Styling Products -Aveda - Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray
IdrilSilmaure 12/7/2010 6:55:00 AM
I have really fine, thin hair that I usually curl and use this coupled with the Volumizing Tonic to try and get a bigger look - and it works! The hair spray truly does boost my volume. The smell to me is a little bit like herby bubblegum, which I'm not sure I'm keen on but I get loads of compliments on it. It My complaints are that it sprays really badly, usually in a thick straight line rather than misting, so that just leaves clumps of crispiness in my hair if I'm not careful. I have started spraying it on my hands and rubbing it through and this works better (though definitely wash hands afterwards because although the product can be a little sticky in excess). Nevertheless, for living up to volumising expectations (for someone who desperately needs volume) and generally providing a good hold, I would buy this again.
Treatments -Umberto Giannini - Indulgent Beauty Moisture Mask
IdrilSilmaure 12/7/2010 6:40:00 AM
I have very fine hair, straight hair that tends to be dry at the ends and gets flat and lifeless very easily The Umberto Giannini mask made my hair feel gorgeously silky (I think it felt softer than it looked, though it didn't look bad). It's quite heavy, and I leave it in for a long time (an hour or so) for extra nourishment, but as a weekly treatment this works. I also didn't have to wash my hair for 2 days after using it and it still felt lovely (despite the fact my hair is normally horrible the day after washing). So the best aspect of it is the way it manages to make my hair soft without flattening it, in fact giving it a nice thick feeling. On the downside the smell is nice but definitely doesn't linger or 'pamper the senses' as the package suggests (this could be a plus for others, however). I don't know about the long-term effects of keeping my hair in good shape but for balancing between softening and not weighing my hair down, this is definitely a winner.