Whenever I hop on the Volaire site (they’re a niche hair line; Kristin Davis is their spokesperson), I feel like I’ll be buying products at 2 in the morning in an insomnia- and infomercial-fueled frenzy because there’s something enticingly late night “As Seen on TV” about it…
This particular styling spray is part of a multi-step system for volume, but you can also use it as a standalone product, which is how I tested it.
Volaire Air Magic Texturizing Spray ($34, 10.1-oz. bottle)
Smells A LOT like Eternity for Men and, thus, reminds me of making out with sweaty, clumsy dudes in college.
Oh, lord… I was a baby back then. What the heck did I know?!
Volaire Air Magic Texturizing Spray adds texture and lifts everything (roots, mid-shaft, ends, everything!) to give your hair more volume, and it does so without turning your style into an immobile ’80s hair helmet.
“Add instant lift, texture and effortless volume, and extend the life of your hair style with this multi-functional styling spray. Powered by exclusive AIRWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY™, Air Magic Texturizing Spray is part texturizing spray, part sheer hold spray with oil-absorbing properties to refresh, and extend the life of your full body style. Sulfate-Free. Paraben-free. Color-safe. Vegan.”
Not to say that you can still run your fingers through your mane when you use it, because my strands feel stiff. There’s definitely the sense that this is locking sh*t into place and leaving a layer of “stuff” sitting on my hair, and when I hop into the shower at night, it’s hard to wash out… I gotta shampoo twice.
The volume is there for me, though, and it’s massive. I scrunch the ends every few hours to revive it and make the most of that big-haired glory.
Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., VP/VA Copolymer, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Hypnea Musciformis Extract, Sargassum Filipendula Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Gelidiela Acerosa Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Amp-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Linolenic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Zeolite, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Acrylates Copolymer, PVP, Acetyl Triethyl Citrate, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Benzophenone-4, Sorbitol, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Benzyl Alcohol, Magnesium Carbonate, Citric Acid, Water (Aqua), Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Limonene, Fragrance (Parfum)
My texturizing spray gold standard these days is Oribe Gold Lust (hefty volume and texture, no white cast, smells good, soft hold, easy to wash out, shiny finish… So many great things.), and while Volaire BRINGS IT with the volume, I think Oribe’s is better overall. And it doesn’t make my hair feel as stiff, to boot, even though it’s crazy $$$.
❤️❤️ 2 out of 5 hearts.
Did you know? Here’s a time-saving hair hack I use all the time: I style my hair before I go to sleep whenever I know I won’t have a lot of time to get ready the next morning. 😉 Basically, the night before, after blow drying and styling my hair with a curling iron for loose waves, I’ll apply texturizing spray to the roots and mid-shaft (for lift), and then I’ll put it in a loose bun and secure the bun with a scrunchi. Then, in the morning, I take the bun out, run my fingers through my strands, and I’m good to go.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,