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Dove How to 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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    Condition and volumise.

    Look for conditioners that will boost hair’s volume, without weighing it down. Our Advanced Hair Series Oxygen & Moisture Conditioner is specially designed to condition fine hair, leaving it bouncy without sacrificing nourishment. Our Oxyfusion technology delicately moisturises hair giving the look and feel of up to 95% more visible volume* 

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    Fuller-looking hair.

    Look for treatments that will make your locks look and feel fuller. Our Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo, with Nutrilock actives, nourishes hair from root to tip and is specially formulated to target hair fall** 

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    Let dry shampoo help.

    If you’re wondering how to volumise hair quickly, 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 hair volume, 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 and volumising hair 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 


    *Hair freshly washed with Dove Oxygen & Moisture Shampoo versus unwashed hair


    ** Refers to hair fall due to breakage vs non-conditioning shampoo