LUX LIST: How To Get Big, Bouncy and Voluminous Va-Va-Voom Hair.
LUX LIST is back! Big, voluminous hair will never go out of style. Contrary to popular belief, size DOES matter. Whether your hair is thin, flat and straight these products will transform any lack-lustre locks and add mega hair volume and an extra ‘oomph’ all day.
Grown Alchemist, volumising shampoo and conditioner.04
The Volumising Shampoo is an innovative formula that boosts fine or flat hair while thoroughly cleansing without stripping. Biotin-Vitamin B7 promotes hair health and growth, noticeably boosting hair shaft diameter and creating volume. The Volumising Conditioner is an advanced formulation that boosts volume while detangling, adding shine, and hydrating. Biotin-Vitamin B7 promotes hair health and thickness.
This is a great duo of shampoo and conditioner for anyone looking for more volume. You don’t need a large amount of the shampoo to work up a nice foam and it leaves the hair feeling clean. The conditioner is smooth and easy to work through the ends. Both products smell fantastic and after a wash using both products and a blow-dry, the hair has definitely more volume.
Price: $30 / $30
A’kin Dry shampoo
Fortified with Bamboo Powder and Rice Shampoo, the lightweight spray absorbs excess oil and eliminates impurities, whilst a blend of Millet Seed Oil and Argan Oil work to protect and nourish from root to tip. Ideal for post-workout, travelling and transforming hair before a night out.
Any dry shampoo snobs will be pleased with the A’kin Dry shampoo. It’s light, smells nice and does add a good boost to the roots and volume to the lengths. What we especially like about this dry shampoo is the lightness and non-powdery result.
O&M Rootalicious Root Lift
This product is best for adding volume and root lift to hair, giving the hair moisture and shine with no tack.Key ingredient Lilly Pilly, a native Australian plant extract ingredient very high in Vitamin C, acts as natural collagen plumping the hair. Meanwhile, Quandong; a naturally derived Australian desert plant extract; is high in vitamin C, proteins and essential fatty acids to keep the hair looking and feeling healthy and nourished.
We sprayed the root-lift into the palm of our hands and massaged into towel-dried hair. The product smells nice and is easy to apply to the roots from the hands/fingers. We finished by blow-drying the hair and the result was fantastic, the hair had a tonne of volume and didn’t feel heavy nor sticky.
MUK Hair Dry Shampoo
This award-winning dry shampoo instantly cleans, absorbs oil, adds body and refreshes hair. The low powder formula leaves no residue on dark hair. It has a dual effect of creating root lift and volume where desired, to rejuvenate limp, oily hair and has a fresh apple fragrance.
We love that this product is a 2-in-1. An effective dry shampoo and a root lift at the same time. What’s a better combination for big voluminous hair? Unlike many other dry shampoos that rely heavily on powder to absorb excess oil, the head MUK Dry Shampoo delivers a refreshing fine powder to the hair without leaving any residue or affecting the natural colour of the hair.
Evo Shape Vixen Volumising Lotion
Perfect for giving fine, flat hair a boost, Evo Shape Vixen Body Giving Juice 200ml is a weightless lotion that adds body and texture to your hair. A wonderful multi-tasker, it works to separate, texturise, hold, support and define your hair, making it ideal for all hairstyles. Non-greasy, it won’t make your hair feel sticky or weighed down, so your locks can exude lustre and vitality.
We were slightly apprehensive to using a lotion as a volumiser however the Evo Shape Vixen Volumising Lotion turns out to be a great product for adding volume to flat hair. What we love is how the lotion leaves the hair with a good amount of volume whether the hair is blow-dried or left to air-dry (perfect for busy/lazy days). Plus it smells amazing!
Matrix High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter
Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter features a targeted applicator for extreme root lift or all over volumizing effect. Perfect for fine hair
This is a powerful root lifter that adds serious volume. The applicator makes it easy to apply directly to the roots on towel-dried hair before blow-drying. The volume lasts for a few days.
MUK, FAT MUK Volumiser
Adds maximum volume and shine, whilst thickening and strengthening fine, limp hair- all with one product! Expands the hair shaft to create amazing body.
We love how easy it is to apply the product with the spray nozzle. The volumiser can be used for both roots and mid-lengths and a little goes a long way. Working as a root-lift and a volumiser for the rest of the hair as well it’s a great all-in-one product.
MUK, FAT MUK, Volumising Blow Out Mousse
A non-sticky volumizer to give hold and body for up to 48 hours, enriched with proteins and protective panthenol. Best for fine and flat hair.
This is the perfect product if you are looking for big bouncy curls or waves. It creates volume whilst also working as holding spray to keep any curls in place. It’s light and gives the hair a natural bounce all day.
Deciem Hif, Volume Support Cleansing Conditioner
HIF Volume Support is perfect for fine, flyaway hair, it is rich in pea bio-peptides so strengthens and moisturises the hair at the root whilst also protecting the follicle. With its volume-boosting shampoo, it will make your hair feel thicker and give plenty of volume. Work into wet hair, leave for 3 mins and rinse out.
This is not to be confused with a conditioner. It’s actually a shampoo, considering it like dry-cleaning for your delicate hair fabric. Although titled “cleansing conditioners,” it feels like a very effective and balanced shampoo. It smells nice and it makes the hair feel thicker. We did have to follow up with a conditioner after using this.
Matrix, High Amplify Foam Volumiser
A plumping mousse to uplift and energise roots, leaving fine hair voluminous and bursting with radiance. Its lightweight yet powerful formula is infused with styling polymers for long-lasting hold, whilst adding thickness and extra ‘oomph’ to your locks.
Apart from adding fantastic volume to flat and limp hair, this foam volumiser is non-sticky and adds a beautiful shine to the hair. Finish with hairspray and have big hair all day.
Matrix, Biolage Volume Bloom Shampoo + Conditioner
Gently cleanses and adds lightweight volume and shine. Inspired by nature’s expanding cotton flower, Biolage VOLUMEBLOOM Shampoo plumps fine hair with long-lasting bouncy volume. The conditioner weightlessly detangles the hair, adds extra lift and volume.
We could definitely tell a difference in the amount of volume the hair had after just one use. We let it air dry and the hair was a lot fuller and bouncier. We love the smell which is absolutely amazing!
Matrix High Amplify Protein Shampoo + Conditioner
Transform lack-lustre locks with the Total Results High Amplify Shampoo and Conditioner from Matrix Biolage. Working to cleanse and condition hair, the duo work in tandem to create definition and plump skinny strands for ultimate volume.
We really like this shampoo and conditioner together making them LUX LIST favourites. It works wonders on fine & thin hair since it immediately adds volume and makes the hair look thicker. The volume lasts for at least 2 days and keeps the hair soft whilst bouncy and big.
Price: $19.95 / $21.95
O&M, Atonic Thickening Spritz
O&M Atonic Thickening Spritz is a spray-in product which, as the name suggests, will help to temporarily thicken the hair shaft. O&M Atonic Thickening Spritz: Adheres to the hair shaft forming a flexible film to build body making hair thicker and fuller.
This week’s LUX LIST would be incomplete without this amazing thickening spray. The spritz is very fine, and it easily distributes product evenly across the roots and mid-lengths of the hair. We found that it gives the hair the perfect amount of hold without feeling sticky regardless of the amount sprayed onto damp hair. Finish with a blow-dry and enjoy thicker and more voluminous hair which lasts for days.
MUK, FAT MUK, Volumising Shampoo + Conditioner
The weightless shampoo adds volume and shine whilst improving texture and nourishment and extra body especially when used on fine and limp hair. The hair shaft expands so the hair thickens. The conditioner adds volume and shine and thickens the hair by creating fullness and texture.
This powerful duo is a Godsend for fine and limp hair and had to make it into the LUX LIST. We used them together and noticed an immediate improvement in both thickness and volume. The shampoo worked up a nice lather and the conditioner detangled the hair without weighing it down.
Davines Texturising Serum
Hair serum that lets you achieve a texturizing effect without giving up softness or workability. It’s the perfect choice for creating body, structure and shape while you blow-dry.
Not a hair spray, not a powder, the silky new serum is Davines’ answer to keeping hair full-bodied while you blow-dry, instead of tackling its shape after styling. We applied the serum on towel-dried hair and after a blow-dry, it had added significant body and shine. A nice touch is that the serum is wrapped up in carbon-neutral packaging.
Fudge Skyscraper is perfect for finishing off the job and locking in your style with its lasting medium hold. Unleaded Skyscraper brushes out easily, and adds style support – yet remains soft to touch. Completely cruelty-free.
Once you have created that amazing voluminous hair you want to lock it in and keep it in place and this is when the Fudge Skyscraper comes in. This hairspray is light but powerful and keeps the bounce in the hair making it a LUX LIST winner. And as the description suggests, it does leave the hair smooth and soft to touch.