My hair is naturally straight, but I still want to have volume and thickness, not pin-straight, thin hair. These are some of the products that I use to make my hair look thick...
1. Wet Hair
Umberto Giannini Frizzi Frizz Off Blow Dry Cream* or Umberto Giannini Volume Blow Dry Spray For Big Hair*
When my hair is wet I either use the Umberto Giannini Frizzi Blow Dry Cream or the Volume Blow Dry Spray. I tend to alternate between these two depending on how my hair has been that week or what shampoo I used (i.e. if it was a deep cleaning one then my hair tends to be frizzier and so I will use the Frizzi Cream). I have used these together in the past and that's also been fine, neither make my hair greasy. Both products are quite similar in that they are heat activated, hence why they need to be used on wet hair. This ensures that your hair is not weighed down or greasy, and that there are no signs of product in your hair. What I love about these two products is that they both contain heat defence properties, so they work as a heat defence spray/ cream, but have other benefits of making my hair either smooth and frizz-free, or voluminous. Both the cream and the spray smell absolutely gorgeous, so are a treat to put on my hair!
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
After I've given my hair a quick blast with the hair dryer I then spray it with a couple of squirts of the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray. I tend to spray a maximum of four (usually three) squirts so that my hair is not too course when it's dry, but this works wonders on providing lots of volume.
2. Blow Drying and Straightening
I then turn my head upside down and blast it with the hairdryer until it's nearly dry. When it is nearly dry I find my parting, and then blow dry the edges with a round brush. Finally, I use my straighteners to straighten any sticky-out ends. I never straighten near the root, otherwise the volume will just drop. The closer to the end of the hair you use the straighteners, the more natural the finish and the thicker the hair looks.
3. Dry Hair
Umberto Giannini Full Volume Hairspray for Big Hair*
When I've got my hair looking how I want it, I spray it with the Umberto Giannini Full Volume Hairspray. This adds a nice hold, but doesn't make your hair hard or sticky. It's quite light, but also adds more volume and locks that volume in with the hairspray hold.
Umberto Giannini Dazzle Shine Spray*
Finally, I spritz a bit of this shine spray all over my hair so that it looks glossy and healthy.
What do you think about these products? Do you have any product recommendations for getting thick hair?