This new shampoo is amazing! I'm still waiting for the conditioner to arrive since I had to order this line separately online. The shampoo arrived yesterday & I tried it today. I shampooed as normal (lathered twice since my hair was very dirty), I let it sit in my hair a few min (just in case, since there were no usage directions in English on the bottle), & decided not to follow up with any conditioner after rinsing (wanted to get a clear perspective of the shampoo's performance). I mostly air-dried my hair but also finished it off with a quick blast of blowdryer heat since I needed to leave the house & it's cold outside. This shampoo single-handedly left my hair so FULL of volume unlike any shampoo I ever tried AND SO SOFT to the touch, not dry or brittle. Surprising! The fluffiness lasted all day long while I was outside running errands till nighttime & my hair never fell flat (personally I call that a miracle, no hairspray or anything). My mom has thinned hair & I informed her to try this new shampoo the next time she showers. My hair is a long bob (bottom of neck), partially highlighted (grown out from 1 yr ago), partially natural (virgin hair).
The volume did make my air-dried (non-styled) hair frizzy, but I always frizz up easily - my hair has a temperamental wave pattern to it, curling nicely only when all the necessary conditions are perfect, which is rare. Today was the 1st day in months that I happily wore my hair loose, regardless of the frizz. Pulling my hair back into my usual daily ponytail, my hair feels noticeably thicker. I'm loving this stuff & will continue to use it. I dont care that it's expensive for a shampoo (I paid $23 for only 8.45 oz, which comes out to $2.72 per ounce, yikes!), I've paid comparable money on other products before (Pureology Nanoworks, Carol's Daughter Monoi) & this 1 blows them out of the water. As long as it doesn't damage or dry out my hair in the long run, I'll keep repurchasing it. I will try to find a better price deal next time, however.
ONE WK LATER -
The next time I used this shampoo a wk later (yep my hair lasted that long), I got better results - softer hair, still tons of airy volume without blowdrying my hair, & the frizz was significantly reduced so that it was able to curl up gently into nice soft waves. That would also be due to using a regular hair conditioner after shampooing this time (it was TreSemme Naturals Radiant Volume), but I never used to get such volume & softness when I used it w/any other shampoo. I'm STILL waiting for the Volumetry conditioner to arrive by mail & I hope it does soon. I'm looking forward to trying it out.
AFTER 2 WKS -
Just want to mention some concern - up until I started using Volumetry I was using Carol's Daughter Monoi sulfate-free shampoo (but not the matching conditioner) which somehow wonderfully manages to substantially reduce, minimize & prevent excess hair shedding in the shower, on my pillow & generally whenever I comb my hair....how a shampoo manages to do that is beyond me, that kind of claim is usually some type of gimic, but in this case it really does do it! Since I stopped using Carol's Daughter so I could use Volumetry, I quickly noticed a tremendous amount of shedding going on w/my hair on what seems like a non-stop basis....it's a bit disconcerting, though this occurrence is not unfamiliar to me. My hair's gone back to shedding at least 2 big wads in the shower instead of just a few strands & I'm constantly picking off stray hairs from my clothing & bedsheets. I'll continue to see what happens, but I'm hoping it's just that my hair's gone back to its regular excessive shedding since I stopped Carol's Daughter, or otherwise perhaps just the usual seasonal accelerated shedding I tend to experience every Fall which generally starts around Sept & not so coincidentally late in Nov, instead of it being newly caused by the Volumetry. As I'm building up the cumulative volumize effects over the next couple more shampoos, I'll then begin alternating btwn Volumetry & Caro's Daughter to hopefully strike a balance in both maintaining volume AND minimizing this hateful shedding - I don't want to go thin again! Will update in the future, but I'm going to wait a month - by then any natural seasonal shedding will have subsided, so I'll be able to really know what the original culprit was in this case. In the meantime, I am ecstatic about the cumulative volume! Each time I shampoo (3rd time the other day) it gets better & better (besides the shedding)...& unfortunately the matching conditioner (being shipped from UK) stillllll hasn't arrived, apparently anticipating delivery sometime in mid-Dec (*sigh*).
I have fine hair and have tried just about EVERY hair product that promises VOLUME and have been disappointed over and over and over ... until now!
The new L'Oreal Volumetry line DELIVERS!!!
Instead of creating volume by coating the hair shaft, the magic volume ingredient goes into the hair shaft. Volumizing products I have used in the past either left my hair brittle and dry or did nothing at all.
I am using the shampoo, conditioner, root lift and the refresh products and have bouncy shiny FULL of VOLUME hair and I am SOOOOO happy! The products continue to add volume into the hair shaft each time you use them and when the strands are fully plumped, no more is added to the hair.
The Volumetry products are a little pricey, but they DO WORK!!!
Lovin' my hair ... FINALLY!
The best thing about my hair is that it's naturally shiny. It's also fine, heavy, and flat. And I hate the feel of product gunking it up and weighing it down, usually making it even flatter. My stylist told me that she had tried and liked this L'Oreal product, so I gave it a try despite the cost (around $30 for 16.9 fl. oz.). It's also difficult to find (sells through salons listed on lorealprofessionel.com, and sometimes on amazon.com). I only bought the shampoo so far, but I'm loving it. It gives my hair just enough extra body to look and feel fuller, and there's no product residue or sodium laurel sulfate. I plan to try the conditioner and maybe the root lift spray as well. It doesn't lather very well, so instead of using more of it, I first do a quick and tiny wash with a tiny bit of cheap laurel sulfate-free shampoo (I love Suave). I get much more lather doing a second wash with a small amount of the L'Oreal shampoo, which comes in a convenient pump bottle. So far it's a keeper. And it makes my hair look incredibly rich and healthy.