Tuesday, 25 March 2014

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Styling Collection

If there are two things I look for in hair products, it's shine and body. For me these are the perfect combinations to make your hair look fabulous day-in-day-out. Therefore trying out the Luxurious Volume collection from John Frieda was an obvious choice. I loved their Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner when I tried that out and I've been pretty hooked on the brand since. I did try their revamped Thickening Blow Dry Spray from this line, which has been around for a long time and was mentioned in the Mirror as being one of the top volume sprays to use, but I didn't think much to it. Regardless of this, I was still holding out the hope that the rest of the line would pull through for me. 

As you'd expect, some products did and some products didn't. Find out my full opinions of each product down below! 

If you've tried this products too, let me know your thoughts in the comments :)

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow Out Spray* - £6.99 from Boots - This has to be my favourite of the three and was the one I was most interested in trying. I was skeptical from the offset as it's really aimed at fine hair and mine is anything but that. Thankfully I can reveal that this still worked on my thick locks and I'm really loving the results. A few spritz into the roots of my damp hair and I'm ready to blow dry. The volume is instant and the lift is weightless. The product doesn't feel thick or heavy in my roots because it's simply a light spray. It really is a fabulous product and one I'd happily purchase in future.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse* - £5.99 from Boots - This product was alright. Personally I feel I have to compare it to the product above as it claims to do the same thing but in mousse form. Honestly, the spray is better. This product certainly feels a little heavier in the hair and from my experience, it doesn't give as much lift, which I do find quite surprising. Because the product is a little heavier, it makes my hair get greasy quicker too. In general it's alright but if I had to pick between the two I'd spend the extra pound and get the spray.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo* - £5.89 from Boots - This product I have mixed feelings about. Pros start with the fact that it really does give limp, lifeless day-old hair a boost. It creates noticeable volume and makes my hair look and feel cleaner. It doesn't feel like there is a thick build up of powder, which I find can be an issue with other dry shampoos. But cons of this product are that it's incredibly white and powdery. I'm not talking a little, I'm talking a lot! The product shot out of the nozzle and made it look like i'd spray-painted a white streak in my roots - not a look I can work. After some serious massaging the grey cast faded enough for me to get away with, without anyone noticing. But i'm not sure this is a quick spray-and-go product for brunettes. It would probably work nicely for blondes, but I think it would be a lot more helpful if they brought out a colour version for us darker ladies. The other con was that it made my head itch ever so slightly. Nothing that would drive me to distraction but it's enough to be noted. In summary I'm torn because this is a lovely product but it's down to whether it's worth the effort or if there is something easier to use on the market. Please leave any dry shampoo recommendations you have in the comments below :)

Check out John Frieda's Youtube channel for ideas on how to style your hair for amazing volume.

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