Volumizing Hair Products
The best hair volumizing shampoos don't have to cost an arm and a leg, however, some of them do cost a little more if you prefer salon hair products. I use salon hair products as well as some drugstore hair products depending on whether it's a styling aid or shampoo and conditioner. Just so that you know upfront I am a licensed cosmetologist and have been a hairstylist since 1983. It goes without saying that I am quite knowledgeable when it comes to hair products. So, if you want to know the truth about volumizing shampoos that really work then you're in the right place.
First of all, you need to be aware of the fact that you can use the best volumizing shampoo in the world and not get the results expected unless you also use the best volumizing styling aids to go with it. You also need to know what you're doing as far as hair styling technique. Put it this way, you can have the best hairstyling products that exist, but if you don't know anything about hairstyling, the volume might be there, but the finished look you want won't be. In other words, it's a combination of hair products and styling technique that produce desired results.
That said, before I get into some of the best hair volumizing shampoos I would like to go over a few basic volumizing hairstyling tips that will help you achieve the volume you want to get and keep. It's one thing to get the volume, but quite another to keep it all day long. Long lasting volume can be a challenge, especially for those with fine limp hair that has no body. If you're one of those people I have one word for you and it is PERM. Get some body in that hair, so that volume isn't so hard to get and keep. Chemically treated hair is much easier to manage and control.
Sorry to be so blunt, but you will wear yourself out, as well as be ready to pull your hair out trying to get and keep a hairstyle up. When I had long hair I permed it for years and it saved me much distress. My hair was also color treated, so I had double chemicals, however, I took good care to not over process. This is done by spacing chemical services properly, which is a perm every 6 months and color every 3-4 months; perm first and color 1-2 weeks later.
The use of hair chemicals is one of the best ways to get and keep hair volume. Another tip that most of us know is to always dry it upside down for maximum volume, drying hair from the scalp out. If hair is not completely dry at the scalp there will be NO volume. Also, be sure to apply a quality volumizing mousseor small amount of hair gel at the roots and work it to ends. As you dry hair pull it between fingers and tug at the roots and scrub as if you're shampooing. Move quickly around the head, so that volume is equally distributed. Otherwise, one side will look great and the other not so much. Everything you do should be on purpose with one goal, which is, volumizing hair.
Volumizing Hair Shampoos
I prefer salon volumizing shampoos; however, there are a few drugstore brands that I alternate with on a regular basis. Alternating hair products is very important if you want hair to respond the way you want it to. Hair gets used to shamp0os and other products and simply doesn't respond to them anymore. This is why when you get a new hair product you love it because it makes your hair looks great then after a while it doesn't seem to work as well, so you start to look for another.
This cycle continues, at times, for years. You don't have to give up the shampoos you love, all you need to do is find several alternates and alternate every other shampoo. I have 5 shampoos, 3 gels, 3 mousses and 2 hairsprays and alternate them until one runs out then I try a new one to see how I like it and if I do I add it to my list. In case you're wondering I do not use hair conditioner, my hair is very short, so it isn't needed. Hair mousse contains conditioner and that's enough for me.
Hair conditioners weigh hair down and this can hinder volumizing efforts. Those with long hair or damaged hair may need conditioner to detangle or coat it to make it look healthy. Hair conditioners do not repair the hair, once it is damaged it stays damaged until it is cut off, however, the conditioner can make it appear healthier. If hair conditioners really repaired hair why would you have to use them over and over again? Soon as the conditioner is washed out the hair looks and feels just as bad as it ever did until you apply the conditioner again.
Anyway, on with the best volumizing hair shampoos. We'll start with salon volumizing shampoos first, since they really are the best. One of my favorite alternates is Vavoom Bust Out Body Shampoo by Matrix. Next, is Tigi Catwalk Your Highness Volume Tween. Third, Kenra Volumizing Shampoo Bodifying Formula for Volume and Fullness. Fourth, Pureology Anti-Fade Complex Pure Volume Shampoo, this shampoo is also excellent for color treated hair and I love it! Fifth, Fakkai Advanced Full Blown Volume Shampoo. If you're interested in reviews and ratings check them out on Amazon and while you're at it compare prices.
Now, let's look at a few drugstore volumizing shampoos that make good alternates when you have a tight budget. My first pick here is Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo. Second to none, is L'Oreal Everpure Volume Shampoo, Rosemary Juniper, it too is an excellent color hair color protector. Third, Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Flat to Volume is a wonderful drugstore brand volumizer and there are 64 reviews on Amazon to back this up.
There you have it, some of the best hair volumizing shampoos on the market. With a list like this you won't need to look any further. If you get confused and don't know which one to choose go with what's on discount.
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