Editor’s Pick: Zahra’s Favourite Volumizing Hair Spray
If you have long curly hair, then I bet you’ve had this problem many times: Heavy curls that weigh down your hair, making the crown look flatter than a pancake; more so on day 2 or day 3 hair. While there are tons of volumising sprays and mousses in the market that promise to give you ’80s Glam Rock star-worthy hair, I’ve found that girls with curls and fine hair often have problems identifying products that work best for them.
I think I’ve finally found a product that works for my hair type, i.e. fine wavy/curly hair. While I’m not really big on hair spray — or any kind of product that promises “strong hold” and “stiffness” — I’ve been using TIGI’s Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day Thickening Spray whenever I head out to events lately, and the compliments I get for my voluminous curls has me convinced that this product really is a superstar.
My hair is loosely curly, fine and frizzy — plus prone to limpness thanks to the length — and this product gives me big, bouncy curls with serious oomph. It’s like Victoria’s Secret hair in an aerosol can. TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day is now one of my favourite products for getting volume at the crown without leaving my hair dry or crunchy. It amplifies body and texture, making your hair look thick and full of life. It doesn’t have very strong hold, which means more of a natural look and that’s just what I’m looking for.
You should ideally use this product on wet, towel-dried hair that’s been combed through. Just spray generously at the roots and along the mid-sections, then flip your head upside down and blow dry (this is a “heat activated” product, so you need to use your blow dryer for it to really work). This helps to separate hair and creating a weightless effect and gives instant volume and thickness with no sticky residue. But I’ve found that it works really well on dry hair too, and is a great refresher for day 2 curls. Sometimes I spray it onto my hair directly, twist it into a loose bun and sleep in it. The next day I just give it a gentle blast of heat at the roots and get big, bouncy hair that keeps the hold and lift intact till my next wash, which is awesome. What’s more, it holds really well in humid weather. Just remember that a little goes a long way, so don’t overdo it.
The only downer for me is the smell. It’s very fruity and twee for my liking, but usually dissipates by the time I’m done blowdrying it. Honestly, it’s one of the best things I’ve used to get big, beautiful hair that just doesn’t go flat. It may be on the pricey side, but I personally think it’s well worth the splurge.