Friday, 22 May 2015

In Need of a Lift: High Street Hair Volumising Review

I have quite thick hair and didn't realise the heaviness of it was weighing it down and I had no volume, so decided to pick up a few things from Superdrug to help give my hair some bounce.

Samy Fat Hair Amplifying Root Lifter | £5.99 | Link |

This claims to add instantly build body and after using it for a few weeks, it does. It's to be used on damp hair and I part my hair into various sections and spray it directly onto my roots just before blow-drying. I like this product and would definitely purchase it again.

Schwarzkopf Got2be 2Sexy Hairspray | £4.05 | Link |

A volumising hairspray with a gorgeous scent, I really, really like the smell of this hairspray but it's nothing special. 'Big volume' - no, no, it does add some volume to your hair, for about ten minutes and then it's flat and feels non-existent in the hair. Even after I backcombed and sprayed it, it seemed to fall out. Will not be using this again. Stay away if you want to keep your hairstyle for longer than minutes.

Schwarzkopf Go2be Rise 'n Shine Hairspray | £4.05 | Link |

I bought this as an impulse buy because who doesn't want a volumising hairspray that also adds shine? I didn't need it, my hair is already shiny but what the hell, I got it anyway. The hold is the same as the 2Sexy, I don't rate it at all. I'm really not a fan, will not be repurchasing.

Schwarzkopf Got2be 2Sexy Mousse | £4.05 | Link |

I like the idea of this product, the spray nozzle is good as you can direct the product right at your roots...don't do what I did and spray it from a distance because it gets everywhere! The scent of this is nice too but it's very sticky, after I touch my wet hair, my hands feel disgusting, when my hair is dry bits of it are stuck together and seem matted and although it seems to add a bit of volume, it's not worth it. Save your money.

Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo | £4.69 | Link |

This shampoo is made with Australian Hop extracts and it smells divine. After my hair has been washed the scent hits me every so often and it's lovely. I feel like it thoroughly cleans my hair and adds volume but it leaves my hair a strange texture when I wash it off, I can't really explain it. If I didn't use a conditioner, I don't think I'd like it as much. I'll probably repurchase just for the scent.

Aussie Aussome Volume Conditioner | £4.69 | Link |

I really like this conditioner, it leaves my hair smooth and silky, a little goes a long way and again, it smells wonderful. I'll buy this again.

I feel like the combination of the Aussie Shampoo and Conditioner with the Samy Fat Hair spray is a good combination for adding volume. If you have any high street/drugstore recommendations I'd love to hear them. I'm trying to find cheaper alternatives to the Sexy Hair range.

Sarah x


  1. I use those Aussie products too as I have quite thin hair so need a bit of volume.
    I totally agree, I LOVE the scent.
    Saw the fat Hair products in Boots yesterday so may try them soon, now I know they're not total poop :p Thanks for the heads up.
    Gillian xx EyelinerFlicks

    1. Thanks for reading Gillian :) Ahhh, doesn't it smell fab? I can't get enough. I love the Fat Hair root lifter, I got the leave-in conditioner too and that's beautiful. Definitely recommend them x

  2. love your blog :)
    have a great weekend!

  3. Ooh I need to try the Fat hair root lifter. I tend to use dry shampoo for my volume and love the VO5 volume one. Its so good

    Beth x
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