“ Brand: Wella / Type: Hair Styling / Suitable for: curly hair / What it does: texturises, Protects „
My hair has a definite wave to it rather than curly or straight and can be extremely hard to control so while I popped in to get my Tgi shampoo and conditioner I seen this product on sale for just £5 I thought why not give it a try. The can appears like any hairspray or moose does it comes in a 100 ml bottle with a pump mechanism to get the styling product in your hand you simply press the button and it pumps out the nozzle.
When the see through mixture is in your hand it is a good texture not to runny so it sits in your hand easily allowing you to move your hand around the hole head adding the product to everywhere it is needed. It feels wet but not too sticky and easily washes off with warm water after you have finished applying.
As my hair is wavy I have to use the product from towel dried to get the desired effect I like. I spray an amount of about a 10 p pence onto my hand spread across my palm which it does so very easily. This then allows the product to scrunch up the whole head of my hair which is shoulder length.
It can be used directly on to dry hair too but unless your hair was already curled I do not think it would have a great effect on creating and then holding this style.
It was very light once in my hair which I was very surprised with I was expecting stickiness and for my hair to feel weighed down but instead you could hardly even notice I had used any product.
The effect of the paste was brilliant it held my hair in tight curls all day right up until I went to bed. Although it implies there is to be a scent of peppermint added to this paste I have to say its not very good. To me this mixture just smells like plain old Wella hairspray and no difference in smell at all.
I only found this product in my local hair product specialist and have not seen it available mainstream like in supermarkets etc. I use this product once every 3 weeks maybe as I prefer my hair straight than curly. This 100 ml tin has lasted me 9 months already and still has lots of use left in it a bargain for £5.
My Mum has very fine, limp short hair and is always looking for a good product to hold her hair in the style she desires. She has a whole shelf full of products which range from being naff to great; however she is still searching for the perfect one.
I was stopping there this weekend and spotted it so decided while getting ready I would give this product a go.
My hair is thick and heavy so a bit of a challenge for this product!!
It claims the following - "Peppermint Pep Styling Paste offers natural shine and a firm control finish, which allows your style to be reworked throughout the day"
I was expecting the product to smell very much like peppermint with a hint of hairspray aroma but it was the other way round. It smelt more chemical smelling than pepper minty. It did have the coolness on touch like mint does.
Normally I use hairspray as I don't like the stickiness these products leaves on your hands but this didn't leave any residue and wasn't at all sticky.
I decided to make my hair curly for the day so I applied a little of the paste to my hands and on semi wet hair in scrunched my hair up to form the curly effect. Now time to blow dry...Looking good and looks like it's doing the job.
Once my hair was dry it still had its curls and looked very shiny. Being a little fussy I didn't like some of the curls but I was able to manipulate the curls to how I wanted them. Some hair holding products tend to make your hair stiff but I was able to re style after application.
My Mum thinks she paid somewhere in the region of £10.00 for this product from a local pharmacy but you can get it cheaper on some internet sites.
A very impressive product that does what it claims and really does work. I would recommend this as a very good purchase if you are a hair styling fan.
First up I have to admit the only time someone can justifiably call me a girly girl is when it comes to my hair. After years of straightening it and experimenting with dyes I finally accepted my dark brown curls and take pride in them. Luckily for me is that my mum works in a cosmetic store and I don't have to worry about buying my own hair care products. The downside of this is that I cannot really stick with one brand but have to use whatever I get offered.
Wella is a brand that I use whenever I can; for example my hair dye is almost always from Wella and so is my hair spray. Usually I leave my hair simply blow dried and without any spray or mouse. However, on nights out I want a bit more glamour and use foam to keep my curls well defined.
The Wella High Hair Peppermint Pep comes in a 100ml pump bottle in the typical sleek Wella design. It is a clear paste that has nothing whatsoever to do with peppermint. I would not really want a hair product smelling of peppermint anyway. The paste - it's more a gel really - has this very typical hair product smell; slightly chemical but luckily it does not really stay in your hair for long.
The paste itself is very, very sticky in your hand and causes me to wash my hands several times before getting rid of that sticky feeling. I can't stand any kind of sticky paste between my fingers and this hair paste is particularly bad. It seems to have a very slight cooling effect which makes matters even worse. This is the main reason why the bottle still stands in my bathroom since several months and has not been used much.
There are two options to use the paste, either in wet or in dry hair. I hate using any kind of hair paste in dry hair and the Wella peppermint one is no exception. It is not too bad if you have very sleek and straight hair but with my curls that are all over the place it simply does not work. However, it has a lovely effect in wet hair (obviously not dripping wet but towel moist). Squirting a small blob the size of a 2p piece of paste on my hand is usually enough for very nice and defined curls. I would not recommend to use any more as it is not as light as hair foam and can cause your hair to hang down a little.
When used in wet hair the Wella High Hair Peppermint Pep had the very nice effect of making my curls much more defined which gave me a more elegant loo that simply blow dried hair does. It's not a look I go for often but quite nice during nights out. It never made my hair feel sticky ( which I was worried about when I felt how sticky it was on my hand) so that is certainly better than a hair wax. Unfortunately it did not make my hair 'fluffy' enough similar to what hair foam does. The style itself seems to last quite long as long as it is dry outside. When using it in the morning before going to uni it usually guarantees me a nice style until I get home in the afternoon. Unfortunately it does not last as long on a night out - the first hour is fine but then it gives up and the well defined curls are gone.
One of the main things for me is how my hair feels after using the product. With the peppermint pep it feels fine if not as natural as I like it to be. Not washing it out over night does surprisingly not result in a massive 'bad hair day' awaking but it feels as if I never used any product in my hair - a very big bonus.
At the beginning I was slightly apprehensive about using a paste in my hair and then blow drying it. However, the Wella paste handles it perfectly well and did not have any noticeable negative impact on my hair.
The Wella High Hair Peppermint Pep 100 ml used to cost around 8£ - however, I was somewhat surprised to see it here as I thought it does not get produced any more. My mum got me the bottle well over a year ago and I have not seen them around since. Anyway, if you do see them in a shop and you like the use of hair paste then go for it. It is certainly a high quality product from a well known brand. I have used it several time and never encountered any problems or allergic reactions. That is apart from the sticky feeling on my hands that I hate but that is caused by all types of hair paste and not just the Wella one.
The price of 8£ seems rather steep but 100ml will last you for a very long time. I have a lot of very thick hair and a blob the size of a two pence coin is enough to style it (when used on wet hair). I have not finished the bottle but I would assume that with daily use it should last you at least 4months - pretty good for 8£!
All in all it is a question of style - do you rather have defined curls or hair that is all over the place. Right now during exam time I'm going with the 'all over' look so the Wella High Hair Peppermint Pep is nothing for me right now.
Wella High Hair Peppermint Pep 100ml, Stay flexible and cool with a hold that won't let you down / Peppermint Pep-Styling Paste offers natural shine and a firm control finish, which allows your style to be reworked throughout the day / Result: A styling paste used to create texture with a natural shine / Excellent for curl definition with body, this fast drying firm hold flexible formula allows the style to be reworked / Strengthens and protects with pro-vitamin B5 and UV filters / Protects from hairdryer heat / Direction: Dispense a small amount into your hand and feel the coolness / Distribute into damp or dry hair to create your desired look /