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At the moment I am on an economy saving mission and one of things I have stopped buying so much is hair and make up products so much as I have so much already!
However I do still buy the occasional magazine and one of my favourites is Glamour which costs me £2.00 a month for their copy. I particulary like of course the freebies given out as they are always expenisive items and this one giving away Percy And Reed hair products (that at the time I had never heard of) I couldn't wait to try and this months issue had four different covers as there were four different items to choose from and of course I went for this one as I didn't own anything like this already.
This product comes in a plastic white squeezy tube with a twist on/off cap to the base of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the tube we are told that it is Percy & Reed London 'Est 2007' Quite Frankly Flawless Finishing Polish 'Caution May Turn Heads' and that it is a 100ml size and there is a sribbled on picture of a woman on there. On the back of the tube other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are given and contact details for Percy & Reed are given. Nicely styled packaging this is, easy to squeeze tube and of course it is informative enough as well.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back of The Tube:
Flawless is a big word, but this little bottle delivers. This gentle styler containing horse chestnut extract gives you a soft, flexible hold while sunflower wax gently moisturises. Knock 'em dead.
The Product: (Formulated Within A Hair Salon):
Well of course this is a finishing product so that once you have styled your hair so you use it on your finished style to gently help 'set' your style and define it. I sometimes use it in place of my final products which is usually hairspray and some shine spray cos this is very difficukt to work with on top of those, as you can imagine I'm sure.
All you need of this is a very small amount indeed as its rather thick and creamy looking, white in colour with a really lovely sort of floral fragrance to it with a hint of menthol. It isn't massively fragranced and once its been used the fragrance vanishes quite fast anyway which I personally think is a good thing!
Using this is really easy. As I have already said you need a very small amount of it. It is easily squeezed onto the hand although its a really nice thick looking cream, I spread it through my hands to warm it a little to make it easier to distribute through my hair and on my not quite shoulder length hair I find that I need less than a pea sized amount is needed to style it which is what is recommended on the tube.
This is great to work with. Totally unsticky and when applied to the hair sinks in quite fast. It doesn't make the hair feel crispy which a lot of products can do if like me you have waves or curls in the style and hair doesn't feel greasy or dried out of anything adverse at all. My hair just feels normal, a little extra conditioned...sure!
This though is great stuff to be fair to it. From the amount you need to the lightweight feel it has and the fact it isn't greasy....right down to the fact this works rather well. On waves and curls it gently defines them and helps to keep them in place and this really does banish frizz and help broken hairs and split ends marry into your style. Also this is great gently wiped down straight hair, again to marry the style together in a very natural way indeed.
This however is only very gently controlling and it washes out easily as well. This isn't going to though on its own control the hair and I was disapointed that my dark red hair didn't look very shiny which I expected it to after using this. For me the best way of using this now is when my hair is dry to help shape, define and calm my frizz down and to still use a little hairspray and shine spray so in that way this isn't isn't so briliant because its not a finishing product!
Its nice enough but in my view best called a styling product for dry hair and not a finisher is worth its price tag of £14.00 a tube.....sorry I don't think it is really. At the moment this available with Glamour magazine free or from Percy&reed.com.