Super Hair Volume with Philip Kingsley Maximizer

Philip Kingsley Maximizer

I love hair products that do all the work for you. This is one of those.

I was sent Philip Kingsley Maximizerto try, and I was excited to give it a try. Especially considering the world-renowned Philip Kingsley is the founder of the Trichological Clinics in London’s Mayfair and Harrods, and in New York — also dubbed “The Hair Doctor.”

Basically. He KNOWS hair.

This particular product is prescribed to give volume particular for fine hair and control flyaways. It says to spray a little to your roots before you blow dry, and throughout the ends for more volume.

I wouldn’t consider my hair fine, but it can fall flat near my bangs and on top. So I just added just a few spritz to my roots before blow drying — volume it most definitely gave. The thing I love most about this was it’s super lightweight. It not only feels like you have nothing in your hair, it won’t go stiff or greasy on the roots like most body-building hair products do. Hydrolyzed keratin also means (hair-identical) silk protein for healthier looking hair.

I tried it again this week to make sure it wasn’t a one-time fluke. Happy to say I got the same body, shine, and volume I was hoping for once again.

Available at; $20 for the 125 mL, and $35 for the 250 mL.

What do you use to add body to your hair?



Recent Comments


  1. Nada wrote:

    Does it stay volumized for a while? I’ve tried Treseme’s 24 hour body and it really does work right away, though this morning after that spectacularly rainy commute, I was all flat again

    Posted 3.30.10
  2. Shyema wrote:

    Washed my hair last night and still feel the volume, but I definitely didn’t the the trek in the rain this morning.

    Posted 3.30.10
  3. Shyema wrote:

    didn’t do* I meant..

    Posted 3.30.10
  4. shyema wrote:

    Update..survived the rain.

    Posted 3.30.10
  5. I hate all hair products but love big hair. The only thing I’ll use is Oribe’s Volumista spray. It was used to achieve Kate Winslet’s voluminous mane in that Photoshop-controversy-ridden Vanity Fair editorial (Dec. ’08?). It’s sold at Blue Mercury and Bigelow.

    Posted 3.30.10
  6. Nabila wrote:

    Saw this at Bloomie’s and was about to buy it but then remembered I briefly saw it on your site and wanted to fully read your review first!

    Now I have to go back and buy it!

    As always, my wallet thanks you for nothing Shy.

    Posted 3.31.10
  7. shyema wrote:

    haha, hey $20 isn’t so bad!

    Posted 3.31.10

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