I am going to talk about something that I’m a bit sad about. I’m going to talk about what I consider to be a sensitive subject, but one that needs talking about. I’m going to talk about hair.
‘Thin’ and ‘fine’ are some of the ways my hair has been described over the years, and yes, it actually hurts to hear hairdressers toss around these words without a care in the world. No wonder I make the effort to head to Birmingham to see our favourite hairdresser of all time, Ben at Umberto’s in Selfridges. The first time I met him was soon after giving birth to Molly, I had hardly any hair around my temple area above my ears. He assured me I’d be okay, he suggested that I go and see my doctor, and I did.
Luckily, the hair grew back and all was well. Hormones and a hair-grabby baby were to blame. But, regardless of this, I still feel very self-concious about my hair.
It’s still thin and fine and flyaway. I wash it every other day and on the days in between I feel paranoid about it because my oils are working their magic and it looks even thinner.
Here are some photographs of my hair on day 2, unwashed and making me unhappy…
Usually I pop on some dry shampoo as well as hairspray and I get on with my day. But, last week I tried something a little different. I received a can of Toppik coloured hair thickener from in the post to test out. It’s £15.95 per can and the can looks and feels really high quality.
It works for scalp cover ups, thickening pre-existing hair as well as root touch ups if you colour your hair. The spray comes in five different colours; black, dark brown, medium brown, light brown and grey. I chose light brown. You simply spray it across the areas you need to and you’re good to go.
Here are my results in pictures:
It was easy to apply, you simply shake the can for five seconds and spray the areas you want to spray. It covered my fine hair really well, however it did leave a sticky feeling in my hair so I added a bit of hairspray to counteract that.
On the first day I felt a little odd, but the more I used it the less I worried and the more I enjoyed my thicker looking hair.
Beware that you will get the product on your hands and when you wash it out you will see a lot of the colour in the shower.
So overall, what do I think of Toppik? This is a hard question to answer. Firstly, I do honestly believe we should love ourselves no matter what. But (and it’s a big but) I also think this area of our body is important; we can colour it any colour we want, we can curl it, we can plait it or we can shave it off, if WE want to… I suppose my point is, it should be a choice, right?
So, yeah I think it’s important for Toppik to exist in this world. I think it’s important for everyone to have a choice.
And while you’re at it, find your Ben 🙂
Disclosure: I received a can of Toppik in exchange for review. All opinons are 100% honest and my own.