Through blogging I've had my eyes opened to a number of new brands, one of which is Pureology. I'm already a massive fan of their Strength Cure Restorative Masque (review here) which I'm finally starting to see results on the areas of my hair which has been snapping. I thought for this month's Hairtrade review I would try one of their shampoos and decided upon Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo* which targets two of my biggest bug bearers when it comes to my hair - colour protection and volume. If you have read the blog for a while, you'll know that my hair is fine but I have a lot of it. 

Shockingly when I wash my hair I will only use conditioner once in a blue moon, purely on the basis that conditioner has the tendency to weigh my hair down and at times can look greasy - never a good look. The Pureology range is sulphate free, which is excellent for your hair, and the Pure Volume Shampoo also contains their AntiFadeComplex which helps to keep your colour bright and like it's just been done. What I've found with this shampoo is the fact that it is very very drying on my hair - it's very similar to the effect which clarifying shampoos have. The only way I can describe it, is when I rinse my hair - my hair feels like it's being blown up and it's collecting water.

The only way around this is to either use the Restorative Masque on the ends to calm it down, or use a leave in conditioner spray prior to drying. Now the risk I run with this is that in order to get moisture back into my hair, I literally will have one decent hair day and then I'll need to wash it the next day. Does this shampoo give volume? Yes but at a cost - for me dry or potentially greasy hair. Even though this shampoo hasn't worked for me, it hasn't put me off trying other items from Pureology - just look at how much of a gem the hair masque is. Like I mentioned in my previous review you can find the Pureology range on the Hairtrade website with savings. Are you a fan of the Pureology range? What volumising products do you swear by?

* PR Sample