It is not only our skins that get affected by the changing weather but the whole body. Of course, hair is one of them. You can’t have the same routine for all around the year. When the needs change, then the routine should change too. Adding volume and shine to hair are two things most of us want to achieve, but it is not as easy as it might sound. Good hair care routine can make a big difference.

If you have thin and lifeless hair then you probably know the struggle of trying to live with flat hair.Most of the products probably weigh down the hair. Also in addition, if you also have oily hair on top of that, then everything gets even harder.

Adding volume and shine to hair might not be that easy. Or let’s put it that way, adding the glossy shine to hair is a lot easier than trying to get some volume. Do we need miracles to achieve all these? Not really, with a few steps and products, it is not hard to achieve what you wish for. One thing I believe is, less is more… especially if you have really fine hair. You can add volume and shine to hair with using a few products.

Hair Care Routine – Add Volume and Shine to Hair

Pre-Shampoo Treatment

I think pre-shampoo treatments and hair masks are better than after shampoo treatments. At least you won’t have so many residues left once you wash it off properly. Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is relatively new to me. I’ve been using it over a month now, once a week, and I could say I achieve the visible result. I can’t say if it is only that product or the fact that I’m using it with other volume products. If you’re looking for a pre-shampoo treatment which would give volume and shine then you should check this out.


I tried quite a few volume shampoos before and the result was disappointing, that’s why I stick to my shampoos for oily hair. False promises and the good advertisement always seem to work, I wish the results were as good as they claim. I was sent John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume range around 2 months ago and I replaced my current shampoo with John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume shampoo*. Whenever I change hair care products, it takes a few washes for my hair to get used to it. Is it like that for you as well? After a week, I was able to see good result. When I use all three products from this range, I love the result. I don’t think I used any volume range that gives that much volume to my fine hair.It has a thick consistency and lovely smell. John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume Shampoo is £5.99 for 250 ml.

Hair care routine add volume and shine to hair - Having good volume and shine might now be as easy as it sounds, but luckily with a few products it is not impossible. John Frieda 7 day volume range is some of the products you could rely on.


I don’t like heavy conditioners. Even though they might give the best protection and result, they are not suitable for my hair. That’s one of my criteria when I pick conditioners. John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume Conditioner* doesn’t have really thick consistency and it leaves my hair so soft and shiny. Even the days I skip in-shower treatment, it doesn’t weigh down the hair. John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume Conditioner is £5.99 for 250 ml.

In-Shower Treatment

I can’t remember when was the last time I used in-shower treatment before John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day In-Shower Treatment*. As I said earlier, I prefer the pre-shower treatments. This in-shower treatment changed my mind. It is described as “Semi-permanent treatment with volume boosting polymers. Penetrates hair to thicken individual fibres. Increases the texture and fullness of strands to create wash-resistant volume – the perfect platform to build full, touchable styles.” You apply it from root to tip, all over the hair, after washing and conditioning the hair. Leave it for 3-5 minutes and then wash it off. You see the result after blow drying the hair. One of the things I didn’t like at first was after the first treatment, my hair felt stiff and it took me a while to get used to the feeling. My hair was bouncy! Once I styled it with products then it wasn’t that noticeable. Results should last for 2-3 washes. Of course, the volume won’t be as much as the first treatment day but it is still visible. It is one of the products that I’d recommend! John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day In-Shower Treatment is £9.99 for 100 ml.

Blow Dry

Blowdrying? Can it make a difference? Well, indeed it can make a big difference. If you are not sure about it then, try this little experiment. Wash your hair and let it dry naturally, then the next time after washing the hair, blow dry upside down. When you use the right hair care products, you will see a big difference in the volume. For a little bit extra kick, you could use mousse for long lasting result.

Hair Oil

When you think about shine and gloss, what does come to your mind? Is it hair oil? Hair oils can make a big difference and give you that sleek glossy hair. So far so good, but the hard thing is finding the right hair oil that wouldn’t weigh down the hair when it protects and give shine to the hair. Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil is one of the hair oils you could rely on. It is for coloured hair but it still works perfectly on my uncoloured hair. Most of the time I use it after styling hair to add shine to my hair. It is not heavy and it doesn’t affect the volume of my hair. Another product you could use to add shine is Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Purpose Dry Oil. You could use it all over and you will have the softest and shiniest skin and hair.

This is my latest hair care routine to add volume and shine to hair. I could say that my hair looks shiny and has more volume than I expected. Next range I want to try for the volume is L’Oreal Paris Elvive Fibrology Air. It is cheaper and gets so many raved reviews, have you tried anything from this range? 

How’s your hair care routine? Is there any hair care product that you can’t stop using? What do you do to add volume and shine to hair? Which hair care products would you recommend for shine and volume?

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  • Hayley Rubery

    I absolutely LOVE John Frieda products! The in-shower product sounds so dreamy and something that I need to check out as I don’t own any hair products like this!

    Hayley xo

  • Claire Cavanagh

    I’ve finally got my hands on Elasticizer and I’m really looking forward to giving it a go after reading this 🙂

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  • Hmm, I never noticed my hair needing a few days to adjust to new haircare but maybe I’m just oblivious about it? I adore John Frieda products and have used a few ranges from the brand.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Love this whole routine, I’m always after both volume and shine which is definitely tricky when you have fine hair. Going to have to try that John Frieda range!

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  • Great review! Thanks for sharing.

  • I have used some John Frieda products in the past and have quite enjoyed them. This line sounds lovely and I like the sound of the conditioner. I shall keep an eye out for it next time I’m at the drugstore. x

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  • I love using hair oils on my ends and my coconut oil aloe vera treatment once a month for shine. I. The past I did not have good experiences with John Frieda, most of the products i have tried were just loaded with silicones and not doing anything to nourish my hair.

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  • I was looking for a pre shampoo product the other day because i find certain shampoos make my dry after washing, thanks for reviewing this brand ,i will look out for it when next i go to the store. Happy new year dear.

  • Great post, I’ve been meaning to try that PK Elasticizer for years now, need to get on it!

    Makeup Monster

  • I love that John Frieda range! The difference is very noticeable & it’s pretty affordable! I always use a hair oil too xx

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  • My haircare routine is pretty simple: I just use shampoo (mostly sulfate-free) and conditioner (mostly silicon-free) and then some sort of leave-in moisturizer.
    The only thing I do to add a bit of volume to my hair is blow drying it upside down.

  • I have a very simple haircare routine, but I love using coconut oil treatment on it once in a while. Works so great for dry scalp.

    Thirteen Thoughts

  • Charlotte

    I have been loving is this oil mask that I picked up from Savers not too long ago it’s incredible and so inexpensive! That Nuxe dry oil sounds like a brilliant multi use product!
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  • I always love to discover haircare routines, this sounds amazing. Gemma x

  • clare⭐

    I love hair oil! Great post 🙂

  • Amy

    So helpful and informative, always love reading other people’s haircare routines!! Who doesn’t want volume in their hair?!

    xx, Amy

  • I stumbled across this post at the right time, I have been looking for a great products to add volume and shine to the hair, these sounds lovely and thanks for your suggestions here. I’m saving this post so I can read more on these products later on!

    Wishing you a Happy 2017 Ela!

    Laura xo

  • Corinne C

    I love John Frieda products, but I usually go for the frizz ease ones!

    Corinne x

  • i love how you covered all the details of your hair care routine. i’ve been trying to take better care of my hair this year as well, and will look into your suggestions! thanks for sharing as always.

    xx Melis

  • Loved this post Ela, I’ve been needing some haircare tips lately! It’s funny I always forget that my hair needs just as much attention as my skin. I am obsessed with anything from John Frieda and have been for so many years! I use the volume spray from that range and love it. I have the opposite problem, where my hair is so thick that it’s too heavy for volume lol. So spraying a touch of that on my roots does wonders. I agree with you, I don’t like thick conditioners either, they seem to stay in my hair and make it feel greasy. I’m obsessed with hair serums and oils too. I’d highly recommend both the Mark Hill one and Lee Stafford oils. I love to blast the dryer over my hair for about a minute after I’ve applied the oil and it just really infuses it.:) – Matte Brown Smoky Eye Tutorial

  • Great post, Ela! I’m so lazy with my hair care routine… so this is super helpful! Hair Oil would be a must-have item for the dry, cold winter months! Hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

  • I only just recently started using hair oils and you’re so right, they’re a gamechanger!! I might just have to also try a pre-shower product…

    xx, Pia

  • I have heard such great things about the John Frieda range- I will definitely have to try it out! I also love the Nuxe Dry Oil but never thought about using it on my hair- genius!


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  • I’ve heard about this product a lot and now that I read your review I would love to try it out!

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  • I need to try this John Freida range as I have the limpest, thinnest hair EVER! I’ve never tried a pre-shampoo treatment either, but they sound great- as you said they won’t leave any nasty residue or weight down the hair 🙂

    Rachel xx

  • Nice post this Philip Kingsley Elasticizer looks really enticing to me 😀 would love to try it sometime. You can also perhaps add a protein treatment to your hair care routine it adds good volume to your hair. I have also covered a post on it and I’m pretty sure you would love to try it 🙂 you can search it on Google its there at the first spot 😀

  • I don’t have any problems with volume – I’ve loads of mad Irish hair! But am interested in the pre-shampoo treatment… something I’ve never tried x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • So many great ideas! I could definitely need to add some shine to my hair, especially as it is winter! Would love to try a hair oil, have heard so much great about using them regularly!

    Have a lovely week! Xx

  • Thank you for sharing dear, it’s always a delight to read your blog!!! 🙂
    “Much love,

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  • must give more time to taking care of my hair again…great read!

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  • Ellie Adams

    Ooh I love the sound of the oil, they’re my absolute faves for shiny, nourished hair. Fab post lovely!


  • I feel like I wrote this on every single one of your post, but sadly, I haven’t tried this products yet. However, I can’t wait to go and buy them! Your review make me want to haha

  • I have got to try these products, they sound fabulous for my limp hair type. Happy New Year (a bit late)!

  • I’ve been trying out the Elasticizer lately, but I’ve only used it twice, so I’m yet to see a result. My ends are always quite dry so I thought it would help with those. I don’t have the thickest hair, but my hair always blows out, especially when it’s windy/humid so I don’t really have problems with flat hair, but more with it going everywhere! I’ve switched shampoos but still waiting for a result 🙂 xx

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