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8 Products That Give Hair Effortless Volume

Cheat your way to more voluminous hair with these hair fixes.

If you’re tired of flat and limp hair but don’t want to damage your hair with perming treatments, just spend a few minutes a day with these styling products that can add volume or give you the tousled waves you’ve always wished for. Not all products work the same, so take note of the texture and length of your hair. What we love about our edit of products is that they’re easy to use and give the right amount of body and movement without leaving hair stiff.

 

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Living Proof Style Lab Amp2 Instant Texture Volumiser, $36
If you need an extra boost during the day, use this styling cream which can be applied to dry hair for instant volume. With a patented thickening molecule technology, hair is given a barely-there touchable texture and flexible hold so you can change your hairstyle or parting for up to 48 hours. Ouai Texturising Hair Spray, $39
For that effortlessly chic look that French women seem to possess, mist this ultra lightweight spray onto dry hair then scrunch hair with your fingers. The result is a loose, lived in look, and the bonus is that the product is scented with Ouai No.3 fragrance which contains notes of Italian bergamot, water lily and white musk so you feel, look and smell fresh. Original & Mineral C-paste Pliable Light Weight Fibre, $37
Ideal for all hair types and lengths, O&M’s C-Paste creamy styling paste has a coconut infusion that provides a hydrating and healthy shine. A little goes a long way — rub a finger-tip scoop into palms then work through the mid and ends of hair for a soft and pliable movement. L'Oreal Professionnel True Grip Texturising Powder
L’Oreal Professionnel Artist Amit Abraham recommends shaking the bottle directly on your roots so you get a fine dusting of this powder that has dry shampoo technology to absorb excess oils and give tired hair that lift it needs. Flip your head upside down and apply to the underside for some generalised volume. For a more texturised ponytail, sprinkle a little on the ends, give it a scrunch and you’re good to go for a night out on the town. Aveda light elements™ texturising creme, $65
With Aveda’s uplifting pure-fume™ aroma with certified organic grapefruit, ginger, and geranium, this creme adds moisture to hair while providing light and flexible hold. Stroke through short hair to create a wavy look, while for longer lengths, rub creme between palms before running fingers through hair to calm frizz while creating more texture and volume. The lightweight texture makes it ideal for layering when you want to eliminate static or flyaways without adding weight or hardness. Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Casual Spray, $19.90
This is what you need if you want beach waves that supermodels just seem to wake up with. No braiding or heat tools required with this fuss free solution. Spray evenly from root to tip on towel-dried or dry hair then work your fingers through to create tousled waves with natural movement. You’ll easily achieve the lived-in beach look even if you’ve been in the office all day. IGK 1995 2-in-1 Shampoo & Texturiser, $37
Make your shampoo work harder for you with this innovative 2-in-1 shampoo texturiser that you leave on for two minutes before rinsing off, no conditioner required. Hair is nourished with grape seed extract and vegetable protein that give antioxidant protection and strengthen damaged hair fibres. Diatomaceous Earth, a soft granular rock similar to pumice, gives hair subtle texture while absorbing excess oil on the hair and scalp, so hair has more robust texture. Liese Airy Volume Hair Spray, $9.90
Don’t let your hair get weighed down with products. Liese’s Airy Volumizing Hairspray styles perfectly with a naturally light finish and a sweet fruity floral fragrance. Designed to be used on dry hair after styling, mist onto hair and scrunch strands. Another method: before you leave the office for dinner, flip hair upside down and spray to get casually-tossed fluffiness.