10 Hot Ways To Get Really, Really Big Hair

14 August 2014 by

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Your New Best Friend

Hot brushes have come a long way since the weird, raspy things that your mum had when you were little. Specifically, the ridiculously popular Babyliss New Big Hair, which has a rotating barrel to mimic the action of your hairdresser blow drying your hair for serious volume. £44.99, Boots.

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Banish Oil

Dry shampoo is every on-the-go girl's best pal. Not only does it add body, but by mopping up any excess grease, it lifts the roots and gives the hair better texture. Try Klorane's Sebo-Regulating Dry Shampoo with Nettle, £7.50, [a href="http://feelunique.com" target="_blank">FeelUnique.com[/a]

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Don't Weigh Your Hair Down

It's so tempting to drench your parched locks in conditioner to try and quench their thirst. Howver, too much lovin' will make hair limp. Living Proof's Full Conditioner (£21.00, Space NK) will nourish the hair while adding body. 

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Lay The Right Foundations

You need a shampoo that's going to build body and not strip the hair - R+Co's Dallas Thickening Shampoo (£22.00, Space NK) is a wonder for gently cleansing the hair and giving volume. 

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Mousse It Up

Mousse gets a bad rep. Probably because of the 80s nostalgia it brings back. However, it's not just for Dynasty-esque dos: try Vo5's Weightless Plump It Up Mousse in your damp hair to give it body and movement. 

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Get The Right Dryer

The tools make a big difference, and none more so than your hairdryer. Getting the right blaster will make a huge amount of difference to the finish. The T3 Featherweight 2i Dryer has crushed gemstones (!!) in the integral workings of the dryer, meaning the air that comes out is ionised and healthy for hair. £195.00, with brush, [a href="http://cultbeauty.com" target="_blank">Cult Beauty[/a]

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Fix It Up

Hairspray is your best friend with most hair styles, and none more so than with a big blowdry. Use it to keep your look together, or use as you go for added volume. Can't say better than the classic L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray. 

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Treat Thinning Hair

If your hair's thinned due to hormonal changes or other stressers, consider Nioxin Diaboost XFusion Thickening Treatment (£28.50, [a href="http://lookfantastic.com" target="_blank">LookFantastic.com[/a]). A unique product, it helps to immediately increase the thickness of each hair strand - so you seem to have almost 11,000 more hairs on your head! 

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Oomph Up The Roots

If you want to give your hair some lift right in at the roots, try something like Bumble & bumble's Prêt-A-Powder (£21.50, Boots), a clever little salt-shaker like device that dispenses the powder neatly. When rubbed in, your hair suddenly soaks it up and goes all bouncy and lifted. Sold! 

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All In The Texture

If you want to zhuh up a day-old blow dry, or give life to just-washed, limp hair, try Oribe's Dry Texturising Spray (£38.00, Space NK). This über-product doesn't come cheap, but there's a reason it's raved about. What it does to your hair is worth the splurge; movement in a flash. 

To quote the inimitable Ms. Dolly Parton, 'the higher the hair, the closer to God." Big hair is the ultimate accessory to your evening outfit, and the perfect way to really get yourself noticed. But it's so hard - if your hair is fine, it won't puff up, if it's fuller, it'll go frizzy...getting the luscious mane of your dreams can seem daunting. 

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Whether you've got Rapunzel-length locks or mid-length layers, boosting body can be a bit daunting. Shorter styles often hold volume better, but if you've got naturally fine hair, getting that initial boost can seem like an uphill struggle. Plus, there's a fine line between 'sexy messy' and 'actual 80s throwback'. But it's okay - we've rounded up the best products to really amp up the volume on your hair and get that movie-star bounce. Click through the gallery for more...

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