Living Proof • Full Thickening Cream • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Let me start out by saying both of my sons, 18 & 26, told me my hair looked nice, did I have something done?! Need I say more!
I saw this at Sephora and decided to try the travel size bottle for $14, you only need a small amount so even this 1.8 oz bottle should last a while. I have very fine, straight hair and the length is about 3" below my earlobe, i have never found anything that has worked this well on my hair. Full has given it body that has lasted all day long, I actually can't believe it.I usually don't review quite so quick this just amazed me. I will continue to use this and update if anything changes. If you have fine hair I would recommend trying this, purchase it at a place with a good return policy. (don't think you will need to return it) I will repurchase. Also, I use a round brush when drying my hair.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I Love This Stuff! I have very oily chin-length hair and I use it with Redken Weightlifter or Big Sexy Hair Volumizing gel. I just apply about a dime size amount and blow dry. I usually put in a few velcro rollers after I'm mostly dry to give volume. My hair comes out incredibly soft and full without any stiffness or stickiness, and it lasts all day. I'd give it a 5 if I didn't have to use a root lifter with it.
I've already bought my second bottle. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like this product, but it does have its ups and downs. I first used a root lifter then added about a nickel sized amount to my past the shoulder hair, I had thickness and volume, but was kind of stiff. It was great for curling because the curls held great. I am have thin dry hair from medications so I try not to wash my hair until every 2 or 3 days if I can. My hair feels dry the and stingy the next day like you have piled on a mound of hairspray the day before, so your going to have to wash it out. It's great for going out, but I would not use it every day if you have moisture problems.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this product, but it requires some work. First, let me say that I have very fine, thin, straight hair that hits just below my collar bone. I've had this product for a week and I've experimented with different styling techniques and product combinations.
I get the best results when I apply a root lifter first and use a nickel-size drop of Full from half an inch away from my roots all the way down to the ends. The key is to blow dry with a round brush while my hair is still wet. I finish with hairspray or use a styling paste to control fly-aways.
When I follow that routine, my hair looks and feels thicker than ever and the effect lasts all day. It doesn't get stringy like it always does without Full. My hair feels soft; it's not greasy and I haven't noticed an unpleasant smell.
One drawbacks of this product is that it doesn't work well with my detangler/heat protectant. It also fails to deliver great results when I air dry. The best part is that I can wear my hair half up/half down without my scalp showing through. I also believe I can grow out my hair a few more inches and have it look lush and sexy, rather than stringy and unkempt.
I suggest that anyone interested in this product buy from a store with a good return policy and spend a few days playing with it before making a final decision.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Revised 05-24-11: When I originally purchased this product last winter (2010), I really liked it. But it was winter time and my hair was really dry. Fast forward to summer, when my hair is more normal to somewhat oily. When I use the product then, I could not get the volume to last more than a hour or so. And forget about it if it is humid. I was only using a pea size amount, and it still got a greasy filmy look. I tried again over this winter, and the magic was gone. No matter what technique I used, I could not get any lasting volume. By the time I come home from work, my hair looks flat and dirty. While the idea is great, this product no longer works as a thickening creme for me
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Green
I was so excited when my local Sephora started carrying it. I bought the smaller size (which was $14) and couldn't wait to try it out. The sales associate at Sephora told me to use about the size of a nickel and put it halfway down my hair. She also said if you use a volumizing product at the roots to do so first. The next day I washed my hair and used the cream. My hair felt really dry, greasy, and my hair was limp!! My hair felt like it had not been washed in days!
If you are still interested in trying it just proceed with caution!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
First off, this smells like a blend of grapefruit and mothballs. I loathe the odor of moth balls, so right off the bat I was annoyed with the product. I've tried it twice. The first time, I had a professional stylist use it on me. She round brushed my hair and it didn't really look any fuller than when she normally does it. Then I used it myself with a blowdryer and a paddle brush...my hair looked absolutely frizzy and fried (despite having used the Living proof no frizz conditioner). I have baby fine hair and not very much of it, so I'll continue the search for a good root volumizer.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
My hair is fine, plentiful, just past shoulder length, layered, virtually untreated (highlighted 7 months ago), with a slight natural wave, and tends to fall flat.
I wanted to love this -- if it performed as claimed, it could supplant many other hair products and would be easy to take on trips. I missed the beauty insider free sample at Sephora, so took the bait and bought it.
I went online, watched the instructional videos, and used this for roughly a week. It instructs that, if you wish to have volume at the roots, you need to apply that product first. I tried this both with and without a root lifter. My hair initially felt thicker - but perhaps my interest in body is different than the manufacturer intended: what I'm looking for is volume (but not "big" hair), cooperativeness (if that's a word), and staying power. They say that your hair will gain volume as you play with it. I tried it with less product; I tried it with more.
The result was reliable and consistent: hair that looked good for about the first half hour. Though it was soft and touchable, who wants to play with their hair all day so that it will look full for five minutes? Any curl in my hair or, if I curled it, fell out entirely. It failed on all three elements. And this during winter, a season not troubled by the hazy, hot, humid hair-challenging tri-fecta that is summer in DC. I'll be returning this to Sephora (a first for me); am only glad I bought the travel size. I'm trying hercut next.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Love this product. I have gray hair and it is thin at the hairline (God Bless genetics and aging!). I do not like a lot of products in my hair in general. As a result, my hair gets flat pretty quickly. I bought this from QVC for $19.50 for 3+ ounces. You need only a small amount for styling. I let my hair air dry for a bit (it is short) and then I work some in. I then use a brush-style hair dryer/curler to bend and shape my hair. I get nice volume that holds well. A winner for me. It is fragranced, but that goes away with time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was intrigued when I read about this in Elle magazine. I have very fine, very straight natural blonde hair which lays flat minutes after being styled no matter what I style it with. Most thickening or volumizing products leave stiff sticky residue on my hair. This product actually does what it claims to do. If you use the proper amount for your hair (for me with almost shoulder length hair, the amount the size of a nickel is right) it truly does add fullness to your hair without any stiffness or stickiness. Even better, the fullness lasts for 2-3 days! It seems the more you play with your hair, the more fullness you can build in. I have not found that it effects my hairs ability to hold a curl. It seems to wash out easily without any buildup. The scent is initially a bit strong but it fades quickly and doesn't bother me in the least. While it is expensive, it really does work, you get a decent amount of product and the overall value is fantastic. I bought mine directly from Living Proof, no charge for shipping or tax. Sephora should start carrying it in stores sometime this month.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Living Proof Full Thickening Cream uses a new technology invented by MIT scientists to bring volume to hair. I was amazed at first use...my hair seemed to float, yet styled effortlessly. It looked like my stylist had finshed it! And it gleamed!
Sephora will be offering samples soon. Its available on the Living Proof site, where a video explains the new technology. Or QVC has it...they sold 70,000 in one week!