Three Hair Saviour Mini’s | secondblonde

Image-1We are in the full throws of Summer so with the extra sun rays hitting your locks it’s a good time to protect, prevent and repair. Here are a few of my fave hair mini’s that I have received (paid for not gifted) in beauty boxes.

Moroccanoil Treatment is an oil that is instantly absorbed by the hair and doesn’t leave you looking oily! It helps to increase elasticity, whilst giving locks a natural, silky finish. Argan Oil is a powerful antioxidant and UV protector rich in vitamins that help to naturally strengthen and renew the structure of the hair.

Apply to your hair after washing and style as normal. I forgot how much I love it as it makes my hair much more manageable and speeds up the drying time. I’ve recently started using it again and it smells so good.

Percy & Reed Hair Wonder Overnight Recovery is a pre-shampoo sleep in hair mask. What’s great about it is that when you apply onto dry hair it dries instantly so you don’t have to wait for it to dry in before going to bed. It contains natural protein to boost the hair’s ability to retain moisture. I do like it, it does help revive my lack lustre hair however, I do find I still need to use a conditioner after shampooing even though they recommend that you don’t. It’s not a problem but worth a mention. It does smell lovely.

Hey Holla Hair Ties fun neon brights and double up as cute wrist bands. Apart form not causing any damage to your hair they also do not leave a ‘kink’ where your ponytail has been. I love the fact that they look cute on your wrist too.

There you are, 3 summer hair gym/holiday hair saviour mini’s that will help to protect, prevent and repair your hair.

Secondblonde x

Forest & Shore 100% Organic Vegan Friendly Hair Oil |secondblonde

IMG_4309I was really happy to receive a new hair product to try out and review. Forest & Shore are new kids on the block with a very special 100% certified organic and vegan friendly hair oil. Who doesn’t love a new hair oil…

Hallelujah Hair Oil: On first impressions the packaging is minimal and looks great on my shelf. It comes in a box with a design of simple sketches of pretty botanicals. I love the glass bottle the oil is in and the pipette applicator. I’m a fan of the pharmaceutical style packaging and it reminds me of skin care the way you drop he oil into your palm before applying to your hair.

I used it on clean towel dried hair before I styled my hair. I used about 5 drops, warmed in my palms then applied to my mid-lengths and ends coating the hair evenly (less is more here) The smell is gorgeous I feel like I’m having a mini spa experience. I noticed that the drying time was quicker and my hair looked and felt glossy and nourished without any heaviness or oily residue. It also hung nicer (I’ve got fine flyaway prone hair) and this oil made it all swishy!

It’s a beautiful product that does what it say’s it will do. It contains a blend of coconut, sesame, olive, sunflower & arnica and is scented with rosemary & lavender. Forest & Shore never test on animals, all products are vegan friendly & free from all harsh chemicals including synthetic fragrances, synthetic colours, parabens, sulphates, silicones, EDTA, & mineral oils.

The Hallelujah Hair Oil has become part of my daily haircare routine. I’m looking forward to also using it as a Intense Hair Reboot by massaging the oil into your scalp and throughout your hair from tips to ends then sleep in it and shampoo out in the morning.

You can purchase via amazon here £15.99

Kelly x

*PR sample (no affiliate links)

Magic Multi-Purpose Oil; Goe Oil 85g |secondblonde

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I’ve completely fallen in love with Goe Oil by Jao Brand. It’s a 100% natural semi-solid all over body oil that turns to a liquid when slightly warmed between your hands, it smells gorgeous as it is lightly scented with Monoi Tiare from Tahiti.

What’s in it? It contains 28 plant, fruit, flower oils & butters as follows…

Jojoba Butter, Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Avocado Butter, Grape Seed Butter, Grape Seed Oil, Cocoa Butter, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Soy Lecithin, Pumpkin Seed Butter, Mango Butter, Cupuacu Butter, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Kukuinut Oil, Chamomile Oil, Beeswax, Calendula Oil, Essential Oils, Tocopherol, Vitamin E, Acetate, Rosemary Extra

It’s a multi-tasking product you can use from head to toe, their tagline on their packaging is “HANDS. HAIR. BODY & SOUL” which couldn’t be more true.

Verdict It keeps my skin soft and hydrated all day and is also great for spot applying on dry patches. Some use it as an intensive hair mask which I think will suit very course/curly or frizzy hair which soaks up moisture like a sponge. I tend to use a very tiny amount on dry hair to tame my fly-aways.

* Watch my YouTube review of Goe Oil here

Summary I love this product and already have my second tube ready to go. It costs £35 so it’s not cheap however well worth every penny and a very little goes a long long way, you can buy your here

A customer I recommended it to at work came back two weeks later to personally thank me as she had received so many compliments on the overall look of her skin and being asked “what are you wearing” due to the soft scent. She also has long luscious ringlet naturally curly hair and this has defined her curls making her hair look healthier and shiny. This feedback made my day!

Jao Brand have been kind enough to send me their lip-balm and skin cream to try out what a lucky girl I am! keep posted for my review of them soon.

Thank you for reading, let me know if you’ve tried this oil or any similar as I’d love to hear from you.

Secondblonde x

 

Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil 30ml

A sample of Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil arrived with Elle Magazine June edition. I do love a tester that’s worth testing…hopefully this is one of them.

IMG_9409.JPGThe Promise:
A lifesaver for fine/limp hair types leaving your hair smooth, sleek and shiny while adding volume.

The science Bit:
Contains violet extract which is nourishing/repairing plus added pro vitamin B5 which helps strengthen your hair and protect it from heat damage.

My Verdict:
I’m intrigued, an oil that’s not oily? Well the consistency looks/feels like water and when rubbed onto the back of my hand it’s clear and non sticky and quickly kind of evaporates! Now I’n definitely excited to try it out on my fine flat hair. The smell is like that of old lady talk (sorry guys! I usually love flowery smells) luckily once dry in your hair you don’t smell it anymore.

Two pumps applied on damp clean hair from root to tip, then I styled as normal. Wow! I can see the results instantly. My hair is noticeably shiny and bouncy and very bright and sparkly looking. It’s by no means weighed down and had managed to tame my flyaways. It feels like I don’t have any product in my hair which is a big YES FAT for me.

I’m pleasantly surprised how much I really like this product, it suits my hair type well and is so easy to use.

Thanks for the freebie ELLE magazine! Hurry if you wanna get yours, it’s the UK June Edition.

Have you tried it yet? Or have any other Percy & Reed products become your staple hair products, I’d love to hear from you.

Secondblonde x

Wella SP LUXE OIL 30ml – A Reconstructive Elixir For Hair

I was so happy when my lovely friends at Wella Uk sent me this little bottle of hair magic to try! It smells deliciously sweet and reminds me of summer. The consistency is light and non-greasy, perfect for my fine one length straight bob which is coloured and tends to become static at times due to lack of moisture…

IMG_8327.JPGI apply two small pumps (for my short hair it’s plenty) in the palm of my hands, rub together then apply evenly to my pre-washed damp hair from mid-length to ends taking care not to touch the roots. Then blow dry/style as normal and voilà…

My hair is easier to manage, it looks luxuriously healthy and shiny without looking like I’ve got product in it. My hair feels natural to touch (which I like) and not oily, it doesn’t weigh my hair down.

This product is simply perfect for my hair type and the smell is very subtle when it’s in your hair. You will experience a little hint of it when you swish your hair!
(LOVE IT)

IMG_8326.JPGHere’s the science bit:

Enriched with a blend of 3 precious and luxurious oils, Luxe Oil leaves the hair up to 10 times smoother with triple the amount of Keratin protection than a regular conditioning treatment.

Argan Oil, often referred to as Èliquid goldÉ, is renowned for its nutritive, cosmetic and medicinal qualities on hair, Almond Oil offers superior hydrating and lightweight properties to the hair and Jojoba Oil works wonders on fragile and dry ends. Using a reconstructive Transform Technology, Luxe Oil benefits the hair from the inside out whilst protecting the natural Keratin.

The small molecules of Luxe OilÉs nourishing formula penetrate deeply into the hair to lock in moisture and strengthen from the inner cuticle, whilst the oil forms a protective layer around each individual hair to protect against damage, repairing every strand so even damaged hair is noticeably smoother.

This multi-purpose oil elixir offers 8 amazing uses as it smoothes, softens, protects, defines, illuminates, repairs and reconditions the hair whilst preparing it for colour treatments or styling.

I receive lots of compliments on how soft and shiny my hair is when I’ve applied Luxe Oil Keratin boost. It can also be applied to dry hair if preferred.

Summary
I’ve enjoyed the results of this product it has delivered all of its promises instantly on first application. I will definitely repurchase this product it’s available in 100ml, you can buy at hair salons stocking Wella Professional or online here