I feel like this has sort of become a bit of a hair-themed week. But I am somewhat guilty of obsessing over a topic for a while and sort of overdosing on it – I remember when I was a teenager being obsessed with bright pink for a time, buying everything bright pink I could think of and the obsession finally ended when I purchased a bright pink, fluffy GAP hoodie from their kids section. I loved it, but that was the final straw in the obsession. A somewhat random story to share – but it’s basically just evidence of my ‘phases’ I go through and right now – I’m in a hair phase. Mostly obsessed with volume and texture without leaving hair dry and frazzled. Ideally using products rather than heat to get the look I’m going for.
A few TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe products that I already had on my radar in their regular packaging have been brought to my attention as they have been given a bit of a funky make-over and are currently available in Limited Edition packaging – each reflecting a key hair and style trend.
Each of the products is themed around these trends – Casual, Classic, Creative and Glamour – and has a limited edition design courtesy of Lulu Kennedy to compliments this.
TONI&GUY ‘Glamour’ Volume Plumping Whip: This has a bit of an animal print design, with flashes of hot pink. This is the product that most surprised me and has left me really loving it. It’s a pot – which normally for me means I plonk into the stereotypical ‘boys hair products come in pots’ category in my head. But not the case – this isn’t like anything I’ve tried before in that it’s a sort of creamy souffle type product. Thicker than a mousse, but not as thick as a cream – it feels like it has sort of light bubbles inside when you put your fingers in to get the product. They say a ‘walnut’ amount is perfect but for my hair I found less than that was plenty – you apply to towel dried hair at the roots for volume that lasts. That’s why I like it – it leaves the roots with bounce, but not stickiness or crispness – just light bounce. Very impressed and a new contender for a favourite hair product.
TONI&GUY ‘Creative’ Stick It Up Gum: The design for this one has a bit of a street-art edge to it with some graffiti style writing. For me this isn’t the best product – but I do adore the packaging on this. The lightning bolts and stars are really cute and it does make me wish it was one that works with my hair. But it’s better suited to shorter hair that need a bit stronger control – the boy has been dipping his fingers into this one and likes it. Which is saying a lot as he does tend to stick to what he knows!
TONI&GUY ‘Casual’ Sea Salt Texturising Spray: The curly wave packaging works perfectly with the sea salt product. This is great for the ‘just rolled out of bed/from the beach and my hair always looks like this’ type of look. Although for me, salt spray is best for just giving it a bit of a matte finish and oomph, it doesn’t manage to create waves but then I shouldn’t really expect them when my hair is naturally poker straight! I absolutely love the smell of this product – it smells fresh but not with the typical coconut scent that some sea salt sprays are laden with!
TONI&GUY ‘Classic’ Shine Gloss Serum: I have mentioned this serum before and how I really like how much of a shine it delivers. For me and my fine hair one small pump (half a pump usually) is absolutely plenty to just smooth things over, without weighing down. Leaving hair feeling shiny but still with some bounce. The size of these bottles are great too for popping in the handbag in case London drizzle causes an attack of the frizzies.
My top pick of the four products I have been trialling is the Volume Plumping Whip – amazing if you want to give fine hair some volume that lasts without the crispy feeling of mousse.
Dress from the head down with TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe. Create your look with the exclusive TONI&GUY Limited Edition products designed by Lulu Kennedy.
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