Before I even started using Intelligent Nutrients Volumizing Spray ($29), it appealed to me. First of all, it's made up virtually entirely of organic plant oils, and second, it's not a pressurized aerosol, which means you're not breathing in the product when you spray your hair. It comes in a 6.7 oz. brown plastic spray bottle with an ingenious spray lock which when closed and latched up prevents clogging and dripping. Nice feature.

Promoted as a multi-tasking curl enhancer, frizz fighter, and style reactivating volumizer, directions say that you can spray it on damp hair before styling or on dry hair for finishing and styling. I have tried both ways and they both work well. I have curly hair, so applying it right after shampooing allows me to air dry my tresses without them becoming fly away and frizzy. I have to form the waves and curls in precisely the way I want them to dry, but the Intelligent Nutrients Volumizing Spray keeps them in their shape until they dry and I decide to run my fingers through and soften them up.

On dry hair, the Intelligent Nutrients Volumizing Spray acts like a regular hair spray, but without the sticky, toxic, aerated mess. If my curls have relaxed or become frizzy, I can spray a bit of this on and re-shape them to hold their curl anew. I'm not sure about the "volumizing" claim. I suspect that adding anything onto the shaft of your hair adds volume. But giving your hair some defined shape certainly aids to the appearance of volume if nothing else. And certainly all of those plant juices and oils do nothing but nourish your hair. So I'm all in for this product and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a healthy alternative to conventional hair spray and styling gels.

Ingredients in Intelligent Nutrients Volumizing Spray: water/aqua, acacia senegal gum,1 alcohol denat.,1,3 glycerin,1 aloe barbadensis leaf juice,1 ethyl palmate (ethyl fatty acid),1 nigella sativa (black cumin) seed oil,1,2 cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil,1,2 rubus idaeus (red raspberry) seed oil,1,2 vitis vinifera (red grape) seed oil,1,2 vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil,1,2 citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) peel oil,1 elettaria cardamomum (cardamom) seed oil,1 citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil,1 chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower oil,1 lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil,1 vetiveria zizanoides (vetiver) root oil,1 cymbopogon martini (palmarosa) oil,1 citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil,1 citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil,1 citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil,1 citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil,1 limonene,1,4 linalool,1,4 geraniol,1,4 citric acid, tocopherol (vitamin e) 1 certified organic 2 antioxidant intellimune(r) seed oil complex 3 denatured using certified organic bergamot essential oil 4 naturally occurring component of organic essential oil blend