Thursday, 5 March 2015

Umberto Giannini: How To Get Big Hair

Umberto Giannini
Umberto Giannini

Hello there lovelies! If you read my blog regularly, you'll know that I've had a hairdryer ban in place bar my fringe and maybe the odd day when I want to remind myself what I look like without a lions mane of hair. Although I'm becoming adjusted to my natural curls, there are days when I want or should I say need to maintain some control over them. I'm a huge hair product hoarder so these products sitting on the shelf just seemed to have something that drew me straight in. I think it was the packaging. They certainly look salon worthy and the looks that they aim to achieve seemed to catch my eye. 

The Umberto Giannini range is huge and covers all hair types and needs. I picked a couple up from the glam hair range and a moisture balm from the beauty secrets range. I decided to choose Sex Bomb Massive Mousse, Scrunch Up The Volume Messy Texture Cream and Overnight Beauty Moisture Balm. It's usually three for two in Boots which always gets me. Now I must admit, to use the first two products, a hair dryer is required but I've recently been acquainted with my diffuser which I'll tell you all about in a minute. Let's see how I got on!


Sex Bomb Massive Mousse (£6)

Ok, so the instructions state to apply to damp hair and scrunch at the roots so I spray a little into the palm of my hand and do so. I'm a bit picky when it comes to mousse as I hate it when a tonne sprays out everywhere and you don't know what to do with it. Kind of like when you're icelolly falls off and you catch it. I'm actually able to get a decent sized amount out of the spray nozzle without it being over the top. After applying, I then blow dry my hair with a round brush. Even as my hair is drying I can see the volume growing. Afterwards my hair is no longer attached to the sides of my head as it definitely gives it a boost. My roots surprisingly don't feel too greasy after using it which is always a pro especially as I'm trying to wash my hair less to minimise damage. My only issue is that I find the products sets a little bit stiff in some areas. As in, I'll find the odd strand that has dried in a line like a straw. I'm not sure if that is because I haven't scrunched enough or what but I just comb through it to brush it out. It's not a miracle product but it definitely adds a bit of a poof to my pea head! If you're like me and trying to minimise heat damage, you could just use a hair dryer on your roots to shape the hair at the top.

Scrunch Up The Volume Messy Texture Cream (£6)

I actually gave this a go a while back and didn't understand what it was meant to do. That was my fault for being an eager beaver and not reading the instructions properly. After giving it another bash, I've actually fallen in love with this product. The instructions state to apply the cream to damp hair and scrunch it through your hair. As the cream is quite tacky feeling, you can manipulate your hair into whatever shape or style you like. I usually give it a good scrunch and start to twist it in big chunks. The tube then advises to use a diffuser. Now I've had a diffuser attachment sitting in my basket ever since I bought my hair dryer and I have never even considered using it. Little did I know it helps to create curls and waves without frizzing your hair. It has literally been sitting right under my nose. After applying the attachment to the end of your hair dryer, you sit your curls in the bowl and it blasts them by circulating the air around it. It's advised you use a lower heat setting and as the air is being circulated evenly, there is less damage to your hair. It's a win win situation. When my hair is half dry, I then see if there any areas where I want to add a bit more cream. If not, I just start scrunching and twisting again. I absolutely love the look it creates. My hair is big and full with plenty of texture. Each curl is defined in a bed head sort of way. It's great if you'd like to create a festival look or even a grungy look. If you just want some nice wavy texture added to your hair, I'd advise using less of the product but it's great as you can manipulate your hair into whatever style you like. Definite top marks for this product.

Overnight Beauty Moisture Balm (£6)

Now this was just a filler product to make up my three for two but I did try it out and was surprised. As my hair is bleached and naturally curly it all adds up to a big dry disaster so I need as many masks as possible. You know when you're in a hurry and you haven't got time to sit staring at the walls for an hour waiting for your hair mask to sink it? Well how about a mask for dry hair? It's along the same lines as a leave in conditioner but it is a lot thicker. It's a little worrying smothering your dry hair in a thick cream but it surprisingly sinks in. I just apply this before bed and tie my hair in a bun. When I wake up, the balm has sunk in and has added a lot of moisture back into my hair. It smells really good too. I can't quite put my finger on the scent but It's gorgeous when I untie it. 

Overall, I'm really pleased with the range as it helps me to control my hair rather than my hair control me! Have you tried any Umberto Giannini products? 



14 comments:

  1. These sound great! Especially the texture cream!

    Lucy x
    Yellowicing.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The texture cream is my favourite. It's so easy to use

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  2. My hair is extremely straight and lifeless so I would love to give these a go! Awesome post xo
    http://justjessicalee.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you! My hair is either out of control or stuck to my head so these have definitely helped me find a happy medium

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  3. I love your blog, we can follow gfc if you want ¿tell me to know, kisses

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  4. I am dying to get that texture cream!! The only issue is I think I've thrown out my diffuser :( I tried the moisture balm a few years back but it was so heavily scented & it really out me off... unless maybe they have reformulated it?

    Rachael O x

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    1. I love the cream. I'm surprised I hadn't thrown my diffuser out to be honest I'd never used it before haha. I think the smell must die down over night as I quite like it in the morning. Thanks for commenting!

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  5. My hair is the worst and this sounds so good! Love the overnight balm :)

    Florals&Smiles
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    1. The balm is so handy for an extra boost between washes!

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  6. Always up for good hair products! I hope they sell it in Greece. Great post!
    Dora
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    1. Thanks Dora. If not I'm sure Amazon will sell them

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