Product: Paul Pender's Jasmine Shampoo 200ml.
Purchased from: Amazon although you can purchase directly from the Paul Pender's website.
* How I ended up with Paul Pender's Shampoo *
I like so many other beauty and cosmetic lovers signed up to the new must have item the beauty box. Beauty boxes are subscriptions where you pay around £10 per month and in return you are sent a box of goodies usually containing sample sized products and on occasion 1 full sized product.
I signed up due to the surprise element and not knowing what I would receive and In my first box from Amitee I received a sample sized bottle of Paul Pender's jasmine shampoo which retailed at around £5 among other items.
* Hair care Woes *
My hair is the bane of my life, I have always wished I had thick and glossy hair but instead I have very fine hair, combination with greasy roots and dry ends, it gets frizzy at the slightest threat of humidity and just lacks volume. I have to condition the ends of my hair after every wash and I have to wash my hair daily to stop the greasy lanky looking style that is so not popular in the workplace.
I leave my hair to dry naturally and it scratches the back of my neck when it's drying and ultimately going frizzy. *sigh* because of this I find that normal high street brands are either too harsh and really strip my hair of oil (leaving it oilier in the long run and drier at the ends) or they don't clean enough leaving my hair looking slightly oily and lank.
* Trying the product *
The shampoo smells like adult baby shampoo and not floral what so ever. I decided to try the shampoo at the weekend (in case of greasy repercussions) and didn't hold much faith in the product to be honest. I presumed it would work just like baby shampoo in that it cleans but not enough.
The shampoos itself is the colour of baby shampoo, golden and see through but rather than being liquid like high street brands Paul Pender's was more gel like and thicker.
It was hard to get in to the hair as it didn't foam so I literally had to smooth it all on and then rub it in to my hair with my palm. Once it got wet the 2 phase shampoo formula kicked in. It did slightly foam and turn white (but not hugely) and I could feel that it was cleansing my hair but I was still worried it would look greasy the next day. I washed it twice and my hair did feel clean but I didn't want to get my hopes up.
* Drying and beyond *
I left my hair to dry like normal and waited on the itchy neck to arrive and it didn't. I noticed straight away that when drying my hair felt soft, (like your hair does later in the day after straightening it) and definitely wasn't frizzy. I was impressed but still thought I should wait until morning.
Morning came my hair was still soft, looked clean and was shiny. I used Paul Pender's solely for two weeks with no conditioner ( I didn't need to use conditioner) and my hair has never felt as soft, healthy and clean with any shampoo previously ( Including John Frieda, Tigi, KMS etc.)
When my trial size ran out I was worried and had to revert back to high street shampoo until I purchased the full sized product. I didn't want to pay £12.99 to be honest as it is expensive so I thought I would look around for a product that may do something similar.
I searched the high street for Olive Oil shampoo and found none. I searched the internet and found Olive Oil shampoo at a fraction of the price but contained chemicals (defeating the purpose) that night I was forced to use the 'normal' shampoo and straight away my hair went in to freak mode, it went really frizzy, itchy and looked limp and greasy the next day and the same happened for the next few days.
I headed to Amazon and purchased straight away because the differences where noticeable straight away. My hair did not like chemicals. I only use Paul Pender's now and my hair looks good and feels healthy, although the price tag is high I don't mind paying the £12.99 knowing that it really delivers.
The full sized bottle also lasts around 2 months with daily washing due to the product being thicker than normal shampoo's.
* Conclusion *
Paul Pender's receives 5 out of 5 stars and although it is expensive it really does amazing things for your hair. I have not come across any shampoo that has delivered nearly as well as this shampoo does and because of that I am a Paul Pender's convert.