I rarely use a blow dryer, so any hair styling product is usually lost on my hair. Still, my hair can get limp pretty quickly, so I’m continuously searching for volumizing products. Most volumizing shampoos affect my already dry ends, so I thought maybe it’s better to find a leave-in volumizing styling foam or cream for some lift and oomph (why does the word oomph always sound so weird?).
Anyway, many hair volumizers contain alcohol, which can be drying or even damaging to hair. Sure, nothing too ominous would happen with one or two-time use, but it’s not a good road to travel long-term. After doing some research, this Innersense I Create Lift Volumizing Foam caught my eye. I went for a travel size (70ml for $12 – £9) version first to see if it’d work for my hair.
Mind me, most reviews of this Volumizing Foam come from curly hair owners. Although the Innersense specifies that the product is created for all hair types, I guess curly hair benefits from it the most. My hair is not particularly curly, but it tends to form unruly waves (so unruly that I always straighten them). So it was interesting to see how this foam will interact with it.
What I did was basically after washing my hair, I crunched the foam into my damp scalp and then throughout the length. I left it to dry, then tried to style the hair with my fingers. I did use a hairbrush; otherwise, I’d end up with the mess on my head. After letting it air dry, I must say it did not work, and my roots were as flat as an ironing board.
Another way to use this is to apply the foam to the roots and blow-dry the hair. It gives some volume that way, but nothing too overwhelming. I avoid heat styling, so this isn’t an ideal way of use to me. However, if you do, it’s nice to know that it works.
So overall, after using up half of the bottle of this foam, I gave up and relinquished it to my friend (with curly hair, ahem) to see if this would work for her hair. In the meantime, I’m still in search for another natural volumizer, so if you know of one worth trying, please share in the comments!
Try using it in your hair when it’s completely wet, straight out of the shower. I have fine hair with waves. Initially this product didn’t work for me either. But, after trying it again, I absolutely love it. After your shower, don’t comb your hair, flip your head upside down, and then gently “scrunch” the foam into your hair. Then flip your head back up and use diffuser to dry it as much or as little as you want, or you can let air dry.