BEAUTY ADVENT 2017 // DAY #5: The budget texturising spray loved by newsreaders

This texturising spray by Charles Worthington has to be one of my best budget beauty discoveries of 2017.

I first came across it during a trial for a newsroom hair and makeup job and have been a convert ever since.

If you like texturising sprays, but feel a pang of nausea every time you purchase either the Bumble & Bumble, the Ouai or dare I say it, the gold standard, ‘how-can-it-be-forty quid?!’ Oribe (believe it baby)…then this one is definitely worth earmarking.

It would also make a lovely present.


Close up of hand holding Charles Worthington Texturizing spray


The makeup artist who introduced me to this product (thank you Jade Soar) sprayed it onto the roots of my hair whilst demo’ing how one might quickly add volume to a newsreader’s hair.  She used the spray in conjunction with a handful of Cloud 9 O Rollers (if you like heated rollers then these are BRILLIANT) and after just ten minutes I couldn’t believe the volume she had managed to achieve with my baby-fine hair. It was all I could do not to run into the live studio next door to deliver the six o’clock news! 😉

Less is definitely more when it comes to using this product. I find spraying it from a distance of around 8-10 inches from the root works best. After spraying one can either backcomb the root if you are so inclined or simply zhush using fingertips for a bit of ‘bed hair’ volume.


Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray


How much is it:

At the time of writing, a refreshingly affordable £6.99 for 150ml, though I have paid up to £8.00 for it at times. It is not your most refined of texturising sprays (there are subtler, softer and more matte ones out there) but if it is everyday volume you are after, you can’t beat its volume to money ratio.


Where can I buy it:

Boots or online. I wouldn’t buy it on eBay unless you live abroad and it is the only way of trying it…but even still.


Who is it for:

This makes a terrific present for anyone with fine or thinning hair. It can be used on thicker hair but be mindful that those blessed with thick hair may not want the added volume!


Can I wear it to the office?

Absolutely. On hair washing days, after blow drying my hair, I will invariably apply a little texturising spray to the roots, by way of a finishing touch and crucially, to retain some of the volume. On second day hair (I hardly ever make it to three days unless I am laying very low!), I will apply it a bit more liberally (roots to mid length). Be wary of going too crazy, however, as it is far grittier than its more luxurious competitors.

Speaking of luxurious competitors, those who have tried the Oribe I mentioned earlier and love it (it is undeniably good), Space NK do a 75ml travel size bottle for £20.00 which would also make a lovely gift.


Coming up tomorrow…

Tomorrow’s beauty present idea is a glitzy one! A ten second, day-to-night party makeup. See you there!




A bit more about my Advent Cal:

My advent-themed calendar is designed to give you, lovely reader, some ideas for presents this gifting season. The list is based on my Top 25 Beauty Buys of recent years. Of the 25 products which made the cut, some I have used for the first time this year and others I have been using for several years. The selection criteria for each product was as follows:

1. It is a product I have repurchased or know I will definitely repurchase at some point
2. It is an item I believe will genuinely make an awesome gift for someone this Christmas

This series is not sponsored in any way and you should know that, like many makeup artists, I am one of the fussiest people I know when it comes to selecting and using beauty products. They have to blow me away. Hope you enjoy!

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