2 July 2012

Hair Care Haul & Review

Hi guys!

Just to avoid any confusion, the last few posts and products (this one included) are all from a few months ago (March/April), which means that I've used all these products now. Luckily, having still had a taste of blogging, I couldn't resist taking a few pictures when I got them, despite being on a blogging break. 

John Frieda Full Repair Shampoo, Conditioner & Deep Conditioner 
for overstyled hair
I'd bought the John Frieda Full Repair products, after having heard so many good reviews on them. I got the Full Body Shampoo and Conditioner and the Deep Conditioner. I didn't really expect all my split ends and damaged hair to disappear, but I did notice a difference. My hair felt very silky, especially after using the deep conditioner. It also looked a little nicer than usual, but I could have been imagining that. The thing I liked best about these products though, are the fact that they smell, and make my hair smell, amazing! Not really fruity, but very clean (I'm no good at describing smells, sorry!) But I loved it, and got many compliments on it too! I stupidly bought the deep conditioner from Sephora, where the whole range costs 10€, and the other two products from Auchan, where the range cost just under 8€, which is still rather expensive for shampoo and conditioner, so I wouldn't buy this all the time. I definitely recommend this if you want to treat yourself and your hair!

L'Oreal EverPure Colour Care and Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner & Intense Mask
sulphate free
These are some of the things I asked my mum to look out for, because I really wanted to try them. I didn't notice too much of a difference in my hair's moisture, but it did keep the colour looking nice for longer.Although, when using the deep conditioner, my hair did feel softer. And I love the scent of the conditioner and mask! The shampoo has botanical rosemary and juniper oils in it, which don't smell bad, but aren't really my cup of tea. (I do know that they aren't in the shampoo just to smell good, more to actually help nourish the hair, but the smell of a product can easily win me over) Whereas both the conditioner and the mask have botanical rosemary and MINT oils in them! Which means they smell amazingly strong of mint, so if you don't like mint, I wouldn't recommend them. Luckily I love the scent of mint, it smells so fresh and clean, and stays in the hair for days.
I can't really comment on whether or not it really is sulphate free and natural, because I do not know any names of chemicals and any of that stuff, so I'll just believe the bottle. (Naive, I know.)
The thing I absolutely hated about the shampoo and conditioner is the terrible packaging! It randomly split down the side and everything leaked out, which is such a waste of product and money. I had to use tape to close it up again but since it's quite a weird shape, it still wouldn't close, so that was annoying.
The shampoo and conditioner are £5.99 each, and the mask is £6.99 in Boots.

VO5 Heat Protect Styling Spray
protects hair from heat up to 230°
I definitely hit the jackpot with the great smelling products! This one smells so nice and works really well. I've already repurchased it. I just spray it on wet hair, after towel drying it, and comb it through, before drying it. It claims to make styling the hair easier, which it does, my hair goes "right" and I have less bad hair days, and it stays in place for longer. It also claims to calm frizz, static and flyaways, I haven't really seen a difference, since my hair is still frizzy if left in it's natural state (curly and messy), but when it's colder, I'll see if it's claims about calming static are true, because that's when I'll be wearing hats. That would be the only thing that would go against it, but I only really bought it as heat protection.
It costs £3.69 in Boots, which is really not too expensive, and I'll definitely keep buying it.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts on them!


  1. I've not tried these product. But have had my eye on the L'oreal stuff. Its a shame its not as nice as you expected. Thanks for the informative review :D


    1. it was a bit disappointing! at least they smelt nice :)

  2. I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award :) http://sophielouisevalentine.blogspot.ie/2012/08/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

  3. i'll never understand why we here can't get the same products as you, it's a bummer!:p
    Those problems with the l'oreal products has definitely happened to me before, sometimes their package is horrible!
    At least the VO5 didn't failed you

    1. aw you could try looking online (http://www.feelunique.com/ for example) :)
      The VO5 was so good, so far I've bought it 3 times!! xx

  4. I've never tried these products but I heard some mixed reviews about them. But it's a good thing that they're sulfate free.

    1. that's the reason I bought them, shame about the packaging though!


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