Thursday, 20 December 2012

Top Hair Products 2012







(from left to right): 
Schwarzkopf Got2B Big Volume Hairspray
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
VO5 Moisture Soak Elixir Hot Oil
John Frieda Full Repair Deep Conditioner
Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume
Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Plumping Powder

We all know how much I love my hair to be as big and as thick as possible, so when it comes to hair products these are the two main ingredients I look for. I also wear fitted hair extensions by Great Lengths which are bonded to the hair using a heat formula technology. I've been wearing these for about 2 years now and have them replaced every 6 months so a product which softens the extensions is also key too. I've rounded up my top hair products which I've been using over the past year or so and have had an impact on my hair.

Schwarzkopf Got2B Big Volume Hairspray

The problem with hairspray is that many can be too sticky or too heavy on the hair. Schwarzkopf Got2B Big Volume Hairspray is a really light hair spray which sets onto my hair more like a dry shampoo so doesn't make the hair look greasy even if you use layers upon layers. Even though it is lighter than most hairsprays, it still keeps the hair set in place and doesn't weigh the hair down. The hairspray also has a gorgeous strawberry scent so doesn't leave your hair with that horrible aerosol smell. I've used so many hairsprays and this is the only one that really suits my hair type, so if you like your hair big and bouncy with a nice added scent this is highly recommended!

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray

I only purchased the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray about a month ago and it has already made it's way into my haircare routine. The spray is designed to give your hair that extra volume along with added heat protection and control. I spray this into my towel-dried hair section by section and then blow dry as I usually would. This has definitely made a big difference to my hair, I find it has much more bounce and volume at the roots as well as a smoother finish. I also sometimes use the Bumble and Bumple Prep spray before the Thickening Hairspray just to give the hair a good base.

VO5 Moisture Soak Elixir Hot Oil

I don't think I can possibly count how many times I have repurchased this product but let's just say it's a lot! The VO5 Moisture Soak Elixir Hot Oil is a pre-shampoo hair treatment which I use in the shower probably around once or twice a week. Due to having long, thick extensions I probably use more than the recommended amount but I think this depends on your hair type. I tend to apply this just to the ends and work upwards slightly as I think it could make the roots quite greasy. As soon as I wash it out after a minute or so I can feel how incredibly soft it has made my hair. For such a cheap and convenient product, this has done wonders for my hair and is highly recommended for anyone who wears extensions.

John Frieda Full Repair Deep Conditioner

Deep conditioners are a bit of a nightmare for me. I've tried sooo many and most just tend to make my hair really oily or greasy and don't improve the condition in the long term. I use this John Frieda Full Repair Deep Conditioner about once a week just to improve the condition and decrease the dryness of my extensions. I tend to just apply it to the ends of the hair and across some of the shorter layers as many deep conditioners can cause the roots to become greasy. I find this is the only conditioner that really works into my hair and gives it that soft salon finish which we all look for! It's also great for repairing really damaged hair especially if you apply lots of heat to your hair as it gives added protection.

Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume

When it comes to dry shampoo we all know that Batiste is the Queen Bee of them all! I've never really tried any other brand of shampoo as this one gives me everything I need. The Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume is my go-to when my hair is either feeling way to clean and needs some added texture or slightly greasy at the root. Personally, I hate freshly washed hair as it just hangs limp and won't stay in place so I use this dry shampoo to give it that texture feeling which makes it easier to backcomb and style. I used to use the original dry shampoo but I find the XXL Volume really does give my hair added volume and bounce. I also use it before I put in my heated rollers for a night out as I find it keeps the curls in tact and gives the root more stability and lift.

Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Plumping Powder

Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Plumping Powder is the ultimate product for added volume, texture and lift all in one go. I tend to sprinkle this over the roots of my hair separated into sections once I have straightened, rolled or curled it. I then use a small brush or comb to backcomb my hair and the plumping powder helps to keep the backcombing in place as it stiffens the hair at the root. Do be careful to brush or rub this product into the root though as you don't want to be left with a white residue! I've tried the VO5 Give Me Texture powder and I really do think the Tresemmé one has the upper hand.


4 comments:

  1. The Bumble and Bumble spray sounds amazing, I always struggle with building up volume at the roots of my hair, mousse just isn't enough! x

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  2. I'm interested in a couple of bumble and bumble products, really want to try the hairspray now!

    Belinda @ fashioncrossing.blogspot.com

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  3. really want to try some of the bumble and bumble thickening products, heard nothing but good things! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  4. awesome selection! I will keep my eyes peeled for these items, I love long, thick hair too

    xo
    jen
    www.jennyscribbles.com

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