I am in constant dilemmas with my hair, what I want from it changes from day to day. Back when I was 15 or 16, me and my friends (girls and boys alike) were all for backcombing, backcombing, backcombing, layering on the hairspray and fraying our ends in the process. Think Pete Doherty (ala 2006) + Duff Mckagan X too many hours spent on MySpace = me. I am glad I am past that time in my life, but it will forever be a part of me and I have a real soft spot for big hair. I cannot do it like the Liverpool glamour girls, I will never walk the streets with a weave full of plaits, braids and rollers (though plenty of kudos for the effort.)
I want something in between, I don't want big Barbie hair but I also want something better than my flat roots. Introducing Fudge Root Juice. I have found something to give me texture and determinable volume, though it has taken a few uses to perfect.
On first use, I applied generous amounts to the roots of my hair, post-wash and pre-blow dry (as the directions state.) After my hair had been dried I was disappointed- my hair looked like it had been dragged through a hedge backwards- it was fluffy and unruly and the roots looked greasy. I had been a bit heavy handed.
Since then I have learnt that, as with most things in life- less is more. Root Juice is a mousse that is applied from a nozzle- which gives the control back to you. Small squirts of product in a few key areas followed by plenty of hair oil on the ends and a blow dry means that my hair has a bit of 'oomph' in the roots- which is good for wearing my hair down as there is some (but not too much) volume but also helpful if I am going to wear my hair in a messy top knot as there is already a boost at the root.
A big pro of this product is that my hair doesn't get greasier any quicker than it normally would, a factor I always worry about when trying something new. I was quite surprised, especially because it is a product applied to the roots- but I can leave the same amount of time between washes using this as when I am not. A definite plus point for somebody like me or who is quite short on time most of the week.
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