If you were born without shampoo-commercial-worthy voluminous locks, chances are you need a few tools in your hair product arsenal.
And no, we’re not talkin’ the root-boosting sprays that require wet hair, a blow-dryer, and a master’s degree in blowouts, but the volumizing sprays and powders that contain light-as-air polymers that attach to your dry hair to bulk it up, giving you the look and feel of insanely thick, va-va-voom hair. And because there are approximately 40,000 products on the market that claim to volumize your hair — but actually just leave it in a sticky, knotted mess — we cut through the bullshit for you and spelled out our favorites.
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Here, we present to you the seven best sprays (great for adding light-to-medium volume) and powders (best for building hardcore volume and texture) that really, truly work, including Lauren’s obsession, Big Sexy Hair Powder Play, which I genuinely believe she would run into a burning building filled with sharks to save. Just lift up sections of hair and spray or sprinkle the volumizer at your roots, then flip your head over, hang out for 10 seconds, and flip back over. Boom—instant volume, in only 60 seconds. Keep reading to find your new favorite volume-maker, and get ready to feel pretty damn awesome about your Flat Stanley hair.
Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast
Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast, $29; at Living Proof
Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder
Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder, $16.95; at Sexy Hair
L’Oréal Boost It High Lift Creation Spray
L’Oréal Boost It High Lift Creation Spray, $4.99; at L’Oréal
Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder
Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder, $12; at Bumble and Bumble
Kenra Professional Volume Finishing Spray 25
Kenra Professional Volume Finishing Spray 25, $17; at Ulta
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Got2B Powder’ful Volumizing Styling Powder
Got2B Powder’ful Volumizing Styling Powder, $6.49; at Ulta
Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray
Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray, $25; at Serge Normant
Originally posted on StyleCaster.com. Updated 10/10/2017.