Dove Volumise hair

How to volumise hair

Think of ‘glamour’, and what comes to mind? We bet ‘big hair’ is pretty much top. Along with shine, hair volume is highly prized and for those of us with limp locks, it can seem like we spend half our lives trying to give them energy and lift. But if you have the know-how – and the best hair products for volume – it can be done. So, in the interests of the sisterhood, we’re spilling our secrets…

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    Use volumising shampoo.

    Big hair needs good foundations, so start with the best volumising shampoo you can track down. Our Advanced Hair Series Oxygen & Moisture Shampoo is super lightweight, so won’t leave strands heavy

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     Boost from the roots.

    Root lift sprays are about to be your new best friend if you’re after bigger hair since our roots are, well, the root of the problem (no pun intended). If you have long hair, the heaviness in the lengths pulls it down leaving it flat and limp. Root sprays, like our Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray, target the roots and add volume where it’s needed most 

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    Look for thickening products.

    Look for treatments that will make your locks look and feel thicker and give them a lift, pre-styling. Our Advanced Hair Series Youthful Vitality Thickening Essence is a leave-in treatment that will give thinning hair the extra lift it needs while bulking it up at the roots

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    Let dry shampoo help.

    For instant volume, look to the humble dry shampoo. No, it’s not just great for adding an extra day to your blow dry – this little gem can also add some serious oomph to your hair. Just spray into the roots and lengths and brush through. The matte finish is also much easier to tousle up

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    Blow dry.

    It’s time to fish out your diffuser from whatever drawer you threw it in when you first bought your hairdryer. The prongs work with the hot air to help bring out your curl and create plenty of natural volume 

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    For big hair, there’s a classic styling trick – Velcro rollers. Hold sections of hair taut and starting from the end, wrap around each roller under, towards your roots before securing with pins. Heat each roller briefly with a warm hairdryer before leaving to cool for as long as possible. When you’re ready unwind each section, being careful to twist in the direction of the curl to maintain the shape, for a classically glamorous big-hair look