Saturday 19 January 2013

New Hair Products Mini Haul

I have been meaning to start looking after my hair properly for months now and have researched lots of shampoos and other hair products, it has been a slow process but I finally decided on the products I was going to purchase and try.

I have coloured hair, I am very lucky that my sister is a hairdresser and cuts and colours my hair every 5 weeks, I have my hair coloured with tint, it isn't bleached. I have one blonde colour all over and then three to four darker blonde colours in lots of thin strands to break up the blonde a bit, I am naturally blonde but with age my hair has turned a rather murky blonde, that is the best way of describing it, so I have it coloured to brighten it up and I'm afraid to say more recently to cover the dreaded grey! My hair is oily, since having my youngest daughter I have suffered with oily hair that needs to be washed daily, other wise it looks really greasy.

I bought three products in my little hair haul, two shampoos and a hair oil,  I bought the Paul Mitchell Two Clarifying shampoo, The Tigi Dumb Blonde shampoo and the Wella Luxe Oil. I have been using another shampoo for my oiliness, the Phyto Photocedrat Shampoo which I have blogged about previously and really love, but I wasn't too keen on the smell and it is rather expensive at £11.50 a bottle, one bottle was lasting me around a month but it is pricey, but a really good shampoo. So I decided to research some other shampoos for oily hair and found that the clarifying shampoos which are sold primarily for people who use a lot of styling products in their hair, are also great for people with oily hair, but I had to be careful as my hair is coloured and I didn't want to strip the colour out. The Paul Mitchell Two shampoo has great reviews online and was £6.65 for a 300ml bottle, so much cheaper than the Phyto shampoo and I had a 15% off code for Look Fantastic so it made it £5.70 and the Tigi Dumb Blonde shampoo also had great reviews online and was only £7.40 with the discount for a 250ml bottle, the Wella Luxe oil was £16.91 with the discount applied it retails at around £25.99 but is on offer on Look Fantastic for £19.89 and the moment so I did really well price wise, especially for the Luxe oil.

I haven't tried the products yet, (my sister has used the Wella Luxe oil on my hair a couple of times when she has cut and coloured it) I have smelled them all and they all smell lovely, I have a thing about smells, I am sure it is something to do with the medication I am on, but some smells I really can't tolerate and sometimes I'm ok with a smell for a while but then I just 'go off' it and can't use that product anymore and this had started to happen with the Phyto shampoo which is a shame as it's a great product. So how a product smells is really important to me, the Paul Mitchell shampoo smells lemony and fresh, the Tigi shampoo smells fruity but sweet at the same time and the Wella Luxe oil smells sweet, a bit like vanilla and marshmallows, they all smell lovely and I can't wait to use them all and let you know my thoughts. My sister uses the Luxe oil and they use it at the salon where she works, so I have used that a couple of times, it smells lovely and the smell lasts for a few hours, and it left my hair so soft and also really shiny which is rare for my blonde hair, it didn't make it greasy which I was very surprised about and overall my hair felt lovely, so I have high hopes for the oil.

I will come back in a couple of weeks to let you know how I am going with the products and if they have made any difference to my hair, especially the Paul Mitchell shampoo, I am very interested to see if it works as well as the Phyto shampoo. I am going to use the Paul Mitchell shampoo once or twice a week depending how I need to use it and the Tigi for every other time I wash my hair, and I will use the oil every time I wash my hair before I blow dry it.

Paul Mitchell Two Clarifying Shampoo 

Tigi Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo 

Wella Luxe Oil

All the products I purchased in my mini hair haul 

Like I said I will update you in a couple of weeks and let you know how I am going with the products, if the reviews are anything to go by they should be good and my hair should be starting to look much better by then and less greasy, which would be amazing. Have you tried any of these products? Did they work for you? Do you have any recommendations for my oily but colour treated hair? 

Look Fantastic 

Thank you for reading, much love

Zoe x
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