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5 expert tips to give straight hair volume and curls

By LLM Reporters on 10th May 2019

Unfortunately, we aren’t all born with the gift of curly hair. And while many of us strive to get increased volume or extra curls, it’s not always the easiest thing to achieve.

But don’t worry – there are a number of different products and techniques you can use to help build your hair’s volume and to create curls that are to die for. You don’t have to spend loads of money or hours at the salon for everyday curls either – just a few simple changes to your routine are all that’s required!

Easy-going and judgement-free, Live True London are an award-winning, independent group of hair and beauty salons. Their teams reconcile their expertise and experience around your wants and needs to create the latest cutting-edge looks. Today, they’re giving us 5 tips to give straight hair volume and curls.

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There are a number of different products and techniques you can use to help build your hair’s volume and to create curls that are to die for

1.) Shampoos and conditioners

A lot of shampoos and conditioners can help to build up volume and curls, naturally and effortlessly. Live True London recommend Pureology Clean Volume shampoo, which happens to also be 100% vegan – a win win!

2.) Texturising spray

Using a texturising spray before styling will help you to increase volume and hold your curls. In fact, it does more than that, from absorbing oil to preserving a blow-out. This is a real multi-tasker. Live True London recommend a spray like Redken Fashion Wave for the best results.

3.) Curling irons

You might have traumatising memories of curling irons from your childhood, but using curling irons will help you to create salon-quality curls from the comfort of your own home. Great for giving extra bounce and volume; curling irons are a must, and there are plenty of great ones on the market that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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Using a texturising spray before styling will help you to increase volume and hold your curls

4.) Rough dry

Rough drying means to blast the hairdryer on your roots from a distance. You should rough dry your roots with your head upside down whilst massaging the roots with your fingers. Doing this before styling the rest of the hair with intense heat will help you to get extra volume!

5.) Rollers

It might seem like an old-school technique but sleeping with rollers in will ensure you wake up to excellent looking curls – transforming your morning routine into a breeze! This simple, timeless accessory is a mainstay of creating volume that looks natural. Use with hairspray to ensure day-long bounce.