Getting Rid of my Hair Hang Up

Getting Rid of my Hair Hang Up

My hair has always been something that has been a big problem for me, I have just never loved my hair and while other girls could do amazing hairstyles, I have never really been able to. The problem is that I suffer from thin hair, it's not the thinnest hair I have ever seen, however, it just isn't as luminous and voluminous as I'd like nor as most girls out there. Due to my thin hair, my hair just hangs a lot of the time, it doesn't have bounce to it nor does it hold a style very well, but I have found some products that have completely transformed my hair and have given me thicker more voluminous and luminous hair than I ever could have imagined. 

There was a point in time where I tried every volumizing product on the market, every thickening treatment you could think of, I finally gave up, I was done trying to find something that could save my hair, I was going to have to just move on and deal with it, it wasn't the end of the world. A visit to Boots recently changed my mind completely, I have heard so much about the L'Oreal Elvive line lately everyone is talking about them so I decided I obviously had to check them out and surprise surprise they have a thickening line, or as the bottle says the fibrology line, so obviously I had to buy it all.

Getting Rid of my Hair Hang Up

Getting Rid of my Hair Hang Up
The line consists of a shampoo, a conditioner, a booster, a mask and an elixir. I purchased everything minus the elixir because it was completely out of stock in my local Boots. 

The line is specially developed with filloxine which is said to penetrate the hair fibres and expand them giving a thicker, fuller and much more luminous look. This happens each time you use the products and the conditioner promises that the substance locks into the fibres and expands the hair with each wash. It promises that by thickening the hair it does not make it heavy or weigh it down which of course is the last thing I want, I was thick, voluminous hair.  

When washing your hair you, of course, use the shampoo and you can follow this with either the booster and the conditioner or the booster and the masque. I rotate between the products trying to give each product a chance to thicken my hair. I usually squeeze the conditioner into my hand and then drop a few drops of the booster onto it before rubbing it all together and applying to my hair, likewise, I drop the booster into the masque once I have scooped out enough to use on my hair. Whether I use the conditioner or the mask I keep the product on my hair for 5 minutes while I wash and then I rinse it out with lukewarm water, a trick I have always done when rinsing out conditioner for extra shine. 
Getting Rid of my Hair Hang Up

My first impression of the product was "Holy crap, this smells phenomenal" I cannot begin to describe how much I love the scent of these products, it is such a sweet fruity scent and I love to swish my hair around and smell it throughout the day. After the first use, I cannot say I saw much of a difference, my hair was shiny, bouncy and smooth, but I didn't think the product changed the body of my hair at all, but I knew it was the first use so I had to be patient with the products give them a few more tries before I judged them.

I have now been using these products every two days for a month and a half and I can definitely say I have seen a difference with my hair. Not only is it feeling and looking thicker, but it is more voluminous, it is holding a style better and overall it has just started to become my dream hair. It is definitely not as thick and luminous as I would want it to be, but I think I would need a whole new head of hair for that to happen. I have been using less heat on my hair and I trimmed all the dead-ends off just before I purchased these products so I definitely feel like my hair is the healthiest it has been in a long time and this has allowed the products to truly work wonders for my hair and do its job. 
Getting Rid of my Hair Hang Up

I wish I took some before pictures of my hair because you would be shocked by how it is now looking, even when I put it in a high ponytail it looks like I have a lot more hair and the ponytail isn't too thin and straggly looking, I am finally not embarrassed to wear my hair up. I definitely feel like the roots of my hair have made the biggest improvement towards being thicker and fuller, the ends have been the least improvements, but I do think this is completely down to how I apply my shampoo and conditioner. I focus the shampoo on the top of my head and my roots due to reading that this is what you should do and I think I should be applying more to my ends, although I am worried as I have heard this can damage your hair. Instead of risking damaging the ends of my hair I have decided to instead apply the conditioner straight to the ends of my hair and make sure they completely lather up the product before I rinse them out. 

I will for sure be continuing my use of these products and I think I may even buy the larger size of the shampoo and conditioner as I will be draining the smaller ones rather quickly. I would prefer if the booster was available in a larger size as I find the small size of the product is impractical considering you have to use it each time you wash your hair with both the conditioner and the masque. I finally have thick and voluminous hair and it is all thanks to L'Oreal and considering I have used every single product on the market for thickening hair I think they have really created a product that does what it says on the tin and I am incredibly impressed. 

What is your hair hang up? Which shampoo and conditioner are your holy grail? Have you used any of the L'Oreal Elvive shampoo and conditioners?

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