The first time I used hair dye was about 12 years’ and since then I’ve become addicted totally ruining my natural hair colour – a light mousey brown – having had red, purple, dark pink, black, auburn, brown and highlighted hair over the years. I always tend to opt back for red though when I have the chance as I find it suits my paler skin and is just quite a me colour, but any ladies (or men) who dye their hair red know how limited the staying power is. Over the years’ I’ve tried a variety of branded dye’s, different shampoos and conditioners and think I have the best of the bunch, but dying my hair every few months’ inevitably must be taking a toll on my hair.
I received a lovely bundle of hair care products filled with three products I had never tried before but was eager to test out.
The first product in the box and admittedly my favourite of the bunch is the Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo. The Swedish-based brand’s ethos is to combine simplicity and function and they’ve hit the nail on the head with this shampoo. The packaging is minimalistic with a delicate light fragrance and not your heavy shampoo scent. It contains algae-based ocean silk technology which is designed to nourish hair whilst giving it volume which is something my hair generally lacks and it left my hair feeling bouncier than I’ve ever noticed it before. Due to the nourishment, my hair felt so silky even though I didn’t use conditioner with it most times.
The next item I got was the Balmain Argan Moisturizing Elixir which is designed to leave hair feeling smoother, softer and healthier leaving detangled shiny hair. I’ve always been put off Argan things as I assume they’ll be oily but this didn’t feel greasy at all which was a great sign. After doing my normal hair routine but using a little of this after shampooing I definitely noticed my hair looked shinier, even before drying it and I barely even had to use my tangle teazer like I usually have to. You can use this on damp or dry hair and it doesn’t need rinsing off.
The final item I had was the Root 66 Max Volume Shampoo which I was so excited to try as volume is something my hair always needs. The shampoo is meant to add maximum life and maximum volume to limp and slightly lifeless hair. I feel my hair drags a little bit, and because it’s naturally straight there’s little volume within it. I noted a little-added volume by using this but I definitely feel the Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo did a better job with my hair.