I bough this shampoo a couple of months back when trying
to boost my hair growth. I had gotten a little concerned that
my hair growth seemed to have stagnated and was eager
to find a solution or strategy and kick start the growth
process. Does this shampoo do that? Being honest I'm not
too sure. This 200ml bottle retails at almost €11.00 (when
not on special offer). There is also a conditioner and growth
treatment in the range. My thought process when buying
this shampoo was that it's not going to do any harm, so the
least I can do is give it go. Other things that are said to
improve and stimulate hair growth include: massaging
peppermint oil into the scalp, brushing your hair with a boar
bristle brush everyday and using a clarifying shampoo
every 7-10 days. Using these strategies along with this
shampoo (and the other products in the range) will certainly
improve your chances of promoting hair growth, along with
improving your diet and trimming your hair regularly. All in
all, this is a good shampoo, regardless of whether or not it actually promotes hair growth, but
with a price tag of €11.00 it's a a little pricey!
2. James Brown London 'High Gloss Conditioner'
I have to say I absolutely love this conditioner. I have used many conditioners in the last twelve months and I have to say this one definitely makes it into the top two (Along with Keratase 'Ciment Anti-Usure'). The formula has a really pleasant smell and leaves my hair feeling very soft and slinky without feeling heavy and greasy. I usually comb this through my hair whilst in the shower, leave for 2-3 minutes and then rinse off. I have yet to try the shampoo in this range but when the opportunity arises (i.e. when it's on special offer in Boots!) I will be sure to pick up a bottle and try it. I am really pleased with this product and would highly recommend it!
This is a type of clarifying shampoo, intended for occasional use in order to remove product build up and dirt from your hair. I do really like this shampoo but fear that perhaps the placebo effect has consumed me! I like the idea of using this shampoo every two weeks or so. I feel that it removes build up and grime and gives my hair a new lease of life. I definitely feel that my hair has a shine after I use it. All in all I would recommend this shampoo. For under €9.00, seeing as you only use it occasionally, it seems to last a life time! It is hard to find a good clarifying shampoo at a reasonable price, but this one does seem to tick all of the boxes!
Hair Day' Shampoo
First and foremost even if this container was empty, I would
be happy to keep it in my shower, simply because the
packaging is so alluring. I love it! It's really old school and
like all the 'Soap & Glory' products bears a witty and
thought provoking title. The shampoo itself is very
functional, smells delicious and leaves my hair feeling
clean. I definitely feel I need a good dollop of conditioner
after using this product as it does leave my hair feeling a
little dry after rinsing. All in all if I got this as a present again
I'd be happy. Would I go out and buy it.....probably not.
5. James Brown 'Photo Fabulous Voluminous Shampoo & Conditioner'
This pair are relative newcomers to the shower shelf and the jury is still out, so to speak! I definitely prefer the James Brown 'High Gloss' conditioner range as I much prefer the scent and the way the conditioner leaves my hair feeling. That said I do think that this shampoo and conditioner contribute to voluminous locks, but just how much, I am not yet sure. The packaging again is modern, arty and attractive and looks 'cool' on the shelf. I do like this pair of products but I am not sure how effective they are in producing a 'volumising effect'. I feel that my hair tends to get 'greasy' quicker when I use these products.
6. Keratase Resistance 'Age Recharge' Treatment
This leave in mask is a once a month job. I bought this
product over a year ago along with the 'Bain de Force'
shampoo and 'Ciment Anti-Usure' conditioner. I have to say
I absolutely love these products. I bought them from a local
hair salon and with a 20% discount the three products still
set me back €60 in total. That said the shampoo and conditioner lasted me almost 6 months
and this treatment pot is still 2/3 full. The Keratase range really is the 'creme de la creme' of
difference to the condition and appearance of your hair. This treatment does not come with directions. I asked my hairdresser who told me to do the following: When using you should apply a thin layer from root to tip, using a comb through towel dried hair. Allow to sit in hair for up to 10minutes. Then rinse through, first with warm water, followed by cold.
E-D's Useful Notes:
- Boots often do a '3 for €12' offer in store on professional hair care ranges. This offer usually
includes Lee Stafford, Toni & Guy and James Brown as mentioned above. Keep an eye out
in store for this offer and ensure to indulge yourself when you see it!
- Invest in a boar bristle brush and show your hair you really care!
E-D's Useful Links:
Keratase Website: http://www.kerastase.co.uk/_en/_gb/home/index.aspx