|Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Body Booster Mousse|
Some of you may know that I have just had a new set of hair extensions put in by the lovely Sinead at Refine Spain Whitburn as I haven’t stopped Instagramming photos of my new do. They’re mini locks which don’t use any glue or heat on the hair during the application so they’re supposed to be very gentle. I’ll be reviewing them soon but I want to wear them for a while first before I say too much about them. Until then, I thought I’d tell you about some of the new hair products that I've been using.
|My hair after washing it, blow drying using the Body Booster Mousse and straightening it|
When I have extensions in my hair, I tend to put a lot more effort into my hair on a daily basis rather than when I am just doing my hair to specifically go out somewhere. Extensions need to be dried properly every time you wash them, there’s no going to bed with wet hair when you have them in so I like to take my time drying it so that my style lasts.
I tend to wash my hair every three to four days. On day one, I wash my hair and wear it straight, day two I curl it, day three I wear loose waves left over from the curls the day before and on day four I wear it in a braid or pinned up until I wash it that day. I use dry shampoo everyday to keep my oily roots at bay but what helps to keep my hair in its style and full of life is what I use on it when it is wet and that’s the Charles Worthington Body Booster Mousse from their Salon At Home range.
|Charles Worthington Salon At Home Body Booster Mousse*|
The Charles Worthington Body Booster Mousse is designed to give volume at the roots and body through the mid lengths and ends. Anyone can use it but it is particularly beneficial for those with thin, flat hair. My hair is very very fine and definitely in need of a bit of volume, body and lasting hold and this mousse does it all.
This product has the same gorgeous slightly fruity perfumed fragrance as the other hair products in the Volume and Bounce line. It doesn't linger on the hair for too long but it does stay on the hair for a little while after blow drying which I really like as it makes my hair feel fresh and clean.
Whenever I use this mousse, I see a definite difference in my hair as it is bouncy and full of body thanks to the Collagen that is added into the formula. It gives my fine, lifeless hair a bit of texture which means that I can have more control over it when styling my hair as my style holds in place better and also when putting my hair into an up do as I don't have as many fly aways and I can get a better grip of my hair. The formulation of this mousse contains style memory technology which aims to keep your hair at full volume all day long and I would definitely agree that it does this as my hair doesn't drop as quickly and it does retain its volume for longer when I have used this mousse.
|Second day hair after using the Body Booster Mousse, restyled with the Enrapture Totem Styler|
To apply the mousse when I have extensions in my hair, I section off the top part of my towel dried hair, from about an inch above my ears where my hair is free from extensions, and I apply a small amount of the Body Booster Mousse from the root to the tip of this section of hair. A little goes a long way with this mousse and you need to be very quick when dispensing it into your hand as I find that you can easily keep your finger on the nozzle a second too long and end up with too much product.
After applying the mousse to my hair, I like that my hands don’t feel sticky or tacky and I can continue styling my hair without having to wash my hands first. This is a rarity as I tend to find that most mousses leave my hands feeling sticky but this one doesn't at all.
I then clip this section of hair up onto my head and I then apply a small amount of the mousse through the mid lengths to ends of the rest of my hair. I comb it through with my fingers to disperse the product evenly through my hair and then I use my Denman Tangle Tamer Brush (review here, buy here) to brush it through my hair and to get rid of any tangles in my hair.
I apply the mousse in two different sections because the section of my hair where my extensions are takes longer to dry than the top of my head and because the extensions are held with a bond at the root that weighs the hair down, it is harder to get volume at the root, so instead I create lots of volume at the root then lots of body through the mid lengths and ends to give my hair overall volume and lots of bounce.
When using the Charles Worthington Body Booster Mousse on my natural hair without extensions in, I simply distribute the mousse throughout all of my hair from root to tip, then I rough dry the whole lot, section it off and blow dry it in smaller sections using a big round brush and a nozzle on the hair dryer, to create volume and body all over my hair and to lock in my style. In comparison, when I have my extensions in, I keep my top section wet and clipped up, rough dry, section off and then round brush dry the bulk of my hair where the extensions are and then I take down the top section and round brush dry it because by the time I have dried the part with the extensions, the top part of my hair is nearly dry itself.
After using the Body Booster Mousse, my hair is left with more volume at the root and touchable body through the mid lengths and ends. It has more of a bounce and thickness about it that it doesn't have when I blow dry it without using the mousse. The body that it creates in my hair definitely lasts for a couple of days and I can revive my style with ease without having to add any extra products to my hair as you can see in the straight to curly photos above where all I have done is curl my hair, I haven't added any additional product to my hair. The best thing about this mousse is that it doesn't make your hair feel hard or crispy; it is still beautifully soft and I can easily brush through it if I want to. I hate the crunchy feeling that many mousses give my hair but this one doesn't at all. I'd definitely recommend it for that reason alone!
The Charles Worthington Salon At Home Body Booster Mousse is available online here.
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