quick reviews: hair
Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray, Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil*, Pro:voke Touch of Silver Twice A Week Brightening Shampoo, Fudge Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Hairspray*
I've been using and trialling quite few new haircare products recently as I've been playing around with my hair loads. Therefore, I've decided to bring back quick reviews (see more here) so I can group some reviews together to give you some thoughts on them in quick snappy bursts. As I dont have enough to say about each product to give them a full individual post review. I'm gonna condensing it down to the things you need to know about each product, rather than waffle on! (well maybe a little waffling!)
I currently have a love/hate relationship with the Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray. The Oribe (pronounced or-bay, for those like me who cant pronounce anything too fancy) spray is a light clear spray which provides serious volume. I mean next level biiiiiig hair. I cant get over the way it makes my hair look: big, bouncy with tons of volume. My biggest gripe is when it's used incorrectly I can be left with hair to rival my scene kid days or look like an 80's throwback! For example, a few pumps too many it can take your hair from big to downright unmanageable. I often find that if I don't blow dry with a brush it can make my hair look awful. But on the other hand when used correctly and in the right amounts, it's right up their with my hair care holy grails. Pretty temperamental!
I'm indifferent to a lot of hair oils, mainly because they all seem to do the same thing for my hair. While I think they are a vital step in my haircare routine and have tranformed my haircare since adding them to my routines. But I just cant say I've ever been absolutely blown away by the performance of any of them. I've recently been trialling the Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil. It's a lightweight oil which doesn't feel heavy or greasy and feels very silky in the hair. I apply a few pumps to wet hair before blow drying and then an additional pump into the ends and then all over to smooth. I found it to be lighter than your average hair oil, and I do enjoy using it in my hair. But like I said, I think it does a similar job to most reasonably priced hair oils!
Pro:voke Touch of Silver Twice A Week Brightening Shampoo is my go to purple shampoo. It's an essential for a light blonde haired person who wants to eliminate brassy or orange tones in the hair. I've always used this when I've had blonde in my hair. Including when I just had ombre hair. Since going blonde all over I've started using it all over to keep the tone. Often brassiness comes around the roots, so I try and concentrate the product around their to knock out anything too warm with purple. I don't think it's the best purple shampoo, although admittedly I haven't tried many other brands. Pro:voke is quite old fashioned packaging wise, but it is easy to get hold of and very cheap. My biggest niggle is that it doesn't leave my hair as soft as I'd like. I usually find it slightly drying on the hair, so to counteract this I mix it with a more softening and nourishing shampoo then apply. Do let me know if you'd like to see a post on how I maintain my blonde hair.
And finally I've been using the Fudge Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Hairspray. I don't often finish my hair with hairspray as I don't like the crisp-ness and my eyes are very sensitive. I find a lot of hairsprays irritate my eyes and I end up with streaming eyes and perfect hair. Not one of my best looks. None the less, this is actually quite nice hairspray, very lightweight and has a really lovely scent to it. I'm not a big fan of scented products but this one sits quite well with my and my sensitive nostrils! I think the big selling point for this is the scent, it really sold the product to me. It's very fresh and peppy without being too synthetic. The hairspray gives a light to medium hold despite claiming to be a stronghold hairspray, yet it is good for taming frizz, finishing the hair and smoothing.
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