Tips & tricks that will add volume to your hair

Not everyone is blessed with hair that fans out in waves or stays ‘zhushed’ for very long after you run your hands through it.

So we have and along the way brushed up on the tips and tricks that people are using to give their hair some extra oomph. We’ve gathered the best ones together into a handy guide so that no one need know your natural hair is flatter than an ironed shirt.

This technique is used by celebs and mere mortals alike and involves combing the underside of your hair and setting with hairspray to give natural-looking volume. Click here for a guide on how to effectively back-comb.

2. Change your parting
That’s right – just flip your parting over. By going against the natural direction of your hair growth this trick creates an instant lift.

3. Dry shampoo or talcum powder
Perhaps the second easiest way (see number 2 for a top time-busting trick) to bulk up your bouffant is simply spraying lots of dry shampoo, or talcum powder, into your hair at the parting, combing through and then using your fingertips to mess up the roots a little.

4. Rinse with beer
Bear with us on this one because it really works. Apparently it’s to do with the yeast in the beer which pumps up the hair shaft. The hops, the flowers used for flavouring the beer, also nourish your mane at the same time!

5. Use Epsom salt
Epsom salt is great for all kinds of things – including de-bloating and sweating out colds – but it’s magnesium content also helps to give your hair body. You can purchase 3kg pouches for under £10 at lots of local pharmacys.

6. Egg and avocado protein mask
And finally, look no further than your kitchen for hair help – an avocado and egg yolk hair mask with not only hydrate and condition your mop, but the sulphur in the egg actually increases the volume of your strands.

Simply whisk together half a ripe avocado and one egg yolk and apply to your hair for five minutes. Make sure it is thoroughly massaged in and then shower as normal (though you may want to keep the water temperature low whilst rinsing to avoid scrambled eggs!)