The Best Hair Products to Use for Volume and Texture This Winter
Say what you want about summer humidity wreaking havoc on hair, but the moisture in the air during the warmer months gives your locks texture, body, and natural volume. In the winter, however, it's a different story entirely: Your "wash and go" routine is a thing of the past—your fear of frozen hair (it's happened) probably outweighs the convenience. And thanks to the dry, cold climate, instead of playing up your natural waves, you've likely found that your locks have turned flat and staticky. That's why we set out to find products that will enhance the texture and volume of your hair all year round, and especially during the winter. With these picks in your beauty stash, you can feel confident your hair will look its very best at every wedding event, from your engagement party to the big day itself.
Do you want to enchance your naturally curly hair? We found a product that can be applied to wet or dry hair that delivers touchable wave and texture. If you feel the cold weather is making your fine hair feel drab, try a thickening spray, which our tester swore made her locks feel fuller. Fear hat hair will ruin your look? A root-lifting touch-up spray will refresh your style by bringing tons of volume to the roots. And there's a whole lot more where those came from.
No matter what your specific winter hair worry may be, rest assured that these products will deliver all the help you need. Here, find our favorite volumizing and texturizing products to add to your routine this season.
You can use this on damp or dry hair, but our tester washed her hair the night before and then applied a bit of the cream from roots to ends the next morning. Expect it to enhance your natural waves, and to also add volume and texture, even if you have straight hair. It has a really subtle, natural scent, and the cream is so light that it barely feels like you're wearing any product at all.
Rahua Freestyle Texturizer, $34, sephora.com
Before blow drying, spray this product from roots to ends and you'll find that your hair feels so much thicker afterward. Our tester found that the volume lasted all day, but you can also spray it on dry hair and brush through for a midday boost.
R+Co "Dallas" Thickening Spray, $28, birchbox.com
Bumble and Bumble
This dry shampoo is a game changer: It contains French pink clay to absorb oil, which makes your hair feel like it's just been washed. It also provides UV protection and adds volume—and it's safe for even those with dark hair to use, because it sprays on completely clear.
Bumble and Bumble "Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo" with French Pink Clay, $29, sephora.com
Carry this powder spray in your clutch for root-lifting touch ups—it's chic, compact bottle is the perfect miniature size. Just massage a little bit at the roots, then brush it out for all-over volume. (A little goes a long way!)
Oribe "Swept Up" Volume Powder Spray, $42, bluemercury.com
For voluminous hair that has natural-looking texture—sans styling products—try Living Proof's Full Shampoo and Conditioner. When our tester used it, she blow dried her hair afterward using only her fingers. The result? A head of full, perfectly tousled hair.
Living Proof Full Shampoo and Conditioner, $25 each, ulta.com
This spray doesn't just make it look like you have thicker hair. With continued use, the formula actually helps to thicken and strengthen hair. You can thank its mix of keratin, biotin, and omega fatty acids—basically everything you need for long, healthy hair. Use it throughout your engagement for the best tresses on your big day.
Alterna "Caviar" Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist, $30, ulta.com
Thanks to the fact that this powder contains passion fruit and rice bran oils, it won't dry out your hair, but adds moisture. Just sprinkle a bit of it into your hands (it's not white, so it won't leave any residue behind), rub it into your palms and then work it through your roots for fullness and texture.
Davines "This Is A Texturizing Dust," $29, birchbox.com