Pre-Styling Hair Products To Amp Up the Volume

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Volume in my hair is something I am always after and I’m constantly using my hands to give a bit of lift throughout the day….bad habit I know but I hate it when my hair goes flat up top.   I find that if I don’t get the right amount of volume the day I’ve washed and styled my hair, it’s gonna go limp pretty quick afterwards. Luckily, I have two products that have been helping me with my dilemma and both of these are to be used on damp hair pre blow drying.

Firstly is the Bumble & Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse.  I think this is now my third bottle, so clearly I love the stuff and this non-sticky formula is designed to lift, sculpt and hold.  I normally apply one full squirt and concentrate at the roots with any residue worked through the lengths of my hair and then I massage it in before blow drying with a big round heated brush.  It gives real oomph to the hair with lots of body and provided I don’t use too much, my hair never looks and feels stiff.

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The next product I also love is the Show Beauty Lux Volume Mist.  I previously spoke about their Decadence Hair Fragrance here, which I absolutely love.  Well, this basically smells exactly the same but you get the added benefit of volume in your hair.  The finish is not as intense as the Bumble & Bumble Thickening Mousse but depending on how much effort you put into your blow dry you can get a good level of volume that looks really natural – just how I like it.  It also makes my hair look really shiny and healthy too and that’s because it’s packed with various nourishing ingredients including argan oil, lychee extract, mango, aloe vera and vitamin E to name a few.

Normally I use one or the other but sometimes I’ll use the mousse at the roots and then lightly spray the Lux Volume Mist for a double whammy effect.  Either way, these are great additions to my hair styling routine but I must admit I do use the Volume Mist from Show Beauty very sparingly because at £35 this stuff does not come cheap – I think it’s the luscious smell which really draws you in!

So, what do you use to get that oomph in your hair?  If you have any other recommendations please drop me a note in the comments below.  x

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  • I would love to try the volume mist! My hair goes flat way too quickly! xx

  • The products sound amazing! I also hate when my hair goes flat up top just the next day after I wash my hair. I usually use dry shampoo to get the volume back, though I’m not sure if it is a good idea to use it frequently.The Volume Mist looks very luxurious. I would gladly try it! 🙂

    Asian “Beauty Trend” //

    • I use dry shampoo too but sometimes it dries the hair if you use too much, The volume Mist is just so lux and I love it, especially the smell. x

  • Charlotte Lane

    I have just stumbled across your blog and WOW your photo’s are amazing!! May I ask how you get them so bright and white?xoxo

    • Thanks you so much. I use a white board for my background and take them in daylight the rest is some editing – mostly just tweaking the exposure a bit! xx

      • Charlotte Lane

        You’re welcome. Ah that’s great, thank you so much for the tips!xo

  • Wow these are some super luxurious products for the hair especially the Show Beauty Volume Mist. Not sure if I could splurge on that bit will definitely look into Bumble & Bumble because my hair is also lacking in volume big time x

    Beauty with charm

    • I know the Show beauty one is expensive but it just smells so divine!

  • I definitely need to give these a go.. my hair can be so flat!!
    Also I tagged you in my Autumn tag in my latest post 🙂
    Hope you get round to doing it if you want to!
    Abiee xx

  • O! These sound lovely! I’m a big fan of Bumble & Bumble, but lately Living Proof Hair Primer has been the one I swear by. I’ll have to check these out though to amp up the volume some! xo

    Kelsey |

    • Oh I’ve really wanted to try this one from Living Proof, it sounds great too x

  • I will definitely give the Bumble and Bumble a go! I’ve never really been one to use mousses but this sounds amazing! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

  • I just adore your photos you’re giving me real inspiration to improve mine!

    • What no way, your photos are so pretty. Thanks though, much appreciated xx

  • So crazy, I was actually thinking today that I need to get a good product to get some added oomph in my hair it just goes so limp so quickly and then I stumbled upon your post. I’ve been wanting to try bumble and bumble for ages but didn’t know what product to try but I’m definitely going to give this one a try!

    Eunice Caroline |

    • Ahh that’s so good, definitely check these out if you can xx

  • Kinga Glowacka

    Never tried anything from Bumble & Bumble and but it seems like a good brand, and I like the packaging =) I could definitely do with a good hair mousse.. Thank you for your review =) <3

  • Rajwant Kaur Singh

    Great finds, I adore Bumble & Bumble products will definitely give this a go
    There’s nothing worse than limp flat hair

  • What a beautiful flatlay! Great work xx

  • These all look great♥♥

  • I’ve never heard of bumble and bumble, but looks like something I ought to try!

    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

  • Emily

    My hair could definitely use will some volume! I’ve heard great things from Bumble & Bumble so perhaps thats where I need to head! Thanks for the recommendations! 🙂

    Musings & More

    • No problem, it really it a great brand, worth checking out xx

  • I’ve never tried anything from Bumble & Bumble – but this seems worth a try!

    Lucy |

    • I highly recommend their products they are all so good and there is something for everyone and all hair types. xx

  • I really need to try more from Bumble and Bumble.. it sounds like a lovely brand xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • It really is a great range and I hear they have a new shampoo out I need to add that to my wishlist! x

  • I don’t really use mousse because it gets my hair so stiff. After reading that I noticed it might be because of using too much… I need to check it again 🙂 That Volume mist sounds really good. Since I have straight hair, it is lack of volume. I should check this out xx

    • I have the same problem if I use too much of even this but one squirt is enough and then the rest is down to really getting your blow trying technique perfected – that’s the hard bit!

  • Love the sound of the Show products!

    P.S. Your photos are stunning! xx


    • Thanks you so much. I love this brand so much, it’s expensive but the range is amazing xx