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Review: Toni & Guy – Leave In Conditioner For Dry, Frizzy & Damaged Hair

I bought some of Toni & Guy’s – Leave In Conditioner a few months ago as I was bleaching my jet black hair to make it a bit lighter and it was starting to look a little dry, brittle and damaged – especially at my ends. I needed a really good leave in conditioner to protect my hair from heat, to control frizz and to repair my damaged, fried hair at the same time. I thought I’d give the Leave In Conditioner a go as I loved the Damage Repair Shampoo & Conditioner so much that I was hoping this would be just as good too.

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First Impressions:

The Leave In Conditioner from Toni & Guy comes in a 100ml white tube which has a clear, lockable flip-lid. The packaging is okay – nothing to shout about and it has all the relevant info printed on the back. The product itself is a white, creamy lotion which has a smooth texture and the consistency of actual conditioner. It smells lush too! It doesn’t have the cruelty free bunny on the back and it is made by Unilever. The Leave In Conditioner makes hair manageable for all-day nourishment and hydration. It also controls frizz, moisturises dry hair and protects against humidity all day long. It is suitable for all hair types too.

Thoughts:

I absolutely love this stuff girls! I was using Aussie’s spray but I like this one much better. I use the Leave In Conditioner every-time I wash my hair and I love how it smells, absolutely gorgeous. It kinda has a perfumey scent to it but it’s lovely and it makes the hair smell really nice! I use a small amount on towel dried hair and run it through my ends and mid-lengths, avoiding my roots to prepare my hair for styling.. After using my hair feels softer, moisturised and it really works to control frizz as well as acting like a heat protector. I have also used it on dry hair and it does work just as well although I do prefer to use it on damp hair.  Since using my hair doesn’t look as damaged as it did and it moisturises the hair instantly and tames frizz, flyaways and damaged ends. It also seems to be repairing my damaged ends a little too and I love how it protects my hair from heat so I’m not damaging my hair as much when blow-drying, straightening, curling, etc….

I love this Leave In conditioner – it’s probably one of the best I have ever used and I will defo be buying it again when the bottle is empty. I’ve had mine for a couple of months now and I still have lots left so it is long-lasting too. I also use Toni & Guy’s Damaged Repair Shampoo & Conditioner which I recommend using if your hair is really damaged or over-bleached.

Disclosure: I bought this product with my own money.


Where To Buy: You can buy some HERE on Amazon UK for £5.15. You can also pick a bottle up from the website, Boots or Superdrug.


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Review: Percy & Reed – Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil For Fine Hair

I received a 30 ml travel-sized bottle of the Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil from Percy & Reed in my November Birchbox and I have used it a few times to try and add a bit of shine and volume to my dull, flat hair. The No Oil Oil comes in a small bottle with a  black lid and dispenser and it is a dry, clear oil that smells lovely too – it has quite a natural scent and it smells pleasant and fresh. It is a multi tasking hair oil which has been enriched with violet extract to make the hair smooth, sleek and shiny while adding a little volume to fine hair at the same time. It also contains vitamin B5 which helps to nourish, add strength and repair hair whilst wheat proteins provide protection from heat.

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THOUGHTS: I like this oil so far although it’s not the best I have used. I found it easy to use and simply applied two pumps of the oil to my towel dried hair. It has a light weight, water-based formula which adds volume and body as well as providing a little hold without product build-up and it doesn’t make the hair feel greasy or leave hands feeling greasy after applying – I did find the oil to be a little sticky on my hands afterwards although my hair didn’t feel sticky at all. The No Oil Oil is recommended for those with fine to medium hair of any length that is limp and flat hair that lacks volume and there is also a No Oil Oil especially for thick hair too. I love how the No Oil Oil tames flyaway hairs and it also added a lovely shine to my hair, made it feel soft, smooth and sleek and it smells very nice too.

I didn’t see much difference in volume – just the tiniest amount of lift at my roots but my hair is quite thick so maybe the No Oil Oil for thick hair would be better for me. This is not my favourite hair oil and it’s not the best volumising hair product that I have used so I won’t repurchase and to be honest I don’t think it is worth the £14 for the full size 60 ml bottle – I have other hair oils and volumising products which cost less and work better but I do like how it made my dull hair shinier and it was great for taming flyaway hairs.

DISCLOSURE: I received this product in my BIRCHBOX subscription box which I pay for with my own money.



WHERE TO BUYYou can get some No Oil Oil for fine hair HERE on the Percy & Reed website. It is £14 for 60ml and also £14 for the No Oil Oil for thick hair HERE. If you enter your email address on the subscribe pop up you will get 15% off.


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Review: Batiste – OOMPH My Locks XXL Volume Spray

My hair is quite flat, boring and limp and sometimes I need a little help to make my hairstyle look fuller, volumised, thicker and ‘Cheryl-Cole like’. I’ve had my Oomph My Locks XXL Volume Spray from Batiste lying around for ages and because I have so many beauty products stored away in storage boxes, like literally millions of stuff – I forgot all about it. I was having a clear out a few weeks ago and found the volume spray amongst all of my stuff. I’ve used it a couple of times since but it’s not an everyday thing as I only tend to use when I’m wearing my hair down or if I’m going on a girls night out. Most days I wear my hair in dutch-braids, a pony-tail or a bun-ring.

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The Oomph My Locks Volume Spray is enriched with keratin which adds shine, prevents split ends and adds protein to the hair to keep it healthy which is great as I suffer from split ends and dry, fizzy damaged hair. It also contains inca inchi oil too which helps to hydrate the hair, lock in moisture, protect from sun damage as well as regulating oil production of the scalp.

It’s easy to use, just simply spray at the roots and backcomb a little using your fingers or a tail comb to add volume at the roots, then style your hair as desired. After spraying the volume spray, it does leave a white, chalky layer on the hair but it is easily removed by combing it out. It really does make your hair look more volumised and thicker – it has definitely gave my limp, flat hair a little oomph and lift at the roots and it holds hairstyles well! It also has a lovely, fresh scent that stays on the hair and doesn’t disappear after five minutes of applying. I did find that it made my hair feel dry-ish with a rough texture and the movement of my hair was not as’ flowy’ as it was before I used it so I don’t think you can get away with applying it everyday without washing the hair after each use – it contains keratin which can cause product build up.

I love dry shampoo’s and always rely on them when I’m in a rush, especially when my hair needs washing but I’ve literally no time to wash, dry and style – which usually takes ages, but I wouldn’t use Batiste’s OOMPH My Locks XXL Volume Spray as a replacement for a dry shampoo spray as it works best as a volume booster – but, it does help a little by soaking up excess oil at the roots and makes the hair smell clean, fresh and just-washed.

Some of my regular readers will know that I have fragrance sensitivities, which basically means that I can be allergic to certain smells and artificial fragrances which cause me to have violent headaches and migraines. It can be so bad sometimes and I can only use a handful of perfumes and deodorant sprays because of it. Don’t get me wrong I’m not allergic to everything… just some. Well, this spray from Batiste does cause me to have mild headaches but it soon passes and isn’t severe. So, if like me, you have fragrance sensitivities, bear this in mind before you decide to buy it.

You can buy the Oomph My Locks Volume Spray from Batiste here.


 

 

 

Review: Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum – Inecto Naturals

I picked up some of Inecto Naturals‘ – Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum from Home Bargains and thought I’d write a little review for you guys as both of my other Inecto posts have proved quite popular with my readers. I loved the Super Nourishing Shampoo & the Super Moisturising Conditioner and The Divine Coconut Hair Oil made my hair feel silky soft. Both of these posts are up there with my all-time, most viewed posts so I thought I would give the serum a whirl.

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Who are Inecto?

Inecto Naturals are a fabulous little beauty brand based in the UK who sell natural, cruelty-free, vegan friendly skin-care and hair-care products.  What I love most about Inecto Naturals is that up to 90% of their ingredients are from natural origins. They also work with farms across the world to add only sustainable sourced oils to their products.

What is the Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum?

The Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum is a lightweight serum infused with Pure Organic Coconut Oil. It works by smoothing fly away hairs and tames damaged, frizzy hair leaving it feeling soft and sleek.

First impressions:

I love Inecto‘s packaging, all of their products look simple yet fresh and eye-catching. The serum comes in a 50 ml squeezy tube with a ‘lockable’ lid to stop any unwanted product spill. The serum itself is a clear, transparent oil  which smells so god damn sweet. It has a mild coconut scent too.

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How to use the Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum?

Warm a little pea-sized amount of serum in your hands and run through the hair, focusing on the ends.

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The serum is basically an oil so you guessed it – it feels kinda oily! When applying to your hair make sure to use only the tiniest amount as only a little bit of the serum is needed. If you use too much your hair will look oily and greasy. You can add a little more if needed but I would advise to apply a little at a time so your hair doesn’t look like it hasn’t been washed in a decade! Try to stay away from the roots too as they are already lubricated with your naturally occurring  hair oils and we know that too much oil = grease. Apply only to the mid-lengths and tips of your hair.

Verdict:

Wow! Another Inecto product that I love! I think the Smooth Me Hair Serum is probably my all-time favourite product from Inecto which is saying something as I absolutely loved the Shampoo & Conditioner and the Hair Oil. This serum really works amazingly at taming frizzy hair and making damaged hair appear healthy-looking, my hair looks great. The serum is really oily so only a little bit is needed which means one 50 ml tube will last ages. After applying only a little of the serum to my mid-lengths and tips my hair instantly felt smoother and I can’t get over how healthier it looked. My hair was left with a little shine and it smelled gorgeous for most of the day too as the scent lingered for quite a while. I think Inecto are probably one of my fave brands right now, simply because their products are inexpensive, they really do work and they smell amazing! I can”t wait to try some of Inecto‘s other products out. I really do love the Naturals Coconut range and think I’ll try some of the skin-care products next as I’ve only used the hair products.  I will have to try something from the  Naturals Argan range next time too.

Where to buy?

I’ve bought all of my Inecto products at Home Bargains for less than £2. I think the Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum was around about £1.20 which is an absolute bargain, trust me! Although, if you want to shop now you can buy it online at  Amazon UK here for £2.80 plus £1 postage.

If you’d like to visit the website or connect with Inecto Naturals on social media, see links below.

WEBSITE: inecto.co.uk

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/InectoUK

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Review: Toni & Guy – Damage Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

I bought some Toni & Guy shampoo & conditioner last week from their Cleanse & Nourish hair collection, I chose their Damage Repair Shampoo & Conditioner as I’ve been on the lookout for a really good shampoo & conditioner to repair my damaged, frizzy hair. I’ve never bought anything from Toni & Guy before so I didn’t know what to expect but I thought with them being such a popular hair care brand, that the products were sure to be good.

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Verdict:

Both the shampoo & conditioner come in 250 ml bottles and to be honest I expected them to be much bigger than they were, although they still had a good amount of product in each. Both bottles also have a push down dispenser which I found easy to use.

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I absolutely love the Damage Repair shampoo! It has a pearlescent shimmer and foams up so well I literally had a ball whilst washing my hair and I didn’t want to rinse it off. To say the bottle is not as big as I thought it would be, I think one 250 ml bottle will last a lot longer than expected simply because it lathers so good. The shampoo helps to revitalise hair fibers, which leave it feeling much stronger and a lot more manageable. My hair is super frizzy and dry and this shampoo not only moisturises my hair pretty well but it gently removes excess oil, dirt and impurities from the hair and scalp, whilst giving it a gorgeous little shine and making it healthy-looking.

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The Damage Repair Conditioner works by penetrating deep into the hair, repairing damage from root to tip leaving it feeling soft to the touch, I noticed my hair looked healthier after only using once. Like the shampoo, the conditioner has a lovely perfumed scent and it smells gorgeous. I think I may need to buy the conditioner more frequently than the shampoo which lathers amazingly because I like to slather lots of conditioner onto my hair, so basically the shampoo will last longer than the conditioner.

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I highly recommend both the shampoo & conditioner if you have frizzy, brittle, dry and damaged hair. After only a week of using the shampoo & conditioner I’m really pleased with the results so far and expect to see better results after each use. My dull, brittle hair appears shinier, softer and less damaged and so much more healthier looking in such a short period of time and I will definitely be repurchasing.

Where To Buy?

I got my shampoo here for just £4.75 and my conditioner here for £4.82.

Amazon UK also have 50 ml sample bottles available to buy too, but they are add on items and you must spend £20 to qualify for delivery.

You can get a 50 ml bottle of the shampoo here for £2.99 and you can buy the 50 ml conditioner for ONLY £1 here.

Don’t forget to enter the discount code below for the full size products – you will get 20% off each product when you use the code.

Save 20% on Autumn inspired trending products with promo code: AUTUMN20

Love

Katie

REVIEW: Divine Shine Coconut Hair Oil – Inecto Naturals

Hey chicks.

A while back I reviewed a Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner from Inecto Naturals and I liked the brand so much I thought I would give their Divine Shine Coconut Hair Oil a whirl to see if it is any good for my damaged hair. Inecto say they don’t use unnecessary chemicals in their products and they claim to be vegan friendly, saying their products themselves are made cruelty free and are not tested on animals.

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First impressons:

The oil comes in a 100 ml clear recyclable bottle which looks simple and fresh. It has a anti-leak pump dispenser with a lid which is always good especially if you’re accident prone like me and always knocking things over. The oil is itself is clear and transparent, doesn’t leave a sticky feeling on the hands and it smells divine like coconuts. I think the bottle looks cool and attractive and I love Inecto’s packaging and their way with words on the back of the label.

The ingredients contain:

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethiconal, Dimethicone, Bis-Hydroxy/Methoxy Amodimethicone, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Parfum.

Results:

After washing and towel drying my damaged hair I pumped a little oil out of the bottle into my hands and ran my fingers throughout my mid lengths and ends before styling with a hair dryer. Once dried, my dry hair felt smooth, silky soft and my frizzy ends were tamed and no longer noticeable. The oil left my hair looking very shiny and glossy and it literally felt like silk compared to how it usually feels. Not only that, my hair was left smelling absolutely delicious and the coconut scent of the oil is to die for. I love how it smells and I found it lingers too and doesn’t fade too quickly. I did notice that when I used too much of the oil and especially near my roots, my hair looked greasy and oily, so I do recommend using sparingly, using a little each time and adding more if needed as well as keeping the oil away from the roots. I also use the oil on dry hair for added nourishment and shine and it works just as well on dry hair as it does on wet hair. I do recommend this coconut oil and I believe it is a bargain, priced super cheap at around £1.29 from Home Bargains.

Love Yas,

Kate xo