hairstyle trends 7 Tips To Get Poof-Free Fluffy Hair

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May 13, 2022
Getting Fluffy Hair Without The Poof CMS Bmag


When it comes to everyday hairstyles, stepping out with a head full of healthy, fluffy, voluminous-looking hair simply can’t be beat. While the idea of fluffy hair may not sound desirable at first (especially when it gets hot outside), this hairstyle is all about sporting great body, movement, and volume with a lived-in look. 

Like all things in the beauty world, there is an art to achieving gorgeous fluffy hair. With a few tips and the right techniques, you’ll be rocking this high-volume hairstyle in no time. Follow along to learn everything you need to know about how to get fluffy hair without the poof and static.

Fluffy Hair vs. Poofy Hair: What’s The Difference?

It’s common to think of fluffy hair and poofy hair as the same thing but there are key differences that separate the two.

Fluffy hair is considered to be a style that is the happy medium between a messy texture and a blowout. So, while your strands sport a smooth, shiny, and bouncy appearance, it has a bit of texture for a balanced look.

Poofy hair refers to a state where the hair has a lot of volume and a frizzy appearance. While fluffy hair can be created by using various hair care and styling techniques, poofy hair naturally occurs, depending on your hair type and the texture of your hair (and often the level of humidity).

How To Get The Fluffy Hair Look

These seven tips and techniques will help you to bring your voluminous, fluffy hair dreams to life.


1. Blow Dry Your Hair Upside Down

Since fluffy hair and volume go hand-in-hand, one of the easiest things you can do to liven up your tresses is blow dry your hair upside down. This helps to lift your roots off of your scalp, which works to amp up the volume. Simply flip your hair upside down and dry your hair with a boar bristle brush to get your desired fluffy hair.

2. Opt For Hot Rollers

Hot rollers are another great way to fluff up your strands. This method is a surefire pick to score heatless curls but it also works wonders to increase volume without relying on your heat styling tools. Not to mention, hot rollers come in handy to keep frizz at bay. 

3. Reach For A Volumizing Hair Care System

Like many stylish hairstyles, the key to achieving fluffy hair starts in the shower. Swap your go-to shampoo and conditioner for a volume-boosting hair care system to transform your strands. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Conditioner. This sulfate-free duo revives hair and leaves you with shiny, lasting volume.

4. Keep Dry Shampoo On Hand

One of the worst things that can happen to fluffy hair is product weigh down. To help keep your volumized look intact, it’s always smart to keep a bottle of dry shampoo handy. The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Air Volume Dry Shampoo helps absorb oils, refresh your strands, and pump up the volume to give your hair a lived-in look you desire.


If you love a tinted dry shampoo for your brunette or blonde hair, grab the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair or the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for Blonde Hair. They both smell fresh and sweet and won’t leave white residue on your strands.

5. Tease Your Hair

While it may sound retro, teasing your strands comes in hand to achieve a fluffy look. The teasing technique is all about backcombing your hair to build volume for an overall thicker look, which helps to fluff your mane. This is an especially great trick for short fluffy hair, as you only need a little length to tease your strands.

6. Use A Hair Diffuser

One of the simplest ways to fluff up curly hair is to reach for a hair diffuser. This hair tool attachment is especially great for curly strands since it disperses air to gently dry and fluff out hair for a bouncy and healthy set of curls. It also speeds up drying time to help you minimize your heat usage.

7. Use The Right Hair-Styling Products

To keep your fluffy hair in shape you want to make sure you’re using the right styling products. For days when you want your natural texture to do all of the talking, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In, which will help soften, tame, and define hair for shiny, polished frizz-free strands. 

If you’re working with curly hair, turn your attention to the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Non-Stop Dreamy Curls Leave-in Conditioner. It deeply nourishes and defines your hair for soft and bouncy curls and waves.

How to Keep Hair Fluffy After Sleeping

Sleep is known to play defense against a good hairstyle — and the same goes for your fluffy hair. Remember to protect your hair while you sleep by tying it up in a head scarf or silk bonnet. You can also section your hair into large twists and wrap your roots to keep them from going flat. That way, you can wake up to the fluffy hair of your dreams instead of a next day hair nightmare.  

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Updated by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn