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3 Easy Flat Hair Fixes

I don't think there's a person on this planet that aims for lifeless, limp hair with no volume, is there? It seems everyone nowadays wants their hair to have some serious Beyonce-like volume and I'm no exception.

I have naturally kind of curly, kind of straight, kind of fine, kind of frizzy hair (lucky me) that has a tendency to go flat, so I'm always on the lookout for products that bring volume and bounce to my locks or DIY techniques that add body. The only thing I really steer clear of are products that makes my hair feel gritty or crispy and any DIY techniques that seem too difficult. DIY hair rollers made from ribbons? I'll pass.

If you're looking to give your hair a little more oomph but don't want to add another 30 minutes to your hair routine, here are the top fixes I've found:

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish Spray. Wow, long name but a great product if you want easy volume. It's not a dry shampoo or a hairspray, so while it won't lock in or refresh your hair it will give lots of volume with just a few sprays. For those with straight locks, style your hair as normal and then for maximum volume, lift the top sections of your hair and spray. For curly hair, style as normal and then spray this from below, almost at an angle into your curls so that when the product is dispersed it pushes your curls upwards and out. The only con of this product is that is does have a fairly strong scent to it, but luckily I find that it fades after about 10 minutes.


Co Lab Dry Shampoo- Sheer & Invisible New York. While I'm not crazy about the scent of this (the smell reminds me of a deodorant I used to use in High School...) I am a fan of the results. For volume, I lift the top sections of my hair, spray this at the roots then work it in with my fingers. This takes the slick, oily look away from my hair if it's overdue for a wash and gives my roots some much needed oomph. I was skeptical about the product's 'invisibility' but it actually is. This is the first and only dry shampoo I've used on my dark hair that doesn't leave a grey or white cast. Brunettes rejoice! We can finally use dry shampoo without it looking like we have really bad dandruff that day.

DIY trick: Leave your hair in a wet bun till it dries. 
Such a simple one but it works and it's as easy as it sounds. Just wash your hair, comb it out and then secure into a fairly tight but comfortable bun. Leave it until your hair is dry and then take it out. The higher up you put your bun the more volume you'll get, and curls. Depending on your hair type this trick will also add waves and/or curls to your hair. Pre-warning for naturally curly haired folks, this technique can leave you with some crazily wild curls which may need taming with products or a heat styler before you're good to go. But hey, volume is volume right?

Those are the top ways that I've been combating my flat hair, let me know if you have any favourite volume products or flat hair fixes in the comments below!

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  1. I'll have to check out that Bumble and Bumble spray! My hair gets weighed down quite easily because it's so thick, and every mousse/cream product I've tried has made my hair greasy and sticky, a dry spray seems like a great idea!

    Sophie | http://www.fairlyinterested.com

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    1. Let me know if you end up trying it out! I don't know if it'll give as much volume to thick hair as it does to mine (which is kind of thin but curly), but I think it'd definitely still give a fair amount of oomph :)

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  2. Great tips Hun, I have a fair amount of hair but it is dead straight and always flat haha I will have to check out that Bumble & Bumble spray and will be onto the bun trick tonight! :)

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I completely feel your pain, my hair sadly falls flat way too often...in a perfect world I would just wake up and have killer volume like a Pantene ad, haha

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  3. Oh I love the Bumble and Bumble Dry Spun spray - great tips here hun!

    I've recently worked with Sony Australia and have just uploaded my Video Diary from the Hamilton Islands - let me know what you think :)

    Helen xx
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    1. Thanks Helen, it's such a good product for volume! x

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  4. Have a look how celeb take care of hair

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  5. Amazing tips - when my hair is straight its SO flat

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. Glad you liked the post Jennifer, hopefully some of these tips work for you!

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  6. Lovely post and blog! :)

    Do you want to follow each other? :)
    FantasyFashioned
    xoxo ♥

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  7. Thanks for sharing the tips, hope to stay in touch!

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  8. It's so difficult to find dry shampoos that don't leave a white cast in your hair - I have super dark brown hair but I've found the CoLab dry shampoos really good as well! I've also tried the Batiste brown tinted dry shampoo but I found I got flecks of brown product falling down onto my face??? So maybe give that one a miss if you were thinking about trying it.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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    2. Oh no, brown product falling down onto your face definitely doesn't sound good, I know a lot of people love the Batiste sprays but I've actually never tried them myself! I think I'll be sticking with the Colab dry shampoos from here on out, on my dark brown hair I just can't be bothered with anything that's not invisible nowadays, way too much hassle. x

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  9. Love this post hun, such great tips!! x

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  10. Love this post hun, such great tips!! x

    http://clutchandcarryon.com/bare-autumn/

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  11. Lovely tips....and that Colab dry shampoo is life changing! Love it.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

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    1. Definitely, thank god brunettes finally have an invisible dry shampoo!

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  12. My hair is always pretty thick so I occasionally flat iron it to make it relax a bit haha. These tips are great!

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thanks Naomi, wish my hair were a little thicker, then maybe my curls wouldn't be so all over the place!

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  13. Such a great post, thanks for sharing this! x

    www.thestylishcupcake.com

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  14. Leaving your hair in a wet bun is a great idea - I messed it up once by making it too tight and creating a massive kink, though that experience aside, I agree! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. I've done that before as well, I think how much volume you get from that trick depends on how high up you put your bun :)

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  15. Bumble and Bumble always has great products! That one is my fave so far!
    xo, Claire // vonvogue.com

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    1. I agree, they have so many great products in their line but the dry spun spray is by far my favourite of the moment x

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  16. My hair is always flat, regardless of what product I use and how much I tease it :| I do love using texturizing sprays, they always add a bit of life to my hair :)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. I sometimes find if my hair is feeling on the thinner side I have to be really careful what products I use because sometimes if the products are too heavy they just weigh everything down! As you said, light sprays are probably your best bet :)

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  17. I love Bumble and Bumble products, they're amazing. I love the Sea Salt spray, it's so nice. And really good tips, darling! They're perfect for giving your hair a little texture!
    Have a great day xx

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    1. I've heard good things about the Sea Salt Spray, there are still so many Bumble and Bumble products I'd like to try out!

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  18. I think my hair type is very similar to yours. It's all over the place & ever knows how to function. The wet bun trick is one of my faves. :]

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    1. Finally someone with hair as all over the place as mine! haha

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  19. Thank you for the great tips. Tried the Co Lab today after reading your post and I loved it. I try to leave as long as I can between hair washes and this is just what I needed. I have very dark brown hair too and didn't like the other dry shampoos I had tried.

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    1. The Co Lab spray is the first dry shampoo I've liked in years, so happy it's been working for you! x

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  20. Good tips and tricks, great read!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.blogspot.com/

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  21. Great tips- your hair is so nice! The wet hair in a bun is a great idea :)
    -morgs
    http://justmorgs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Morgs, that means a lot considering it took about 100 photos before I found one of my hair that I actually liked!

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  22. Haha, I think the ready why I kept my hair so short was so I could avoid flat hair hahaha! Love this though, it gives a great 'perfect mess' look hahaha <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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    1. I always find something wrong with my hair so I feel like even if I cut mine I'd still have problems, haha

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  23. i always end up blowdrying my hair upside down to try and coax a bit of volume out of my hair, usually i resort to dry shampoo though - that bumble and bumble product does like a great fix!
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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    1. Ah I always let my hair air dry so I guess I'm missing out on some potential volume from the blowdryer!

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  24. Great tips. I always used to tie my hair in a bun and leave it to dry like that but right now it is a bit too short for that. I haven't used bumble and bumble products though.

    ZEKALIN

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    1. I've used a few of their products and so far I haven't found any duds, so I'd really recommend them (though they can be on the pricey side).

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  25. I have flat hair and it is such a struggle to make it look good! Thanks for the tips, I will be using them :)

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. So happy you found this post useful Ela :)

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  26. Dry Shampoo is my bffl when it comes to my flat hair! Loved reading your tips ;)

    This Damsel Loves Blog

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  27. Great tips lady! My go-to volumiser is dry shampoo but the b&b spray sounds great :)


    we are dannah | australian lifestyle blog

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    1. Thanks Hannah, I'm usually pretty worried about weighing down my hair so I use dry shampoo a lot too and the B&B spray on days when I'm washing my hair later anyway :)

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  28. Wow, your hair are gorgeous! The structure and colour. Like perfection! I love it!
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    Nina


    https://brunetteallures.wordpress.com/

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  29. Wonderful post and I absolutely love volume! I'm always crazing more volume in my hair and the longer it gets the harder this seems to be achievable! I always do the bun trick and add thickening/volumising sprays into my hair :) xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. I agree, sometimes I feel like the more my hair grows it just keeps getting weighed down. When I curl my hair, if it's really really flat I always worry that it's looking a little too much like dread locks for my liking...haha

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  30. I really want to try the Bumble & Bumble spray! :) my current flat hair fix is the Charles Worthington Texturising Spray xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

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    1. Majorly enabling you but give the spray a go! It's a real winner in my books :)

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  31. Your hair looks amazing in the photo! I'm a huge fan of texturising sprays! My fave is the Next Day Hair by L'oreal

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Must make an effort to try out more L'Oreal products, haven't used that spray before I'll keep an eye out for it.

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  32. Flat hair is the bane of my life, have heard so many good things about the Bumble & Bumble finishing spray I will have to try it
    And dry shampoo that doesn't leave tell tale signs!? Thankfully!

    http://whatrajwants.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know, finally a dry shampoo that doesn't make me look like a have grey patches in my hair!

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  33. I have the opposite of flat hair! But it's definitely super frizzy.
    Would you reccomend this product for frizz as well, or just volume? It may just be best to stick to good ol' mousse or hairspray.

    Great post :)

    www.lindseyginge.com

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    1. The Bumble and Bumble spray is a bit more geared towards volume, so for frizz I'd probably just stick with hairspray :)

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  34. The bumble spray looks dreamy! Your hair is naturally beaut anyway, wanna swap?!

    Kirstie | Kirstie Pickering

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    1. Thanks Kirstie, I'd definitely swap- some of my bad hair days are pretty awful, haha

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  35. I do that 'leave my hair in a bun until it's dry' trick all the time lol. Although I have really long, thick hair, so it literally takes forever to dry. I haven't tried anything from COLAB Of Bumble and Bumble before, but I really want to now, as your hair looks great!

    - www.veebzboo.com
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    1. I wish my hair were a little thicker, I feel like that would make things so much easier volume wise!

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  36. I need to try the Bumble and Bumble spray! Sounds great!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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    1. Let me know if you end up giving it a go x

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  37. My hair is the flattest thing in the world - it does not hold shape, curl or even do anything! Maybe that finish spray can be my life saver? xx

    www.iridescentplaces.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a little on the pricey side but I'd say go for it, it's the only volume spray that I use! If you add a touch of hairspray as well that might help things stay in place x

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  38. I don't think I could understand anyone who wanted it otherwise! I've always put my hair into a bun when wet and slept on it. It makes all the difference in the morning for sure. Sadly my waves don't stay in place, only right at the sides they do, everywhere else straightens itself out annoyingly.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Oh that's frustrating, maybe you could do two smaller buns more toward the back of your head instead of one large bun? x

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  39. So basically, right after this post, I just tied my wet hair into a bun. Yeah.

    I'm all about the volume, too, but sometimes, I like my hair sleeked back just because I like the sophistication it gives. I've got naturally frizzy hair, so that's pretty hard, haha. Lovely post!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. I actually wore my hair in a slicked back ponytail today and it was so hard to calm down all the frizz that was going on! I could use gel but I can't stand the feel of it....

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  40. Loving this post- I seriously have the flattest hair EVER! I think that tying it in a bun really works and I'd like to try that Bumble and Bumble product too :)

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. So happy you enjoyed the post Rachel, us flat hair girls need to unite!

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  41. Great DIY hair tip! My hair takes so long to dry though, I wonder if I'd need to leave it longer than a night. I'll have to try it out :).

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. You could always put it in two smaller ones rather than one big one, that way it wouldn't take as long to dry? :)

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  42. the colab dry shampoo is my life. i can't go without it.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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    1. It's definitely a game changer, just wish I liked the smell a little more.

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  43. Amazing post dear! I love it:)

    www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  44. i always do the wet bun trick!! works wonders! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. It really is a great easy trick, I don't ever blow dry my hair so it's a lifesaver for me!

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  45. Thank goodness I found your blog! Great advice! Have a wonderful day :) x http://justlittleellen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Happy to hear you're enjoying my blog Ellen :)

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  46. I need to get my hands on that bumble and bumble spray - with my hair now nearly at my waist it needs all the volume and help it can get!

    Hope you're well hun - your hair looks gorgeous!

    Layla xxx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk
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    1. Thanks Layla, wow your hair is almost at your waist? That's so impressive! x

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  47. Wonderful post! Have a nice day:)

    www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  48. I love the Bumble & Bumble spray too! Great post :)

    Brigitte | brigittehayley.com

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