how to get big volumised hair

Nobody wants limp and lifeless hair. The dream of getting a full head of bouncy curls that you see on celebs and TV is THEthe dream. I have pretty fine hair but a ton of it, so it flits between being puffy or limp and lifeless, Never bouncy and volumised. I realise more and more that it’s not just about the right products. A lot of it’s down to techniques and mixing and matching to find out what works best for you. Here are three of my limp hair fixes:

A Good Base

The most basic way to add volume to your hair is to use a volumising shampoo and conditioner. It makes sense to start with the wash as it's the foundation for the rest of your product. I really like the Bumble and Bumble Surf Shampoo and Conditioner as a base. It adds a bit of grit and texture to the hair which in turn helps give more volume. Try not to over condition the hair when using volumisising shampoo’s as it’s not as effective when it’s weighed down. Keep it focused on the ends of the hair rather than the roots.

Upside Down Blast

This volumising trick is great for those who blow dry their hair as it gives overall fullness with minimal effort. After towel drying the hair, add a little mousse to help with creating body. I really like the Oribe Surf Comber Mousse applied to a comb and brushed upside down towards the ends of the hair. Then roughly blow dry the hair as you would normally but upside down, sectioning bits and blasting right at the root lifting the hair up. Once the hair is dry blast with cold air until it’s completely cool, so it sets.

Dry Shampoo

An absolute staple in any hair routine. Not only does it stop your hair from looking greasy and keep it looking cleanish for a few extra days, but it can help add a bit of body and boost. Dry shampoo has talc and starch particles in it which gives the hair some friction and something to bounce off which creates volume. When it comes to dry shampoo, I always think Batiste Monochrome Dry Shampoo is the cheapest and the best. There's no point spending lots of money on dry shampoo as most of the time it does the same thing!