Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Mini Haircare-haul

 
 Hairspiration: Miranda Kerr
I want luxe blowdried hair like this!
 
I have a confession to make. I am officialy a Hair and Beauty product addict. After checking my bank statement and realising that in the last month I have spent over £200 on hair and beauty products, I have had serious words with myself. At the beginning of the year I vowed to start saving and be more sensible with my money, and I did stick to it at first! I just appear to have fallen off the wagon after a tad too much online shopping and Boots/Superdrug beauty hauls, oops.
That being said I have discovered a few new hair products that I am pretty pleased with. I am always searching for new products that promise to provide volume, moisture and healthy hair. So when I see new products and ranges offering these amazing results, I just have to try them for myself!
A lot of the time I am left disappointed and wishing that I had saved my money as the product I have bought hasn't lived up to the description of giving me model worthy hair. However every now and again I do stumble across a new product that lives up to the hype and pleasantly surprises me, and that happened this week!
 
 
 
 
My first purchase is the Kerastase Resistance Reinforcing Shampoo £14.05. Recently my hair has become very dry and un-manageable, possibly due to the awful weather, so I decided it was time to invest in a good quality shampoo. I have read quite a lot of negative things about cheap high street shampoos and the ingredients used in them such as silicone - which is quite damaging for hair especially when the product is used frequently. I know that Kerastase is a highly recommended and trusted brand, and is used in a lot of salons so despite the price tag I chose this one. The shampoo promises to add volume and restore the hair’s natural fibres to create fuller, healthier hair. Sounds good to me! I have only used it twice so far but I can already tell the shampoo is good quality. You only need to use a tiny amount to create a thick lather and my hair does feel soft, shiny and has more volume after using it. Hopefully after continued use I will notice healthier, fuller hair and it will be smoother and more manageable.
 
 
 
Next up is the PhytoVolume actif volumizer spray £15.50. I read a great review about this on a blog recently and having never heard of the brand before I decided to do some research. I always love products that provide volume as big, healthy hair is my favourite. The spray is easy to use and not sticky or greasy at all like similar products can be. The smell isn’t the greatest as it is kind of clinical, but it’s not unpleasant and you can’t smell it after drying anyway. I found for the best results spray on the roots of towel dried hair just before drying, then blow dry your hair upside down. My hair did have added volume after use but not quite as much as I was expecting. I would say that for the price I probably wouldn’t re purchase this, however I will be using it every time I blow dry as I did notice a little more volume than normal.
 
 
Lastly the cheapest product - which is also my favourite of the three. Pantene deep moisture soufflé £4.49 (available in store in Boots) surprised me the most as it is probably the product that I was expecting the least from due to the low price tag and the fact that Pantene is just a high street brand. I have read many great reviews about this soufflé and I also know that it was used on models at LFW so that has got to be a good thing right?  The cold weather has left my hair and scalp soo dry so I have been searching for good moisturising products. I wanted to try this one as the price is purse friendly so I thought even if it doesn’t live up to expectations it’s not the end of the world. I used it for the first time today and already my hair is soft, smooth, moisturised and smells divine! When dispensing the soufflé so much came out I ended up wasting quite a bit and I panicked in case I had put too much on and would be left with sticky, greasy hair but luckily that was not the case and my hair is lovely and soft. I strongly recommend this product as it is cheap, provides great results, smells gorgeous and a little really does go a long way so it will last too!


 


Also purchased this week is an old favourite of mine: Morroccan Oil light £12.85. I swear by this hair oil! It definitely leaves my hair looking healthier, shinier and I am sure it helps it grow faster. Unlike a few other oils I have used, the Light oil doesn’t leave hair greasy, and a little bit really does go a long way so it lasts too. I really want to try the other products from the Moroccan Oil range but unfortunately my current funds won’t allow me to. Boo hoo.
 
Have you tried any of these products? Can you recommend any good products or brands to try? Please share :-)
 
Holly xx