top volumizers // my favorites

My hair routine is simple and I don’t really deviate – wash my hair everyday {I know it’s bad and Sydney strongly disapproves}, add this heat protectant and a volumizer, blow it out {also a problem}, and go! I know it sounds crazy, but it’s only a 20 minute endeavor – I’ve mastered the timing.  But without a volumizer my blowout starts to lose its body by lunchtime and I didn’t put in all that hard work for nothing. Ergo, my hunt for the perfect volumizer is never ending.

1. More than a volumizer // Kerastase – resistance mousse volumactive

Kerastase - volumactive mousse

Although it’s on the pricey side, I’ve always been a fan of the Kerastase products and treatments I’ve tried and this volumizer is no different.  I use a golf ball sized amount and apply the product to my damp roots after towel-drying my hair – it leaves my hair feeling bouncy and healthy without any stickiness or residue. I think of this product as more than a volumizer – it also adds shine, smells amazing, and conditions all in one.

volume: 5 (good volume but not over the top Texas hair)

residue: 10 (no residue or stickiness and doesn’t weigh down my hair)

2. Over the top volume // Oribe – grandiose mousse

Grandiose is my special occasion volumizer when I’m looking for some serious volume that I don’t necessarily want on my typical day in the office.  A palmful of grandiose mousse and a blow out leaves my hair looking and smelling amazing – although it does feel like there is product in my hair.

volume:9 (almost too much volume, in a good way)

residue: 6 (that larger than life volume comes with slight residue; not a great option if you want your blow out to last multiple days)

3. The perfect balance // Catwalk – Root Boost

Root boost is my current every day volumizer – it’s $13 and gives great volume.  The product is a really light mousse that I apply to damp hair in small spurts along my roots – I’m careful not to over apply in any area {over application leaves unnecessary residue and will weigh down your hair}. Root boost is the perfect balance – giving great lift and fuller hair like the Grandiose mousse, while looking and feeling natural like the Kerastase volumactive.

volume: 7 (great volume, applied only to the roots!)

residue: 4 (leaves minor residue, but doesn’t ruin next-day hair)

4. THE TESTER // amika – bombshell blowout spray

A friend had rave reviews about this one after receiving it in her birchbox and I’m a sucker for testing new things!

volume: ??

residue: ??

Stay tuned for my thoughts!