16 August 2012

L'Occitane Volumateur Volumising Hair Mask and Mist Review


I had mixed feelings when L’Occitane’s volumising hair products landed  here at Fluffy Towers. On the one hand I was happy because they sound like amazing products. But I was also sad: they’re for fine to normal hair, and I knew I’d have to pass them on to someone with that hair type. Step up my lovely co-worker, Emily…


I would akin my relationship with my hair to that of a pageant mother and her daughter; I want it to look good, perform well, maybe win an accolade or two, but I haven’t given too much thought to the permanent damage I might be causing it. My hair is quite fine and the ends are a bit fried from excessive GHDing so recently  I turned over a new leaf, I decided I want my hair to go to college and so I’ve been trying to find a good repairing routine that isn’t too taxing and that I know I’ll keep up.
Then in walks L’Occitane’s Volumizing Mask and Volumizing Mist for fine/normal hair into my life and oh how happy I’ve been.
As soon as the mask went on, my hair felt silky smooth. It was instant. It’s really great for detangling and has managed to give my hair back a healthy shine.
Volumising? Well it gave me really good lift at the roots. Not exactly beehive hair but it certainly gave me more to work with. Overnight the lift seemed to drop but bring on the mist and you can get it back.
I was worried the mist would make my hair a bit greasy but this wasn’t the case at all. I took to applying it to the roots and brushing my hair upside down to help it out. This isn’t exactly the directions on the bottle so that step is probably going to make me look silly but what can I say? It felt right.
These have a lovely, natural scent (not an assault on the schnoz as I find some hair products to be), very fresh with hints of pine, mint and orange.
Definitely a routine I think I can work with but I’d love to know what products you use to give your hair some TLC.

25 comments:

laura said...

Thanks for the review emily! Sounds like we have identical hair type.i recently started using redken body full shampoo& conditioner,its lovely,i really notice a difference after ive washed my hair using them,gives a nice lift. i also use a kerastase leave-in spray from the specifique range to add volume before blowdrying; this and a few pumps of mythic oil works wonders! Like sound of the l'occitaine hair mask x

Anonymous said...

Thanks Emily, I may just give this a try. I too tend to get my shine from excessive GHDing rather than alot of TLC so this might be the perfect alternative. And its always nice to take some time out and pamper yourself too! :)

Sam said...

Great review, I have the similar fine hair type and really sounds like I could use these products in my hair routine, especially the mist.

little t said...

I loved this review Emily! I read the first few lines and thought oh no, my hair is my pageant daughter too! I really need to get a more sensible routine going. I've been backcombing the life out of it. I'll try this!

ElsaD said...

I loved the pageant daughter metaphore too! :D As for the product, I'm always in need of volumateur, so I might give it a try! Thanks for sharing darling! XOXO

A stylish distraction said...

Great review, my hair is fine and flyaway so I will definitrly give this a go!

Mindy Fan said...

thanks for this review. I think I could benefit from the mist here! My hair is a bit dead/damanged since I've dyed it. I try to stay away from too much heat products though!

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Anonymous said...

Right now I am definitely in need of a volumising hair product, so thanks for this recommendation!

Eimear OReilly said...

great review emily, following you now. got a new post up love, would love to know what you think x x

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Charlee Greenhalgh said...

Great review hun, sounds like I need this in my life. Although saying that I still do love my Aussie products and recently been using one of their serums which I find works really well with my hair :)

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MissGreenEyes said...

Emily the colour of your hair is just gorgeous! I've the opposite problem, too much flippin' volume, but I do love a good dry shampoo as a styling aid x

Emily said...

I'm so happy to see I'm not the only one neglecting my poor hair.

laura - I'm definitely going to try out that redken shampoo and conditioner, thanks for the recommendation!

Charlee - I do love the Aussi products as well. Can't remember why I stopped using them. Might have to route them out.

MissGreenEyes - My cheeks are now the colour of my hair, thanks so much! I wish I had your natural volume but you know what they say, the grass is always better on someone else's head....that is the saying right?

Alex said...

Never noticed this line in store yet. I love L'Occitane and I would definitely try the mask. Great review! :) x

DawnieP said...

Brilliant review! I have got to try some of l'occitane I've never tried them at all, but this looks amazing. Granted I don't need volume but I love fabulous hair products!!
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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I wasn't aware of this line. It seems to have it's positives and negatives. I'm still experimenting with hair care products. HaHa
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Bravoe Runway said...

Mists can sometimes cause the greasy factor so I definitely know what you mean! I do love a good hair masque, I use one from Phyto and Kerastase.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the review! I haven't heard of a good hair masque in a while so thanks!

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Johanna said...

I love the pageant mom reference. Clever and oh-so-true!

Marisa Noelle said...

The only experience I've had with L’Occitane products is one of their facial scrubs and I really love it to bits. I have the exact same problem with my hair - fine with dry ends. I'll give anything a go if I know it works good for volume and repair. Heading over to beauty.com and sephora to see if they carry these. Thanks! xo Marisa

lucia m said...

nice review!

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Curlygirl said...

Love this review, very witty! Will definitely try this as I am cursed with thin, limp fly-away hair! Hopefully this product will get my hair into college too! Fingers crossed ;-)

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

I've always wondered about L'Occitane hair products! Great review! I shall get these for my daughter who likes volume.

Melbourne Hairdresser said...

Great post.