I hope you all enjoyed your extra day off today, and the great warm weather! We didn't have any special weekend plans since our family lives out of town, but still enjoyed the pretty weather here.
If you're anything like me, you have difficulty getting volume in your hair. And an even bigger problem getting it to stay there. Especially with all the humidity that the summer brings. I'm always tweaking my routine that I use, but here are the products that work great for me!
The first thing I always start with when I want extra volume is a spray in mousse. I really like the Big Sexy Hair brand. The mousse is spray in that you can direct straight at your roots. Not to mention the big bottle. The only negative to this product is that you want to keep it at your roots, and not spread it down the hair shaft. When I get this product on the ends of my hair, I feel like it tends to make it frizzier than normal.
After I blow dry my hair, I lift up sections and spray Not Your Mother's hairspray right at the root. I really love the smell of this, plus its super cheap. To get the full effect with this hairspray, you need a teasing brush. I like that it is really workable, and doesn't leave my hair feeling stiff.
I really cannot get any volume without this brush. You can find them anywhere, even at Walmart. I spray my hairspray at the roots, and then immediately comb my hair in the wrong direction at the roots several times. Then, I flip it back over. I do this all over my scalp, with several layers of hair.
If you're not a hair spray person, this stuff works really great. It is a powder, that you sprinkle in at your roots to give your roots some volume. It doesn't have a smell and works pretty instantly. It doesn't give you quite as much workability as the hairspray. This works great for half up or all the way up styles. You can still tease with this too.
I use all of these products on a weekly basis and highly recommend them! They are all pretty easy to work with, which is important to me since my hair skills are definitely at a minimum.
Speaking of volume, I recently tried Covergirl bombshell volume mascara. My current go to mascara is Buxom, which I get at Sephora. The cost is a bit of a splurge, but it is so worth it. I decided to try this Covergirl kind to see if it held a candle to Buxom to see if I could save any money.
Overall, I wasn't super impressed. The mascara was decent by comparison. There are 2 steps, that I actually turn into 3. I use step 1 twice, and step 2 once. It's a little more time consuming to put on. But the worst part about this product, is how extremely hard it is to remove!! I feel like I am rubbing my eyelids off to remove this, which I hate. I even tried using a makeup wipe to see if it made it any easier, and it didn't. I feel like I never fully get it off and the layers just keep caking up on my lashes.
The end result: I still highly recommend the Buxom brand. At $20, it is a splurge but worth every penny, and it lasts me a long time. If you ever get a chance to sample it, give it a go!
What are your volumizing hair and lash tricks?