It is not only our skins that get affected by the changing weather but the whole body. Of course, hair is one of them. You can’t have the same routine for all around the year. When the needs change, then the routine should change too. Adding volume and shine to hair are two things most of us want to achieve, but it is not as easy as it might sound. Good hair care routine can make a big difference.
If you have thin and lifeless hair then you probably know the struggle of trying to live with flat hair. Most of the products probably weigh down the hair. Also in addition, if you also have oily hair on top of that, then everything gets even harder.
Adding volume and shine to hair might not be that easy. Or let’s put it that way, adding the glossy shine to hair is a lot easier than trying to get some volume. Do we need miracles to achieve all these? Not really, with a few steps and products, it is not hard to achieve what you wish for. One thing I believe is, less is more… especially if you have really fine hair. You can add volume and shine to hair with using a few products.
Hair Care Routine – Add Volume and Shine to Hair
I think pre-shampoo treatments and hair masks are better than after shampoo treatments. At least you won’t have so many residues left once you wash it off properly. Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is relatively new to me. I’ve been using it over a month now, once a week, and I could say I achieve the visible result. I can’t say if it is only that product or the fact that I’m using it with other volume products. If you’re looking for a pre-shampoo treatment which would give volume and shine then you should check this out.
I tried quite a few volume shampoos before and the result was disappointing, that’s why I stick to my shampoos for oily hair. False promises and the good advertisement always seem to work, I wish the results were as good as they claim. I was sent John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume range around 2 months ago and I replaced my current shampoo with John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume shampoo*. Whenever I change hair care products, it takes a few washes for my hair to get used to it. Is it like that for you as well? After a week, I was able to see good result. When I use all three products from this range, I love the result. I don’t think I used any volume range that gives that much volume to my fine hair.It has a thick consistency and lovely smell. John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume Shampoo is £5.99 for 250 ml.
I don’t like heavy conditioners. Even though they might give the best protection and result, they are not suitable for my hair. That’s one of my criteria when I pick conditioners. John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume Conditioner* doesn’t have really thick consistency and it leaves my hair so soft and shiny. Even the days I skip in-shower treatment, it doesn’t weigh down the hair. John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume Conditioner is £5.99 for 250 ml.
I can’t remember when was the last time I used in-shower treatment before John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day In-Shower Treatment*. As I said earlier, I prefer the pre-shower treatments. This in-shower treatment changed my mind. It is described as “Semi-permanent treatment with volume boosting polymers. Penetrates hair to thicken individual fibres. Increases the texture and fullness of strands to create wash-resistant volume – the perfect platform to build full, touchable styles.” You apply it from root to tip, all over the hair, after washing and conditioning the hair. Leave it for 3-5 minutes and then wash it off. You see the result after blow drying the hair. One of the things I didn’t like at first was after the first treatment, my hair felt stiff and it took me a while to get used to the feeling. My hair was bouncy! Once I styled it with products then it wasn’t that noticeable. Results should last for 2-3 washes. Of course, the volume won’t be as much as the first treatment day but it is still visible. It is one of the products that I’d recommend! John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day In-Shower Treatment is £9.99 for 100 ml.
Blowdrying? Can it make a difference? Well, indeed it can make a big difference. If you are not sure about it then, try this little experiment. Wash your hair and let it dry naturally, then the next time after washing the hair, blow dry upside down. When you use the right hair care products, you will see a big difference in the volume. For a little bit extra kick, you could use mousse for long lasting result.
When you think about shine and gloss, what does come to your mind? Is it hair oil? Hair oils can make a big difference and give you that sleek glossy hair. So far so good, but the hard thing is finding the right hair oil that wouldn’t weigh down the hair when it protects and give shine to the hair. Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil is one of the hair oils you could rely on. It is for coloured hair but it still works perfectly on my uncoloured hair. Most of the time I use it after styling hair to add shine to my hair. It is not heavy and it doesn’t affect the volume of my hair. Another product you could use to add shine is Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Purpose Dry Oil. You could use it all over and you will have the softest and shiniest skin and hair.
This is my latest hair care routine to add volume and shine to hair. I could say that my hair looks shiny and has more volume than I expected. Next range I want to try for the volume is L’Oreal Paris Elvive Fibrology Air. It is cheaper and gets so many raved reviews, have you tried anything from this range?
How’s your hair care routine? Is there any hair care product that you can’t stop using? What do you do to add volume and shine to hair? Which hair care products would you recommend for shine and volume?