I have naturally straight hair and I am blessed that I never had to experience any sorts of damaged, brittled or split ends (touch wood). As much as I consider myself as lucky, I don't have thick full hair that is much desired. My hair is super fine and when it's gone flat, it is as flat as a pancake! So you all know the misery of making it look, well, less dead.
A couple of months ago, I found James Brown London haircare range in Boots. I heard a few good reviews about it (apart from it being inspired by Kate Moss) so I decided to try the thickening shampoo and the mousse.
When I first started using it, I was abit disappointed. It has a manly scent and it didn't lather much. I was told that because it is a gentle cleanser, there is no inexpensive foaming agents such as Sodium laureth sulfate or lauryl sulfate that will create lather. So the next day, I took a close look at the bottle and discovered those two stuff are in the ingredients. Shocking! Or perhaps there is only a little amount of those stuff? I don't know.
Upon my second and third usage, my sister noticed some changes to my hair. My hair was a lot much thicker and voluminous! I noticed it too so I continued using it for the rest of the month (despite the manly scent). I would also apply the Volumising Mousse onto my damp hair if I plan to go out and style my hair. Mousse would normally leave me with sticky and oily hair but definitely not with this one. However, it does leave my hair feeling tacky and stiff after a long day outdoor. The good thing about this moose is that it doesn't make my hair greasy and because the hair is full and voluminous, the curl holds beautifully!
A month after, I noticed that my hair has gone back to normal. Dead. Ahh.. it can be a tedious task searching for the best and right shampoo for my hair. I might just get a body perm next time. So for now, I am using Aussie. It does add some volume to my hair but not sure how long it lasts before it starts losing its effect. Although it is not the best smelling shampoo, it keeps my hair smelling nice!
So would I recommend people buying James Brown London haircare products? Maybe not the shampoo if you like bubbles and nice-smelling hair but definitely the mousse!