I inherited many things from my beloved grandmother. I inherited her work ethic, her heightened intuition, and her somewhat naughty sense of humor. I inherited her love for gossip, unfortunately. I also was the happy – and unhappy – recipient of some physical attributes. I have her large chest and small waist (pretty happy about that). But I also got her bunions and super fine hair (not so happy about those!). I had bunion surgery and took care of that problem…but the fine hair? I am on a constant quest to improve that particular inheritance. So of course I was happy when Cristophe sent the BIZ their Volumizing products to test.
Used together these three products promise thicker, fuller looking hair even if your hair is very fine. This is not a system that gives you soft, sleek hair – smoothing the hair shaft will decrease volume, not increase it. Your hair many not feel super soft, but it will look much thicker and fuller.
Considering Cristophe is a high-end salon in Beverly Hills, the price point on these products is pretty fantastic. The Volumizing Shampoo ($8.99) has a really nice sort of spicy unisex scent that doesn’t linger. Ingredients include UV protectors to keep hair safe from sun rays, Creatine for hair strength and elasticity, and Vitamin C for shine. The Volumizing Conditioner ($8.99) has the same scent as the shampoo. While it moisturizes, it doesn’t flatten hair. It has thickening ingredients plus UV protectors, Creatine, and Vitamin C.
The Volumizing Mousse ($10.99) is a wonderfully creamy, spongy mousse that really thickens and increases hair volume. Like the other volumizing products, it has UV protectors, Creatine, and Vitamin C. I find that I need a small amount that I apply mostly to my root area when my hair is damp to get the best volume. If your hair is extremely fine, you will want to put more on the length of your hair. However know that this will make your hair less soft – which is an OK exchange for more volume, in my opinion. Another quick tip: use a round brush when blow drying and really focus that heat on the roots.
Besides the awesome possibility of full volume hair, I have even more great news: Cristophe has a coupon code just for BIZ readers! For the next month, if you buy a shampoo from the Cristophe website you can also get a conditioner for free!! Enter code BIZloveCP in the Apply Code box. This will take $8.99 off the price of the conditioner.
*Please note, this code is only valid on Cristophe Professional products, not on DR Volume Extend.*
So what are you waiting for? Get on over to the Cristophe website and get yourself some high volume – and affordable! – gorgeous locks. - Lisa
*samples and coupon code provided by Cristophe