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Kristin Ess Instant Lift Thickening Spray for Volume and Fullness on Fine Hair, Sulfate Free - 8.45 fl oz

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Kristin Ess Instant Lift Thickening Spray for Volume and Fullness on Fine Hair, Sulfate Free - 8.45 fl oz - image 1 of 4
$14.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • For all hair types
  • Root-to-end volumizing
  • Instant fullness
  • Shine renewing
  • Lasting style support

Description

Imagine a liquid mousse. I use this whenever I need to evenly distribute volume throughout the hair. I spray this on towel-dried, combed out hair and it instantly volumizes without weighing anything down. Leaves the hair looking shiny and full.

An easy-to-apply alternative for those who have trouble using a traditional mousse, but still want to add thickness and lasting hold after styling.

How to:
1. Apply to towel dried hair before blow drying.
2. Use 5-7 sprays from roots to ends, making sure you apply as evenly as possible.
3. Flip hair upside down while blow drying for extra lift and hold at the root.
4. Once hair is completely dry, style with hot tools as desired.
Tip: This will provide great support, lasting hold and finish when styling with hot tools, which allows you to avoid using hairspray before curling or flat ironing.

Contains Zip-Up Technology™, our proprietary strengthening complex designed to "zip-up" split ends while targeting weak areas of the hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and helping to protect hair from environmental stressors and color fade.

cruelty free | color + keratin safe
Free of sulfates, parabens + phthalates

Please note, ingredient lists may change any time a product is updated. Always check packaging to get the most accurate list of ingredients in each product.
Hair Type: All Hair Types
Health Facts: Paraben-Free, Aluminum-Free
Product Warning: Adult Use Only
Product Form: Spray
Beauty Purpose: Shine Enhancing, Volumizing, Texturizing
Net weight: 8.45 fl oz (US)
TCIN: 51397374
UPC: 840797105843
Item Number (DPCI): 063-00-1256
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Ingredients:

alcohol denat., water (aqua/eau), vp/va copolymer, isopropyl alcohol, polysorbate 20, fragrance (parfum), cetrimonium chloride, polyquaternium-11, ppg-12-peg-65 lanolin oil, cetearamidoethyldiethonium succinoyl hydrolyzed pea protein, hypnea musciformis (algae) extract, glycerin, sargassum filipendula extract, trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, salvia hispanica (chia) seed oil, sorbitol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, c11-15 pareth-7, trideceth-12, c12-16 pareth-9, gelidiella acerosa extract, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, hydrolyzed keratin, coco-glucoside, carrageenan, algin, litchi chinensis pericarp extract, chitosan, triethylene glycol, magnesium nitrate, propylene glycol, benzyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, methylchloroisothiazolinone, magnesium chloride, methylisothiazolinone.

Allergens & Warnings:

WARNING: FLAMMABLE

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 7.44 inches length x 1.95 inches width x 1.86 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.62 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: Is this fragrance free?

submitted by JenSays - 3 days ago
  • A: Hey, Great question! The Kristin Ess Instant Lift Thickening Spray is not fragrance free. However, it is free of sulfates, parabens + phthalates! For all your future beauty questions, get real-time answers using the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button, found on every product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 2 days ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hello! Thank you for your question! No, Kristin Ess Hair Instant Lift Thickening Spray is not fragrance free. It has our signature fragrance with notes of ambrette seed, magnolia, pear water, night violet, orris butter, new caledonia sandalwood + white amber. If you have fragrance sensitivity you could try our fragrance free line that includes wet care and styling products. Hope this helps!

    submitted byManufacturer - 2 days ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can you use this in combination with other Kristen Ess products such as leave in conditioner or blow dry mist?

submitted by TC - 1 month ago
  • A: Hello! Thank you for your question! Yes, you can cocktail the Instant Lift Thickening Spray with other products in the Kristin Ess Hair Collections. It provides volume and style support and is great in combination with The Kristin Ess Hair Leave-In Conditioner for detangling and shine + the Blow Dry Mist to help speed dry time and for thermal protection up to 450 degrees. Hope this helps!

    submitted byManufacturer - 1 month ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Great question TC! Each product in the Kristin Ess Hair collection can be used alone and integrated into your current haircare routine, or can be paired with other products in the line, which is made possible thanks to lightweight, buildable formulas. For real-time answers to all your beauty questions, use the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button on any beauty product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 month ago
    Brand expert

Q: Do I have to apply heat (via blowdrying) to benefit from this product? I prefer air drying.

submitted by KaliM - 6 years ago
  • A: I think you will see results if you blowdry after spraying this to your hair. I apply this to my hair and let it air dry, and I see no difference whatsoever.

    submitted byliz - 6 years ago
  • A: I don't blow dry my hair and I really like this product - just kind of style my hair and let it air dry and fluff up with my fingers when dry

    submitted bystlkoko - 2 years ago

Q: Does this doble as a heat protectant? If not, would it go on after or before that step?

submitted by Sof - 25 days ago
  • A: Hello! Thank you for your question! Kristin Ess Hair Instant Lift Thickening Spray does not have a thermal protectant. You can pair it with the Kristin Ess Hair Style Assist Blow Dry Mist for heat protection up to 450 degrees, just apply the Thickening Spray and any other stylers first, then use the Style Assist Blow Dry Mist as the last step in your routine to provide the heat protection before your blow dry. Hope this helps!

    submitted byManufacturer - 15 days ago
    Brand expert

Kristin Ess Wet Styling & Finishing Hair Care Collection

About the collection
This Wet Styling Collection from Kristin Ess is an absolute treat for your hairstyling needs. The Sea Salt Air Dry Spray will give you gorgeous, tousled waves for that beachy look you love, and the Style Assist Blow Dry Mist will cut down on drying time and add luscious shine. You'll love adding fullness to your hair with the Instant Lift Thickening Spray, and the Hydrating Curl Defining Creme is perfect for curly hair types that need extra moisture and shine.
View Kristin Ess Wet Styling & Finishing Hair Care Collection collection
4.2 out of 5 stars with 357 reviews
73% would recommend
105 recommendations
quality: 3.95 out of 5
value: 3.77 out of 5
effectiveness: 4.04 out of 5

Awesome for added thickness

4 out of 5 stars
emhen94 - 20 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
My hair usually falls flat, and when I try to add volume, it doesn't hold. But after using this product, my hair instantly felt and looked thicker, giving my hairstyle a lot more volume. It's definitely a game-changer in my hairstyling routine!
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As far as I’m concerned it’s the best product on the market!

5 out of 5 stars
- 30 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
My hair is thin and it’s thinning more each day! So I have tried everything to help give me a little volume. I finally found what I was looking for with this product. It’s not sticky, spray thru hair and work it around from roots out, blow dry and you have fuller hair! Best part is it stay fuller for 24 hrs. I even slept on mine and brushed it out the next day and it was still fuller than normal. Love this product and I never let myself run out!
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DO IT!!!

5 out of 5 stars
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Riha - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve tried soooo many things to give my hair volume, literally will not go without this from now on! 10 out of 10
value: 4 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Works Great for Air Drying

5 out of 5 stars
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Kirsi - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I have fine, straight, color treated hair and don’t blow dry. This product is meant to be used before blow drying, but it has great results for me when I let my hair air dry. It’s easy to apply at the roots - the spray applicator is really nice - it’s accurate and doesn’t get clogged up. I also apply sparingly to the lengths of my hair - my hands do get a little sticky, but my hair only gets sticky if i apply too much. As it dries, it does get slightly crunchy, but I just keep brushing it out every once in a while until it’s completely dry. Once its dry, my hair feels nice and thick, its shiny, and it’s got a bit of heft to it - I love the way it hangs, it actually looks cleaner because it doesn’t stick together and get all stringy as the day goes on. I’ve been using this stuff for over a year. My local Target didn’t have it for a while so I had to try some other thickening products, but nothing is as good as this one.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Works amazing if used correctly

5 out of 5 stars
llauurenn - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I love this product. It does exactly what it claims. It isn't too sticky either. It gives great volume with little effort. I've Even tried it on dry hair and it works. It smells fine some people claimed they hated how it smells , I don't mind it. This is a great product when used correctly
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Love this product!

5 out of 5 stars
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Nikki - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Helps me with the thickness and evenness of my hair. Does not require a lot of product! Easy to use right before your blow out.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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another hit from Kristen Ess

4 out of 5 stars
ssjas - 4 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I see a lot of negative reviews, but I think it’s because it’s not being used right! When the hair is wet you have to go light with the amount you apply! It will leave a slight residue, but all thickening sprays do. It adds so much volume and texture to my hair I love!!! And like all the other products it smells amazing
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Volumizing, thickening, great product!

5 out of 5 stars
dommagnolia - 5 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I have been using this product for about 6 months and it is AMAZING! Thickens my hair more than any other product that I have tried - this is now a staple for me! Thank you to my significant other, I now have a go-to product that adds incredible volume to my hair and leaves my hair feeling very soft!
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Adds volume, easy to use.

5 out of 5 stars
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HelenaFlorida - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Only used once but so far it seems to add volume and I am pleased with it.
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Works great, excellent price, easy to use

5 out of 5 stars
landtheplane4437 - 5 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This product is almost a holy grail for me. Adds volume all over my hair, including but not limited to the roots, and is super easy to apply--i just spray all over before I brush and then blow dry. Crazy good price too, for how well it works. The volume sticks around for days.
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Alcohol Spray

1 out of 5 stars
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KED - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is alcohol spray. First ingredient it alcohol and another is rubbing alcohol. So it basically over dries the hair to add “volume”. After a few uses, it also just started to smell like alcohol. Going to try returning it.
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
effectiveness: 3 out of 5
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Great Product

5 out of 5 stars
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ousey - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
This product works great. Does not leave hair sticky and smells wonderful.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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EXACTLY as advertised!!

5 out of 5 stars
livc65 - 6 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This spray was super easy to use and has improved the volume and texture in my hair tremendously!!! Adding it to my daily routine for a strong hold and finish!
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Love how or hold fine hair

5 out of 5 stars
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NF - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Helps fine hair feel thick and full!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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this actually really worked for my fine, straight hair

5 out of 5 stars
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Upset consumer - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
i really liked the texture and finish that this spray left on my blow dried hair. my hair is straight and fine. it didn’t give a huge amount of lift, but it did give some lift. i used a finishing spray to add more lift after i finished blow drying. but i was really happy with how this made my hair look overall.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Worth a try!

4 out of 5 stars
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Allison M - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Overall I’d say this product improved the appearance of my fine, limp and very straight hair. It did not give me major lift, but definitely noticed more body and thickness without that heavy or sticky consistency of most thickening products. This was reasonably priced and also smells nice. Will continue to use.
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Highly recommend

5 out of 5 stars
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- 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Since I’ve been using this product numerous people have been complimenting me on my hair continuously. Each person has said something similar along the lines that my hair looks longer and fuller. Needless to say I am extremely pleased and will be continuing to use and purchase this product! It also smells divine which is an added bonus!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Love it

5 out of 5 stars
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Reene - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Smells good and gave me the extra volume I wanted.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Don’t see a big difference

3 out of 5 stars
mirandar140 - 11 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I bought this product to use with my air wrap, but I haven’t seen much of a difference. My curls don’t seem to hold much better, or seem more voluminous. I also don’t notice anything bad, like greasier hair etc. so I will continue to use it to see if it makes a difference.
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Too Drying

1 out of 5 stars
MaryMill - 11 months ago
one of the first few ingredients is alcohol. very drying. I didn't like the condition of my hair while using. and No real volume, either.
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