I have a love hate relationship with my hair. I have been blessed with lots of it, that in fairness I can just wash and dry and be out the door on a normal basis, happy days. However, I am not blessed with the bodily or mental functions to do much with it. I can spend hours on my makeup for a night out and then my hair is curled in a tong tangled frizzy before running out the door. Thank god nowadays we have lots of hair care lotions and potions to help with hair styling that makes it easier for novices like me to look half decent 🙂
I’ve been loving vo5’s new offerings of late (you might have noticed that from the photo above). They were also on 3 for 2 in Boots which makes them even more tempting to try 🙂
This is the Plump It Up Dry Backcombing Spray from them. This spray has collagen in it so helps you get the back combed effect without using too much combing or a brushing to achieve it. You spray it in the roots of your hair and rub it in and it boosts your hair without damaging it. I like using this for a night out, its not too sticky and it last the duration.
Next up from is also from the V05 range and is called Plump It Up, this is an amplifying blow dry lotion. It claims to give volume and thickness with natural bounce and is a heat defence. I can concur that this gem of a product does speed up your time under the hair dryer which is great, as it means less frizz and damage, I can’t say it really offers volume and bounce. It doesn’t weigh my hair down though, which alot of heat defences can so for me was worth buying.
I know there is a texturising spray in the V05 range that I have, but I prefer this one so wanted to add this in.
This is the Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray. I like this over the Vo5 texturising spray as it is lighter and not as sticky, it is still sticky though be warned! This has been to compared to the very coveted and expensive Orbe Dry Texturising Spray. I like using this in the ends of my hair to give my hair a bit of movement and bounce without using heat on it and I think it works well. It also smells amazing. You can use this for backcombing too, but as I have an oily scalp so I only use this in the lengths of my hair. I picked this up in Boots too not too long ago. I think its a good find.
My next hair care love is the Fudge Urban Styling Mousse. I have straight hair naturally and I always thought mousse was just for straight hair, but this stuff smells amazing (iced raspberry and vanilla they say is the scent), it’s a heat protectant but also its great for frizz. If I use alot of heat on my hair frizz is inevitable, especially on my roots, this mousse does a great job of keeping this to a minimum. I picked this up in Superdrug, it’s my first delve into this brand, I would like to try more.
I try to give my hair a break from using heat on it as much as possible, so when I have time or nowhere to go I use the L’Oreal Elvive Full Restore Conditioning Repairing Spray. This is a leave in conditioning, it’s not too heavy and doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy which I love because my hair is prone to feeling yucky after using conditioning or any products really. Again, I love the smell which is a bonus as your left with that smell until the next time you wash your hair. I just comb some of this through the lengths of my hair and let it dry naturally, and it makes my hair nice and soft without too much bother.
I know alot of these hair care products do some of the same things, but depending on your mood or how you want to style your hair it’s good to have a range of things to choose from. All of these brands are readily available and are at a very reasonable price point, so you can have a choice without breaking the bank.
As always thanks for taking the time to read and any hair tips are greatly appreciated 😛