Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray

The Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray is a hotly talked about product in the blogging world and I'm finally ready to put my two cents worth into the mix and let you all know what I think about it.

The Charles Worthington Salon At Home Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray is a dry spray that you can either spray into the roots of your hair or through the mid lengths and ends to add height, volume and texture to your locks.

I've heard that this a dupe for the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and while I've never owned a can of it, I can see from videos and photos that it does a very similar thing for a lot less money than the £39 Oribe price tag.  It gives the hair a matte, dry feel that creates a lot of texture in the hair.

The way I like to use this product the most is when it is sprayed through the mid lengths of my hair.  This gives me enough lift and volume in my hair with plenty of texture without overloading my roots.  I've seen others use this and when sprayed too heavily into the roots it can give that cotton wool feeling to the roots, a little like a cross between a hair spray and an oomph powder which I don't like.  However when I spray it through the lengths of my hair, it creates loads of texture and makes the hair matte and slightly dry which I much prefer the feeling of over the sticky cotton wool feeling that some plumping powders give my hair.  Plus the dryness helps my hair to last an extra wash as it doesn't get greasy as quickly.

Less is definitely more with this spray.  I start off with my hair freshly washed, down and straightened a little to smooth out the ends.

Then I lift up large, random sections of my hair and spray the Texturising Spray through my hair from a distance.  Like I said, less is more, so I tend to go for short bursts rather than a long, continuous spray.  It is so easy to use, literally spray and go.

Adding a little of the Charles Worthington Texturising Spray at a time enables the texture to be built up so you can really customise the end result to suit the look that you're wanting to achieve.

After I've sprayed my hair, I ruffle my hair about a little to give the volume a little boost and then I arrange my hair in place, whether it is leaving it all down or clipping some of my fringe back.

And the result? Gorgeous, volumised hair that is full of bounce and rough shape.  It leaves the hair feeling a little dry but that's just the matte texture. 

The texture is great for choppy, layered hairstyles in particular because it really emphasises the different layers in the hair.  From my experience of trying this product in my friends hairs, it tends to work best on mid length to shoulder length hair like mine if it is volume and texture that you're looking for.  Also if you have long hair and hate the softness it has when you first wash it, this is a great product to spray through the lengths as the matte finish stops the hair from feeling too soft and slippy which is great if you're going to go on to curl your hair or pin it up.

The Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray doesn't have a hairspray type hold like I've heard in other reviews, at least it doesn't in mine but the great thing about adding a matte texture to your hair is that when your hair drops throughout the day, you can fluff it up and your style will be revived.  This is great, particularly if you're out all day at work and then going out with friends afterwards.

After a day out with the Texturising Spray in my hair, I like to apply a hair oil to the ends of my hair and then brush through my locks, starting at the bottom and working my way up.  This helps to distribute the oil through my hair which helps to combat the matte finish that the product has left in my hair and makes it brush out easily as without it, it is a little tough to get a brush through my hair.  It isn't knotty or anything but the texture does stop my hair from being touchably soft in that I couldn't run my fingers through it.

Overall, I think that this would definitely be a love it or hate it product and I'm in the love it camp.  While it doesn't make my hair feel particularly amazing, I LOVE the volume, matte finish and texture that it gives my super greasy, fine and limp hair.  It makes my hair look a lot thicker than it does without this spray so I definitely see the benefit in using it, particularly on my second day hair when it is much more limp than on the first day.

You can buy it here where it is currently on offer, which is a great opportunity for you to try some other Charles Worthington products.  I've reviewed some others on my blog if you'd like to check them out; there's a shampoo and conditioner review here, the Instant Root Concealer here and a hair mask here.

Have you tried the Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray?

P.S. If you're a fan of Space NK, they're holding their Beauty Anthology Event today and tomorrow (18th September) where if you spend over £150 you could receive an exclusive goodie bag filled with ridiculously amazing brands like By Terry, Hourglass and Sunday Riley.  For a full list of all of the brands and the terms and conditions, head over to Space NK here.
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1 comment

  1. This looks amazing! I had the Bumble & Bumble spray used on me at a Curvissa event, but I think it's about £20 so I might pick some of this up. x x x


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