As someone that has fine, poker straight hair I find it really hard to get that bounce and volume that I always desire. If there's a hair product out there with the word 'volume' written on it, I've probably bought it and to be honest not a lot of them have impressed me. So, in my strive for big hair I've been trying out some new products for the past 3 weeks - the phil smith BE GORGEOUS, Big It Up! range*
BE GORGEOUS is a new range exclusive to Sainsbury's that caters for everyone's hair needs whether you're looking for volume, shine, moisture or heat defence. There are also products for coloured hair and different types of hair (straight, curly) so there really is something for everyone. As the only problem I really have with my hair is that's its flat and lifeless, I decided to go for volume which is perfect for flat or fly-away hair.
There are five products in the Big It Up! range:
Volume Boosting Shampoo & Conditioner £3.99*: Together these products add volume and fullness to limp hair with the weightless conditioner adding a gorgeous shine. I only usually wash my hair 2-3 times a week but when I was on holiday I had to wash it every day because of the sand, sea and chlorine etc. so I was worried that conditioning it so much would weigh it down. Surprisingly I did not find this at all with this product and my hair stayed big and bouncy all night which I was really impressed with. I'd repurchase both of these products as I've found that they work really well with my hair.
Volume Boosting Spray £4.09*: I find the volumising spray the most convenient product to work with, a few spritz and you're good to go. I like to spray this in my roots, comb through and blow dry my hair upside down for maximum volume. I've used this in the photo above but I'd taken the picture after a full day at work so it has lost some of the volume but usually my hair is stuck flat to my head by this time! It definitely adds bounce to my hair which I don't usually get from just blow drying alone.
Volume Boosting Mousse £2.99*: I'm not a big fan of mousse as I can usually still feel it in my hair once it's been blow dried and it weights it down a lot. However, this particular mousse feels really light in my hair which surprised me but I think I'd still rather go for the spray over it. Personally, I've just always prefered spray or cream over mousse so I don't think I'd repurchase this.
Thickening Volume Cream £4.09*: Out of all three of the styling products I'd say this one is my favourite. I love the cream formula which adds volume as well as texture to my hair and I tend to use this one when I'm going out as it holds my style all night. This would definitely be something that I repurchase as I've never found a styling product that thickens my hair as much as this one. It does say on the tube that it's for short to medium styles but I love how it works on my long hair.
During the day I'd normally just blow dry my hair and leave it but when I'm going out I like to backcomb it and I feel like these products have really helped to hold it in place. Overall, I'm really impressed with this range, especially the shampoo and conditioner and the thickening cream. You can have a little read about the range on the Phil Smith Website and purchase it in store at Sainsbury's or online here.
Have you tried any products from this affordable range yet?