Five ways to bring your flat hair back to life.

Five ways to bring your flat hair back to life.

Five ways to bring your flat hair back to life.

Flat. Limp. Lifeless. Not exactly how you’d describe your dream hair, right? While it may be what your hair’s like naturally, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Here are five ways to take your hair to new heights (and lots of compliments.

Dry shampoo

Yes, dry shampoo is great at covering the fact you choose a sleep in instead of washing your hair this morning, but it’s also a great tool for adding volume. The trick? You can spray once styled to add body or, better yet, apply it when hair is just slightly damp. Spray on the length and ends and will make them appear thicker, giving you more volume. Try Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo.

Volume powder

Beauty legend Zoe Foster Blake ( has long sworn by volume powder to - you guessed it - add volume. Also known as hair powder or texture powder, this dust helps to add fullness and texture to hair. Designed to be used only on dry hair, lightly sprinkle around the scalp and then use your fingers to massage in. For best results, sprinkle in sections and work in hair. Magic. The handy pump on Bhave Gunpowder Volume Dust, means you won’t waste any product.

Reverse Wash

Reverse washing is a hair trend that’s gained serious traction over the past few years. Leading the charge? Those with thin hair, who swear by it as an easy way to boost volume. You simply condition hair, then shampoo it rather than the traditional, opposite way. This is because if used too close to the roots, conditioner can weigh down thinner hair. Try the Tigi S-Factor Stunning Volume Shampoo and Conditioner 750ml Duo Pack,

Blow dry upside down.

Yes, you read that right. A very simple way to add volume to fine hair is to tip your head up and blow dry it while it’s upside down. This is of course when you’re roughly drying your hair, as opposed to the final styling stage. Doing so creates lift at the root which will give hair more body and fuller appearance. The Cloud Nine AirShot Hairdryer, is well worth investing in.

A volumising shampoo

Want maximum results with minimum effort? Simply replace your current shampoo with a volumising one like the Kevin Murphy Angel.Wash 500ml It will add lift and volume to hair and can be done alone or in conjunction with any of the other steps for extra height. Just remember to duck in the doorways, ok?