When you have baby fine, thin hair you are constantly on the look out for something that might help you “pump of the volume.” I have been in search of such a product since the beginning of time, or so it seems.
A couple of years ago I became intrigued with a line of hair care products shown on QVC. It was promoted by renowned hair stylist Nick Chavez. Unfortunately, it was a bit too expensive for my pocketbook so I didn’t expect to get the chance to try them. However, my daughter surprised me with a kit for Mother’s Day.
I instantly fell in love with the products, especially Nick’s hairspray. It really does add volume without making hair sticky or stiff. I managed to stretch the kit out to last a very long time because I didn’t want to be without it. Of course, eventually it did run out.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the beauty boutique Ulta carries some of Nick’s products. I latched on to the hairspray in a split second. There was no way I was letting that stuff out of my sight again.
However, I was intrigued with another product of his called Angel Wings. It is a super light styling paste. It claimed to add definition and texture to the hair while also providing the ultimate control. It also promised to tame flyaway hair and to eliminate those dreaded “frizzies.”
I saved up my pennies until I had the $28 to purchase the 4oz tube. I couldn’t wait to get home and do my hair. I was in anticipation of the promised ethereal style. Although I knew it might not work as well on my hair as with those ever-popular “piecy” haircuts, I was certain it would make a difference.
Following the directions on the tube, I dispensed a pea size amount of the product into the palm of hand. I then rubbed my hands together to make certain of even distribution.
Applied to dry hair, Angel Wings must be applied evenly for the best effect. That takes a bit of practice. Too much product can make the hair “sticky.” However, once you have the exact amount and distribution down, you are set.
On layered or razor cuts, Angel Wings definitely adds some extra pizzazz. However, on my one-length bob it still managed to add the volume I desired. Unfortunately, it also tends to draw dirt to the hair so it may not be recommended for those who only wash their hair once or twice a week.
Here is my summary review:
Ease of application: 3 out of 5 stars. It takes practice to find the right amount for your particular cut and style. Too much of it will make the hair sticky and dull looking. Too little will not have much effect.
Packaging: 3 out of 5 stars. The product comes in and easy to dispense tube but there are few instructions and they are written in lavender, which is difficult to read; at least for older eyes.
Ease of purchase: 5 out of 5 stars. I got mine at Ulta for $28 plus tax. It is also available at QVC for $24 plus $5.47 for shipping and handling. Tax is added on top of that. The beauty about purchasing it at QVC is, if you don’t like it, you can send it back for a full refund. Ulta does not offer that kind of guaranty.
Price: 3 out of 5 stars. You get 4 ounces for just under $30. That’s a bit on the heft side. However, since you use so little, lasts quite a while.
Effectiveness: 4 out of 5 stars. It works.
Product purchase probability: 3 out of 5 stars. I can’t afford it on a regular basis.
Retailer purchase probability: 3 out of 5 stars. Ulta is a bit too expensive for my pocketbook and I don’t like that it doesn’t stand behind the products it carries. I would purchase it from QVC if I were a first time user in order to have that no-questions-asked money back guaranty.
Final rating: 3.5 stars. It definitely has its benefits.
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor
Keep in mind that product results will vary from person to person.