefully I can get it to be more the way I want it with this trick!

Hair Care Tips -September 11, 2014, 7:36AM

This is unbelievable! I can’t resist myself from trying this. Will definitely try it sometime soon and share the results! Thank you!

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Clara -October 17, 2014, 8:45PM

Do I apply this on the roots of hair too? Because I’d assume that’d just make my hair greasy and weigh it down

awesome hair -January 11, 2015, 12:26AM

thank u

Gabi -May 2, 2015, 5:10PM

K I TRIED THIS and I must say, I’m liking the results even tho my hair isn’t completely dry yet. I did a coconut oil mask the night before, and the Epsom salt with conditioner really got the stuff out so I wasn’t left with a greasy head! No more shampoo haha. My texture has improved, and I do suggest using a light hair mask the night before if your hair is not greasy. Epsom salt dries out the hair, hence the use of the conditioner with it.

Sarah -May 11, 2015, 12:29PM

Will need to try this! I’ve been looking for a simple volumizing recipe

charlotte -June 2, 2015, 8:59AM

How often can I use this on my hair?

shivam -June 23, 2015, 3:43AM

we should use milk as conditioner and curd

savannah -November 26, 2015, 8:09PM

At night I mix banana, egg, milk, and honey..this adds volume to my hair and makes it shiny…sometimes I add olive oil of my hair is extra dry…hope this works for u

marsha -December 10, 2015, 8:54AM

I am losing my hair…will this help with that?

Samiksha -February 9, 2016, 2:27AM

Can u suggest me a good conditioner for this treatment of epsom salt

Kristine -February 15, 2016, 1:01PM

FYI, Epsom salt does not contain 2 ingredients like you say. It contains one ingredient-magnesium sulfate.

mumi -April 14, 2016, 8:17PM

Am using Pantene’s conditioner. Can i use it with epsom salt? In the conditioner pack have labelled that do not use it in scalp. So what wil i do? Please reply.

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