The One Product You Need for Instant Volume

Victoria Moorhouse
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Want volume that sticks around for more than five minutes? If you have fine hair with a habit of falling flat, that round brush and a blow-dryer might not be enough. That’s where root lift spray comes in. While you might be hesitant to add yet another product to your shelf, or routine at that, it’s totally worth it if you have hair that flattens out fast.

According to Andrea Hans, stylist at Dop Dop Salon in New York City, root sprays help you bring volume and hold to a specific area, and they’re ideal for anyone with fine hair who feels like mousse is just too heavy. Using one couldn’t be simpler, either. “Before blow-drying, spray at the root, ” says Hans. “Be sure to comb through with a fine-toothed comb and blow-dry upside down or by holding the hair vertical with a brush,” explains Hans of how to use this product right.

Tons of brands are catching on to the trend, too. Dove, Schwarzkopf, Kenra Professional, and Living Proof all produce their own version of a root lifting spray, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something that fits your budget. If you opt for mousse over sprays and you do struggle with volume, try looking for a lightweight product made specifically for your roots, like Wella EIMI Root Shoot Precise Root Mousse ($19,

So next time you go through the lengthy process of washing and then blow-drying your hair, add a few spritzes of root lifting spray. You can’t beat it if you have volume in mind—and seriously, who doesn’t? We all want our hair to be big enough to be full of secrets.

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