Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron Review

Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron Review

We have all heard of flat irons and curling irons, but have you heard of a volumizing iron before? I definitely had not! Voloom is a brand new hair tool that promises to give you long lasting volume. Through iFabbo, I was able to give one a try and review. Voloom is the first ever hair volumizing iron that is specifically meant to use heat to add long lasting volume to your hair. I have fine hair and am constantly trying to get more volume, so I could not wait to try it!

Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron Review

The Voloom iron is textured in a waffle pattern that creates pockets of volume in your hair. These pockets give your layers lots of volume. Unlike a flat iron or a curling iron, you do not run the Voloom hair volumizing iron through your hair. Instead, you section out the top layer and the very front section of hair. For the rest, you go through in small sections and clamp the iron down then quickly release.

Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron Review

Image credit – Voloom

The process goes quickly! It only took me about 10 minutes to do my entire head. The reason that you don’t use Voloom on the top layer of hair is so that you have a smooth layer above the textured layer. The texture will relax as your hair cools, but this untouched top layer keeps it looking smooth.

It is really important that you only use Voloom on dry hair. Even though your hair is not exposed to heat for long, it is exposed to high temperatures. The recommended temperature settings are 320-350F for fine, damaged, or chemically treated hair, 350-370F for normal hair, medium, healthy hair, and 370-390F for thick, coarse or curly hair.

Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron Review

Above is my hair before I used Voloom. While my hair was damp, I used mousse and a heat protecting spray on it before blow drying and then using the Voloom hair volumzing iron. I did not try to add any volume to my hair through the way I blow dried it, teasing, or using a texturizing product.

Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron Review

Above is my hair after using Voloom. You can definitely see a visible difference in the amount of volume that my hair has. I was really impressed with the volume that I had a result of using the Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron. It’s gorgeous, full, and long-lasting! To me, it looks completely natural and not overdone. It’s definitely more volume than my hair has on it’s own! The texture left from the waffle pattern did soften, but the volume remained in my hair.

You can purchase your own Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron online for $129.99. For those looking to consistently add more volume to their hair, this is a great option to try. I will definitely be using it again in the future!

Editor’s Note: The product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. Please note that all reviews are 100% honest and a product would not receive a favorable review unless it provided favorable results.

Photos by Justin M.G. Mendez

Bite Beauty Acquired by Kendo

Bite Beauty Acquired by Kendo

One of the most recent cruelty free brands to be sold in Sephora is Bite Beauty. The number of cruelty free options available at Sephora stores is relatively small. Especially if you avoid parent companies who test on animals. Many avoid Sephora all together because their house line, manufactured by their sister company Kendo, is tested on animals. It has just been announced that Kendo has now purchased Bite Beauty.

This announcement has many concerned that Bite Beauty will now change its stance on animal testing. Kendo is a part of the LVMH company with a focus on expanding beauty brands into the global market. As the brand itself states,

Kendo is developing and selling beauty brands & products, primarily through Sephora’s international network (Americas, Europe, Middle-East, Asia), both in stores and online. Kendo’s portfolio currently includes brands such as Marc Jacobs Beauty, Ole Henriksen, Formula X, Kat von D and several others. For a year, Kendo has been successfully launching an ambitious expansion plan to build several strong brands at a global level and has built a team to lead that expansion.

According to a press release posted by Cosmetics Business, Susanne Langmuir, founder of Bite Beauty, said,

I am thrilled to join Kendo, and to work with David and his team, to take Bite Beauty to the next level of growth and success. I am confident that with Kendo’s support, Bite can expand its presence well beyond what we have achieved today, to become a world recognized and highly desired brand in the prestige beauty market.

In the past, reps at both Sephora and Kendo have told me that all brands produced by Kendo fall under the required by law animal testing stance. Where this situation may be different is that Bite Beauty was already an established beauty brand.

I have updated the list of cruelty free and vegan brands to list Bite Beauty as a Grey Area brand. I have also noted that they are owned by a parent company who tests on animals.

I have reached out to Bite Beauty to ask if they will be changing their animal testing stance. Hopefully I hear back from the brand soon and can let readers of Logical Harmony know if the brand itself has changed their stance on animal testing.

Vegan Cuts October 2014 Beauty Box Review

Vegan Cuts October 2014 Beauty Box Review

Each month I look forward to receiving the Vegan Cuts beauty box because I know that it will contain small and independent brands that are new to me. The Vegan Cuts October Beauty Box was curated by Phoebe Dykstra. I was really excited about this because we chat online about vegan beauty from time-to time. I couldn’t wait to see what items she wanted to include in this box!

The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers several cruelty free and vegan items directly to your door. It can also be shipped worldwide! Prices start at $19.95 per month. It’s a great way to try new brands and new products without the commitment of buying the full-size version.

Included in the Vegan Cuts October Beauty Box that I received was:

  • Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Picnic – What immediately drew me to this product was the packaging. I love the gold top to this bottle! It’s so cute. This cranberry creme shade is from the Spring/Summer 2014 Floss Gloss collection, but it’s still a great shade for fall and winter. The formula applied smoothly and evenly. The shade was also pigmented and just as pretty on as in the bottle. I really liked this polish and I love that I got to try a new brand.
  • Lovinah Coffee Bean-Illa Detox Body Scrub – This scrub smelled delicious! I had really high hopes for it. The product texture felt spongy and like the ingredients had separated. When I scooped it out the product consistency was dry in patches and oily in others, but during use it blended together just fine. I didn’t find it to be as moisturizing as other scrubs I have used, but I liked it overall.
  • Lotus Wei Inner Peace Serum – I’ve tried Lotus Wei products before in a past box from Petit Vour and enjoyed the product I received in that beauty box. This is the same product that I have tried in the past, but in a different scent. The Inner Peace scent is a combination of lavender, vetiver, geranium, and allspice. It smells great and is definitely soothing! I didn’t apply it to my face as directed due to some of the spices it contained, but I applied to pulse points. It felt cooling and the scent was calming.
  • Hylunia Travel Set – This set contained four travel-sized products. A Healing & Restoring cream, Facial Cleansing Gel, Facial Day Lotion, and a Night Treatment. I was a bit confused by this set. Two of the products have steps on them – one is Step 1 and the other Step 3 – but none of the other items had steps on them. I could not find an ingredient list for all of the products, so I did not try them all. The cream and night treatment were nice to use. They were hydrating and I enjoyed them.

This beauty box included several sample sized items and one full size item. The full sized item that was included retails for $8.00. I was happy with the nail polish and the serum, but not very happy with the scrub or the skin care set that was included. For me, between the nail polish and the serum alone, the value of this box did not live up to the price tag. That said, I was happy that the box introduced me to three new brands.

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