V05 Plump It Up Amplifying Blow Dry Lotion

V05 Plump It Up – £3.69

I’m really lucky in the sense that I have always had exceptionally thick hair in good condition. I’ve never really suffered from the dreaded frizz, even on holiday, and the only reason I had my cut into a short bob was because I wanted a change, and it took the weight out of my hair. Because of of the limited options a bob presents on the styling front, I rely on my GHD’s and a good blow dry. To keep my hair healthy and sleek I depend on a decent blow drying lotion.

I picked this V05 one up way back in late September just before I moved back to Uni, and have repurchased it ever since, so its about time I did a review. V05 Pump It Up Amplifying Blow Dry Lotion is a bit of a multi-tasker. Its a blow dry lotion and a heat protection spray. I’m not usual a fan of multi-tasking products; in my experience they never fully deliver on any of their claims, just so-so on each. For the price I wasn’t expecting miracles, but I really do like this. It doesn’t give me the most volume and thickness I’ve ever had, but I wasn’t that fussed about that because naturally my hair is very thick. I do think if you have thinner hair than me, this would probably have a greater effect, as it does add a little bit of volume. This is also supposed to help with frizz and fly-aways. I don’t really suffer from frizz so I can’t comment on that, but on fly-aways, it does help create a more polished look. The heat defence seems to be really good. At the moment I’ve got into the bad habit of straightening or blow drying my hair every day, and its still in really good condition. It leaves a really smooth, slightly shiny blow dry after one or two sprays. Lasting about a month with every day use, for value for money, I don’t think you could do better.

I think I picked mine up at Asda, but Superdrug sell it for £3.69. What do you use to protect your hair? Has anyone got any volume tips for thick hair? Most products I see understandably cater for thinner hair, so I’d love to know any you’ve found for thicker hair.

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  • Have just bought it so I'll let you know how I get on 🙂 I have lots of fine frizzy wavy hair that only looks halfway presentable if washed and straightened every day 🙂