For many years I would tease my hair near the root for a little extra volume. God I was young and stupid because everyone knows teasing is one of the worst things you can do for your hair. After trying many products and techniques I have mastered how to achieve the perfect amount of volume!
1. I love hair products, for my hair they tend to work...(I think 90% of it is mental anyway). I always apply product before blow drying from my roots to half way down my hair. My favorite product for volume is Aveda Volumizing Tonic.
2. I always dry my hair with my head upside down for at least three minutes. Again, it may be all mental but doing this helps life the roots. I also use an Ionic Blow Dryer there are tons and tons of ionic dryers out there. Mine happens to be Conair and I love it!
3. If you feel the need to tease try back combing with a flat brush. This is much less damaging then a rats tail comb.
4. Hair spray can also help achieve volume assuming it does not weigh down your do! Becuase hair spray can easily drench your hair I recommend spraying it in the air and walking through it (a you would do with perfume). Remember, you can always add more, but taking away would require a washing! My favorite hair spray for volume is Phyto Phtovolume Actif Volumizer Spray.