volumize

verb vol·u·mize \ ˈväl-yə-ˌmīz , -(ˌ)yü- \
variants: also British volumise

Definition of volumize

volumized also British volumised; volumizing also British volumising; volumizes also British volumises
transitive + intransitive
: to add fullness or volume to (something); especially : to make (hair) thicker or fuller in appearance
  • To rumple and volumize hair: While you're blow-drying, use your (other) hand and pull your hair up gently from the crown.
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volumizer

play \ˈväl-yə-ˌmī-zər, -(ˌ)yü-\ noun
    • … one of the new liquid volumizers that enhance your hair's natural texture …
    • Cosmopolitan

volumizing

play \ˈväl-yə-ˌmī-ziŋ, -(ˌ)yü-\ adjective
    • a volumizing shampoo

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1933

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