Happy friday and more importantly .. happy halloween! I'm having a quiet one tonight cos I'm working late, but I can't wait to see pictures of everyone's costumes later. I'll probably mark the occasion with the usual Friday night feast and a scary film - how out of control am I?! Anyway, for today's post I wanted to tell you about two products I've been loving recently. I was lucky enough to attend the Paul Mitchell 'Art of Style' event a few weeks ago. I had a super fun night with my fav bloggers, chatting to the Paul Mitchell girls about the products, trying out the CID make-up range and we even got to have our hair done by the lovely girls from Hely Hair Studio. And as if that wasn't good enough, we were given some products home to try too - cue major excitement overload!
The two that I was most excited about were the Lemon Sage shampoo and conditioner. I've been on the hunt for a new shampoo for a while and the thickening promise on this one both scared and intrigued me. My hair is so thick already, that I've never considered using anything to emphasise that more - surely I'd just end up with a huge, uncontrollable mane..? Another thing was the scent - lemon and sage is something I'd expect to find on my dinner, not in my hair. But let me tell you something - it. smells, amazing. And even better, it works so well.
The shampoo is quite thick, and a little goes a long way. It foams up easily and smells so fresh, clean and luxurious (sorry, hate that word but it's true). There's one thing that I think you only ever get with a good, high quality shampoo and that's when your hair feels squeaky clean but still moisturised. I normally find cheaper shampoos either strip the hair, or coat it to make it shiny - both of which are bad for your hair. I've kept using my normal hair products to style before drying (this and this) and for the last few weeks, my hair has been feeling better than ever - it hasn't been this shiny in years! Once dry, it has a lot more body to it and doesn't seem to fall flat in between washes - which must be the thickening element of it. I'd imagine girls with fine hair would find this makes a big difference too. After drying, my hair feels so clean and healthy and the clean lemon scent stays on the hair between washes too. I love swishing my hair and unexpectedly getting all the lemon freshness!
Overall - I'm so impressed with these and will definitely be stocking up when these two are finished.
Have you tried these? What's your favourite hair brand?