Say Bye To Flat Hair, And Hi To Big Hair

I have very thin and straight hair. And that usually means that it lays flat on the scalp, and that, may not be the most attractive look especially with the ears peeking out ugh that drives me nuts.

Usually on the runway, there are tons of models with silky blonde hair that has perfect volume and texture. And although we may not be able to replicate the magic of the hands of hair stylists, we can still inject 'life' into our daily hairstyles by using drugstore hair products.

Below are three products designated to save flat, limp hair that I have tested out over the week.

Left - right : Lucidol Volume Airy Wax, Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturizing Spray, Toni&Guy Volume Plumping Mousse

Lucidol Volume Airy Wax
This wax is awesome. The 'wax' has a soft, cream-like consistency and get tacky after rubbing between the fingers. It promises a strong hold (contains silica), is non-sticky and provides easy styling. It contains penetrating Hyaluronic Acid which is a moisturizing ingredient and has green floral scent.

Spread small amount of wax onto fingertips and between fingers.
Style by lifting the sections where more volume is desired.
Replace cap after use.

Inexpensive, a 20g mini container retails for only S$4.90 at Watsons and you get a ton of product.
Very easy application, hassle-free and great for on-the-go touch ups.
It gives great volume but leaves a sticky, rubbery grip feeling to the hair which is common for hair products containing silica.

I encounter trouble capping the container at times.
Volume does not last all day, I find myself having to lift and scrunch hair from time to time.

I give Lucidol Volume Airy Wax lifting power a 4/5 stars!

Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturizing Spray
We've heard our fair share of raves for sea salt sprays, it promises to give hair texture and body with light to medium hold achieving a lived in, beach look.

Spritz evenly root to tip, on towel-dried or dry hair and work through to create tousled waves and natural movement.
For extra hold and texture, layer through dry hair and re-style with fingers.

Does the job to achieving messy, tousled hair texture.
Fairly price, the 200ml bottle is priced at S$24.90 and the 75ml travel size bottle is around S$9.90 available at all Watsons and Guardian stores.
Has a nice fresh floral scent.

If your hair is naturally straight, it may not create waves in the hair. 
Does not provide much volume if you are looking to lift hair from roots.

Toni&Guy Volume Plumping Mousse
This product has mixed reviews online, T&G's website states that it is crafted with a root targeting nozzle to get body, bounce and movement where applied. Promises to add long-lasting body to limp hair without stickiness or build-up.

Squeeze the desired amount into your hand and work through the length of the hair, combing through. Alternatively, spritz directly to the roots of  towel dried hair, section by section,  before heat styling. Spritz hair with heat  protecting mist before using mousse to protect  your hair against heat damage.

The great thing is that all the product doesn't leave the hair greasy and volume lasts all day.Has a pleasant fresh after bath scent to it. .
Foam dispensed does not splatter or spill everywhere

The residue from this product makes your hands very soapy. After massaging into the hair, I usually like to wash the excess product off my palms. Even with that, when I touch my hair in the middle of the day, some product adheres to my hand. And when my hand gets wet, it gets really soapy and annoying.

The lifting power is on the weaker side, so do not expect much volume using this product.
I usually use 1+  pump of foam, sometimes 2 pumps, I notice that if I use lesser product, I don't see any lifting effects. Add another volumnizing product to boost effectiveness. I highly recommend these 3 products combined together.

If these 3 products are still not able to satisfy your big hair needs, you can add Osis + DustIt Matifying Powder by Schwarzkopf into the regimen. This powder, when applied directly onto the roots, gives hair massive volume plus it absorbs oil making the scalp less greasy. Works great on second day hair as well.

Share with me your best volumnizing hair tips and tricks and I'll see you guys in my next post!


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