Sunday, January 6, 2019

Birchbox "The Hair Texturizing Kit" Review

I am obsessed with hai care products. There are times when I have to deliberately tell myself not to go to Sephora when I'm at the mall because I know I'll buy another one that I don't really need. My favorites are texture sprays, and the Hair Texturizing Kit from Birchbox helped me find some great new favorites!

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love!

I picked up this kit for 50 percent off during Birchbox's after Christmas sale for only $15, but it's still available at the full price of $30. $15 was an absolute steal, but it's still a really good deal for $30.

The kit comes with six different texture products, all of which are travel-friendly sizes. I decided to purchase not only because I love trying new texture sprays, but also because I always need one for travel.

I saw some old favorites (bumble & bumble and Oribe) and new brands that I had been meaning to try, so I really couldn't pass this kit up. Most of these retail for $30+ each full-sized, so I really can't emphasize enough what a good deal this kit is.

I assumed that every product would be a texture spray, but there's a texture foam from Ouai and a more hairspray-like one from Fave4.

I'm saving the best for first: the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($46 full-sized). Anyone familiar with haircare will know that Oribe is the top of the top when it comes to styling products. I absolutely love this brand and treat myself to their products on occasion, but generally they're a little too pricey for me to use on a regular basis. I've used this spray before and it is absolutely amazing. It provides just enough texture and hold without weighing my hair down or feeling chalky. It also smells so good! I'm going to save this for special occasions.

Another favorite of mine is the Bumble & bumble Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray ($31). This provides a light-to-medium hold and is super gentle on hair. I currently use it all over my hair, but I especially like spraying it at my roots because it provides lift without a lot of residue.

The Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast ($29) is another spray I've used before and I have to say it's just okay to me. It does provide decent hold and texture, but my thick hair falls out of the style after a few hours when I use this. It's probably best for someone with thinner hair than me.

I was excited to try the amika un.done Volume and Matte Texture Spray ($25) because I love their dry shampoos. This spray felt the most like a dry shampoo to me but it did provide decent texture and hold. I probably wouldn't purchase a full sized bottle, though.

I've used a few other products from Ouai before that have worked well, so I was also excited to try this Ouai Dry Texture Foam. I currently use a texture foam from IGK Hair (Sunday Funday) and it works great, so I was comparing this to that. Unfortunately, Ouai's version did not do much to transform my hair. You're supposed to apply a ping pong ball sized amount to dry hair (working from ends to roots) to add texture, but it really didn't add anything to my hair. Maybe it's because my hair is already pretty thick -- this may work better on thinner hair.

Last up is the Fave4 Texture Takeover oomph Enhancing Spray ($18). To be completely honest, I was least interested in trying this one because I saw that it was a three-in-one texturizer, dry shampoo, and hair spray. I usually stay away from hair sprays because they make my hair too crunchy, but I was very wrong on this one! It's actually my favorite of the bunch and I plan to buy a full-sized bottle once I use up my current texture sprays. I especially love the price point; only $18! It provided the best hold and texture and my style lasted all day long.
  • Visit Birchbox to purchase the Hair Texturizing Kit
Bottom Line: The exclusive Hair Texturizing Kit from Birchbox was perfect for me! If you like experimenting with these types of products I highly recommend picking up this kit. I hope you find some new favorites, too!

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog! I was facing a lot of hair issues. While searching for some tested brands I saw rey naturals .They have really good products which have helped my hair look more stronger and shiner.


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