Flash forward a few years and I've become far more complacent with mascara wearing and complexion enhancing. Yet, the one area that I still want to appear untouched is my hair. Perhaps it's the fact that I'm after the Parisian aesthetic, where slept in locks are as beautiful as things can get, but my no heat prerogative means I keep my routine to a minimum. Nevertheless, my genes aren't as French as I would hope and my thin, more-than-straight locks don't mend as seamlessly with my hoped presence as I would desire.
So I threw all caution to the wind and searched for the most thickening and volumizing product I could seek; and I think I've found it: the Bumble and bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish*.
I'll admit, it's taken me quite a while to get to grips with this one. But it's ability to make my hair look thicker than I could ever imagine has granted it the daily reach from Lillian's hand.
The silk powder, wheat protein, and sunflower extract constituents sound promising for a spray that will whip your follicles into an airy silhouette. Yet, there's more that makes this concoction promising.
First, and most importantly, it's translucent. I apologize to dry shampoo manufacturers, but I don't think you understand that I would like to keep my young, brunette hair as grey-free for as long as possible, thank you. Secondly, this stuff smells nice, but not too overpowering at all--so you won't have to worry about clashing your perfume. Last, it works--and chicly at that. You won't get that voluminous perm hair, but ridiculously thicker, natural looking hair. And it also doesn't hurt that your natural shine (not oil) will still stand, so you'll be looking as radiant as usual.
My only grumble? The volume doesn't seem to last all day--maybe only two to three hours, but, I don't care, because if I get get my natural hair looking good for one minute, that's a feat in itself.
When I'm ready to inject some thickness, I just brush my hair first (you could definitely do it without brushing, but I find it looks slightly too messy that way), then lift up pieces and spray.
Boom--Parisian hair; it looks like I'm one step closer to my goal.