My quest for BIG hair ...

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Today i thought i'd run through my current hair routine. It changes every few months as i am on a constant quest for photoshoot ready hair. I have been desperately trying to add volume to my locks and this is how i'm achieving it at present ....

I wash my hair with Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo. Now i absolutely adore this shampoo! I can not recommend it enough.

The smell, oh my gosh!

Have you ever been to Chessington World of Adventures and been on the BubbleWorks ride?! Well this shampoo reminds me of that ride and the divine smell of the magical bubbles and the water fountains.

Not only does it have the most gorgeous smell ever but it lathers up a treat. In fact this shampoo lathers up more than any other shampoo i've ever tried! And leaves my hair feeling replenished and soft.

I then condition my hair - i am still searching for my perfect conditioner so my choice of product changes from shower to shower. I have 4 different conditioners on the go at the mo .... Aussie Aussome Volume, Aussie Mega Instant, Herbal Essence's Colour Me Happy and L'Oreal Elvive Damage Care. To be honest, i dont think any of these are right for my hair...

After showering i then leave my hair to part-dry for half hour or so and then spray with Tigi Superstar Queen For A Day. I have recently rediscovered this after having it in my collection for about a year - I have always used this on dry hair to add a messy texture for a rock chick look - but i now grab for this product before blow-drying my hair, i love it! Another plus for this product is that it doesnt leave any residue or greasiness - result!

I then blow-dry and straighten my hair as standard.

I then use another product on my hair to add a bit of 'oomph!' to my hair. Umberto Giannini's Backcomb in a Bottle. Now i know this product has been blogged about loads recently and i admit i only found out about it by reading The London Lipgloss review but i LOVE LOVE LOVE it and cant recommend it enough - i even told my hairdresser about it and that she must buy it! haha.

My locks are naughty and dont do what i want them to do like EVER but by using this combination of products they've been much less unruly - i just need to perfect the 'bird's nest' look that i adore on the boho fashionista's that i envy and i'll be set for the Summer festival season!

What do you guys use to add volume to your barnet?

Any suggestions or tips that i could try?



  1. Love the gorgeous bubble gum smell of Aussie miracle moist too! Backcomb in a Bottle sounds really good x

  2. I used to work at Chessington and loved the smell of Bubbleworks! I've been really disappointed with Backcomb in a Bottle but everyone seems to love it so I'm hoping I'm doing it wrong or got a dud bottle so I won't give up hope on the amazing results everyone raves about!x

  3. So Jel that you used to work at Chessington! I would just go round and round on the Bubbleworks on my breaks haha.


  4. Oooh I want big hair too. will definitely have to try bubbleworks ♥


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