Textured hair

Sienna Miller manages to make beachy waves look effortlessly cool at night.

Sienna Miller manages to make beachy waves look effortlessly cool at night. Photo: Bruce Glikas

Even if you’re brunette dealing with difficult hair can leave you feeling like Goldilocks. “That’s a little too flat. Now it’s a little too fluffy. Why won’t you damned tresses behave and be just right?!” If you want to walk the line between wet noodle strands versus flyaway fairy floss hair sometimes help is needed. 

Here are three fast to apply products that can give back texture and definition. And all can be used on both wet and dry hair so you won’t have to waste any more time pleading with your hair to hurry up and dry... 

Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion, $29.95


This magical dust bills itself as a hair texturiser for fullness, so it’s for days when you wake up on the wrong side of the pillow with limp hair. The ingredient list contains silica to sop up excess oil from your hair and scalp, and acacia gum and kaolin clay to bulk up the look of hair. 

Sojourn Wet/Dry Volume Gel, $23

This super lightweight gel adds texture without weighing down even fine hair. It’s also designed with an alcohol free formulation so it won’t dry things out either. 

Evo Salty Dog Cocktail Beach Spray, $26.95


You’ve probably noticed how cute your hair can look after a day at the beach with the salt water bringing out any latent curl. Since you probably don’t have time for a dip every single morning this spray can create fuller, wavier hair with a matte finish for that ‘instant windswept’ look.