There is a surplus of hair volumizing products on the market. It can be overwhelming to pick one because there are so many different types - sprays, mousses, powders, and who knows what else! Worry no more! I've done the guess work for you.
Because my hair is generally on the dryer side of the spectrum, I haven't experimented as much with powders (although there are some really great ones out there), but the ones I've found are so wonderful that I currently don't nor do I foresee the need to continue my search. I have two favorite hair volumizing products. One is a spray and the other is a mousse, so without further ado, let's jump into it!
My hair dresser recommended this to me when I told her that I wanted something that could give my long, fine, silky, stubborn straight hair some semblance of body. She said this product gave her so much volume that she had to ween her hair off it for a while. I haven't had that issue (because my hair is so resistant to volume), but this product did give me unprecedented volume. For those of you who aren't a fan of crazy huge Texas hair, it's not that extreme, but you could probably achieve that type of look if you use enough product.
How to use: Apply a softball size (it will shrink down) of the product into wet hair at the roots. You can put any remnants into the rest of your hair if you're feeling adventurous. I often feel adventurous. Then, add whatever other products you use, and blow dry your hair. Use a large round brush when blow drying to gain proper volume. I will be writing a post on how to properly blow dry your hair soon, so look out for that! This product is only sold in salons and can be more difficult to find, but the Kevin.Murphy website has a handy-dandy salon finder feature.
I impulsively bought this product during a HauteLook sale. I'd heard amazing things about other Phyto products that unfortunately weren't available during this flash sale. Even though I already had my phenomenal Kevin.Murphy root booster, I saw that this product has won awards and couldn't shake my desire to try out a Phyto product. Like I said, impulsive. Good thing I did, though, because this product is fantastic and serves a different purpose than my Kevin.Murphy Body.Builder.
I use this product when I want to air dry my hair, and it works wonders. It doesn't produce crazy, fabulous volume like Body.Builder, but it gives a nice, natural, visible lift to my otherwise flat hair. You shouldn't use Body.Builder if you want to let your hair air dry because it is a mousse and will dry crispy; however, it blow dries beautifully leaving hair smooth, shiny and crispy-free. Also, I should give you a heads up that phytovolume actif's smell isn't the greatest - it smells like plants or dirt, but I've gotten used to it and don't mind it as much.
How to use: Spray into the roots of damp hair. Then comb through.
Well, there you have it: my holy grail hair volumizers. I love these both to death, but if you only have room in your budget for one, I recommend you opt for Kevin.Murphy Body.Builder. It will work on virtually anyone who wants to amp up the volume in their hair.
Have you tried either one yet? Will you try either one? Comment below and let me know!
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