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Cate Blanchett's hairstylist used this thickening spray to create her gorgeous Oscars updo

She may have lost the Oscar for Best Actress last night, but Cate Blanchett is still a winner in our eyes, especially when it comes to her amazing voluminous updo. Her hairstylist Robert Vetica posted to his Instagram stories last night that "magic is gonna happen" to Cate's hair for the awards show, and it truly did, thanks to the Better Not Younger Lift Me Up Hair Thickener that he used to create her 'do.

Pump up the volume with this root-lifting thickening spray.
$35 at Ulta

The popular hair essential is designed to infuse volume and body to your locks without weighing them down. It's all in the name! It's so easy to use, too: Just spray the sulfate- and paraben-free formula on your wet or damp hair, focusing specifically on the parts where there's thinning. Next, comb through to distribute the product evenly from root to tip. Finally, style your mane as usual. You can even reapply in the following days — just be sure to dampen your hair first.

The miracle worker is even safe to use on processed hair — whether it's been color- , keratin- or chemically treated, the product won't interfere. It'll just boost volume and help your hair appear fuller, bouncier and younger.

Cate Blanchett and thickening spray
Cate's voluminous hairstyle is all, thanks to this handy thickening spray! (Photo: Getty and Ulta)

Customers of all ages love the easy-to-use spray — one 60-year-old shopper even swore that it turned back time!

"Most volumizing shampoos, conditioners, and styling products seem to be formulated for younger women and tend to be very drying for anyone my age (60)," they said before adding, "Not only did this product give my hair volume, lift, and density, it also made my hair soft and shiny. I could even run my fingers through my hair without getting them stuck or feeling residue, something that happens with a lot of other volumizing hair products...If you are a woman of a certain age and are finding that your hair is not as soft, thick, shiny, and strong as it was when you were younger, definitely give this line a try.

Snag a bottle for yourself from Ulta for $35 — thousands of reviewers say you won't regret it!

Pump up the volume with this root-lifting thickening spray.
$35 at Ulta

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