Body and Bounce

The title of this post might lead you to believe that it is about excercise and sports bras and things of that nature, but it’s about hair. More precisely, it’s about my hair, and the wonderful thing that started happening to it since I started using Living Proof’s new Full Thickening Cream.

As I’ve mentioned before, I have very thick hair, so it may seem odd that I’d be drawn to a thickening cream. But don’t let its name fool you – this product doesn’t give you more hair. What it does is give you longer lasting body and oomph.

I was drawn to the product after reading several articles about it claiming that it could make hair full and voluminous. It also claimed to be touchable and non-crunchy. Long lasting hair greatness without the crunch? How could I resist.

It turns out, the rumors were true. The smarties behind the Living Proof  line (MIT professor Dr. Bob Langer is one of its founders) created the product to make strands of thin hair stick together, mimicking thicker hair. But it also helps those of us with thick manes that fall flat, because it keeps your style from failing.

The first time I used Full Thickening Cream, my hair had volume at the roots, and that volume lasted even after sleeping on it. The fact that it made my hair shiny and incredibly soft didn’t hurt either.

It’s official. I’m hooked.

Great Hair in the Storm

Looking out the window at what promises to be one hell of a snowstorm, I’m feeling a bit blue. But I’ve been a little uplifted today by the emergence of great hair in my office.

It sounds shallow, I know, but seeing someone who looks really put together – great hair, great outfit, great manicure, etc. – really inspires me. Lately, one of my co-workers has had especially sassy hair, full of bounce and shine. She told me that she has been using Herbal Essences Body Envy shampoo and conditioner, and following up with the brand’s Tousle Me Softly line.

I’ve also been using the Body Envy Conditioner, and I’m very pleased with the tropical scent and the way it leaves my hair soft and with a reasonable amount of volume. My bouncy-haired co-worker has been raving about how easy it has been to acheive such hair greatness. After shampooing and conditioning, she spritzes her hair with the Tousle Me Softly spray gel and then blow dries it. To finish, she lifts up sections of hair and sprays her roots with the Tousle Me Softly hairspray.

The result looks effortless, and has certainly given her a bit more attitude. All from a few spritzes of product.