Bringing Hollywood Worthy Locks to the Masses
When I think of celebrities with the best hair, Denise Richards is one of the first that comes to mind. Those long, beautiful, luxurious locks that look so thick and healthy, they make every girl swoon. Even when I watched her reality show, I swear her hair looked amazing in EVERY SINGLE SCENE, it was ridiculous. If I could get my hair to look half as beautiful as hers I would be a happy girl.
So it was only natural for her to team up with famed stylist Cristophe, who opened his first salon, Cristophe Beverly Hills, over 25 years ago, and create a volume extend hair care line. This five product line consists of the Denise Richard’s Volume Extend Shampoo and matching Volume Extend Conditioner, a Volumizing Spray, a Hair Creme and a Finishing Spray.
I tested the shampoo and conditioner, which both come in a sleek white bottle with a convenient push dispenser top. I really liked the unique packaging; they were really easy to use in the shower and much cleaner than a squeeze bottle or pour spout. They’re a decent size, at 6.75 ounces and both have a strong, fresh, clean scent.
The Volume Extend Shampoo ($16.99) contains “voluminis” a new technology, that’s supposed to create visibly fuller hair, and oxygenating sea fennel to promote healthy hair. In addition, it has probiotics, (which I know are in my yogurt and supposed to be very good for you!), they help give nourishment to your follicles.
The Volume Extend Conditioner ($15.99) has UV protectors in it, Vitamin C, and Creatine, to improve strength and elasticity. Don’t body builders put creatine in their protein shakes, so maybe it works good for hair strength too?
I’ve only been testing out this line for a couple weeks now, so it’s hard to tell a big difference at this point, but I will say I recently went to a wedding and did a big blowout, curled style, and I did feel like my hair looked thicker and had more body. My hair is pretty thin and sometimes hard to style because of that, and it seemed like the styling “stuck” better and held longer after using this line.
It also got my hair really clean, you don’t feel any kind of residue with these products. Now, I don’t know if it’s something I will use EVERY shampoo, only because I feel like I need more deep conditioning for my hair, since I use a straight iron regularly, but I am noticing a slight difference with styling so it’s a good option to have when you want some extra ooumpf!
• Nice packaging, with convenient dispensing
• Does add some body and fullness to styling
• Paraben and sulfate free
• Not tested on animals
• Price Point is a little high, considering the size.
Testers – after using the Volume Extend line is your hair Denise Richards gorgeous?
Erin is a secondary science teacher who adores makeup and fashion. She spends her free time pursuing her other passions which include cooking, antiquing, and decorating.
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