Happy Wednesday, everyone!
I hope your weeks are off to an amazing start! I’m back with a review of four products from Living Proof’s Style Lab line. These products were sent to me complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. As always, receiving these products complimentary does not sway my opinions in any way (see my Disclaimer page for more info.) If you’re interested in also receiving some products from Influenster, sign up through my referral link here!
In this Voxbox, I received four travel size version of Living Proof’s Flex Shaping Hairspray, Blowout, T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler, and Prime Style Extender.
Flex Shaping Hairspray: This was my favorite product in the box. The first thing I noticed is that it does not have that strong chemically scent like most hairsprays do. In fact, I rather enjoy the smell of this spray. I was impressed to find that my hair is able to maintain some bounce and volume throughout the work day after quickly styling my hair and finishing it off with this every morning. But the main reason I fell in love with this hairspray is that it does not make my hair sticky or stiff to the touch. My hair is still soft and touchable even after applying a boatload of product. The best part about this is that it leaves your hair flexible, meaning you can reshape curls or brush out tight coils with ease!
The only downfall I’ve found is that it does not have industrial-strength holding powers. I hairspray my bangs every day to keep them in place, but my bangs are disturbed when a strong wind blows. I also tested this out during a night of bar-hopping when I was out in humid Nashville, and my curls fell noticeably by the end of the night. If you’re looking for a hairspray that will hold your hairstyle through the apocalypse, this product is not for you. However, if you’re in the market for a light, everyday hairspray, you really can’t beat this.
Blowout: I’m going to be honest with y’all really quick and admit that I really have no clue what I’m doing with a blowdryer. I am super intimidated by diffusers, and quite frankly not coordinated enough to juggle both a blowdryer and round brush while sectioning my hair. For that reason, I tend to let my hair air dry just to avoid the hassle. I mention this because I am admittedly not the type of person this product is marketed for, so take everything I say with a grain of salt!
This product is great because it protects your hair from temperatures up to 450 degrees. This meant I had one less product I needed to worry about adding to my hair routine before styling, which I greatly appreciated. It also smells similar to the hairspray which I love!
After using this and hilariously struggling to effectively blow out my hair, I found that my hair looked and felt incredibly soft and smooth. I focused spraying this product towards my roots and gained noticeably more volume than I ever do after simply air drying my hair. Like the Flex Shaping Hairspray, the Blowout product did not make my hair crunchy at all. I was left with hair that convinced me that I should probably transition over to the world of blowdrying soon if it means achieving bounce, shine, and volume like that!
volume like that!
T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler: You all know I’m a huge sucker for a multi-use product, so this one was definitely my second favorite product of the bunch. You can use this styling product in a multitude of ways – so far I’ve used it when blowdrying damp hair, taming beachy waves after curling my hair with my straightener, and applying it to my dry, limp hair to add some texture and bounce. This product is on par with the others in that it made my hair look smooth and feel soft to the touch. The results of my styling also last quite a bit longer than they typically do, as my hair has the tendency to fall fast. I really love the versatility of this styler and will continue frequently using it!
Prime Style Extender: I used this product on my hair after styling it for a night of going out on the town for my friend’s 21st birthday. I knew that we would be dancing all night which would give my hair ample time to begin look disastrous. To my great surprise, my loose waves actually held all night! To my even greater surprise, my hair still looked great the next morning as well! Although my hair had definitely fell a bit, I ended up not even needing to style my hair that morning as I loved the way my deconstructed waves from the previous night looked. I have also read that people use this in lieu of using a dry shampoo in order to get more days in between their washes, so that is next on my list to try.
I wanted to hate this box because the full-sized versions of these products are a bit pricey, but it’s undeniable that Living Proof makes fabulous products that are absolutely worth the price. I will definitely pick up the Flex Shaping Hairspray in the future for everyday use since it’s only ~$10 more than drugstore hairsprays. I also will pick up the T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler as it fits my hair-styling needs perfectly. Thank you Influenster and Living Proof for allowing me to find products that I’ve fallen in love with!
Have you ever tried anything from Living Proof? What is your favorite product? Leave a commend below!