Big Hair Alert

Double Photo TestHold the phone, for I have found something that makes my hair BIG – note the use of capitals, it’s required. Bigger than big. Like huge. So large I felt the need to swing it around in a ‘I Whip My Hair Back and Forth’-like fashion just for celebration. And quelle surprise it comes courtesy of one of my favourite lock lovin’ brands, Oribe (them and Bumble fight it out at the top). A little stalk round Space NK the other day ended with their Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray – a bit of a hairspray, shine imparter and wave teaser-outer three-in-one, more on that at a later date – and the Maximista Thickening Spray entering the basket, the latter of which was spritzed into my hair after the fastest hair wash in the history of showers immediately as I walked through the door. And well…

I think we’re onto something special here. 10 or so sprays onto damp, freshly washed locks, post-wash, pre-blow dry beefs up my follicles like other with a blast of heat. Full and bouncy with a matte-ish finish, it acts almost a sea spray but without the crisp. Now it does dry the lengths out – a feature most welcomed in my lank and oft-greasy locks – but those with parched ends be warned. A bit of oomphing up, and a tad of their Dry Texturising Spray in the roots is my current hair jam of choice and I’m lurving it. £25 from Space NK, I sense my bottle will be nearing the last dregs quicker than you can say, ‘I whip my hair back and forth, I whip my hair back and forth’.