Something that a lot of women suffer from, myself included is having flat hair. You see the likes of celebrities with voluminous, shiny hair looking as if they have walked straight out of the salon (they probably have). However, for us mere mortals we don’t always have the money to go to a salon every week. So I have compiled a few tips and tricks in order to create texture and volume in otherwise flat, boring hair.
Backcombing is seen to be one of the most effective ways of creating a little bit more oomph in your hair, however it can be pretty damaging to your hair if you do it often. So a little backcombing is acceptable but make sure you do not do it in excess.
Texturising and Volumising sprays are a great way to give your hair a lift. Depending on your budget there are many different options on the cheap and the slightly more expensive price range. Oribe Dry Texturising Spray which is available at Space NK for £38.00 will do wonders in adding some lift into lifeless hair. A cheaper alternative however is the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray which is available in Boots for £6.99. This product claims to give you a backcomb effect, add height, texture and volume and be non-greasy.
Some ways in which both of these texturising sprays work best is by applying the spray all over your hair before bed and then putting it in a loose bun and in the morning your hair will be full of volume. Another option is to curl your hair in order to create loose waves, brush them out and add some of the texturising spray to add some more volume to the roots.
Aside from backcombing and texturising sprays there is always the ‘do it yourself blowdry’. There are some great tutorials on the internet showing you just how to create that perfect just walked out the salon look. This will involve wet hair and a hairdryer with a nozzle plus a round brush.
There are many ways in which you can add volume to your hair but the main tip is to experiment. Try a texturising spray and find the best way it works for you. Look at tutorials on YouTube on how to blow dry your hair like a pro or if you fancy a treat to yourself go to the salon for one and then let them explain to you they’re methods. There is a way for even the flattest of hair to gain some volume.