I’m getting fed up of winter with its dreary mornings, dull days and dark nights. I want sunshine, cool cotton dresses, hours in the garden spent lost in a good book, and low maintenance naturally dried hair. Ok, it might be January but I’m ready for big, messy mermaid hair already dammit. And for the perfect mermaid style locks, you need thick waves. While I’ve got naturally curly hair, sadly I’ve not been blessed with the thickest mane so I need a little help in the volume department. Cue Bumble and bumble thickening hairspray. The first time I tried out Bumble and bumble thickening spray was the sample that came with British Elle last summer. At first I was a little uncertain because thickening sprays weren’t really on my radar and I preferred using sea salt sprays (namely Loreal’s Beach Fizz Play Ball), but after a few blow-dries I was hooked! It’s one of those products that you spritz onto damp hair before drying to add a bit more oomph than your natural locks can offer. Whether you’re blowing your hair out sleek and smooth or wanting to get perfectly tousled waves, it’s ideal. I always find that a good blowdry is hard to replicate at home – my roots just don’t seem to have the lift they do when my hairdresser styles it (this is probably mainly because if I try and do it properly my arm aches after five minutes, or my attention wavers and I get bored and end up just blasting it with hot air..) But with a product like this, I find that my hair is encouraged to have a little more lift without too much effort on my part to blow it out properly. I have to admit, I tend to use this when I’m wanting a neater wave. I use it to create a soft, natural curl: partly dry my hair before scrunching the ends to encourage them to ringlet. Since it’s a thickening spray, the texture left is a lot smoother than those from a sea salt spray, giving you a sleeker and more groomed looking wave. It’s fairly light and works well on my quite fine hair, leaving it feeling natural and not weighing it down with product. Definitely worth the £7.50. Now all I need is a little sunshine.