In an earlier post I raved about the Bumble and Bumble Shampoo and I am still lovin’ that product. But! I must add that I am also a firm believer in the old wives tale about rotating shampoo brands periodically, because hair gets “used to” one brand and it then becomes ineffective. I’ve asked Jimmy Moreau, my amazing hair stylist, about this and there is a valid reason for this theory, especially for those of us with fine hair. Shampooing with the same product repeatedly may cause a build-up of residue. This residue can weigh your hair down, making it dull and unmanageable and for me –FLAT! One solution for avoiding residue build-up is to rotate shampoo brands.
Last May at Disney World, I purchased Alterna’s Bamboo Volume On-The-Go Travel Set at our resort. It was filled with every fine hair girl’s dream products – Abundant Volume Shampoo & Conditioner, 48 hour Sustainable Volume Spray and Uplifting Root Blast. At the time, there was a sample of Plumping Strand Expand to complete this ‘uplifting’ sale. I couldn’t wait to try my new products… after all; I was going to meet Prince Charming that night for dinner… along with 100 other “happy” people. First of all know – I’m not a fan of conditioner – I think it weighs my fine hair down, but this one is different. I don’t use it on the top of my hair but smooth a small amount all over the rest. The effect of all of these products used together is amazing. You know the saying “the higher the hair the closer to God?” I am not quite sure about that… but the ‘abundant volume’ statement is very true and my hair was even better the second day. I use the 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray often, no matter what shampoo line I am using. It’s that good and makes me one happy girl when I use it! (A little side note… there is another product by Bamboo that’s fun to add. Cleanse Extend. Normally you use it the day after your shampoo to extend your style, right? Well, sometimes product junkies like me use all we can – together! Add a little ”poof” whenever you need a little throughout the day or the next as the label states. Have fun with these products… because you never know who’s watching YOU!)
I was at Ulta a little while ago and they have a special ON this line. Purchase $30 of Alterna products and you get the 48-hour Sustainable Volume spray free. Special note: I am a huge fan of mousse, and Bamboo makes one called … what else? Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse. But! I didn’t like it. It’s really NOT weightless for me and my hair was not as full as it is without it. Ulta does friendly returns and exchanges, so if you want to try it – Do!
When I look out at the people and they look at me and they’re smiling, then I know that I’m loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems. – Etta James