I’ve got a Pinterest board full of texturised ‘lobs’. I’ve spent the last few months growing out the layers of my bob so I can leave behind the flicks and get more of a rough and ready blunt style.
There’s a fine line between deliciously undone and dragged through a hedge backwards and I’m more likely to fall into the latter more than the former. However on the days I’m having a good hair day it’s usually because I’ve managed to play around with a few products. I’m yet to bite the bullet and splash out on the fabled Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray so here’s the budget products I’ve been using to get the much needed texture.
I got my mitts on the VO5 Give Me Texture Spray after I ran out of the Redken Wind Blown Finishing Spray. Like the Redken, this VO5 bottle holds a mild control hairspray that works to create volume and texture defining the layers within the hair but at less than a fiver it’s far cheaper. It has a matte finish which is essential for this type of style and has a sea salt formulation to separate strands and add some oomph.
Sea Salt Spray
Speaking of sea-salt, a somewhat controversial statement but I think I prefer OGX’s Sea Salt Spray to the John Frieda Beach Blonde Waves one. I know. Contentious.
If you’d like to embrace your inner Arial and embrace the best of mermaid chic then you need a sea salt spray in your life. I spray this on to damp hair rather than dry, and give it a quick scrunch for some extra definition. As it’s infused with moroccan oils this product gives me more tamed texture than John Frieda’s crunchier version. My only bugbear with this is it makes my tresses seem even thicker, however this could be an excellent plus point for others.
For an instant refresher I am addicted to Dry Shampoo and steer towards the brunette version of Batiste to alleviate the tell-tale white residue. I actually use dry shampoo on freshly washed hair as well as between washes. I turn my head upside down, spray a few spritzes through the lengths and rub in to get a bit of a tousle and texture. When I’m out and about I’m a big fan of the Batiste Plumping Powder which is must-have to remedy hat hair or for a bit of impromptu styling.
So the Bumble and Bumble Bb.Texture creme falls into the budget category as I just have the smaller travel size tube for £10 rather than the full size £23 version. This gritty cream is great to apply to damp hair for a windswept look and creates a smoother finish than a salt spray. Have a gander in our archives to see the results of this cheeky little wonder.
What products do you use to get texture and volume in to your hair? What are your tried and tested favourites for getting a tousled do?