If you're like most women, then the quest for glossy, bouncy hair can feel like a never-ending battle. So many products that promise to lift locks instead end up weighing them down or leave hair feeling stiff and sticky. Nevermind trying to recreate those salon-level results at home! That's why we've rounded up the best products and quizzed the pros for ten easy tips and tricks to get that sought-after volume. Learn how to get thicker hair with simple tips and clever buys, including a new haircare range that's causing quite the stir in the beauty world.
Blow-dry Like The Pros
Bring the salon to your bathroom by blow-drying your hair with a round brush at the crown of your head and in the opposite direction to how your hair grows. Lifting hair from the roots upwards will add extra volume, but just don't forget to spritz hair with a heat protector first!
TRESemmé Beauty-Full Range
This new range from TRESemmé has got the haircare world buzzing. TRESemmé's Beauty Full range gives hair a softer, sleeker feel and really delivers on that hard-to-achieve volume boost. The key lies in products designed specifically to create big, beautiful hair and the clever reverse washing technique. First condition the hair with TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System Pre-Wash Conditioner (£4.99) to nourish and soften tresses. Next, use TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System Anti-Static Shampoo (£4.99) to cleanse hair and wash away excess weight. It might sound strange to condition hair before washing, but experts swear by the technique! The result is enviably soft locks, full of body and bounce.
Change Your Parting
Most women have a favourite way to part their hair but by flipping your parting, you can create instant volume at the crown. For best results, change your parting while hair is wet and style as usual.
A greasy scalp will weigh down strands and leave locks looking dull and flat. But instead of washing your hair, try a few spritzes of Aussie Aussome Volume Miracle Dry Shampoo (£4.48) instead. Spray the dry shampoo from a height to ensure even distribution, gently massage onto your scalp and hey presto! Any extra moisture will be absorbed and you'll instantly see more texture and volume. Dry shampoo is a great way to reinvigorate hair and help it feel fresh.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse
Say goodbye to flat and dull hair and say hello to gorgeous, thicker-looking tresses with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse (£6). This clever product will boost your locks without making them stiff. For best results, dispense a golf ball size dollop of mousse into your hand and while hair is still damp, flip your head over and gently apply the product evenly to the hair, concentrating on the roots. Style as usual and voilà!
Colour Your Hair
Colouring your hair doesn't just cover up those pesky greys and inject shine, it can also add body by roughing up the hair cuticle. No need to make a drastic change either, even a few well-placed highlights can give you a little oomph.
Shampoo And Condition Properly
Here's an easy tip you can use next time you're in the shower. Instead of lathering shampoo all over your head and hair, try just massaging the scalp where most of the dirt and grease collects. Next, rub a small amount of conditioner just on the tips. This way your hair will be clean without being weighed down. Extra bonus? You'll save money by using less product!
L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo
The clever scientists at L'Oreal have created a game-changing shampoo that penetrates the fibre and expands hair from within. The result? Hair will look and feel thicker. Simply apply on wet hair, lather and then rinse. And the best part is that you'll still have change from a fiver! Try L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo (£2.40) here.
Add Curls Or Waves
If you have naturally straight hair, then adding a few loose curls or gentle waves will instantly make hair appear fuller and bigger. A curling iron is better for tighter curls while hot rollers can give you that va-va-voom look. Looking for a no-heat hair hack? Try curling your hair with a loo roll (yes, really!).
Toni&Guy Casual Rough Texturiser
Backcombing can create an instant lift but it can also damage hair and break the cuticle. Instead, try Toni&Guy's Casual Rough Texturiser (£5) for that dishevelled look. To use, spray evenly onto dry hair. Let the product set for a few seconds before working through with fingers.