After a long cold spell and many months of layering on the winter accessories, it seems that our hair has developed a sudden fear of heights and is looking just a little flat. And the issue isn't exclusive to those of us with finer hair textures---even already curly strands can lose their shape and bounce when confined to the space of your knitted beanie.
The advent of the new season means our layers can finally come out of hibernation mode and bring back the mantra of "the higher the hair, the closer to heaven," so we're turning the volume up to 11 with an arsenal of brand-new body boosting products.
From spritz-on formulas by Suave, Sally Hershberger, and Eufora, to powder based versions like Bumble and Bumble's, which double as dry shampoo, we put together a list of the best volumizers to give your strands some lift. Click through our gallery to shop each product now!
1. Sally Hershberger Plump Up Collagen Thickening Mist
Your skincare routine isn't the only place collagen can come in handy. Sally Hershberger's protein-rich mist ($13; sallyhershberger.com) creates lasting hold sans the sticky, can't-run-your-fingers-through texture.
2. Suave Professionals Weightless Blow Dry Spray
The feather-light formula of Suave's version ($5; target.com) is dispersed in an ultra-fine mist to allow even coverage, leaving hair full, soft, and ultra-shiny.
3. Eufora Full Effect Dry Texturizing Spray
Mist a light veil of Eufora's Dry Texturizing Spray ($26; eufora.net for locations) over your layers and watch as the natural starches bring out your curves. As an added bonus, the chamomile, aloe vera, and essential oil infusion pack major hydrating benefits for your hair and scalp.
4. Bumble and Bumble Pret a Powder
When a blowout is good, we've been known to rock it for two, three, or even four days. A few sprinkles of Bumble and Bumble's Pret-a-Powder ($27; bumbleandbumble.com) on roots instantly perks up limp strands by acting as both a volumizer and a dry shampoo, returning your 'do to its salon-fresh state.
5. Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray
What do you get when you cross a great volumizer with a fast-drying hairspray? Serge Normant's Dream Big ($25; nordstrom.com), which locks in a Victoria's Secret-esque blowout in just a few blasts.
6. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Fiber Lift Protective Volumizer
Thanks to the ample amount of copolymers in the formula, which bulk up thin tendrils and impart a more-massive shape, a little of Shu Uemura's Fiber Lift ($38; birchbox.com) can go a long way.
7. Alterna Bamboo Blowout Bombshell Kit
Alterna's three-step kit ($54; sephora.com) is the holy trinity of lush layers. The lightweight, bamboo-infused shampoo and conditioner prep your strands for a higher altitude, while the volumizing spray keeps each strand sky-high for two days solid.
8. Keratin Complex Lift Off Root Amplifying Styling Gel
One spritz of this keratin-infused formula at your roots before blow-drying ($24; ulta.com) simultaneously smooths frizz and flyaways while forming Blake Lively-like levels of voluminous waves.
9. Tresemme Max the Volume Styling Cream
The key ingredient here? Wheat amino acids. A dollop of Tresemme's Root Lifting Cream ($8; drugstore.com) plumps up skinny strands on contact, and is a must-have blowout primer for fine hair types.