Get fuller hair at home 1. Condition correctly.
If you've got fine hair, swap your conditioner for a leave-in spray version -- it's lighter than a standard smoother, says Newport, RI, stylist and salon owner Frank Barbosa. Just apply and rinse like a regular conditioner. Our pick: L'Oréal Paris EverCrème Nourishing Leave-In Spray ($9, drugstores).
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2. Multitask with dry shampoo.
Score mega volume with this pro trick: Flip your head upside down and mist dry shampoo at the roots, then tousle with your fingers. The powder particles add heft to hair. Try: Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo ($4, in drugstores this month).
3. Boost your blowout.
Build volume as you blow-dry: Turn your head upside down, then brush hair and focus the dryer starting at the roots and moving down the length of a section. The heat will help set the roots so that when you flip your head back up, they'll stay lifted.
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4. Skip the hairspray.
Over-spritzing your strands weighs them down. "Mist only at the roots and crown," says New York City hairstylist and salon owner Rodney Cutler. Or, skip the spray and use a root lifter, like Alterna Bamboo Volume Uplifting Root Blast ($24, Sephora), instead.
5. Create lift with color.
If you regularly hit the bottle, create the illusion of thicker hair by coloring only along your root line, just to cover regrowth and grays. "When hair is one color, it looks flat. Slightly darker roots make hair look fuller," says Aura Friedman, Wella Professionals celebrity colorist.
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