I’m pretty low maintenance with my hair routine. I prefer to air dry most days (if I diffuse it’s for an occassion or because I need dry hair asap). But root clipping seems to be the one thing that is worth a little effort. And really, it is a little effort. But because I’m still low maintenance, aka kind of lazy, I like to do as little as possible. The triceratops root clipping method is the perfect balance of little effort with great reward. I use exactly three clips to get volume in my waves that help frame my face. And really, that’s what I mostly care about. This method is most helpful for 2A or 2B hair types that struggle to get volume at the crown. If “picking” your hair only creates frizz and destroys definition, you want to listen up. This will work best for those with a side part. If you part in the middle don’t worry! I include the modification.
Triceratops Root Clipping
As the name might suggest, you end up looking like a triceratops while your roots/hair dry! Also, you only need three clips. It’s the lazy wavy dream! (Want something even lazier? Check out this Instagram Post). So what I do is pretty simple…I part my hair as normal. On the side with more hair, I take one clip and use that directly above my part. Then, I take another chunk of hair and clip slightly lower on my head. Finally, I use one clip on the side with less hair. With all three, I clip these so the clips go perpendicular off my head. Gravity does it’s thing though, so the clips sag slightly as shown in the picture. Not to worry, they still do the job! note: if you part your hair in the middle, my suggestion is to use four clips. Do two on each side in equal sections. I don’t have a cool dinosaur name for that, so feel free to still call it triceratops root clipping 🙂
You can either diffuse to set, or air dry to set. I typically air dry as I go about my morning. Of course, you could always add in more clips. That would give you more volume, but it’s time consuming, and my results aren’t that different than when I do triceratops root clipping. I found after much trial and error that this method gives the most bang for my buck. So here you can see my volume. This is even with my postpartum hair! Side note, I didn’t want to believe it, but drinking collagen actually made a major difference in my postpartum hair loss. Let me know if you’re curious about that! Anyways, root clipping doesn’t have to be a huge pain. Three clips, a minute of your time and you can do this triceratops root clipping for volume!
Do you like root clipping? Let me know if you’ve ever tried anything like this!
-All Wavy Hair