Living Proof • Full Thickening Cream • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this off of QVC because they really made it look effective on the on-air presentation. It did not work for me though. I have long, fine, and limp hair down to my mid-back. I have tried using this every which way but every time my hair just came out annoyingly rough. I can usually run my fingers through my hair but not when this product is in. I saw no thickening effect...though my hair did become frizzier looking. Maybe this stuff works on short hair, but if you have long hair, I don't reccommend it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Awesome styling product for oily hair. Gives hold and volume without weighing hair down. Makes my layered hair look thicker.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I use this when my hair is damp but not soaking. I do not use conditioner in the shower and use a non-residue shampoo only. I apply 2 small pea-sized dots on 2 separate fingers, and massage them in the palms of my hands. Then I poof it into my hair from bottom to just before roots. I then let it air dry because I don't really like using a blow drier. My hair is more full after it dries. It is not a detangler, though, or a hair smoother. This product makes me happier with my hair than any other on the market right now, but my hair is not perfect after application.
UPDATE: I just tried my "technique" with another product (Sexy Root Plump Plus). I find that I get more volume with the Sexy, so I will adjust my review accordingly. There is some volume after LP, but not as much as with Sexy.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have very thick hair, but it is fine in texture. My hair is short and color treated. Since I have been using Living Proof Full Thickening Cream (and now the accompanying shampoo and conditioner ) , I have noticed a MARKED difference in not only the fullness of my hair, but the ease of styling and the longevity of the style. I can get away with washing my hair three times a week instead of every day or every other day.
Now, my technique may not work for you, but this is how I use the products. I wash my hair with the full thickening shampoo. I follow with a TINY bit of the full thickening conditioner. I towel dry my hair and then apply about a nickel size dollup of the full thickening cream to my hair. I let my hair air dry for about ten minutes or so, then I turn my head upside down and blow dry it. ( I find if I store the bottle of full thickening cream upside down in my "traincase" of frequently used products, it dispenses more easily and I get better control with amount of product used.
I find that I have to use far less finishing spray and depending upon how I've slept, my hair will either have to be rewet and restyled with the blowdyer in the morning, or just touched up with a bit of Dove extra hold hairspray.
I am very satisfied with this product, and since I have short hair, I consider it to be cost effective since a bottle lasts me a long time. I have never used anything that gave my hair more body and as long as they keep making this stuff, I'll keep using it.
Plus, it gives me great pleasure to support an AMERICAN company and a product that was developed by American scientists at MIT.
This is one of the few "splurges" that I will regularly indulge in in my haircare and makeup arsenal.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This actually works! I have straight, slightly below shoulder-length hair that is both fine and thin. I have always been weary of thickening products, since while they may thicken a little bit, you sacrifice the texture,feel, and look of your transformed hair. I found this especially true with Aveda's Pure Abundance powder (ugh!) Not so with this product. It thickens nicely, doesn't leave a dull appearance, and doesn't leave my hair a tangled, unbrushable mess. I use this on slightly damp hair, applying a small amount first at the roots and then spreading it out to the ends. I then leave it to air dry and it looks great. I haven't used it with a blow dryer, but I would expect the effects would be even better. The only drawback is its scent. It smells very similar to BBW White tea and ginger, maybe a bit more perfumey. Way too strong IMO.
If you're on the fence and don't wanna risk spending a lot of $ in case it doesn't work, just go to Sephora and get a sample. They'll hook you up!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have fine hair that's just past my shoulders so I thought this would be a perfect product for me. Luckily, I received a generous sample from Sephora so I was able to try it a few times. I experimented with the amount I used, but never liked the results. It made my hair a little thicker, but coarser as well. I felt like I needed to use a straightener to get back some shine. My hair also felt like cotton candy, dry and sticky.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I have long, fine limp hair most of the time so I'm glad I was able to get a sample of this from a Sephora order. The scent is very strong, it lasted the entire day - almost too strong, not unpleasant but too strong a smell. It didn't help give my hair extra volume at all. So it didn't do what it claimed to do for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This stuff is the real deal for me. It gives my hair fullness without sacrificing touchability or shine and it smells wonderful. I have collarbone-length fine hair and I like this product best when my hair has been air dried. It coaxes the waves out and makes me look like I have naturally full, tousled hair.
$24 for a 3.7 ounce bottle at Sephora.com.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This stuff worked for me, but I don't use it anymore because I found something better-- and CHEAPER (Pssssstttttt.....LaCoupe Volume hair plumper thickening cream, $5.99 for 5 fl. oz at Harmon Discount Drugs). I have fine, short, pixie-cut hair (just like the reviewer before me), and I would use about a pearl-sized amount, rub it thru my hair, let it set a bit, then add a little gel and blowdry. I initially tried mixing this in with my gel, but that didn't go over too well for some reason. I found it was better to put this in first, then wait, then add hair gel. Anyway, I got some volume from this Full Thickening Cream, but not as much as I expected from a product carrying this high a price tag. I also noticed my hair felt a bit tacky-- or dirty-- when I used this stuff. To me, this is just an average hair thickening cream with an outrageous price tag that I know I will never repurchase.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Whoa, can you say mixed reviews?? This product works for me. I have baby fine, pixie-cut, thin hair, so not only have I tried a million things, I'm also picky. This smells sooooo gooood -very fresh, not perfume-y. I put just a dime size into my palms and rub into my hair, then heat dry. I then have a headful of thick hair that I can actually work with and style. A bit on the expensive side, but I haven't found anything that works this good, the closest thing is Marc Anthony Thickening, but it doesn't smell as nice as this. I guess I'll alternate between the two.