When it comes to creating a big, bouncy mane that rivals the best hair in the biz (we’ll take either JLo or Amal Clooney), the key is to start with the basics. After all, becoming a whiz with the hairdryer and finally nailing the round brush twist ‘n’ flick won’t do much if your shampoo and conditioner is letting you down.
The tricky thing with volumising hair products, however, is finding ones that add extra body without extra weight. So although beginning your routine with a fullness-enhancing pair may seem like a no-brainer, it can be harder in practice.
Luckily, our 2021 Glosscar Awards has pointed us in the direction of a sensational set that’s formulated to create thick, voluminous hair. Introducing the OGX Extra Strength + Extra Volume Biotin & Collagen Shampoo, and the award-winning Conditioner.
It’s all about that thickening blend
If you’re wondering what sets these affordable finds apart from the rest (you can find them for around the $20 mark at the supermarket), it’s a combination of ingredients rather than one solo standout. We’re talking about a superstar blend of biotin, collagen and other lightweight, thickening heroes that help you to achieve big, beautiful hair straight from the shower.
The benefits of biotin and collagen
As the two stand-outs, biotin and collagen have a lot to answer for. Luckily, they’ve both got plenty to say. Biotin (also known as vitamin B7) is crucial for skin, nail, and hair health. It’s a protein that improves the body’s keratin infrastructure, which in turn helps to support hair strength. Its partner in crime collagen then hits hair with a one-two-punch of nourishment. The amino acids found in collagen help to build hair proteins and prevent hair follicle damage.
Plump it up
While collagen and biotin may be the Beyonce of the formula, there’s some Kelly and Michelle in there too to take this hair duo to body-licious new heights. Bamboo fibre extract and hydrolyzed wheat protein make an appearance to impressively aid plumping while keeping colour safe. These two are also all about nourishment and leaving that final result looking healthy and beautiful. Also, extra body doesn’t mean extra weight in this case. The sulfate-free surfactant blend makes double-sure that hair is left light, lifted and bouncy. And if you needed another reason to add these two to your shopping cart, the smell is absolutely divine.
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Does your hair need extra volume? Have you tried OGX before?