Monday, June 17, 2013

Living Proof Amp

RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars

COST: $24

THE SKINNY: I finally found a Living Proof product that doesn't live up to expectation. Maybe it's the advertising, in which a person with short, layered, fine hair (like me) can give themselves a pompadour just by using Amp, Living Proof's texturizing putty. If anything, Amp weighs down my hair and makes it look a little flatter.

Here's how it's supposed to work: Rub a dab of product between your fingers until it's transparent then work into hair slowly, starting with the underneath layers.

The problem is that Amp is a creamy paste. It's not thick or sticky, both of which I really need to add some height to my hair. Amp doesn't harden as it dries, either. So what I'm left with is a really expensive bed-head paste.  It does stay in place for 48 hours. Only problem is that after 24 hours, my hair looks really dull and dirty and needs to be washed.

I never thought I'd say this, but I'd stick with Pantene sculpting wax.

KEEP OR TOSS: I have a really hard time tossing a $24 hair product that doesn't irritate my skin.

CHECK IT OUT: Find step-by-step instructions for various hair types on the Living Proof Amp webpage.

-- Tested by Shay