My hair is pretty manageable in general, but the one thing it does lack is volume. It’s quite thick and has plenty body towards the tips, but my roots always seem to be quite flat and lifeless. I’ve tried a few different volumising products over the years, but there wasn’t really anything that blew me away so I couldn’t wait to try the John Frieda Luxurious Volume range to see if it lived up to its claims.
First up, the Touchably Full Shampoo. The first time I used this I noticed an immediate difference; it left my hair feeling bigger and bouncier whilst still looking natural and ‘everyday’. I’ve been using this as my daily shampoo for the last few weeks and I’m really impressed with it. It doesn’t add mega-volume, but to be honest for daily life I’m not really after huge hair – I just want something to add a bit more life to my hair. It has a nice, sweet shampoo-y scent but it’s not too overpowering and although it leaves the hair smelling fresh and clean, the scent itself doesn’t really linger in the hair after washing. I tend to wash my hair every day when I’m leaving the house, but on days where I’ve just been at home so haven’t bothered washing it, I have noticed that the extra volume and thickness does seem to last well and is still noticeable on second-day-hair. At around the £5-6 mark, I think it’s a great price as well. It’s definitely still within the affordable ‘drugstore’ price bracket, but has a much more upmarket, salon kind of feel than the likes of Herbal Essences.
Next is the Touchably Full Conditioner. I must admit, 99% of the time I either forget or am too lazy to use conditioner, but I have used this about 3 or 4 times now. It definitely leaves my hair feeling smooth and soft, but I’m not sure it really adds much in the way of volume. I think it works well alongside the shampoo, but I wouldn’t say the conditioner was particularly volumising on its own. Although, the range is specially formulated for fine hair (which I don’t have), so if that’s your hair type you might see a much more obvious volumising effect than I did. I think this is probably the weakest product of the range that I’ve tried so far – not because it’s a bad product, more just because I don’t really think conditioners of any kind make much difference to my hair. I think I will keep using this once a fortnight or so though, as it does leave my hair soft and easy to manage.
I’ve also been trying out the Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion which I’m really impressed with, especially when used along with the shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo on its own gives a nice bit of extra lift for everyday, but if I’m going on a night out then this blow dry lotion really adds lots of extra volume to the roots. I spray this on damp hair, concentrating on the roots and roughly sectioning off my hair to make sure I get the top and underneath spritzed. Then I just blow dry as normal, and my hair instantly looks bigger and more volumised. I’ve tried a few volumisinng sprays before but I didn’t really think they did anything at all, but I’ve noticed a big difference on days when I’ve used this. I wasn’t expecting to see good results from this, so I’m pleasantly surprised that it actually works!
And finally, we’ve got the Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo. I don’t often use dry shampoo as I prefer to wash my hair most days, but this has come in really handy on days where I’ve washed my hair first thing in the morning and then want to give it an extra boost in the evening before I head for a night out. It has a similar fresh scent to the shampoo and conditioner, and is really easy to spray in to the roots for a bit of extra volume. It comes out virtually clear so you don’t have to worry about spending ages working it in to get rid of any white powdery residue. Even if my hair is still more or less clean, I think this is a really useful product for adding some extra volume to hair that’s already been washed and blow dried.
Overall, I’m really impressed with the Luxurious Volume range and I’ll definitely be replenishing these supplies once they run out. I’d never tried any John Frieda products before, but I really like this range and I think it’s well priced for an everyday sort of range. The shampoo, especially, has become a new staple in my morning routine!
Have you tried any John Frieda Luxurious Volume products before?