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My hair is so thin and I have often thought abut having hair extensions to try to make it look as though I have more hair follicles, but to be honest, professionally don ones cost just too much money so I am constantly on the look out for stuff that will help to make my hair look like it has more volume (but costs under £10).
I have tried a few of the Tresemme hair products before so was keen o try their 24 hour amplifying mousse when it was on offer in Home Bargains for £1.99. I have used hair mousse a lot of time, with very mixed results and I wasn’t expecting a miracle to be onest when I tried this for the first time.
The directions to use are like any other hair mousse, simply shake the can and apply a gold ball size to the roots and massage in and then just dry and style your hair as you usually do.
The fragrance of this hair mousse is rather nice I must admit. It is very delicately fragranced and smells like a bowl of freshly picked flowers. Very feminine. I didn’t like the way the mouse left such a massively tacky sticky feeling on my hands and fingers after application and once I had styled and dried my hair I realised that my hair felt much the same way as my hands did.
My hair looked matted rather than volumised. It actually made my hair feel quite dry and brittle where I had applied the products and it was also hard to wash it out effectively afterwards when I showered that evening. It makes the hair easier to style if you are having a rigid up do or want a style that involves back combing, but it does nothing at all for the natural look.
I have used it a few times since but I don’t really recommend it at all for adding volume.
I have very fine hair and saw this product recommended in a magazine to help volumise hair so i purchased it from a local boots store. I applied the mousse to the roots of my hair and brushed it through the rest using a brush. I blow dried my hair as per usual. The product left my hair feeling normal but was a lot easier to get volume by styling - for example backcombing and doing quiffs as usually they would just fall out completely. How ever i did find that as having a sensitive scalp it did make my scalp very dry and flaky. Since this happened i have tried to avoid using the product on my scalp and just on the ends of my hair. So i would reccommend this product to people who do not have a sensitive scalps most definitely! And would say if it is just for styling usage then it is definitely worth it. P.s it also smells lovely!
I bought this mousse as part of a 3 for 2 deal in Tesco and was the first time that I had purchased Tresemme styling products.
The packaging was typically tresemme and looked very 'salony'.
I have long fine hair and I am always on the look out for volumising products and I have tried more than my fair share of them. Typically, I like mousses as i find them more effective than sprays.
There were no unusual quirks to this product, you spray out a golf ball size of mousse, apply to the roots, brush in and style to your hearts content. I didn't notice any particular smell and certainly by the time my hair was dry, there was no smell from the mousse.
I found that i needed less product than recommended because if i used a golf ball size, it wouldn't rub in and sat in a clump at the back of my head making it look greasey in that patch and completely flat. I tried brushing through but once it was on my hair, it wouldn't move from that particular spot.
I didn't find much effect in the volume stakes, there was a little lift but not noticeably so and certainly not for 24 hours as promised. I also found that I was left with a dry scalp, which I don't suffer from normally, from a build up of product.
"Lightweight, maximum hold mousse that will pump up your hair's volume to incredibly new heights."
This is Tresemme's claim about their 24 hour body mousse.
But does it live up to it? Well let's start at the beginning.
I had lovely thick hair - until I had ot go on some medication that damages your hair. so I ended up with noticibly thinning hair.
The bottle is a curvy shape and has 225ml of product - it's quite expensive as well, but you don't need a lot of it.
The smell: This smells similar to the rest of tresemme's products, it's a smell I like as it's not too flowery or anything, but remains pleasant. It's not overpowering nor so mild you have to stikc your nose to the bottle to smell anything.
Usage: Directions are to use a vented brush and brush an egg sized amount at a time through damp hair, you can then blowdry upside-down for extra volume.
I go the much lazier way of squirting some on my hands and fluffing it into my hair. Which may not give as good a results, but it certainly works for me. However I do usually end up with tons of foam!
One important point is to shake well - else it doesn't foam properly! I then scrunch it into the roots of my hair. The first few times I wasn't sure about this, my hair roots can go very greasy due to product - but this doesn't cause that at all, if anything it adds another day before it NEEDS washing.
My hair isn't sticky afterwards either, although I can get small "chrunchy" bits, this is most likely due to my rather lapse application methods!
I've had this a while now and use it once a week and there's still loads left - it foams on your hands so a small amount of product becomes a lot of volumising foam.
I think it's well worth the money for this, it really does do the job it's intended to, it's easy to use and it smells nice. It also holds the shape well - my hair is naturally only slightly wavy yet with scrunching and leaving to dry I can get it quite wavy, moreso if I used a hairdryer. I've also used it before a straightener first and even straightened hair it gives volume to!
Something that works, lasts and doesn't cost the earth. What more could you want?