This volume boost really disappointed me. Basically, the idea is to lift a section of hair and comb this product underneath. After clipping it with a barrette, it should provide the illusion of taller hair. Included are instructions for two more looks, but they're just simple variations placed higher/lower on the head. Unfortunately, the end result doesn't look like what's portrayed on the packaging at all. It just looks really obvious when it's in my hair. It isn't that the comb itself peeks through, but that the bump given is too angular to look genuine. I would not repurchase this.
Oh boy. Where do I start with this? I have to explain myself with the number of lipsticks I gave this styling tool.
First of all, I like the volume bump in hair. Not at Snookie level, but just enough to give a nice line to the hair...kind of Adele-ish. Especially when I put the hair back. It looks nice. However, I don't want to keep teasing and backcombing. ...so I'll start my review with this:
My hair. It is thick. Due to Menopause, however, I've lost a bit on top. I've learned to disguise the thinning, thanks to Toppik and clever styling. I was totally intrigued by the Bumpits but they, for me, were absolute garbage. I wanted something along that genre, but something simple.
While in Walmart (my favorite drug-store beauty place), I saw this "Simple Styles Volume Boos Comb" by Goody. Goody has always been pretty much a hit or miss for me, so I figured what the heck--I'll try it--it could be a hit.
There were instructions on the packaging that looked pretty fool-proof, and I did purchase the darker color because of my dark hair.
Now..if you can get the visual, I have a bob that is growing out. Bangs that start at the crown and are long enough to brush to the side. The front of my bob is slightly longer than the back--but the front looks better because the layers in the back are growing out--definitely an in-between stage. I like a little bit of volume on top, right behind where the bangs start at the crown. I combed the section of hair that I wanted volume in forward. I placed the comb, teeth facing in, then out as directed. Lastly, I combed my hair back over the volume boost come. Meh.
Yes. Meh. There was not a lot of volume, but it looked ok. I took a mirror to look at the back of my hair and the comb did not show through. It could be due to the thickness of the hair I DO have. At this point, I started to get dressed and just putzed around. About 15 minutes later, the comb started to "move" and slide back. It was loose and I just took it out.
However.......my hair stayed volumized without the use of teasing.
Why did I give this three lipsticks? I gave it three because I feel that for others it may work. Also, the concept is very good--theoretically, it should have worked but this product just needs to be tweeked.
The price--I have given it four lipsticks because I think it is expensive for the comb--I paid almost 6 bucks--but it wasn't over-the-top expensive.
The packaging was great because the instructions were included and the instructions were good.
Would I buy this again? Actually, if improved upon, I would. I would also purchase another one because two may actually do a better job than one. I have to see.
Anyway, this could work for you. I think if I had all my pre-menopausal hair back it may have worked better.
Great concept that needs tweaking!