Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5 out of 5 by jcatx Root Lift
This is the best root lift I've come across. I had tried many others until I tried Ion's Root Lift. Don't bother spending your money on the "name" brands. This is the best one for flat, thin hair. Love it.
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kito Do NOT Follow Instructions on the Bottle
It's so easy to use and works great as long as you DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BOTTLE. It says to hold 8" away and spray. This is a mistake. In order to use a root lifter, you must spray it on the roots, not on the hair shaft. Section your hair using your fingers or a rattail comb (I create multiple parts starting from one side to the other). Then spray a short 1 sec burst in a line on the part, massage it into the roots w/your fingertips. Use a round brush and pull/roll upward when blowdrying.
I have very little hairstyling experience (probably less than the average person) and even I was able to use this product to create volume. My hair texture is thin/fine and slightly wavy in an asymmetrical short bob cut. This root lifter (+ blowdrying w/a round brush) gives my hair a medium amount of lift. Nothing crazy, but just enough to add shape around the upper sides & crown of my head.
One of the best parts about this product is it literally feels like there's nothing on your roots (provided you don't cake it on). Also, hair holds its volume even after sleeping on it & well into the next day. Especially good for those who don't wash their hair daily.
December 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surya Best Volumizer - highly recommend!
I have very fine, thin hair that is straight and doesn't hold a curl well. I saw this product in Sally and decided to try it. After washing my hair I sprayed it directly to the underside of my (damp) roots all around the crown, then blew dry upside down with a brush then rolled my hair with hot rollers and ended with a little bit of GVP Kenra Volumizing Hair Spray. Wow - maximum volume that LASTS in heat, humidity, wind! I put my hair up in a clip, then took it out after the day ended and had it in a ponytail for a few hours, then took that out and went to bed. The next morning I rolled out of bed and my hair still looked styled with volume & curl - no stickiness, but lots of texture, unbelievable volume, shine, waves. I am *so beyond pleased* with this product. Most products flake or feel sticky, this one is a dream!
Compare to Aquage Uplifting Foam at a fourth of the price!
The only downside is it sprays out very fast & hard and despite aiming at my roots, some bounced off and shot sideways onto the wall in my bathroom. Now I spray some in my hand and pat & scrunch onto roots.
June 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NoNick LOVE this product! It does NOT leave my hair hard, stiff, caked, gummy or greasy. I've tried all kinds of brands of root volumizers from the stores and salons, and this is one of the best I've ever used. Hair will have volume all day - doesn't flatten after several hours.
Use sparingly - a little goes a long way! I use about a quarter size amount (on my shoulder length hair), work it through the roots and blow dry, and presto - my thin, fine, flat hair has volume! For super big hair you can also use the Ion Volume Builder (spray liquid); just spritz it in the hair as you style and blow dry.
June 5, 2012