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