A little while ago I wrote about some of the John Frieda Luxurious Volume range; I was sent a lovely hamper of the collection which I split into two posts. The first focuses on the in-shower products and this one will look at the styling products.
The John Frieda Luxurious Volume range has recently had a bit of a revamp with some much more attractive packaging on offer, but if you’re fan of the old style products then they can still be hunted down online. Some of the products have been reformulated, whilst some have just been repackaged, so definitely keep that in mind with the below reviews.
First up are the two wet styling products, starting with the Volume Building Mousse which is a great product for giving hair a bit of guts and making adding volume an easier task; this is especially good for hair like mine which is fine, but there’s a lot of it. If you haven’t used a mousse in a while then don’t fear, you won’t be left with a massive, crispy bouffant and the only way you can tell you have product in your hair is due to the fact that it feels and looks thicker. It’s £5.99. The Fine to Full Blowout Spray has literally just been given a new look, so presumably it’s the exact same formula. I’ve always preferred mousses to sprays as I think they last longer, but this spray will definitely give hair a bit of a boost – it’s probably best suited to those with very fine hair that isn’t very dense either, as this will give you a good hit of volume, whereas the mousse might weigh your hair down. It’s also £5.99.
The All Day Hold Hairspray is probably my least favourite of the styling products; it does the job and creates a level of hold (although not all day!) but so do many other, cheaper products, and I wouldn’t say it adds more volume or offers any kind of volumising aspect. It’s £5.99. The final product is my favourite of the bunch, which is the Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo, which is a product that really does deliver in all the ways you hope a dry shampoo would; it removes any greasy or oily residue in the roots, it adds volume – so well in fact that I’ll sometimes use it straight after a wash to give hair a boost – and most importantly, it doesn’t leave hair looking chalky. Annoyingly, I can’t seem to find this online which might mean it’s been discontinued, although I really hope not as it’s such a great product! The full range (minus the dry shampoo, currently) can be found at Boots.