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.Β 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.Β While I’mΒ 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.Β 

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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100 responses to “3 Easy Flat Hair Fixes”

  1. Sophie says:

    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

  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! πŸ™‚

    Nicole xx | http://www.nicolesbeautybabble.blogspot.com.au

  3. Helen Chik says:

    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 πŸ™‚

    Helen xx

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

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  6. Gigi.T says:

    Lovely post and blog! πŸ™‚

    Do you want to follow each other? πŸ™‚
    xoxo β™₯

  7. ndudlagirl says:

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


  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

    • 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

  9. Adria says:

    Great tips! The result is amazing!
    Fashion Soup

  10. Amelia says:

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

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

  11. 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

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


  13. Gabrielle says:

    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! πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  14. Claire L. says:

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

  15. 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 πŸ™‚

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • 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 πŸ™‚

  16. 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


  17. 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. :]

    // β–² itsCarmen.com β–²

  18. Phoebe says:

    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.

  19. Charlotte says:

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

  20. Morgs says:

    Great tips- your hair is so nice! The wet hair in a bun is a great idea πŸ™‚

  21. Bash Harry says:

    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'

  22. 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.

  23. Elisa Z says:

    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.


  24. I have flat hair and it is such a struggle to make it look good! Thanks for the tips, I will be using them πŸ™‚


  25. Lisa says:

    Dry Shampoo is my bffl when it comes to my flat hair! Loved reading your tips πŸ˜‰

    This Damsel Loves Blog

  26. Great tips lady! My go-to volumiser is dry shampoo but the b&b spray sounds great πŸ™‚

    we are dannah | australian lifestyle blog


    • 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 πŸ™‚

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


  28. Jenny says:

    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 πŸ™‚ xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture β™₯

    • 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

  29. I really want to try the Bumble & Bumble spray! πŸ™‚ my current flat hair fix is the Charles Worthington Texturising Spray xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

  30. 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

  31. Raj says:

    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!


  32. Elyse G says:

    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 πŸ™‚


  33. I need to try that thickening spray!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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

    Kirstie | Kirstie Pickering

  35. veebz boo says:

    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!


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

    xo, mikΓ©la / simplydavelyn.com

  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


    • 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

  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.


  39. May Cho says:

    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'

    • 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….

  40. Rachel-Beth says:

    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 πŸ™‚

    Rachel xx

  41. Tiffany Legg says:

    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

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


  43. Winscribbles says:

    very nice post! πŸ™‚

    Winn | β™₯
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  44. Sybil says:

    i always do the wet bun trick!! works wonders! πŸ˜€

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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

  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


  47. I love the Bumble & Bumble spray too! Great post πŸ™‚

    Brigitte | brigittehayley.com

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