A bit of a testing hair products theme for this first impressions update. Since I got my hair chopped shorter I have been playing with a new products to help me get used to A) Taking care of the very blonde colour and B) Style it so it looks as close to fresh out the salon as I can. These few have been on the testing blocks for the past couple of weeks and I wanted to share my thoughts. So here goes…
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Repair Rescue Mask * – (feelunique.com £13.25) This is one I’ve been using to keep my hair from turning to straw after the bleach session to get it so blonde. In the week after the colour treatment I used it a couple of times and now I’ve been alternating with another mask and using every other week as a pampering treatment along with some colour protecting conditioners each time I wash my hair. This one is a good mask, it leaves hair soft and smooth but not totally weighed down as it washes out really easily. If your hair is damaged in any way then it’s worth a go as it isn’t specific to just coloured hair its just all round repair.
Schwarzkopf Got 2 B Made 4 Mess Hairspray * – (boots.com £4.19) Accidental Schwarzkopf theme going here… but this is from the Got 2 B range rather than the Professional range. So more ‘trendy’… am I the only one who just imagines lots of middle aged men brainstorming and going ‘hey lets call it got ‘2 b’ because that’s how the kids speak’ in a meeting!? Maybe just me.. and I digress. This hair spray is actually ace though. It doesn’t leave my hair coated in a tonne of product as I find a lot of texturising ones do. It just adds a bit of mess and a bit of ‘oomph’ to it so it doesn’t look as smooth and done. Which works well when I’ve freshly washed it to help separate the layers and make it look a bit more interesting with minimal effort.
Kardashian Beauty K-Body Volume Foam * – (Cloud10beauty.com £11.50) When I was first emailed about trying the Kardashian hair range it didn’t really catch my eye. My first impression is that the Kardashian name is on so many products and they endorse SO much that it can’t all be worth it and actually any good. However, with this one I stand corrected. That’s not to say rush out and get the full range but as far as volumising products this one is up there with the best I’ve tried. This is for two main reasons – one, it delivers volume. A small amount in the hair and it’s lifted and it lasts. Not just a day, but even into the next day. That’s what won me over the most – that the volume doesn’t deflate and leave hair limp on day two. With this and clever styling I can get three days out of my hair before it feels in drastic need of a wash.
Kardashian Beauty Smooth Style Blow Dry Cream * – (Cloud10beauty.com £9.50) Another one from the same range and it’s good, it works well in combination with the foam. However, I found most use out of this when immediately after I’d had my hair done it was feeling quite dry, this one sort of filled the gap between the deep conditioner and styling so my hair kept feeling smooth when it wasn’t perhaps in tip top condition (kinda inevitable after being covered in bleach…). Now I haven’t been using this every time I style as have been picking volume/curl over smooth but when I’ve wanted to stick with straight styling then it’s been a great addition. All in all, I’m surprisingly impressed with the Kardashian hair range!
*PR sample or gift