Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Hair Products: One Love and One......Puzzlement!
I went to an event a couple of weeks ago to learn a bit more about what's new from VO5 and TRESemmé. I'm pretty erratic in my use of styling products so I immediately got busy with my bag of products to try, some with great success and others left me feeling like a bit of an old fuddy duddy!
I instantly fell in love with the VO5 Miracle Concentrate. It's the same principle as Moroccanoil containing Argan oil to condition and repair dry or damaged hair but at a fraction of the cost. Most importantly for me, it doesn't have the same strong scent as Moraccanoil. You apply to damp hair and blow dry as normal. It makes my hair feel so soft and silky. Combined with the Kebelo System treatment I had, this leaves me with lovely swishy hair. You can also use it on dry hair like a serum to tame frizz. It's nice used like that too as all of the product transfers to the hair and doesn't leave a slick on your hands like serums tend to. It's excellent and at under £5, I'd highly recommend giving it a try.
Next comes the fuddy duddy moment. I was rather fascinated by the TRESemmé Sky High Plumping Powder. My hair can tend to get a bit flat at the back and I thought it would be interesting to see if this would give me a bid more body. Well, the answer is a resounding yes but I just cannot get to grips with the texture. It comes as a powder which you sprinkle on the hair, I expected it would make my hair feel dry but instead it felt like I'd back-combed my hair and sprayed it with liquid candyfloss. My hair felt really 'dirty' and I wanted to itch at my scalp all the time. I know this product would be wonderful for an up do as it instantly creates 'grippy' hair with volume but I couldn't get on with this as a everyday styling product. I think I'm at least 15 years too old to really appreciate it. If you're rocking a Russell Brand style bouff, you're going to love this.
Bottom line: Miracle Concentrate is a huge thumbs up but I'm just too long in the tooth for Plumping Powder!
Disclosure: These products were received as part of an event pack. I will be buying and forcing all of my friends to try the Miracle Concentrate.