Or, actually all three of them would do: the incredibly, big-haired but still sleek and toucheable hairdo with a shine that blinds everyone.
Yeh, reality sucks, or it actually bites in my case! So I have to tone down my hair-perfectionist and either settle for one of the three, or sometimes two if I am lucky.
Asian haircare, hurray! I have quite a limp head of hair on my head. Most Caucasians have that bit of wave that they can activate by
- going to the sea and take a dive
- faking to have been going to the sea with hair products
- waking up with a beadhead
- waking up near the sea after a midnight dive with a bedhead...(that one will probably give out the most of curls and volume, LOL)
Taking a look into various brands that market for Asian hairtypes have had a bit of success, and a bit of failure as well (or a bit of meh...'does not do anything much')
So, what have I tried?
First, one of my most succesful ventures have been into Liese. I really like their Tidy Straight serum.
Because although I do not wake up with curly, wavy or kinky hair, it still can have a bit of a strange kink into it.
I love this serum for making my hair smooth, sleek, glossy and comb-able.
It does not make your unstraight hair instantly straight: You need some heating tools to accomplish that. But it does the things I mentioned above.
I purchased this over here but it is OOS again.
My second favourite Liese is their Wave-Up Foam in no. 03.
I really enjoy this mousse, as it keeps hair absolutely soft and shiny (no 80's crunchy-perm-do), is softly but wonderfully scented like an expensive floral soap, and keeps that highly maintainance-created curl for quite a while
Well, because I like my straight do, but sometimes I like to fake that I am a natural curly woman...
(Yes, it is another sasa purchase)
I must sound like the biggest Liese fan...ehm, no...I am critical as well:
Let me introduce my 3rd Liese: The Juicy Shower Spray:
It might be Juicy and functional for a lot of bloggers, but besides of a wonderfully fruity-floral scent, it does not do that much in my hair.
(Another purchase from my drug-store Sasa.com)
From Taiwanese brand Shill's I bought their Magical Hair Volumizer:
Huh? Does this even do anything? Well, NO MAGICAL effect over here...no volume at all.
(bought this one on Sasa.com as well)
Talking about volume: let me include a Western, more precisely a British brand over here: The TIGI Catwalk Your Highness Hair Spray
Let me say this: the Queen would be very dissapointed! Even a less spoiled mortal such as I am am not impressed. No volume, no hairspray-hold. Let me return to my trusty L'Oreal Elnett.
So, I apologise for the shortness of my reviews...he he. I am sure that you can find a lenghtier description of the products in great masse with the other bloggers.
But sometimes, short is good, especially when summarizing a heap of products, :D.
Oh, and if you have a fantastic recommendation on hairstyling...I love to read about that. Or, tell me about your routine when styling that bunch of hair on your scalp...