Can haircare from a pro can help the helpless? Find out…
Hello, my name is Stephanie and I am hair challenged. After years of having hair treatments (cut, colored, curled and conditioned) and hundreds of dollars spent (tools, brushes and way too many products), I am still unable to blow dry my own hair and make it look full and smooth. I try and try to no avail. I am hopeless!
My fairy beauty godmothers here at wht heard my prayers and granted me a bottle of Plump ‘n Thick hairspray from hair icon Nick Chavez to review. This firm hold hairspray contains collagen protein that adds volume to hair while increasing shine. I had hopes that it would enable me to style my hair like the pros!
Nick Chavez was a new brand to me and I needed to learn more about my potential savior. From humble beginnings (Nick discovered his talent as a ranch hand on his Yuma, Arizona, family’s ranch by grooming the family’s horses, and moved on to family and friends), Chavez made the brave move to Los Angeles. He jumped right into a job in a prominent Beverly Hills salon, while also modeling and dabbling in acting (appearing on Stef’s fave soap “The Young and the Restless”).
Although Nick was successful, he knew that being a hairdresser was his true passion and returned to his craft. Nick built up a star-studded client book and continued his plan of world domination by starting his own line of styling products to reach his goal of making each woman “Everyday Gorgeous” through healthy, shiny and beautiful hair.
I was more than ready to get my share of gorgeous hair and Nick’s Thick ‘n Plump Thickening Hairspray with collagen ($23) which has garnered adoration from celebrities and VIP’s around the world, was a great place to start. The bottle is huge, sleek, silver, sturdy and quite imposing! It caused me to kick my husband’s one and only grooming item out of the closet so I could make room.
I decided to try the hairspray for my husband’s recent 40th birthday where we had planned a fancy night out. I did a pretty good job with the styling and decided to use the Plump ‘n Thick hairspray to finish the look.
I sprayed some in the air to see what I was in for. The fine mist was nice and the smell, while strong was pleasant and lasted throughout the night and next morning. I usually use a light, ‘brush through’ type of spray. So to first test test this out, I pulled a section of my hair up to spray underneath to add some volume. I pulled at the roots, made a fast pass and to my surprise, my hair stayed upright like the scene in something about Mary. Wowza!
This is some serious spray! The hold was unbelievable and the formula fast drying. I then went in a little more cautiously and gave my bangs a quick pssst. I gave my hair a good workout that evening, but I think I could have been in a wind tunnel and my hair would be fine. The next morning, my hair still looked great!
Another big plus is that Plump ‘n Thick also delivers on it’s first promise – adding volume to fine hair. Those with baby fine hair are known to be addicted to this product.
• Bold, sleek packaging.
• Fine mist that is easy to control and dries fast.
• Super (duper) hold.
• Thickens fine hair.
• Doesn’t darken blond or light shades.
• I found too much can lead to a bit of stickiness.
• Cost ($23) could be a drawback.
• A clarifying shampoo may be needed to wash it out if you use it daily.
Overall I was impressed with the hold, thickening properties and packaging of this hairspray. With Nick Chavez’s Thick ‘n Plump I feel like I can conquer my inabilities in hair styling. And if ever needed, I can create a rock solid rat’s nest a la Helena Bonham Carter!
Readers and review team – has Nick Chavez and the Thick ‘n Plump hairspray turned your hair from helpless to gorgeous? Meet me in the comments to discuss!
Stephanie was born in France and travels there every year to visit her mom and relatives. She now lives Stateside with her fiancee Bubba, and their two-year old kitties; Winston and Clementine. Makeup is her passion (she worked as a makeup artist for Laura Mercier), she also loves to cook, do artsy stuff and garden.
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