I have put on weight and I’m loving it!

You know I’m marginally obsessed with making my hair fat )and if you didn’t, now you do). Genetics blessed me with fine, limp hair and I’m a total sucker for anything that tells me it will make my hair fatter/thicker/healthier. I’m still using Activance, which I have told you about before (and still love!), but some new products came into my life a couple of months ago and holy heckballs, Batman is my hair looking better than ever!


I have been using Living Proof – Full Shampoo and Conditioner. This brand has a cult following in the States and is now stocked here by the magical Mecca. I can see why it has a huge number of fans; I don’t like to throw the word miracle around willy nilly but this might just be an appropriate occasion. I recently had lunch with a girlfriend who has known me for about 12 years and she remarked that my hair had never looked thicker and healthier. My hair actually *feels* thicker! My ponytail is bouncy! When I wear my hair out, I don’t look like a drowned rat by lunchtime! 

On top of the Living Proof prods, I occasionally give my hair a spray with Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray, also from Mecca. It’s sort of an everything spray – thickening, heat-protecting, hairspray – which seems kind of frou frou, but you pop it in while your hair is damp (pre-blow dry) and then style as usual. It makes styling that bit easier and adds a bit more body to limpid locks.


I won’t say that I’ll never try another thickening product again (old habits die hard) but I don’t know if I’ll ever find anything that matches Living Proof – Full. Big call, but I’m prepared to stake my reputation on it. 

Living Proof – Full Shampoo and Conditioner
Price: $39/8oz bottle or $15/2oz bottle
From: Mecca Cosmetica

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray
Price: $50/250mL
From: Mecca Maxima

Why you need to get amongst it: Fat hair. Simple as that.

The Living Proof products were offered to me for review
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5 Responses to "I have put on weight and I’m loving it!"

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  1. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    February 4, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Ooh, sounds good! I've noticed my hair thinning out a bit over the past few years and I might have to give this a try!

  2. Helen

    February 4, 2011 at 5:12 am

    I've tried their smoothing finishing balm/serum (impulse purchase at Sephora) and to be honest, I wasn't impressed. Maybe they do volumising better than they do smoothing, because I know people who've tried the shampoo & condition and wouldn't be in a hurry to invest again.

  3. Elise @ StuffThatIBought

    February 4, 2011 at 5:15 am

    That's interesting. I haven't tried their smoothing products so I can't comment, but now I'm curious. I guess it's like any product though – what works for me, won't work for you and vice versa. Case in point: coral lipstick 😉

  4. candyheartshome

    February 6, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Mmmm might need to try. I too have been blessed with fine, limp hair. I like Tigi Catwalk 'root boost', which you spray in while damp. Have you tried that? Also rocking the topknot at the moment (following significant teasing, mind you) – a chic way to give up on volume.

  5. Elise @ StuffThatIBought

    February 6, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I haven't tried Tigi Catwalk Root Boost, but I used something else from the Catwalk range that was quite good, so I might have to track it down.
    The top knot is totally my default style, with some backcombing in the bun for extra boost.

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