If you’re following me on social media, (and you should be! Links in the sidebar), you might be aware that I’ve recently had a hair transformation. I had about 15cm cut off, and I also dyed it darker. For the last couple of years I’ve been getting blonde highlights, but I didn’t feel like keeping up with the the expense and inconvenience of the maintenance. It’s been funny seeing peoples’ reactions – people who have know me forever aren’t too fazed by it, a couple of people have said it’s like the old Lena, whereas newer people are like ‘wow it’s so different!!’
Since it’s been shorter, I’ve been wearing it out a lot more as opposed to just twisting it up into a top knot. This meant I’ve started to make use of some styling products, and one of them is the Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultîme biotin+ volume Soufflé* that I was sent. This is a mousse type product that adds body and texture without weighing it down or being sticky.
The Schwarzkopf styliste ULTÎME styling range has been co-created with super model Claudia Schiffer. There are six products in the range, from a sea salt texture spray to a defrizz spray, but the biotin+ volume Soufflé is what appealed to me the most. I have thick hair, and this tames it into a great voluminous mane.
After I brush my hair, I use it by taking a small amount (less is more!), rubbing it between my palms and running it through my hair. You can apply it to the roots, but for me I find it works best by keeping it below my ears. I like how it texturises my hair and calms some of the fly aways that are always apparent the day I wash my hair. I would recommend against using this for multiple days before washing, as it can build up a bit and not feel too nice.
My brother kindly took photos of me for this post – so much easier than using the tripod/remote shutter. I said to him that I wanted a photo of me swishing my hair ‘like they do on the ads’, and here is one of the many that he took. Not quite Claudia Schiffer, but I do think it’s a cool pic!
STOCKISTS: Schwarzkopf’s styliste ULTÎME range will be available from all leading department stores, supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide. All of the products in this range are only $9.99, so affordable that I initially thought it was a typo! For more information on Schwarzkopf, please visit Facebook.com/schwarzkopfnz.