hair: curly and fine.
im on my second bottle of 750ml so i have it long enough to review :) i like the smell a lot, and in my hair it doesn't last all day :P also because i have to use small talk or foxy curls after shower or ill look like a witch with AAALLLL my fine flying away....
the price is only good when the packs are on sale...but the shampoo is awesome, it cleans the hair super well with few product, leaves it squicky clean and it doesn't dry my hair :)
the conditioner is also very good! detangles amazing!
about the volume....well...i never had problem with that because i have curly hair but what i know is that it doesn't weight my hair down like the curly hair shampoos by tigi....
ill keep buying!!
I bought this shampoo and conditioner after using a couple of sample sachets of it that I'd gotten off a sales rep.
First off, I have good hair, thick, straight, with some texture from highlights, holds curl well, bra strap length. That being said, I don't really need a shampoo/conditioner to do a whole heck of a lot for me. What I usually look for is how many days I can go without washing it. The Epic Volume poo/dish give me about four days, the last being a dry shampoo and ballerina bun day :)
The smell of this is very pink and candy like. It reminds me a whole lot of LUSH rockstar scent. The texture of the shampoo is really thick, and a little hard to spread over my hair. I usually have to use on pump for my hair line and another pump for the inside of my scalp. I only shampoo with this once. if I feel like it's a "two shampoo" kind of shower, I use suave for the first one. I don't use this on the ends of my hair. If I happen to have a lot of buildup, I might squish it through the ends of my hair at the end, but not usually.
I do notice more volume, or at least more ease of styling when I use this duo. As I said, my hair is pretty long and heavy, so any volume is good. The fact that I noticed this doing anything at all volume-wise is good though, which is why I bought the full size bottles.
In the beginning, when I first tried this shampoo, I really adored it. I have straight hair without volume, and that shampoo was the first ever who managed to make volume in my hair without straightener for waves. But with the time, after the 2 pack the effect start to reduce. And it also makes my hair dry. Maybe they have changed the formula, I don't know... Now i have no idea what to use
The only reason I bought the shampoo and conditioner is because the liters were half off (only $12 each!) at Beauty Brands and I LOVE the way it smells. I used to use Bedhead Superstar shampoo and conditioner and it was scented the exact same. Then they stopped making it. I was so happy to find that Bedhead is basically selling the same exact product only under a different name now, Epic Volume. I can see how the scent isn't for everyone, but I really like it. It smells like strawberry and mint.
As far as if the product actually delivers what it claims to do, I'll give some background on my hair first. I have really difficult hair. It is fine and thin and super limp. The ONLY thing that I can do to make it semi manageable, hold any sort of style, and have the tiniest bit of volume is to load up on lots of volumizing product on my wet hair and then blow it dry. It's very annoying. So I have come to the conclusion that the type/brand of shampoo/conditioner makes absolutely no difference in the way my hair looks. In my experience my hair is the exact same whether I use the $1 Suave stuff or $50 Pureology. So when I look for a shampoo and conditioner I usually go for whatever smells the best, makes my hair feel soft and smooth and less staticy, and is the most economical. As far as my needs and what I am looking for in a shampoo/conditioner, Epic Volume is great. It smells awesome and makes my hair soft. It is also sulfate free! Did it create volume in my hair? No. But then again, no shampoo/conditioner ever has. It might give volume on someone with a more fortunate hair situation. I would recommend this based on the scent alone and the fact that you can get them on sale all the time at Beauty Brands and that is a great deal!
I bought this stuff and was super excited to try it out. I used it this morning and it did absolutely nothing for my hair. I was very disappointed. I will be returning this.
I have the conditioner. While it does deliver on volume, I can't say I care for the scent. As another poster mentioned, it's sickly sweet like strawberry bubble gum. And it's quite tenacious--I can smell it all day. No re-purchase for me.
No good for dry hair. Mine is dry and highlighted. Even though this shampoo is sulphate free my hair felt stripped. I also did not like the scent. The very sweet smell faded to a musky stink.
Would imagine this could work well for fine hair that is not dry or highlighted though, as the volume produced was good.
I just love this shampoo & conditioner. The smell is lovely and sweet and it really does a great job when it comes to volume. A few weeks after I started using it my hairdresser said it felt like I had more hair than before.
The first thing you'll notice about this product is the lovely smell. Not many shampoos & conditioners smell this heavenly. Next thing you'll notice is how thick both the shampoo and conditioner are. That's where the problem begins! A product that's made for fine limp hair shouldn't be this thick. Not to mention, it made me feel greasy by the end of the day and I really felt like it wouldn't wash out all the way. The only way I would recommend this, is if you have thicker/dry hair that needs a boost. Other wise....save yourself some money and buy something else.
This shampoo has a tasty "strawberry sweets" kind of scent that is strong at first, but lightens up pretty quick. It cleans pretty thoroughly, so it's a good idea to use a nice rich conditioner with it. I have fine, long, oily hair that can easily look matted down, but this gives me a pretty nice lift. Not MEGA volume, but decent. I'm on my second bottle, so yea, I like it :)
1/13 update: I think this is drying my hair out. I still like it, but I'm going to use it less often. Maybe once or twice a week.