Do you have flat, lifeless hair that just seems to fall the same way no matter what you do??? Well, I can’t say this is exactly applicable to me – my hair does have a fair bit of volume (thank god) as its naturally wavy, but after 6+ years of straightening, colouring, blow drying, dip dying, and now highlights, what was previously big, thick hair, has become much more limp and weightless. I think all the different hair styles and colours I’ve had have all contributed to my loss of thickness, but I am pretty certain it was my brief love affair with weaved hair extensions that broke the metaphorical camel’s back. Three rows of Shepherd’s Bush’s finest weaves and my hair has never been the same since, and FYI, I would NOT recommend it. The first few nights it feels like your head is on a bed of nails, and then its constant paranoia that they’re growing out (because if you let them grow out too far they knot and have to be cut), itching, and nothing but aggro when washing it (it feels so heavy when its wet, you feel like you’re wearing a full fur coat on your head). Not to mention that you can’t give your scalp a good scrub when you’re washing it, you have to wash the hair hanging down, so as not to knot it.
Anyway, recently I picked up a product called ‘Fat Hair’, which is sold exclusively in Superdrug (as far as I know). I was sceptical, as I’m usually quite specific with my hair products. Pantene and L’oreal, no thank you. I do believe you get what you pay for, so usually splash a bit more on more expensive ones, either direct from the salon, or more expensive shop brands like Tony and Guy or Lee Stafford. Aussie Mega ones are also generally quite good too, which is what I was using before Fat Hair.
A bottle of the shampoo cost just under £6, so its a pretty good bargain, and you can pick up some 2 for £7 deals sometimes too (only downside is the lack of boots advantage points, as its exclusive to Superdrug). Unfortunately they were out of the conditioner, so I went for the volume mousse instead, which you apply to wet hair after shampooing. That was also around £6. From what I have read the shampoo and conditioner work by enhancing the diameter of your hair strands, and the mousses and styling sprays work on making the hair look fuller, so I would recommend getting the shampoo and conditioner as well as any other products, as I think they actually thicken the hair, whereas the other bits just make the hair look fuller.
I have done two hair washes with both the shampoo and the mousse now – I substituted the conditioner with whats left of my Aussie Volume conditioner, for now, and to be honest I’m quite impressed. At first I thought it hadn’t worked, but as I was separating my hair to dry it, it looked much more bouncy and bigger, and it stayed like that the next day too, which is something my usual hair can’t sustain for more than a day or two. I have trained my hair to only need washing twice a week, so I usually resort to using product on the third and fourth days to keep it looking fuller, but with the Fat Hair range, it stays volumised for much longer! When I get my mitts on the conditioner, I am hoping it’l be even better, and I think it will get more effective over time when the hair strands start to thicken.
Have a beautiful weekend!