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Friday, 27 March 2015

Big It Up with Phil Smith

If I could ask for one thing to be different about my hair it would definitely be the thickness of it. Although my hair's not particularly thin, I've always wished for a bit more oomph and volume in it - particularly when curling my hair etc (flat hair is not a good look). So I was super excited when Paul Smith's Big It Up Shampoo and Conditioner landed on my doorstep.  I feel like I've never properly invested in a good shampoo and conditioner that aims specifically to volumise - I usually focus on ones that repair and condition, so this was fairly exciting for me and my shower! Both the shampoo and conditioner are made with soy proteins that aim specifically at tackling flat, fine or fly-away hair. The shampoo is described as giving 'instant natural volume' and the conditioner 'weightless body and bounce'. Exciting!








First thing's first, I love the packaging. I think it has a really professional feel to it, and of course it stands out over anything else in your shower. It's kinda hard to go for anything else when you have the bright words 'Big It Up!' staring you in the face and promising oodles of volume.
As far as this colourful little duo are concerned, I absolutely love them and they've been my ultimate go-to for when I want natural, bigger looking hair. I usually wash my hair 3-4 times a week which can often leave it feeling a bit limp and unloved, so when I replaced my usual shampoo with these babies my hair definitely perked up in response.
Both the shampoo and conditioner have a professional/salon scent to them which I absolutely love - it definitely adds to the professionalism of the product and leaves your hair smelling divine. The shampoo is a clear gel-like liquid which lathers up easily (you do need a big blob however) and rinses out just as easily too. Although after using the shampoo my hair did sometimes feel a bit tangled and rough, the conditioner (a cream-like substance) quickly sorted this out and left me with soft and smooth locks. My favourite thing about this duo is the lightweight conditioner - conditioners can often be a bit too thick and heavy, leaving your hair feeling weighed down by product, but this one leaves your hair feeling light and bouncy. I love that it doesn't effect the properties of the shampoo but is still able to do it's job of conditioning and softening the hair.
After use, the shampoo and conditioner give my hair an extra boost which leaves it looking fuller and thicker with added bounce. For someone who never really experiences much 'bounce' in their hair, this is pretty impressive. I also have to add that it's great at taming frizz and fly-away hair too - my hair always looks healthy and hydrated but big and bouncy without the added frizz after use. The added volume that you often get from typical shampoos and conditioners tends to drop out throughout the day, but Phil Smith's Big It Up duo keep your hair looking lively and fuller all day. After showering with these products the other day, I didn't have time to blow dry or straighten/curl my hair so had to leave with semi-wet hair (my worst nightmare!). My hair dried into a thick and bouncy wave which I absolutely loved and didn't have to do anything to!
Overall, I would definitely recommend this Big It Up duo to anyone who's seeking a bit more life and volume in their hair. The shampoo and conditioner retail at £3.50 each at Sainsburys but are currently on offer for just £2 each! I'll definitely be popping down to Sainsburys to re-purchase soon. Phil Smith also offers other products in his Big It Up range including Thickening Volume Cream and Volume Boosting Mousse.
Have you tried any products from Phil Smith's Big It Up range?
xx

27 comments:

  1. This looks fab! Your photos are, as always, stunning! X

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  2. It looks great, and I love the bright packaging!

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    1. The packaging is one of my favourite things about it, apart from the lovely professional smell!

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  3. I have really thin hair too, so I'm definitely going to have a look out for these next time I'm in Sainsbury's - they sound amazing! Salon scents is always something I love from Shampoo's and conditioners, and £3.50 is so affordable! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. They're really good! Same here - if it smells professional it just seems more legit, haha. I know, super good value - and they're on offer for just £2 at the moment!! x

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  4. Ahhhh yes <3 I've been meaning to get some volumising hair products for ages. This looks so bright and fun as well as being a good product. Awesome! Jas

    jaspooleblog.com // photography & lifestyle

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    1. Definitely give these a try! I love the packaging too :) x

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  5. I love the packaging! Sounds like a great product but my hair def doesn't need any bigging up :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Me too! Lucky you, I'm always on the look out for hair products that boost your hair! x

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  6. These sound like great products! I feel the same way about my hair, but gave up on products and went for extensions instead
    Dresses & Denim

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    1. Extensions are always a good option! x

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  7. Ooh these sound lovely. I'm always trying to get more volume (even though, like you, my hair isn't particularly thin). I've never heard of Phil Smith before, but if it works then I'll definitely have a look at it when I'm next in Sainsbury's.

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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    1. I can definitely recommend :) Thanks for your comment x

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  8. These look great, I need a new volume boosting shampoo so might be trying these soon x

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    1. The shampoo and conditioner duo are really good and professional, I love them! x

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  9. These pictures look fabulous and so does the packaging, although I haven't tried this product yet, I sure do need to :D xx

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  10. Wow! These looks great and the bright packaging are awesome, more so because your photos are beautiful. x

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    1. Aww thank you! I love the brightness of the packaging :) x

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  11. I'm going to have to give these a go - my hair has absolutely no life, it is very fine and needs washing daily. I'm prepared to give anything a try.

    #UKBloggers

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    1. Definitely give these a go then! x

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  12. Love the packaging on these! My hair is very thin and lacks volume, I will keep my eye out for this. Thanks for your review! X

    Www.leviniasbeautyblog.co.uk x

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  13. I love these! And they're cruelty free which is always a bonus! x

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