Ever since these fat little bottles popped up in Sephora, I have been wanting to try them. The "full" line of Living Proof products was especially appealing to me because I have very fine hair that tends to fall flat.
These products boast natural, weightless volume and body. The thickening cream especially sounded like exactly what my hair needed - a lightweight cream that is supposed to create a thicker surface on the hairs, giving it a bouncy, flexible shape.
When I saw the full kit, that includes the full thickening cream, as well as the shampoo and conditioner, I knew I had to try it.
The shampoo and conditioner are...nice. I don't think I could really say bad things about shampoo and conditioner unless they were absolutely despicable. These smell nice and they clean and condition your hair well. And while my hair does feel clean and very soft afterward, they don't have a very volumizing effect on my hair at all. The market for volumizing hair products has exploded and I am sure you can find a shampoo and conditioner that will give much better results for cheaper. A full size of this costs $24, and you don't even get that much! I will not be repurchasing this.
The thickening cream on the other hand, I love.
I use a nickel size amount on damp, almost dry hair and then I blow dry with my head turned upside down (I am handicapped when it comes to blow drying, so I don't have any crazy techniques or anything). The results are pretty amazing for me and the first time I used it I was like, whoa, my hair is big. I have tried a few other volumizing products in the past, and they have done nothing for me, other than add more product to my hair. With this I can actually feel a difference in my hair when I touch it, and it does feel much thicker and... fluffier is the word.
Even though I have fine hair, I have a lot of it, and I think that's why this worked so well for me. This is not supposed to be a root lifter. It just really plumps up whatever you've got and gives you body and volume without feeling hard, crunchy, or like there's anything funky in your hair. My hair felt super soft and full after putting this in it. It is really effortless, and I love the effect it gives!
Me and my (relatively) big hair:
Have you ever tried any of these products? What are your favorite volumizing hair products?