Product Type: Aussie hair care products
Newest Review: ... helps build up the hair. It also jokes about making better use of the hops then just making Aussie Beer! ** Price & Availability **... more
Forget yoga, this is what I call uplift!
Aussie Real Volume Shampoo
Member Name: izzoh
Aussie Real Volume Shampoo
Advantages: Adds volume and shine without weighing down. Lovely Fragrance.
Disadvantages: Not for sensitive scalps.
I am always going on about having flat and limp hair. My friends think I am lucky because I hardly have to use my straighteners, but they don't understand that I have to plump my hair up in every way possible to make it look alive! I have a couple of great products already but I will always be on the lookout for more!
I have seen this brand around for quite some time, especially on the top shelves of Boots and Superdrug's and it has always caught my eye. However, no matter how intrigues I have been, I have never used their products. I think the main reason is that the products look quite specialised. They don't have simple bottles with simple bits of writing, they have huge long paragraphs about what the product is and they have always seemed a bit pricey.
I also assumed they were mainly a brand for curly or frizzy hair. Why? I have no idea where I got this idea from! But it shows that one advertising campaign can really kill a brand!
Basically, Aussie is a hair care brand that uses extracts of Australian ingredients which are supposed to give great benefits. The brand also has a great slogan; 'There's more to life than hair'. I love the relaxed but professional appeal of this brand and I like the fact they don't promise to be the super glamorous brand that others do, but just a down to earth, simple hair care brand that wants their confidence to be passed on through their hair care.
** Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo **
The Shampoo comes in a thick plastic cream bottle, with a simple purple and green design. The lid is good because you push in one side and the other side pops out letting you squeeze the shampoo out without worrying about losing the lid.
The Design of the bottle, as with most of their packaging is simple, with a little Kangaroo logo embedded around the top and on the front of the bottle. But for me the interesting thing about this Shampoo is the amount of writing it has on it.
The front states that this shampoo is for fine and limp hair. (That's got me covered then) and explains that it is made with Australian hops. It is supposed to leave your hair with body and fullness from roots to tip. It even spouts its confidence by shouting Bring on the big hair!
On the back of the bottle hosts more green writing. The Volume Shampoo also states that it is lightweight formula and the Australian Hops coat the hair with proteins and this helps build up the hair. It also jokes about making better use of the hops then just making Aussie Beer!
** Price & Availability **
I bought a 300ml bottle for £3.99. I think this is slightly on the expensive side but the Aussie brand is often on promotion in shops like Boots so I would always try and buy them on promotion in the future. It is available online if you want to browse around and I have found it to be cheaper online but then you have to look into price and packaging.
As I said before, this brand is available all over the internet and in supermarkets, chemists and department stores. So if you want to give it a go then you will be able to get your hands on it.
** Directions **
As with most shampoos the directions are relatively simple. Open Bottle, (it helps.... Yes the bottle says this!) Massage shampoo deeply into scalp and roots of wet hair while your flatmate exclaims 'What's that delicious smell?' (Yes, the bottle says that too). So the colloquial directions are simple but quite amusing.
** What Is It Like To Use? **
The shampoo itself is a thick, clear like gel. It isn't too runny so it lets you manage the amount you use. I tend to use a small amount at first because it does foam up well and I always have the concern that it will turn my hair greasy. In general, you don't need very much because it does foam up a lot.
One of the nicest things about this shampoo and one of the most surprising is the fragrance. It smells really fresh almost fruity. It is quite a sweet aroma and I love those smells. It really does smell natural compared to some shampoos that smell completely synthetic. The fragrance does stay with the hair once it is dry but very lightly and the sweetness relaxes to just a nice fresh and clean smell. Once I rinse out the shampoo which comes out really easily, I can instantly feel the softness in my hair. I do use a conditioner because I have fine and long hair so I need to stop it from breaking, but I have been using that for months so any difference will be down to the shampoo.
Down to the important bit. I find it hard to get a good volumising shampoo that does not make my hair greasy at the crown of my head. I have fine hair and anything too thick just weighs it down. So once I had blasted my hair with the hair dryer I was please to say it did look fresh and clean with no heavy, weighed down feeling. My hair looked shiny and healthy which is always a good thing. As for the important volume. Well in my opinion it really does add some oomph to my hair. It isn't flying away but I can feel the uplift at the roots of my hair. The front side fringe would usually just limp down as I tuck it behind my ear, when I use this shampoo I can actually see the 'dip' where my hair lifts up from my head with volume. If you have flat hair then you will understand how chuffed I am!
I also find that the added lift to my hair stays throughout the day. Usually as soon as I leave the house the oomph leaves me. But with this shampoo my hair still has a little lift by 3pm. To be honest my hair still gets greasy by the next morning, but so far nothing has managed to fix that.
The only down side to this shampoo is that it probably isn't great for sensitive scalps. After using it continuously for about a month I have notices my scalp is slightly itchier than normal. Only slightly though. So I have decided I will give it a break every now and again. Because it irritates my scalp ever so slightly after constant use, I wouldn't recommend it for those that suffer with dandruff either as I think it would make it worse due to any itching. It doesn't feel great for the scalp as such, but it definitely works wonders for the hair.
** Recommendation **
I would recommend this shampoo to people who want more volume but who does not have very sensitive scalps. It is a great product that leaves my fine hair full and healthy.
I like the simple but effective packaging and I have already bought my second bottle. You don't need very much due to the thickness of the shampoo and if you have fine hair (who this product is aimed at) then you shouldn't be using tonnes of product anyway.
I will be looking a their other products in the near future but I will give my hair a little break for it once every few weeks just to ensure it does not start to irritate my scalp.
A great introduction and I will be using the Aussie brand again.
Summary: Uplifting Shampoo For Fine Hair But Not Sensitive Scalps.