Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Thickening Hair Lifter

Date Thu, June 9 2016

I was excited about a number of things in my Bloom Voxbox from Influenster to test in exchange for my feedback, and the Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Thickening Hair Lifter was definitely one of them! I’ve used other NYM products, including a hairspray I got to review from another Influenster box some time ago. I liked it, so I’ve since tried hair texturizer and dry shampoo from NYM. As a drugstore brand, it’s relatively affordable, and the company is making new products all the time.

One of them is Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Thickening Hair Lifter, a spray for thin or fine hair that needs a little volume boost. I do have fine hair, so I figured I would give it a go. Normally I am not overly concerned about volume or the thickness of my hair because I tend to like really sleek looks, and voluminous hairstyles often seem so messy to me, but who I am to say “No” to free product?

I got a smaller size to try, but the full-sized bottled in store and at Amazon have the trigger. Directions say to spray on your hands, rub your palms together and then comb into your hair. I love this step because the product smells so damned good. It’s fruity, a little peaches ‘n’ cream if I say so myself! The scent doesn’t last long in my hair or on my hands, though. I definitely wouldn’t mind if it did.

You can use Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Thickening Hair Lifter on wet or dry hair. I slightly prefer it on wet hair because the moisture also removes any residue from my hands, but the product isn’t super sticky either way.

I find that combing this through my hair helps it fall naturally how I like it when I air dry; and it doesn’t interfere with blow drying, either. And I do notice some immediate plumping. It’s definitely more noticeable when applying to dry hair, of course. It seems to tame frizz a bit, which I can use a hand with when it’s so humid.

It’s not going to replace teasing or blow drying, but it goes give a little boost, and it’s almost effortless to boot. That’s important to me because I don’t want to have to add more time to my routine than I absolutely have to!

But if you want foolproof volume, I’d recommend a blowout and some hairspray to set it. Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Thickening Hair Lifter isn’t a miracle worker; it’s just a little first aid for your thin hair.

Still, for less than $5 for the small bottle, Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy is definitely worth giving a try!

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