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I Tried 6 Volumizing Hair Products—This Was the Best

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As somebody who was born with very flat hair, I’ve been on a mission to seek out quantity for what appears like perpetually. I’ve tried mousses, hair sprays, texture sprays, quantity gels—you title it, I’ve tried it. The unlucky actuality? The vast majority of merchandise find yourself leaving my hair sticky, weighing my hair down, or just don’t do something in any respect.

However due to my stubbornness and dependancy to attempting new hair merchandise, I’ve continued my quest to attain Southern Belle, Farrah Fawcett-level quantity. Over the previous few months, I’ve examined six standard volume-promising merchandise, and used them on repeat to see if any of them may take me to new heights. After washing and conditioning and earlier than pulling out my Shark FlexStyle (*chef’s kiss*), I gave every of those merchandise a good shot to assist my hair attain new heights.

All through my experiment, I saved my shampoo, conditioner, and warmth protectant all the identical, and used the identical blow-dry routine—setting in pin curls or rollers, letting them cool for a couple of hours, and brushing them out—to verify I used to be giving every product the identical shot. There have been some clear misses—and one clear winner.

Every of the merchandise under is scored on a scale from 0-10, with 10 that means I acquired good Dolly Parton-volume, and 0 that means I used to be left flatter than once I began. Let’s get lifted.

Execs: inexpensive, nice scent, elevated maintain
Cons: lack of quantity

I’ll be beginning off my report with a product that left me feeling… meh. Everyone knows Garnier Fructis as an inexpensive drugstore line with merchandise that (normally) work, and the Sky-Hello Quantity Mousse was no exception. The product was straightforward to make use of and featured the basic Garnier scent, which I personally take pleasure in. After making use of to my roots and blow-drying, I undoubtedly observed just a little further quantity at my roots, however not a lot. Nonetheless, for $5.99 at my native CVS, this product gave some elevate, which I’ll take. TL;DR: It wasn’t life-changing, however wasn’t unhealthy, both.

Ranking: 5/10

Execs: mid-level worth, didn’t go away hair sticky
Cons: lack of quantity, weighed hair down

After listening to rave opinions from a good friend, I used to be very optimistic in regards to the Joico JoiWhip. She claimed that this product gave her nearly an excessive amount of quantity, which is a phenomenon I’ve by no means skilled. After attempting this a couple of occasions, I can verify that this product is just not for me. The mousse is extraordinarily dense, isn’t straightforward to work with, and left me with weighed-down, flat hair. I’d moderately go away my hair product-free than use this one, which is saying one thing.

Ranking: 2/10

Execs: humidity resistant, delivered quantity
Cons: required some trial and error

I needed to like this one, I actually did, but it surely fell just a little flat (pun supposed). However actually, the primary time I used this product, it appeared too good to be true. It gave an insane quantity of quantity that lasted all evening, even when it did go away my hair barely uninteresting. However the subsequent time I used it, I by chance used barely greater than I did the primary time, as a result of my hair was left sticky and fully weighed down, which isn’t what I want once I’m racing to get to glad hour. Positive, this was consumer error, however I don’t need a product that goes from volume-of-my-dreams to need-to-shower-immediately inside a few sprays.

Ranking: 5.5/10

Execs: added quantity, left hair shiny, doubles as a warmth protectant
Cons: quantity was momentary

I discovered about this product from one in all my favourite TikTokers who has essentially the most attractive, voluminous hair ever. This product is made for all hair varieties and guarantees to thicken and add long-lasting, weightless quantity to the hair—a tall activity. It did precisely what it stated and left me with lifted hair that maintained its shine and by no means felt sticky. The one con is I felt my hair deflated by the tip of the day, however you may’t win ’em all.

Ranking: 7.5/10

Execs: nice scent, delivered some quantity
Cons: left just a little to be desired

Technically, this product did what it promised: left my hair smooth and glossy with quantity. Nonetheless, I wasn’t blown away. In order for you your hair to have some maintain or are in search of a *whisper* of quantity, it is a nice choice, however as somebody in search of va-va-voom hair, it didn’t stand out to me.

Ranking: 7/10

Execs: gave hair quantity from root to finish, versatile, long-lasting
Cons: required some trial and error

You guys, that is IT (or as shut as I’ve been to the sky-high hair I’m after). This product was totally different from the beginning, because it’s a gel moderately than a mousse. The instructions additionally instruct you to use the product from root to ends, whereas most different merchandise have been meant for use on the basis alone. After taking out my first curler, I knew I used to be in for a deal with—my hair was left shiny, full, and fully un-sticky. The truth is, my hair had a lot quantity, I had a good friend ask if I acquired it blown out professionally. My blowout lasted all day with out flattening, which is a win in my ebook. This product halted my search, and I’ll be residing out my hair goals for the foreseeable future.

Ranking: 10/10

Supply: The Every Girl

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