Rated 4.08 out of 5 stars
My first mistake when using this product was that I piled it on my damp freshly washed hair like some sort of leave in spray conditioner. Which left my hair feeling overly hard and stuff (like hairspray). But after re-washing my hair, spraying just a couple sprays near the root area on each side of my head where volume was desired, and a little bit of a blow dry, it gave my hair volume (all day/night). It also didn't leave my hair feeling hard or stiff. It felt like my hair, just with a little texture feeling (of like thicker hair). I was still able brush through my hair like normal after it had dried. With how much you get in the bottle, and how little you need, I do think this is a nice product and worth the buy. There is also a fragrant smell, but kind of like a mature woman's perfume. Not too overpowering, and the smell seems to dissipate after an hour or two so it won't give any headaches to those with sensitive noses. (The photo I provided is what my hair (root area where I applied it) looked like after having it in my hair for about 7 hours.
this product doesn't give a significant big impact on your hair. I used it, and it gave my hair a shine, but I wouldn't say that it necessarily volumized my hair. of course, I did only use it once, so maybe after repetitive uses, it will have a long-term volumizing effect. The next point I want to touch on is the smell. now, The first ingredient in this hairspray is a type of alcohol. therefore this smells like rubbing alcohol, which isn't a particularly pleasant smell that I would want on my hair if I'm going out and meeting people. I honestly wouldn't recommend this if your hair is decently thick, but if you have really thin hair and you're looking for volume, and you're willing to put the time to spray this every single time you get out of the shower, then maybe it would be worth it as a long-term effect.
livc65 from undisclosed
This spray was super easy to use and has improved the volume and texture in my hair tremendously!!! Adding it to my daily routine for a strong hold and finish!
Kristi from MI
I've been using this in combination with the Kristen Ess mousse. Really love it. It really helps my soft, fine, thin hair look alive.
mirandar140 from undisclosed
I bought this product to use with my air wrap, but I haven't seen much of a difference. My curls don't seem to hold much better, or seem more voluminous. I also don't notice anything bad, like greasier hair etc. so I will continue to use it to see if it makes a difference.
Tori from Shreveport, La
Absolutely love this product! Coming from someone who has always had fine, thin hair, this gives me a nice volume feel! If you blow dry with it you will get the thicker feel for sure!
Cate from Charlotte. NC
I stopped dyeing my hair and it has been so healthy but flat. I just spray a couple of sprays on the roots and have great lift after styling. Hair doesn't feel weighted or stiff. Great results.
Cindy from Mechanicsville, Virginia
I think this really does add texture to hair and it smells good!
main22 from undisclosed
This product has a strong smell. The scent is nice, but if you are sensitive to strong fragrances, this product won't be for you. While this doesn't weigh down my hair, it makes it stiff and crunchy feeling, even if I use a small amount. I have tried to break up the crunch, but find that throughout the day, it hardens (similar to hair spray). I also don't like the residue that is left on my hair afterwards. This hair did thicken my hair, but not enough to outweigh the cons.
Sidnie from Mount Vernon ohio
Love this brand!! This really works wonders, like magic!!!! It really does make a difference.
Rachel from Ohio
Honest reviews are important so I hope this helps whoever see's it.
I don't recommend this product especially if you have fine hair. I had dry & sticky hair that became oily within a day. It also dried my scalp, causing excessive itching.
reneec1990 from undisclosed
When your curling routine involves maybe heavier moisturizing, or you use a heavier cream or leave in, using this instead of mousse or foam works AHHMAZINGLY! I LOVE IT!!!
from Fort Wayne, IN
I had never used this product before, however, since I can no longer find my go-to product Big Sexy Push Up, I have adopted this Kristen Ess and like it.
Kayla from Maryland
Unfortunately I didn't read the ingredients before I bought this, it reeks of alcohol and it's super drying to me hair:(
ashleyw589 from undisclosed
Have been using this for a couple months now and think that it is nice. I use it in towel dried hair and then let my hair air dry. I have thicker hair to begin with so I think if you have very fine, thin hair you will like this.
Layla from Texas
This is my go to to lift my roots to have more volume where my hair is thin in spots.
scorpion666 from Texas
This product dried my hair out and made it feel sticky and powdery. If you care about your hair, don't buy this spray.
kima121 from undisclosed
Love this product! It's a little on the expensive side for me but I try and buy it often. It actually makes my hair go from thin to feeling full of volume without frizz. It isn't greasy or sticky. I would love to try the full line but my local store only carries a few items. I would definitely suggest to try this if you have thin hair.
Layla H. from TX
Highly Recommend. I've used this for about 2 months now and I'm in Love. Works Great!! I will spray this in layers under my hair right before blow drying then using my diffuser high heat, low blow, pumps up my roots to give so much volume that lasts all day.
RoseP from Michigan
Really like this product!! It does wonders for my fine thin hair giving me volume and lift!! Highly recommend!
Nicole from Fort Collins
I had high hopes for this since I enjoy the brand. However it made my hair instantly feel dry and crunchy. Had no product in my hair and once it dried it felt dry and stiff. Would not recommend.
ellief67 from undisclosed
This is one of my faves because you can see it in a top hair salon where one stylist is using it to coif￼ a senior's hair and conceal their bald spot, and another stylist is using it on really long hair during a blow out. It's so universally elite.
DW from Illinois
I have fine, limp hair, but a lot of it. It needs major volume at the roots to hold any style. Lots of products either weigh it down or make it a sticky, tangly mess. Not this stuff! It gives great volume, grips just the right amount to give a little tension when I blow out with a round brush. No back combining required. It reminds me of aveda's Volumizing tonic. I also don't understand the comments about it not smelling good. I think it smells great. But the scent doesn't really linger throughout the day. I have found my new favorite product.
toria_tries_something_new from undisclosed
I have fine hair... but a lot of it. Because of this, my hair has a tendency to fall flat and have very little volume to it. I've tried other volumizing/ thickening products before but nothing's been very effective. I really like this brand and have tried several of the other products, so I decided to give this thickening spray a try. I'm so glad I did! Follow the instructions, and you won't be disappointed!
Atty Tude from Boise, ID
As someone with baby fine, thinning hair I'm quite impressed with this vol7mizer. It really makes my hair look and feel thicker w/o leaving it dull, crunchy and heavy. I've tried pricier products, but I think I'll stick with this one.
Tresa from San Diego
The best !
hunvera from undisclosed
Not a bad volumizer/thickener. I have medium to thick hair and it does a good job of giving a bit of boost for roots, especially when I use it with hot rollers and let them set! Good value!￼