“ Brand: James Brown / Subcategory: Treatment / Type: Hair Gloss / Subcategory: Hair Treatment „
It was some time ago that I received a free tube of James Brown Scandalous Intensely Glossy Rescue Treatment with a magazine, however due to a rather disastrous first attempt at using it, I only finished the tube recently.
Part of the Scandalous range, the Rescue Treatment is designed to give a quick fix when your hair needs uplifting - it's not a regular conditioner or an intensive mask, but somewhere in between. Packaged in a rather snazzy black and gold tube, it should be applied to shampooed hair and then rinsed out.
The Rescue Treatment isn't the most attractive or sweet-smelling of hair products. A dull beige, it has an odd scent - not entirely unpleasant but also not something I'd really want to be smelling from my hair all day. It is not fruity or floral, but it's hard to describe exactly what it is - it brings to mind treatments or dyes used by hairdressers. The product is a bit thicker than regular conditioner.
The most important piece of information given on the packaging is that you need to rinse for twice as long as you usually would with normal conditioner. This is where I went wrong the first time I used it. I read this instruction, and proceeded to carefully and thoroughly rinse the treatment from my hair - or so I thought. While drying my hair I realised something was wonr, given how greasy it seemed - but it being a work day, I didn't have time to get back in the shower. I tied my hair back but was awfully aware of it being horribly greasy all day.
This was enough to put me off using the Rescue Treatment again for several months. I decided to give it another go at a time when I had run out of my normal hair treatment products, and this time I was extremely careful to rinse until my hair felt squeaky clean.
The results after using the Rescue Treatment properly were, and continued to be, decidedly average. In fact I don't think there were any results at all - my hair was soft, easy to style and in good condition, but no more so than with normal conditioner. It certainly didn't give my hair any sort of "pick me up" as it promised. The only difference was that instead of a nice clean or fruity smell on my hair, I got very faint whiffs of a strange salon type smell - at least it was only faint.
I finished the tube, but overall the James Brown Rescue Treatment was pretty average and forgettable. I wouldn't bother buying it, as although I find many hair treatments don't have much of an effect on my hair, at least they make me feel pampered, which this didn't - it just felt ordinary and a bit stressful given the need to be careful to rinse it all out.
Today I'm going to review the Intensively Glossy Rescue Treatment by Scandalous.
To be honest, it was the packaging that got me! Black, pink and gold - who could resist that? Well, I can't and I couldn't. I've seen Scandalous products before, but last summer I decided I finally wanted to try one out and chose the Intensively Glossy Rescue Treatment because my hair looked and felt like it could use such a product.
Since it wasn't that expensive, I bought it to see if it's as good as the packaging looks!
The treatment comes in a black tube with pink and golden writing. The product's name is written in golden letters while the brand's name is given in a pink field. The slogan "For Hair That Gets People Talking" is also written in pink.
In much smaller writing, below the product name, it says that this treatment is for when "it's been a long week. And it shows. But nothing's going to ruin my night out. Fortunately I have my style saviour to hand. Within minutes, my hair feels super-smooth again and ready to party".
The tube contains 150ml. On the back you can find further information about the product. The creators, who call themselves "The Scandal-lasses", claim that they created the treatment with their "closest girlfriends in mind" because their hair is tortured by "nonstop styling and partying! and often looks and feels like a "tangled mess". The treatment is supposed to fix your hair within 30 seconds so it will be smooth and shiny again!
You should use it one or two times a week but keep in mind that it is a quick-fix and doesn't replace a thorough treatment.
I've been really satisfied with this treatment! I was really curious and excited when I bought it and because of all the things written on the tube my expectations were high!
The treatment itself is white with a golden shine to it. When getting it out of the tube it seems very thick and creamy, but actually it's not too thick and easy to spread on your hair.
It works really well! Just like it set on the tube, it only takes a few seconds to work. it is easy to rinse out and really does leave your hair soft and shiny! It looks nourished and is easy to style and stays in shape. It also helps to detangle the hair and smoothes it a little.
The product's scent is elegant but very subtle.
Since you are supposed to only use the product once or twice a week, the tube lasts quite a while - I think up to fifteen treatments are a realistic estimate.
My hair handled it really well. Allergics and very sensitive people should check the ingredients before buying!
Aqua (Water), Cetearyl alcohol, Amodimethicone, Glyceryl stearate. PEG-100 stearate, Behentriumonium chloride, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium methosulfate, Cocamidorpopyl betaine, Mica, Parfum (Fragrance), Isopropyl alcohol, Sodium chloride, Citric Acid, Chondros Crispus (Carrageenan) extract, Silica, Magnesium nitrate, Benzyl alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium chloride, Methylparaben, Tin oxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide).
I bought this treatment at Superdrug and it was around 4 pounds, which I found alright.
I defenitely liked this product, so I don't have to regret falling for the pretty packaging. It is a great quick fix for your hair when it looks mangled but you need it to look great quickly! I defenitely recommend it.
I had a first time colouring problem whilst using volumizing shampoo and conditioner.
As a retired hairdresser and tinting having been my speciallity i myself finally noted the problem.
I have used L'oreal Diacolor for years and my colour did not take .A waste of my time and product.
I did go to my wholesalers Sally as i initially thought it was the problem was they don't have the Diacolor releaser they sell there own product now.Alas no other complaints and it was not my health,the usual defence.
As i did study hair.and because this shampoo coats the hair and it does volumize ,it dawned on me that the colour was probably unable to penetrate.
The condition was awful fly away too never previously a problem.
When i had to redo the colour i did not use the shampoo and the colourig worked.
I never had a build up either as i use 2 shapoos a detox first then james brown resulting in no build up.
I think warnings should be made about the colouring problem.
I have never used any of James Brown's hair products before, but had seen them on the shelves in Boots a few times priced at around £5 and over. Therefore, when I saw this bottle of Rescue Treatment came free with an issue of Glamour magazine one month, I realised it was a bargain and had to buy it as the magazine cost only £2. It was a full sized 100ml bottle that came free with the magazine too. This is usually priced at £7.99 in Boots, which I would never pay for this, especially having never tried it before, or heard if it was good or not.
The bottle is quite bold with it being black, with gold and pink writing on, so stands out. I think this actual bottle caught my eye first rather than the 'Glamour' magazine. It states on the bottle: 'For hair that gets people talking'. The question is, does this get people talking for a good reason or not?
Directions for use: After shampooing, massage this product into the hair from root to tip. Leave for 30 seconds and rinse for twice as long as you would with a regular conditioner. It also states to use it no more than once or twice a week. It's a temporary quick-fix and is not a replacement for your weekly hair repair treatment.
This is what I did, I was very cautious and only used a small amount, certainly not the same amount I usually would use with my regular conditioner. After leaving it on for around 30 seconds, I rinsed it off for twice as long as I usually would to make sure I got it all rinsed out. I then combed my hair and dried it as usual. I did notice instantly that my hair looked very glossy, as it usually can be quite fluffy and light after just being washed. However, the next day it just looked greasy. I do not usually wash my hair everyday as it doesn't get greasy quickly, but I had to wash it again after using this product.
I have since used it maybe once every 2 weeks, I still use my regular conditioner and apply this rescue treatment on after, but only a very small amount. It does instantly make it look glossy (which is why I will use it now and then) but the next day I have to wash my hair again. So for me, it really is only a quick-fix for my hair for a night out. If I don't want to end up washing my hair the day after using this, or if I am not going to have time, then I refrain from using this product.
I am quite disappointed with the product overall and I am glad I didn't pay the full price for this and instead got it for free.
Although the results are okay, there are other products on the market which I like to use and which don't leave my hair feeling greasy the following morning. For that reason, it has made me cautious about other James Brown products and I have never bought any yet, I tend to stick to products that I know and like, especially when bottles cost around £5+ each.
If you wash your hair every morning, you may like this product more than I do.
I got a bottle of this rescue treatment free with Glamour magazine a while ago. It was actually advertised on GMTV (before it became Daybreak) as deal of the week because its RRP is around £9, while Glamour magazine gave it to you for a mere £2! Like a lot of women that month, i stocked up on the range! I have never used James Brown products before. The logo itself screams out 'EXPENSIVE' and 'PROFESSIONAL' to me, so i've never considered purchasing it.
The packaging for the 'Scandalous Intensely Glossy Rescue Treatment' differs largely from anything available on the haircare market. The black packaging with pink and gold text makes the product stand out from the pastel shades of the other haircare products.
The bottle itself is not a lot different to toothpaste tubes... the only difference being the plastic moulds back into its original shape. The plastic is very tough, which keeps the contents secure inside, but it is also squeezable to allow for movement of the conditioner.
The bottle is relatively easy to stand up on the side because of the flat surface area of the bottle lid. This is a really handy feature because the contents of the conditioner run down, so when you go to use it if the bottle is quite empty it is much easier to get the remainder out.
One thing that could be improved is the ease of use to the bottle. Once your hands are wet, it is very easy for the bottle to slip out of your grasp, because of the shiny surface. It is also quite difficult to screw the lid back on. I would prefer it if the bottle had some kind of finger-indents and a clip-lid.
After shampooing, massage this product into the hair from root to tip. Leave for 30 seconds and rinse for twice as long as you would with a regular conditioner. Use it no more than once or twice a week. It's a temporary quick fix and is not a replacement for your weekly repair treatment.
The actual product smells a bit like mens aftershave... this is a major downfall in my opinion, particularly as women are the main target audience here. I could definitely sense the use of chemicals in the product. Perhaps they tell you to rinse through for double the time to get rid of the smell?!
-DOES IT WORK?-
As a regular user of heat products on my hair, it is often quite dry and dull. I find frizz a real problem too. After using this product on my hair once a week for around a month i really started to notice a difference. Particularly how much easier it was to comb through my hair without tangles and knots. It promises to 'transform distressed locks into glossy perfection' which i would agree with to some extent.
My only issue is, i have to use a conditioner as well, before i apply the rescue treatment. You have to make sure all the conditioner is rinsed out thoroughly... i suggest around 4-5 minutes... otherwise there is a greasy residue left on your hair when it's drying.
-WHERE TO BUY & PRICE-
I have never actually bought this product in the shops... i have only used the freebie version from Glamour magazine. I am informed that James Brown products are available to buy from larger Boots stores nationwide. His hair care range differs in price, but average is around £5.99-9.99 depending on what size you buy the product in.
At the moment there are some bottles on Ebay for £2.99 :)
-WOULD I RECOMMEND?-
I would recommend this product as an excellent way to revitalise dry and damaged hair. However, the price of this brand does not justify the mere 100ml bottles it is available in. You literally get enough to last you around a month. Furthermore, there are only a few places where you can buy this treatment, so it becomes a bit of a pain when you can not pick it up from convenience stores like the supermarkets. I will not be buying the product again for these very reasons, but it made a nice change from my usual haircare routine!
This product comes in a nice black squeezy bottle with gold and pink writing. Overall the bottle looks nice and modern, it has clearly been designed for those who like to go out partying.
This product claims to breath new life into hair that has been overstyled and overworked during the day. The idea is that you use this before a big night out, after shampooing, to make your hair glossy and revitalised. You massage this product onto the hair, like a conditioner, and leave it for 30 seconds before rinsing for double the maount of time that you would for a regular conditioner. As I admittedly do sometimes overstyle my hair, resulting in it often being flat and a bit frizzy by the end of the week, this product attracted me.
Straight from the bottle, this product is quite like a thick conditioner and smells quite sweet, i think it has a bit of a coffee-like undertone to it aswell, overall it;s quite a nice smell.
I did find that the product smoothed flyaways and made my hair quite glossy. However, it felt almost as though my hair had been coated in chemicals and it certainly did not feel as volumulous as usual, in fact it felt quite limp. My hair was ok for the night out but by the morning it felt quite greasy and needed to be washed again, which is quite uncommon. Taking into account the fact that this product is certainly not cheap, i dont think it would be worth purchasing again.
I got this free with Glamour magazine, I won't lie to you; it's £7.99 for a 150ml tube and there's no way I can afford that for a sporadic product. It is however available online, in salon suppliers and numerous other stockists like Boots. First up, the tube is nicely designed in black, with gold and pink lettering.
James Brown claims that the product was designed with Models in mind; they go to a party, their hair gets blasted and looks dull, so then they need a pick-me-up to look good again - kind of like the alka-seltzer of the styling world. It's not a hair masque, not an intensive once a week treatment, and according to James, you should not replace your current regime with this product - it is an additional product which you need.
To use the product, you simply apply after shampooing instead of conditioner. You smooth through the hair root-to-tip and then wait 30 seconds and rinse for 'twice as long as you would your normal conditioner'. It is a temporary quick fix and should not be used any more than twice a week. From the tube, it really sounds like the youth elixir on Death Becomes Her.
So, I applied it and then did as was told, left it on, rinsed for longer period of time than usual, etc. It smelt divine. I got back in to the bedroom to begin detangling for blow drying and I couldn't get my comb through my hair. Not only that, but my hair felt sort of 'matted'. I worked the tangles out eventually and dried my hair. It didn't look rescued or saved and it certainly didn't look conditioned. It looked flyaway and broken, so I threw the product in the bin.
Bit extreme perhaps? Well, no, if I use a product and it doesn't do what it says it will, or something close then what use is it to me. Perhaps I don't have the right hair type for rescue (dry, coloured, frizzy) or perhaps this overpriced, underforming product should be left to James and the Models it was designed for.
Oh. This was disappointing. If i would have actually paid for this product i would have been even more annoyed, however i got it free with company magazine last month.
Due to my hair being bleached several times and in very poor/dry condition, i saw this and thought "ooh, cant be bad, free and my hair could do with a bit of TLC".
So i took it home, and after shampooing i carefully followed the instructions and applied it to my hair.
After rinsing off, i did notice one slightly worrying thing. You know that lovely softness you can feel on your wet hair after rinsing out a good deep conditioning treatement...well i didnt have this... Ah well, probably just me.
When i dried my hair i was expecting soft and stronger feeling hair. However my hair felt un-usually tangled, rough and almost squeaky :/
It did nothing for the condition OR the texture of my hair. Thank god it was free with a magazine, as i will NOT be purchasing this again.
If you want some really effective deep conditioner, use warm almond oil and let it soak into your hair for 30 mintues :)
I recently got a free tube of the James Brown London, Scanalous Intensely Glossy Rescue Treatment with my copy of Company magazine, and as my hair is always in need of some serious rescuing, I thought it was the perfect product to try out.
It comes in a black, shiny tube with the James Brown London Logo on it in Gold and Pink, and some gold writing on the front too. There is usage directions on the back and some information on the James Brown London range. You can only buy this range in Boots stores or on their website www.boots.com.
It says on the back of the tube, to use this on wet hair after shampooing, so this is what I did. Directions say to leave this on your hair for about a minute, but I always leave products on my hair for about 5 minutes to let them soak in and do their job properly. Rinsing this product was not too hard, but was a little bit more work than rinsing normal conditioner.
After rinsing, I dried my hair as usual, and I found thr results to be ok, but nothing major. My hair did have a little extra glossiness at the roots and middle, but the ends seemed a little dry, and my hair was not very soft to the touch. The glossiness only lasted for the day, and then my hair looked dull and dry.
This product was nothing special, although it did smell nice and has a nice consitency. For a quick fix, this is a good product, but I don't think I will be buying this product to use any time soon.
First of all I have to say that I do actually have a weekly treatment by osmo that I use all the time. It is my all time favourite. However it is a rather rich conditioner that should only really be used to its fill potential once every week to avoid build up on the hair that why a few weeks ago when I seen glamour magazine had a free James brown intensively glossy rescue treatment I decided to buy it. I have tried James brown products before and I have been rather pleased with them.
The treatment comes in a glossy black 100ml tube. It looks rather cool and it would definitely attract my attention on a shelf. The treatment promises that in 30 seconds the active conditioners will transform distressed locks into glossy perfection. The tube also advises that it is not a replacement for a weekly conditioner and should only be used no more than once or twice a week.
The treatment has medium thickness and I'm sorry to say that the smell does not appeal to me at all. It isn't that it is a horrible smell but the first thing I think of when smelling it is "old man's aftershave". I have been using the treatment for about 4 weeks now and I think I will now stop. To be honest if it wasn't for reviewing purposes I probably would have given up on this treatment a while back.
Firstly I think the treatment is too heavy I can't deny that it left a shine to my hair but it was too flat. I always make sure I give my hair a good rinse and yet it still seemed to linger. No wonder the tube advises not to use more that once or twice a week. As the weeks got on with using this my hair seemed to get heavier and heavier and this definitely left a build up on my hair.
Secondly the instructions advise to massage this product from root to tip. I would never recommend this with any conditioner never mind a treatment as rubbing into the roots will cause them to look greasy applying to the roots should be enough or even better to just apply to mid lengths and ends where damage is more severe.
I do have rather fine hair but as I mentioned before my current treatment is very creamy yet it still easily washed out leaving me with no heaviness or build up. I feel this product may work on thicker hair but definitely not on mine.
I won't be using this product again unfortunately but it won't stop me from trying more products from the James brown range.
I got this product free with Glamour magazine and thought I would give it a try as my hair has been a bit of a mess recently! (Mess might be over-doing it a bit but it has been a little "problematic" and not as shiny as I would like!)
It is like an intensive conditioner really, and it says on the tube that it should only be used once or twice a week max. I have found over the past few weeks that if I use it more than once a week you can't see the results as well as if you stick to the once a week so that seems to back up what it says!
After shampooing with your regular shampoo, you apply this to the length of your hair from the roots to the tip. You then need to leave it on to work its magic for 30 seconds, then rinse away for "twice as long as normal conditioner" (That's what it says on the tube!)
It smells lovely but the fragrance is really strong (It's like you've sprayed perfume on to your hair), but it rinses out well. I normally finish off with cold water to seal the cuticle because I always do that after conditioning (I read it in a magazine once - I think it works, but you may disagree).
After drying my hair I have found it to be more glossy and shiny so I think the product is working. As I got it for free I am more than happy, but it's quite a pricey product and i'm still deciding whether I will be buying it when it runs out (It's £7.99 and only available as far as I can tell from Boots).
Like other "celebrity hairdresser" haircare brands, the packaging is lovely and in this case black and gold which looks quite expensive and adds a bit of "poshness" to your bathroom. The James Brown name though does tend to make me think of the godfather of soul and not a hairdresser, but that's probably just me! ;-)
Why I tried this product?
To be honest like my fellow reviewer, it came free with Glamour magazine. I specifically choose the intensive treatment as I love my shampoo and conditioner and wanted a product that give my hair that extra something. I have very dark and fine hair, which is quite shiny and in good condition, with the odd split or dry end. I have used this product once a week for the past month so feel I can thoroughly review it.
What is the Scandalous Intensley Glossy Rescue Treatment?
It has a small quote on the front of the bottle stating ''It's been a long week. And it shows. But nothing's going to ruin my night out. Fortunately I have my style saviour to hand. Within minutes, my hair feels super-smooth again and ready to party". Very interesting, I thought, so I tried this before my big night out.
This product is designed to be used once or twice a week only, and should not replace your normal (if you have one!) rescue treatment as it is only a quick fix. I found this intriguing, what is a normal rescue treatment and who should be using one and how often?!?!
How to use?
After shampooing and rinsing apply to your hair and massage from root to tip. leave for 30 seconds and wash out for twice as long as a normal conditioner.
I thought the packaging was quite stylish and attracts people in by name dropping fan 'Kate Moss' and claiming to have a quick fix for pre-party amazing hair.
When I used this product I followed the instructions down to a t. It squirted out the bottle easy enough but when applied to my hair it felt like it was dry rather than liquid in texture, almost like it was being absorbed into my hair. Very strange.
It had a strong scent that I can only compare to a middle aged mans aftershave. I really hated it. It lingered in the shower and on my hair and I really struggled to enjoy the whole treatment.
It washed out easy enough. My hair is already quite glossy so I did not notice any change, maybe someone with dull hair could review the glossiness better. I was disappointed that it did not feel soft and silky and I still needed to use my serum to get that affect.
It usually retails at £8 for 150ml which I think is expensive considering it made no difference to my hair. Fair enough I wasnt expecting it to sparkle in the sun but I thought it would feel less dry and more nourished and soft, but I was sadly disappointed.
As glamour only costs £2 I would recommend buying it to try for yourself.
I can't in all honesty say that I would have picked this up off the shelf, but it was free with a magazine and really, it couldn't have come at a better time. My hair is currently in dire need of rescuing as it is far too long and going a bit funny at the ends; what it actually needs is about a foot lopping off it, but I'm hoping this will sort it out until I can get to the hairdresser (easier said than done these days).
This range is a collaboration between Kate Moss and James Brown, celebrity hairdresser to the stars (no, me neither) and is an extensive collection of shampoos, conditioners, anti-frizz serums, heat protecting sprays... does anyone else remember when you had a bottle of Finesse and a can of V05 mousse and that was it?
The black, gold and hot pink colour scheme of the tube is a bit Eighties-naff for me, but it's possible that the target market doesn't include anyone who remembers that decade. Apart from Kate Moss, who presumably does. Well, the beginning of it anyway; anything after about 1987 is possibly a bit of a blur.
The blurb on the front is also a bit cringe-inducing: 'It's been a long week. And it shows. But nothing's going to ruin my night out. Fortunately I have my style saviour to hand. Within minutes, my hair feels super-smooth again and ready to party'. I know I'm not exactly looking as fresh as a daisy these days, but I'm going to start taking this personally in a minute. And if my hair is ready to party, it's either going out without me or it's in for a big disappointment.
The instructions say to apply after shampooing and leave on for 30 seconds to 'transform distressed locks into glossy perfection'. It should be used once or twice a week as a 'temporary quick-fix' and is 'not a replacement for your weekly repair treatment'. This is worrying. I don't have a weekly repair treatment (must have missed the memo). Still, my hair may be distressed but there's no need for me to be - I've had a look on Boots.com and there is an Intensive Mask product for weekly use in the same range. What are the odds?
The product itself is a very thick, pale yellow cream with a lovely sweet, perfumed scent but a rather greasy, tacky texture. On applying it, I was surprised that it didn't make my hair feel silky and easy to untangle; if anything, it made it feel sticky and oddly dry. It's rather hard to describe, but if this conditioner were a foundation, it would be in the 'dries to a powder finish' family. I left it on for the required time and then rinsed it out. It almost seems to repel water in a very peculiar way - and I have no idea which of the impenetrable list of ingredients is responsible for this - as my hair was nowhere near as damp as usual when I removed the towel. It was also easy to get a brush through it, even though it didn't have that slippy feel that my normal conditioner leaves behind. I blow-dried it - which took no time at all - and applied sunglasses before looking in the mirror to protect my eyes from the blindingly glossy results.
Okay, so that's a bit of an exaggeration. Actually, I wouldn't say that my hair is a great deal shinier than usual, but then it's in more than usually poor condition so perhaps that is a bit much to ask from one application. It is beautifully silky, though, and it smells delicious. My one complaint is that, even though the instructions say to apply from root to tip, the roots do feel rather greasy and I don't think I'll get away with my usual day off between washes; next time, I won't apply it so far up which should solve this problem.
I will certainly use this product until the tube I have runs out, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again. That's not because I don't think it's a good product, but because it costs £8 for 150ml (available from Boots stores and Boots.com), which is a little steep for me. I think I'll just get two-thirds of my hair cut off and then I won't need an intensive conditioner. In the long run, it'll probably be cheaper, after all.