Definition of volumize in US English:


(British volumise)


[with object]
  • (of a product or styling technique) give body to (hair)

    ‘volumize the hair with a little backcombing at the crown’
    ‘a volumizing mousse’
    • ‘It's a leave-in conditioner foam that's supposed to be volumizing as well.’
    • ‘Use a volumizing product on wet hair, distributing through locks upside down and concentrating on the roots.’
    • ‘One look at the ‘stained glass’ patterned carpet and enough rich wood pillaring to panel a law office may make you sorry you ever extracted the shoulder pads from your power suit or the volumizing mousse from your hair.’
    • ‘Put these volumising products only at the roots.’
    • ‘Add a root lift solution or volumizing gel to the roots and use a brush to lift as your blow dry.’
    • ‘Then, distribute a quality volumizing mousse throughout all of the hair within the ponytail.’
    • ‘Avoid volumizing shampoos (which bring life to fine hair by making it superclean) and anything labeled ‘clarifying.’’
    • ‘This mildly volumizing perm will last 10-12 weeks, but those with heavily highlighted or bleached hair should avoid it as it could cause further damage.’
    • ‘I wanted to look good tonight and hopefully my volumizing shampoo would actually work for once.’
    • ‘My hair even goes ‘poof’ and volumises itself when I get wet, too.’
    • ‘Apply a thickening / volumizing product to the root area to roughen the hair's texture there, which will make styling easier.’
    • ‘It has soy bean and jojoba proteins to strengthen the hair, as well as volumising vitamin H, and is reckoned to reach the parts other shampoos can't.’