Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Swell Advanced Volumizing 3-Step System

Swell Advanced Volumizing 3-Step System Trial Kit* - £23.50

Products that can give oodles of life & volume to fine, flat hair are very hard to come by. My hair has always been quite fine but at least I had a lot of it. That was until I started bleaching it to death and it began to break & shed excessively. I've been trying to take care of it a lot more recently with both protein & moisture treatments and although my hair has become a lot healthier it still looked a bit flat & lifeless. Luckily I've found an amazing solution to this problem all thanks to British haircare brand Swell. Their breakthrough 3-step system is all you need for stronger, thicker, healthier looking hair. Swell's unique all-natural formula gives you full, voluminous locks from the very first wash. All three of their core products feature their special Root Nutrient Complex which nourishes the hair follicles, boosting hair growth & reducing hair loss over time. The Swell range is free from silicones, parabens, SLS & chemical build-up. Their products are also colour-safe & cruelty-free.

The first step is to wash your hair using the Advanced Volumizing Shampoo. This product deeply cleanses the hair and begins the volumising process. As well as being innovative in terms of ingredients, the application method for Swell's products might be a bit different to what you're used to. On the instructions Swell list the precise amount of product that you should be using to wash your hair. Then you're supposed to wash the roots only, avoiding the mid-lengths and ends. This stops the rest of your hair from drying out & keeps split ends at bay. The shampoo lathers really well despite the lack of SLS. It has a pleasant herbal scent & leaves my roots feeling squeaky clean. It also inhibits excess sebum production from the scalp & soothes irritation.

The next step is to apply the Advanced Volumizing Conditioner. This product continues the volumising process & leaves hair free from tangles. The conditioner has that same lovely herbal scent as the shampoo. Again you have to measure out the correct amount & leave it in your hair for a certain amount of time depending on the length of your hair. You mainly apply this product from the mid-lengths to ends but draw it through the roots with your fingers before rinsing it all out. The conditioner feels really light yet is extremely nourishing at the same time. It makes my hair feel silky soft & look super shiny all whilst adding some serious volume. This is such a wonderful conditioner & you only need a tiny amount for perfectly moisturised locks.

The real star product in this range has to be the Advanced Root Nutrient Complex. As much as I love both the shampoo & conditioner, if I could only buy one product from Swell then this would have to be it. This spray features a unique blend of eighteen active botanical extracts designed to create superior volume all day long plus essential root nourishment to promote hair growth. After towel drying your hair simply spray some of the product onto the roots & massage into the scalp. It doesn't feel sticky or oily in any way. It kinda reminds me of a souped-up version of the TRESemmé Renewal Hair & Scalp Tonic. I really love that stuff but this is even better as it provides immediate lasting volume as well as caring for your scalp. After a quick blow dry my hair is left feeling so much thicker & fuller. No other volumising spray can compare to this.

The Swell Advanced Volumizing products have completely changed my hair for the better. Not only do they make my hair look big & bouncy but the condition of it has improved a lot too. I've had hardly any breakage at all. Normally clumps of my hair come out when I wash it, now it's been reduced to just a couple of strands. Before I suffered from greasy roots & dry ends but these products have balanced out my hair beautifully. The advanced natural actives make my roots feel cleaner & lighter for longer so I can stretch out the time between washes even further. If you have fine, limp or thinning hair then I cannot recommend them enough. The only downside to these products is that they are incredibly expensive! If you were to purchase the full sized bottles of the 3-step system it would cost you a whopping £79. However I am actually considering investing in them because my hair hasn't felt this thick in years. I imagine they would last for months though. Even this little sample kit lasted for about 10 washes. I'd highly recommend buying the grab bag first as it's a brilliant introduction to the Swell range. One wash with these magical volume boosting goodies & you'll be hooked too!

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  1. never heard of this but having fine hair this would be ideal for me

    This Girl Loves Chic


  2. Love this brand, I also got to try out these minis and my hair loved them!

    Josie XOXO
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  3. I seriously need to try this kit! Hair loss is such a problem for me, I'm constantly fishing out clumps of it in the bath. I love how they tell you exactly how to use it... I'm off to investigate!

    Dannie x

  4. Never heard of this brand before, might need to check it out

    lisa | lisaxbeauty