Name: Extreme Volume Root Lifter
From the packaging:
Achieve noticeable body and fullness where you need it most with Extreme Volume Root Lifter. This weightless formula with extracts of Soybean Oil and Rice Protein fortifies the hair and encourages volume for long-lasting bouncy results.
What I liked:
– adds some volume to hair
– holds hair in place for most of the day
– hair doesn’t feel too crunchy (unless you apply too much)
– easy to use
What I didn’t like:
– if you expect miracles, you’ll be disappointed by the somewhat natural result
Popular haircare brand Osmo has recently revamped its volumizing range. And I like it a lot. The shampoo removes all buildup from my hair, and the conditioner nourishes it with a weightless formula that doesn’t leave a heavy residue on my scalp. This dual action allows them to give my hair its natural volume back.
But that’s not much. My hair is fine and limp, and always needed a lot of help in the volumizing department. Shampoos and conditioners help, but it’s volumizing styling products that make the biggest difference. And that’s why the Extreme Volume Root Lifter is my favourite product in the range.
It is very easy to use. Wait until your hair is partially dry, and then spray it onto the roots. Next, distribute it through to the ends for best results. The only tricky part is to figure out how much product you need. The first time I used too much and my hair became very stiff and rough to the touch. The second time too little and it didn’t work that well.
Now that I’ve figured out the proper amount (just a few quick sprays will do), I’m really pleased with the results. Osmo Extreme Volume Root Lifter uses polymers like PVP that coat hair, giving it the rigidity it needs to be held in place throughout the day.
Although I’m a bit sad to report the Root Lifter didn’t turn my hair from dead and lifeless to Fran Nanny style, I can’t say I expected it to (just hoping it a little). That kind of volume would have been a bit much anyway. Nope, the end result is a lot more subtle. Used together, the three Osmo products give my hair a slight curl that doesn’t feel too crunchy to the touch.
To those blessed with thick, voluminous hair, the natural effect achievable with the Osmo range may not seem like much. But those who, like me, are used to see their locks hanging lifeless from their heads, wondering how they can give it some bounce (and the range is aimed at them after all), will be pleasantly surprised. Even the smallest amount of volume makes a world of difference to us!
Even better, the curl it gives actually lasts for most of the day. So you don’t have to worry that your hair will be a lifeless mess again for that important appointment at the end of the afternoon. But if you sleep on it or wash your hair, it disappears, of course.
Osmo Extreme Volume Root Lifter is housed, like the rest of the range, in an eye-catching and huge blue bottle. But, unlike the other two bottles, this one is thinner and has a spray dispenser, so you won’t mistake it for something else. No risk of spraying your locks in the shower because you mistook it for the conditioner bottle!
Aqua, PVP, Lactic Acid, Chitosan, Panthenol, Cocodinomium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Soybean Oil, Rice Seed Protein, Polysorbate 20, Alanine, Glycine, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Parfum, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl, Carnitine. Dipotassium Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Glutamic Acid, Glycerin, Lecithin, PCA, Proline, Serine, Phytic Acid, Gluconolactone, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, CI 60730.
Available at: UK salons
Osmo Extreme Volume Root Lifter adds some volume and bounce to limp and lifeless hair, and holds it in place for most of the day.