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October 10, 2012

How To: Volumised Hair (With NO Teasing!)


For as long as I can remember I have had the straightest of straight hair. It does hold a curl when topped off with a mountain of hairspray but, I have always battled with giving it volume and body. I do have a teasing brush but, after seeing how that broke and damaged the hair around the crown of my head, I decided to set out and see what products would work for giving my hair the lift it so desperately needs.
After testing about a zillion shampoos, conditioners, mousses, sprays, serums and treatments, this quartet has proved the most successful at poofing my flat hair up and keeping it that way until the next wash. I was almost losing hope in volumising shampoos when the Luxurious Volume range from John Frieda arrived with me. Consisting of a shampoo, conditioner and hairspray, this trio promises to...



Aveda's Pure Abundance Hair Potion was one of my purchases from the House of Fraser Brand Event and it's quite possibly the coolest product I own. It's powder-to-liquid formula promises to thicken hair up to 17% and, while this is sort of difficult to measure, it definitely gives lasting lift, body and volume. 

The process of getting my hair delightfully poofy is quite simple. I shampoo twice and condition once with the Luxurious Volume duo*. I then towel dry my hair, brush it and pop it up in a turban towel. Once the heavy wet is gone, I flip my head over and blowdry my hair upside down, concentrating the heat on the roots so that when I flip myself right side up, my hair resembles something that Tina Turner would be proud of! A quick run through with a brush tames the mane and then I go in with the Aveda, sectioning off hair at random and sprinkling a little of the powder at the root. A gentle rub turns the powder to a liquid which then disappears, leaving no sticky residue or greasy appearance. The more you massage the Aveda into your scalp, the more volume it will create. Once I'm happy with the, err, diameter and height of my hair, I smooth it down with a paddle brush and spritz with the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Hairspray* and that's me done for the day! 




19 comments:

  1. I had read about John Frieda volume products and was eager to try, you just might have convinced me! Think I may give the Aveda a try. Does it leave any white marks at the roots?

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    1. No white marks at all, it turns clear!

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  2. Aha I told you this was an amazing range! You look gawjus, hair is fab xx

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    1. Thanks Simone, you were dead right! Saw it on special in Boots today and was tempted to get back ups!

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  3. Sinead you look flippin amazing!!! Makeup is amazing! Hair also looks fab.

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  4. oooh.. I'm def going to try this one.. your hair is amazing, I love the colour!! x

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  5. aah I so need to do this, at the moment I'm using volumizing powder...

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    1. It's definitely better than any other volumising powder I have tried so far!

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  6. Great recommendation my hair is really fine so this sounds great!

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  7. Oh I will be trying the Aveda potion!! (not so sure on the John Frieda products though, every time I've tried something from them I've been disappointed)

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  8. You look absolutely stunning! At the moment I rely on the volume batiste, it just doesn't last too long!

    Lucy
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  9. your hair looks fab, I starting reading the post and was nodding my head nearly all the way through.

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  11. your hair is amazing!!! i have a question, when using the aveda potion, does it make your hair sticky? i have a boyfriend who likes to play with my hair, i dont want him to be grossed out.

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