Get big hair like Cheryl Cole

Q: No matter how hard I try, I can never inject any volume into my fine, poker straight hair. Have you got any tips?

Laura Whitehead, 38, Gateshead

A: The first thing to consider is your water supply. Hard-water areas can make your locks appear coarse and difficult to manage, but soft water can make it look lank and lifeless.

Cleanse with Area H20 Shampoo, £9.95, choosing the bottle from the range that will work with your water type to draw out any deposits left on the hair.

Prep damp hair with a volumising mousse, like Pantene Mousse Volume & Body, £2.99, and blast upside down with a hairdryer to inject air into the roots. Flip hair back and blow-dry smooth.

Dry shampoo and the new root-boosting powders work great as volumising products. I love Schwarzkopf got2b Powder’ful Volumising Powder, £xx.

Stephanie Maylor, Beauty Editor