24 Jun 2013

Injecting volume into flat hair with Bumble and bumble thickening hairspray and hairdresser's invisible oil


Recently I got the opportunity to discuss my hairstyling woes with some bumble and bumble experts, so naturally I kicked off with a whinge about my hair being pretty flat and lifeless.  I've got naturally straight hair that's quite heavy, so it lies flat and straight, and it can be a bit fluffy and frizzy if left to its own devices.  I was recommended to try Bumble's thickening hairspray to help me add some ommph when I'm blowdrying, and hairdresser's invisible oil to keep things smooth and sleek.  


I tweeted one of Bumble's expert stylists - @mark_coates_ - for some tips, and then set about having a play with the products.  To get a volumised and bouncy look to my otherwise completely flat hair, I've been starting off by spraying the *thickening hairspray onto damp hair at the roots and also a bit through the lengths.  I section off the top layer of my hair and dry the underneath, adding a few drops of *Hairdresser's invisible oil by warming it in my palms running through the lengths - it's powerful stuff so I literally need just a few drops for all of my hair.  It adds sleekness without weighing the hair down or adding any greasiness.   

Next I get to work on the top layers with a round brush, directing the hair up and away from my head to get lift at the roots.  I also concentrate on giving shape at the front of my hair to my grown-out fringe.  

Once I've finished drying and styling I go back in with a bit more thickening hairspray for a bit of scrunching with my hands to add even more lift and bounce around the front and crown.  This gives quite a lot of volume and texture, but can also make my hair look a little too mussed up for my liking, so that's when I add a teeny bit more hairresser's oil.  Just one pump is plenty to go over lightly with my fingers on any bits of hair that are too fly-away or wild - I don't go near the roots or the front as I don't want to counterract any of the volume I've created.  



So what do you think?  It might not look all that bouncy to you at all, but trust me, this is a lot of volume for my hair!  I particularly like the thickening hairspray and I think it works really well on my hair type.  It's completely different from most hairsprays which would just add hold with a side of sticky stiffness.  I've also got a mini bottle, which is great for taking with me in my handbag for touch-ups if I want to do a bit more scrunching to recharge the poofiness.


Do you have naturally bouncy locks or do you have to work at adding ommph to your hair too?

6 comments:

  1. Your hair looks amazing! xx

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  2. I love these products and your hair looks gorgeous, I'm also about to read your Moroccan oil post, I have this product but I've never really known exactly how to use it.
    Anyways, GREAT blog!
    I just found it on bloglovin and I can't stop reading it :)
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    xx,
    Francesca

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  3. I've been umming and ahhing about whether to get the thickening shampoo and conditioner from Bumble and Bumble for a while - and I've just this second noticed you've done a post on it which I will read after this.

    But the thickening hair spray makes your hair look so volumey and glossy maybe that's a better idea, along with something from the Surf Range.

    In conclusion, thanks for the post, it's been a great help!

    Sherry x

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    1. Personally I notice more results with the hairspray than the shampoo. Surf spray could be good for you too - I don't think I get the full effect because my hair's naturally so straight, it's probably more effective if you have at least a little natural wave.

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