I got a deluxe sample of this to try out in a beauty bag. My first impression was WOW! This really works great on my fine, limp hair. But as I continued to use it -- the wow factor wore off. I tried other products that actually worked and were successful while this left my hair feeling like I just put mousse at the roots. I do still use it, since I want to finish it off, and it gives me a very subtle something in my hair, but nothing like other products I've tried since then. So, maybe this would work better for thicker hair, but for my fine hair? Didn't do a whole lot.
Root Boosters are the flops of the sytling world. Most are failures so I wasn't expecting great results with this one either. To my surprise, this one is actually pretty good. I have thick hair but it hangs heavy. Mushroom head ----> Flat at the roots but bells out at the ends. I get subtle volume with this product. I get enough to balance out my hair. After using this, my roots and ends are equally full. On dry hair, I pull up sections of hair with my hand and blast each section at the roots with Catwalk Root Boost. I hold it for a second and hit it with the blow dryer. After using this product, my hair turns out like I just stepped out of the salon. Also, I absolutely love that this doesn't leave your hair sticky! My hair still feels soft and I can still run my fingers through it. Even on windy days, I can come inside and fluff up my hair with my fingers and it falls back into place perfectly. Another reason why I like this product is because it smells good! It has a mildly sweet scent to it. The only con with this product is the packaging. The product comes out of a very thin pin like nozzle. It will back up and not work from time to time. I have to play around with it to get it to work again.
I have to say that I really love this product. My hair is fine but I have A LOT. Surprisingly, this root booster is one of the few products I've tried that actually creates tons of volume in my hair. The biggest downside to this is that it does leave a sticky type feel in my hair but it's worth it for all the volume! I would definitely repurchase. Price wasn't really an issue because I got this at ulta on promotion.
I have waist length hair that is more limp than cooked spaghetti. I have used root boost for years and love it. It really adds body for me. It's never been tacky or sticky or unbrushable. I'm on my 5th or 6th can. I don't have reason to do my hair often, but when I do, I always use this on the roots (then blow dry upside down). I find using root boost and aveda phomollient together is a perfect combo to give my massive body and thickness. I must add, however, that after I blow dry and flat iron, I rub a tad of cornstarch on the roots for extra thickness. I've been doing this for like 20 years and my hair stays looking awesome for close to 5 days. I am experimenting with some new products I found at TJMaxx on sale recently just for fun. But I know ill come back to my root boost/aveda/corn starch combo. And FYI- Walmart has the RB super cheap, about $12.
Amazing. Expensive to me, because I don't spend much on my hair. I am more of a drugstore hair product type of girl. However, I wanted my cowlick and fly-always in the front to blend in with the rest of my hair, and I wanted volume, without stickiness or residue. I saw this and thought, well this is just mousse. No. No. No. I don't know really how it works, but it is freaking amazing. I spray this directly on my roots, like the directions say to do, and blow dry. My hair is volumized, not sticky, it is soft, and holds the volume. It works, unlike every other root boosting stuff I have tried. Bottom line- it is worth it, because it actually does exactly what it claims to do. It is the one pricey hair product I don't want to be without, now that I see how much better my hair looks after I use it. Fine-haired people will understand!
I had been using bigsexyhair root pump plus but was getting fed up with the sticky texture it left on my roots. my hairstylist suggested tigi root boost so i decided to give it a try. i was skeptical at the super light airy texture of this product, but i am actually pretty impressed. i apply a liberal amount to the roots of my fine, limp hair and blow dry upside-down. with this product i feel like i get the volume without the sticky feeling in my hair.
This is just meh. I'm never impressed with products that say they'll add volume and this product is no different. I don't feel it did anything at all really, except maybe make my roots look a little dirty. My hair was pretty much stuck to my head, the opposite of what I want so I won't be repurchasing or even using the rest of this.
I have tried a million root boosters out there, and this one is as good as any other one has been. However, I still have mixed feelings. I feel like there should be a root lifter out there that can give me impressive volume and body for at least a whole day - now, I might be asking for a lot, but this is what I am on the search for.
A 10 being VS model hair volume, and 1 being flat hair - this product gives me a 6 to begin with, and at the end of the day I come home to a 3. Unfortunately, this is the best I have gotten with other products too (Matrix root boost was similar, and others were worse). Still worth it, but may keep looking for something better.
I bought this to give my fine, limp hair volume, that it also provides much-needed texture is a bonus. I spray this onto the roots all along the crown of my hair and down my center part. Even if I don't blow dry my hair (letting it be its wavy self), Root Boost will keep it volumized all day. If I blow dry it straight, I'll comb the product from the crown throughout the rest of my hair, and after blow drying and flat ironing it will stay straight and perfect all day, with just the right amount of volume and texture. It's worth noting that Root Boost is one of the few aerosol sprays I've come across that does not contain alcohol, which is soooo very bad for your hair.
Good for messy, volumized looks. Gives a good boost of volume, but can fall flat fairly quickly for heavier hair. Also, the spray nozzle is a bit funky, if you spray in directly into your roots, you will almost undoubtedly use too much and end up sticky. As it is best for fine hair, I will not repurchase.