Thursday 5 November 2015

Haircare Empties: Summer-Autumn 2015

Over the last few months of my blogging drought, I have become a hoarder of empty products. Before I accumulated even more empty bottles, I thought now was the time to do a haircare review.

1. Philip Kingsley Re-moisturising conditioner:
I got my hands on this with some M&S vouchers when exploring their beauty section. Philip Kingsley is a renowned hair specialist and this is what draws me to the brand time and time again. This particular conditioner is good- not too heavy or too light. It does the job well, but it isn't ground-breaking for me. 7.5/10

2. Philip Kingsley Flaky/ Itchy Scalp shampoo:
This is a light, gently clarifying shampoo which leaves my scalp feeling good. Ruth Crilly from A Model recommends rates this product and it is a good one. 8/10

3. Malin + Goetz Gentle Neroli Shampoo:
I really liked this and I would re-purchase. It is a gentle, clarifying shampoo with a good foam to it. It doesn't strip the hair and smells pleasant. It felt like it kept my scalp moisturised too. I am currently using the Peppermint shampoo which is similar, but more stimulating for the scalp. 9/10

4. SachaJuan Scalp Shampoo:
This one was interesting to me because I can be prone to a dry scalp. It is a clear, highly-perfumed liquid which is fairly viscous in texture. The perfume is slightly over-powering and cologne-like which makes me wonder how good it actually is for sensitive skin. It did not cause any issues for me, but it didn't work wonders either. 6.5/10

5. Bumble and Bumble Seaweed Shampoo:
This stuff is great! It is not overly fragranced, but smelled vaguely like the sea. It is a clear shampoo which gently cleans away any product to leave the hair light and bouncy- perfect for fine hair. It leaves the hair soft and manageable and the scalp feels cared for. I would buy this again for sure. 9.5/10

6. Redken All Soft Shampoo:
I've re-purchased this quite a few times now and I would buy it again. It is a creamy formulation which doesn't weigh hair down, but leaves it feeling softer and stronger, like silk. 9.5/10

7. Bumble and Bumble Dryspun Finish Texturising Spray: 
Another re-purchase, I love the smell of this fine spray. It boosts volume both at the roots and gives an airy texture to lengths. It is a good alternative for dry shampoo to give hair a boost. 8/10

8. Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo:
As you can see, I didn't finish this before it went out of date. I didn't really get on with this because it feels very chalky and messy on your hands. It is a white powder which you rub into the roots to give relief from greasy un-washed hair. It's not that it doesn't work, but it just doesn't feel great to use. The smell is quite nice (light and citrusy), but I wouldn't buy it again; I prefer a spray. 5/10

9. Lush Roots Hair Treatment:
This is a great product to stimulate hair follicules. For years, I have experienced hair loss and thinning- perhaps due to diet, stress, or both. This peppermint scented paste is applied as a mask to the scalp, massaged in and left for up to 20 minutes. You can feel the product working and it rinses clean away afterwards when shampooed out. I've purchased it quite a few times and it is really lovely for fine hair in that it never weights it down, but it softens the hair beautifully. 9/10

10. Phyto Phytophanère Dietary Supplements:
For stronger hair with maximum growing power, these tablets claim to be good for those of us with thinning hair and weaker nails. These contain fatty acids and an antioxidant blend and are taken with water (two tablets a day). To be honest, I'm terrible with taking tablets consistently, so I'm not the best to review these, but I believe that hair loss can be triggered even more with worry. The very act of taking a supplement might therefore make you feel less anxious about the hair loss and therefore these are good for that. I cannot say anything bad about these, but there were no miracles- I guess nothing replaces a healthy diet and lifestyle. 6.5/10

Which hair products have you been enjoying recently?
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