“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Hair Cream „
As mentioned many times my hair is a nightmare of a dry, thick, frizzy bush and I spend a fortune on new shampoos, conditioners, sprays, creams etc. My last encounter at the hairdressers was when I decided to freshen up my doo with a darkish brown colour on the top layers with thick blonde meche poking through underneath.
This led to my hair needing to be dyed every couple of weeks from then on as the hairdresser chose in her words a nice rich brown which turned out to be a very dark red, which faded to a nasty orange after a couple of washes the thick blonde bits underneath which were supposed to brighten it up a bit were described as looking like floppy dog ears by my friend. So with all the horrors I've been subjecting my hair too I need all the help I can get.
I have been expounding the virtues for a while here on the Montagne Frizz Miracle hair sachet as it has been my lifesaver but my one complaint was that you couldn't buy a bottle of the serum. Then a while ago I read a review by Mythdata on the Body Shop Define & No Frizz Cream and made a mental note to expand my ever growing hair styling resources with what she described as a very good product.
I eventually made it down to the Body Shop and was perusing the shelves when a very helpful sales assistant came over and asked if she could help I told her that I had read a review of a frizz cream which was made from nuts, yes I know I should have written the name down but I figured I would recognize it when I saw it. As we were walking over to the shelf I started telling her about all the products I had tried and hadn't been impressed with, lo and behold instead of selling me the tube of cream she put a little into a pot, probably enough for about 6 or 8 hair styling sessions and insisted I try before I buy.
The main content of this cream is brazil nut oil from Peru, which in the traditional Body Shop way is sourced through their fair trade programme which means that all producers and workers are paid a fair and living wage - so you get a nice warm glow inside for being a good person.
As soon as I got home from work, I was straight into the shower (I know I get really over excited about products believing each one is going to be the one that enriches my life). I opened the little pot of cream and the lovely smell hit me straight away I can't put my finger on what it smells of but the only way to describe it was that it reminded me of a mix of fruits rather than nuts.
The instructions are to apply sparingly to damp hair and style as usual which is a bit annoying as I prefer an amount to be mentioned say a pea sized or walnut sized amount for shoulder length hair. But I went with pea sized amount on my towel dried hair. The cream was quite thin and was easily distributed between my two palms before easily covering my full head of hair . I then blasted it with the hair dryer as I couldn't wait to see the result.
Once dry my hair was admittedly a lot smoother than if I hadn't used anything on it but no better than it would be with frizz ease or super skinny serum and it looked as thick as ever.
Once I ran the GHDs through it though I couldn't believe the difference, it was shining brightly I have never seen anything like it. It was smooth, silky and shiny and looked in amazing condition. At this stage it even proved a better result than my old favourite Montagne Jeunesse. When I came downstairs hubby even mentioned that my hair looked nice without being either poked or prodded.
I loved the effect this had once straightened as it made my hair very sleek and thin, but I understand that while I like my hair to look thin and hang around my face others prefer lots of body and bounce so this may not be as suitable for you.
The body shop describes this as a conditioning cream that helps define curls and tame frizz, leaving your hair smooth, shiny and feeling great and it comes in a tube which holds 100ml at a cost of £6.00. I don't believe this is very expensive especially as it works so beautifully and it will last for possibly months depending on how often you wash your hair.
This can also be used on dry hair between washes but I have found I haven't needed to add any in between washes as the result lasts really well.
Find yourself a helpful customer services advisor in the Body Shop and ask for a sample to see if it works as well for you before cluttering up your cupboards with more stuff (you know who you are).
Thanks Mythdata for your recommendation I love it.
If like me you have dry hair that always seems to be frizzy, then you need to get to the body shop and grab yourself a tube of the body shops Brazil nut define and frizz. I have unmanageable hair and I really struggle with it, until I tried this product.
This brazil conditioning cream is designed for very dry hair, it not only tames frizz but also defines unruly curls, Leaving your hair smooth, shiny and feeling fantastic.
As you may already know, the body shop has great involvement with the world's community trade program and this product is made with the community trade brazil nut oil. So this is another reason for me using it not only am I helping the world community trade program by buying it, but also it is doing me a favour as this truly is a great product, and works wonders for my over bleached hair.
COMMUNITY TRADE PROGRAM EXPLAINED
The Body Shop is known for sourcing its Community Trade brazil nut oil from Peru, it is sourced through their unique fair trade programme which ensures all producers and workers are paid a fair wage.
The brazil nut oil is harvested from small farms and is grown using traditional techniques, allowing the farmers to earn a fair income from an activity which fits their traditional way of life.
I feel that this is a fantastic way for the body shop to show their support, throughout poorer parts of the world. Some people feel that the body shop can be a little over priced but if they fully understood the situation then I am sure they would not mind spending the extra pennies, as it really helps towards a very good cause.
DEFINE & NO FRIZZ PRODUCT
The brazil nut define & no frizz cream is designed for dry frizzy hair, it can be used to smooth hair and even define curls.
The cream itself has a real nutty smell to it, this is the brazil nut that deeply moisturises and leaves hair feeling sleek and soft, it is very light so it will never leave you having greasy or oily.
The product comes in a 100ml tube, with a flip top cap which helps with easy storage so it can be stood up on end, this way you can be sure to use every last little bit of product.
To use this you can apply a small pea size amount to damp or towel dried hair and style as normal, if you have overly dry hair like me you can also apply this to dry hair in between washes.
As with all body shop products this contains many natural products.
Water, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Caprylic, Sodium Chloride, Brazil Nut Oil, Dimethicone Copolyol, \ Bran Oil, Avocado Oil, PPG-3 Myristyl Ether, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Rosa Canina Hips Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Oryzanol, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Yarrow Extract, Panax Ginseng Extract, Tocopherol, Caramel.
COST & WHERE TOU BUY
This Brazil nut define and No frizz can be purchased for a Body shop store, a body shop at home party or online a www.thebodyshop.co.uk.
It will cost you 6.00 for a 100ml tube, I have to say I started to use this seven weeks ago and I do use it every day. I still have one quarter of a tube left so this is good value as you don't use a great deal so it lasts a long while.
Currently the body shop are offering free delivery on any order over 20.00, when you buy online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. So if you don't have a body shop store near you, you can buy online. If you don't spend 20.00 you will need to pay extra postage costs.
OTHER BRAZIL PRODUCTS
Here are some other Brazil nut product which compliment the define and no frizz cream.
Brazil Nut Moisture Mask is used to give very dry or chemically treated hair the care and protection it needs, the natural products Community trade brazil nut, sesame oil, organic olive oil, and honey all help to bring back the hairs natural softness. If this sounds good to you it costs 8.00 for each tub of mask.
Brazil Nut Body Butter is designed for very dry skin. It is an intensive all over body moisturiser which absorbs in to the skin quickly. The natural ingredients community trade brazil nut, shea and cocoa butter are all present to help with your skins rehydration, 50mls will cost 5.00 and 200mls will cost 12.50.