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Products to "lift" my short choppy hairstyle

(20 Posts)
Nellymay Sat 17-Jan-15 10:03:52

Hi I've just had a new hairstyle done and wondered if anyone has any ideas on product to use to lift it up and accentuate the choppy messy look?
Thanks smile

dementedpixie Sat 17-Jan-15 10:12:44

There are loads of gums, pastes, mousses, waxes you can use.

arlagirl Sat 17-Jan-15 10:13:40

For height use a powder..Tresemme do a good one.

AwkwardSquad Sat 17-Jan-15 10:57:41

I use Aveda products - they have good texturising waxes. Bumble and bumble are also good. If you need s bit of root lift, try Aveda volumising tonic.

stripytees Sat 17-Jan-15 11:16:21

I love the volumising powders as they feel a bit like a dry shampoo and don't make my hair greasy. I'm currently using the Batiste one but used to use one called Got 2 B Powderful.

arlagirl Sat 17-Jan-15 11:49:32

Yes I use Aveds paste. Lovely

Nellymay Sat 17-Jan-15 12:21:42

Thanks everyone. Do waxes make it heavy?
Ps where can I get bumble and bumble products from?
Any more??

arlagirl Sat 17-Jan-15 12:27:26

John lewis and Boots have them

McMW Sat 17-Jan-15 12:28:15

avena i think that is how it is spelt bamboo lift, like back combing but without, plus backcomb at the very roots.

Instituteofstudies Sat 17-Jan-15 12:28:25

I use Bedhead Matte Separation for men. It's brilliant. I have very fine hair and just use the tiniest bit and it lets me tweak up the ends and get my hair into 'position'. I think one pot is going to last forever.

KatieKaye Sat 17-Jan-15 12:31:27

I use the VO5 Give Me Texture, which is like a powder, but in a spray - I prefer it to the powder ones as it doesn't make my hair feel as sticky. I also use one of the VO5 waxes - in a pink pot, but can't think what it is called.

Bumble and Bumble are in Boots, but they are very expensive. Likewise Aveda.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 17-Jan-15 12:32:13

I have an ancient bottle of Micheal di Cesare Liqifix Liquid Mousse (I didn't like it on my shoulder length bob but on my short hair it's brilliant for when I'm feeling spikey grin )

Pumpkinette Sat 17-Jan-15 13:09:49

I like TIGI superstar queen for a day thickening spray. Gives good lift and what I used when I had a short(ish) choppy hair cut.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 17-Jan-15 14:10:00

I bought the Got2B powder after reading about it on here, but I don't like it. It's like dry shampoo and makes my hair feel greasy and dirty, as does dry shampoo tbh.

I have no recommendations (I am currently using a tiny blue jar of putty stuff, maybe VO5) but place-marking, as I'm looking for ideas.

CambridgeBlue Sat 17-Jan-15 15:56:52

I second the VO5 range in the pink packaging - it was on 3 for 2 in Boots so I got the Give Me Texture Spray plus mousse and wax (too lazy to go and look what they're called but can later if anyone wants) and they've ally transformed my flat lifeless crop.

PolterGoose Sat 17-Jan-15 17:48:49

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KatieKaye Sat 17-Jan-15 19:14:20

Cambridge - I am so terrified they will stop making Give Me Texture that I currently have 4 cans of it, just in case!

CambridgeBlue Sat 17-Jan-15 21:40:42

It's great isn't it Katie, first thing I've found in years that doesn't make my hair flop or feel too heavy. May have to invest in a few extra cans myself smile

RosyAuroch Sun 18-Jan-15 09:44:38

Fudge shaper

Nellymay Sun 18-Jan-15 11:39:07

Wow thanks everyone. I'm going to have a trip to boots next week and try out a few of these. Keep them coming. smile

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