Phil Smith Big It Up! Thickening Volume Cream Review


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Phil Smith Big It Up! Thickening Volume Cream Review

The sole reason why I picked this one up is because I really wanted something to hold out my wavy hair and control the frizz. This product claims to improve the texture and the volume of hair. Let’s see how it worked.

Product Description:
Kick-start your style with this thickening cream. It creates long-lasting texture, definition and volume to take your look to a new dimension.

Benefits:
Texture and volume.

Usage:
Rub a pea-sized amount in your palms and run hands through towel-dried hair from roots to ends. Use sparingly, adding more as required. Do not rinse out and style as usual. Blow-dry with a round-barrel brush for maximum root lift.

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Price:
INR 1206 for 100ml

My Experience with Phil Smith Big It Up! Thickening Volume Cream:

Phil Smith Big It Up! Thickening Volume Cream Review

The product comes in a bright pink tube that is chubby in size. The tube has a flip cap that is sturdy and fits in place. The pink color is very pretty, if you ask! I think it sure is travel-friendly even though it is chubby. The cream is almost white in color and has a creamy thick consistency; almost that of a conditioner. It has a very pleasant fragrance that lingers for a day post application. The fragrance is not at all bothersome.

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Coming to the main part, the directions say that the hair needs to be blow dried for maximum root lift. My old hair drier conked a few months back and I never bothered to buy a new one as I have noticed a huge improvement in my hair. I tried using this alone without blow dry and it did nothing much to my hair. Instead, my scalp went all oily and my hair felt rough the next day! The reason the review got delayed is because I managed to borrow a blow dry machine from a friend to test this out. But sadly, the results did not differ even this time. But, my hair felt frizzier than before, thanks to the heat! I noticed that my hair started falling off the next day I used it, and I was forced to discontinue it for a while.

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A pea sized amount would suffice for short length hair and a little more than that for medium lengths. I rub this on my palms and scrunch my hair. I also tried just rubbing it from roots to the ends – both work the same. The only difference is that waves will look more defined. When used alone, without a drier a very feeble change can be seen in the volume and texture. Hair would appear to be thick, but the effects won’t last long enough. When used with a drier, the volume will stay for more than two days, if followed by proper brushing.

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Pros of Phil Smith Big It Up! Thickening Volume Cream:

• Lovely packaging.
• The consistency is very good – makes the product spread evenly.
• Has a very pleasant fragrance that lingers for a day.
• On the day of application, my scalp felt fresh.
• Does not feel greasy or oily.
• Works better when followed by blow dry.
• Slight boost in volume and texture.
• Curls look more defined.
• Will work for people with flat, limp hair.

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Cons of Phil Smith Big It Up! Thickening Volume Cream:

• Doesn’t work if hair isn’t blow dried post usage.
• My scalp felt oily and my hair felt dry after a day.
• Induced hair fall right after I started using this.
• Pricey!
• Availability issues.

IMBB Rating:
3/5

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Phil Smith Big It Up! Thickening Volume Cream?
I am not someone who invests in hair styling products a lot, but this was not satisfactory for me. Go for this one only if you are ready to try hair products for more defined curls and waves, otherwise, skip it.

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