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I recently wrote a review about the Dove pro-age shampoo & so thought I should write one about the pro-age conditioner which I have also been using.
The conditioner comes in a 200ml burgundy bottle with a flip top lid. The product itself is quite thick & has a pleasant though not overpowering scent.
It contains micro moisture serum & claims to make hair 2x stronger & is designed for thinning or weakening hair.
It is an immediate working conditioner so no need to wait 1 or 2 minutes for it to work before rinsing. I have been using it now alongside the shampoo for a couple of months & my fine, coloured hair is definately stronger, feels thicker & just looks healthier. I like it so much I have been stocking up & am now the proud owner of 10 bottles of the conditioner & several of the shampoo. This is great stuff & anyone with fine, brittle hair I would advise to try both the shampoo & conditioner before investing in any of the expensive stuff as this works just as well if not better & is £££ cheaper.
£1.77 from Boots
I came across the Dove pro-age shampoo in my local supermarket & decided to buy because it was on offer for £1.50.
The shampoo is package in a 250ml burgundy bottle with a flip top lid.The scent is pleasant & not too overpowering.
It promises 2 x stronger hair by repairing surface of thin, weak hair thus restoring strength & volume.
To be honest before using this shampoo my hopes were low, I've spent a small fortune on hair products which claim to add fullness to hair but they have either made no difference at all to my fine hair or have stopped working after a couple of weeks but for the small price I'd invested in this shampoo I didnt really have much to lose.
On use the shampoo lathers up really well & once rinsed off could already feel that my hair had expanded. I applied the Dove-pro age conditioner which was also on offer for £1.50, rinsed, applied my new fave volumizing spray (Vo5 plump it up amplifying blow dry lotion) then dried with hair dryer.
Results: Gob smacked! It actually worked! My hair not only looked & felt fuller but also had its shine back. The results were far better than shampoos which I have paid £10 +. I have now been using both the shampoo & conditioner for 2 months & results always the same. My hair also feels stronger & there has been far less breakage. Highly recommended for fine, brittle hair.
Normal price £2.44. Currently on offer at Tesco 3 for 2 :-)
I have always had baby fine hair & since my teens have tried various volumizing lotions & potions none of which have lived up to their claims. I purchased the Philip kingsley jet set body & shine set from QVC which contains Body building shampoo, moisture balance conditioner (my hair is also pretty dried out from years of colouring) & 3 satchets of elastisizer. I wasn't overly optimistic at first because of my past disappointments but after using was pleasantly surprised that at last I had found a volumizing shampoo which actually worked. It adds great body & at last my hair actually feels like hair, it also does not dry hair out like many volumizing shampoos do. Despite it being quite expensive for a shampoo (around £12 for 250 mls) it lasts for ages as only a small amount is needed. I would not use anything else.
Three 20ml satchets of elsticizer are included in the Philip kingsley jet set kits. Mine came with the jet set body & shine kit which I ordered slightly discounted from QVC. My hair if very fine but also dried out from years of colouring so decided to give it a go to see how it would live up to other hair treatments I have used in the past. For fine hair only a little is needed & should be applied only to mid to end lengths of hair, I use around a 2p coin sized amount so one satchet lasts me around five treatments though of course more would be needed for thicker hair. Its applied before shampooing & works better if head is then covered with a shower cap. On the packet it does advise to leave on for 5 minutes though I always leave mine on for 10. It should then be rinsed off & hair then shampooed & conditioned. It does leave hair feeling strengthened & does improve the condition of hair slightly but I do not rate this as high as other Philip kingsley products I've tried as the results are not too great despite the hefty price tag of a full size tub.
After it being recommended to me I have been using this fabulous cleanser for almost two years & would never again use anything else. My skin type is dry & can be sensitive. A couple of years back I developed Rosacea & my skin reacted badly especially to cleansers. I thought that using just water would be the solution but then my skin began to get blotchy & congested & it was recommended by a member of staff in space NK that I use a good cleanser, she suggested Eve lom which also comes with a muslin cloth. after the first use my skin flared up & so my sister recommended her favourite cleanser Liz earle cleanse & polish. Like all Liz earle products this cleanser is ultra gentle but also effective at thoroughly cleansing the skin & removing make-up. The cleanser is massaged into the skin & the muslin cloth supplied is then placed in warm water, wrung out & placed over face, this enables the pores to open. Then in gentle circular motions the cloth is used to remove the cleanser & gently exfoliate, face is then rinsed clean. My skin is always super glowing after using this & it is an excellent preparation for other skin products. Also great value for money & lasts for ages.
This is a great tinted foundation which offers a sheer light diffusing coverage & also protection against the elements as it contains a multi-antioxidant plus SP15. It is also very easy to apply & smooths on just like a normal moisteriser. It is available in shades, fair, medium & dark, I have quite pale skin & so have always used fair & find it blends into my skin tone perfectly. I have used many different brands of tinted moisteriser to see if they can compete, some costing £££ more but I always return to this one & I have now been using it for years. Although it is for all skin types I find as someone with dry skin that it doesn't offer adequate hydration so I always use an additional moisteriser before applying, but I'd say it is fine without if you do have normal or oily skin. Great for daywear when used with concealer, light powder & a slither of tinted lipgloss! Also very good value for money as costs just £11 for a 50ml tube.
Before finding this little gem I had long since given up on finding the right mascara for me. I have found that all I have used in the past have looked & felt too heavy & also seemed to have an aging effect on my eyes, I'm also not a great fan of the clumpy lash look & wanted a mascara that just looked natural. I was beginning to think that I was asking too much until I found myself at a Clinique counter in my local department store & after discussing my dilemma with one of the consultants she recommended the naturally glossy mascara. Costing £11 at the time (around 6 years back) I did think it was a little pricey for something that I thought would probably end up in the bin but being a bit of a sucker when it comes to cosmetics I bought it anyway! I chose jet brown as I am quite fair & the other colour available ( jet black) would have been too harsh for me. Before reaching home I was already regretting parting with my money as I was not too optimistic that this would be any different from those I'd tried before but decided that if this one failed my search for my perfect mascara would well & truly be over. However once I tried it I was more than pleasantly surprised, my search for my perfect mascara was indeed over because at last I had found it! The first thing I noticed is that it glides onto lashes very easily, also although the colour on the wand is brown, on the lashes it appears as a more very subtle non harsh looking black. It coats each lash perfectly without clumping & although it does not fatten lashes (which neither does it claim to or neither was I looking for) it does add colour & definition without heaviness. I'd say the effect it provides is more that of an eyelash tint & looks completely natural. It also washes off very easily. Needless to say I have never looked back & although the price is now a little more still think that it is very much worth this if you are looking for a natural looking mascara. As for packaging it comes in a slim silver classy looking container which itself comes in a slim box & currently costs £14.50 for 5.6g & is available in colours jet black & jet brown.
I have dry, coloured baby fine hair & many years & ££ have been spent trying to find the perfect conditioner which is light as well as hydrating. I had heard of Fudge hair products before but had never given the brand much thought until I discovered that they had the Oomf range which is especially designed for fine hair. After reading many positive reviews about the conditioner I decided to invest in a bottle, at over £11 I thought it a little expensive but was confident it would work for me as it seemed to have done for other people, also the claims that it adds body & shine while also replenishing moisture sounded promising.
After purchasing from a local hair salon I used it as soon as I hit home, first washing hair with a volumising shampoo. I used only a little, just on the mid lengths & ends of hair then rinsed, it was at this point while my hair was still wet that I noticed that it actually looked & felt finer than it usually did after washing but was still confident that when fully dry my hair would be bodiful, shiny & replenished as promised. Unfortunately this was not to be, my hair looked lank & lifeless & also felt greasy, in fact it looked worse than it ever had. The only good things I found with this product were the mouth watering bubblegum fragrance & the quantity (500ml), otherwise it was deeply disappointing.
Although it is still available to buy on some websites the oomf conditioner has now been replaced with the body builder conditioner, I'm not sure if it's just the name & packaging which has changed but I for one will not be buying any to find out & will be sticking to my current Philip Kingsley products which really do work.!
My hair has always been very fine & has caused me much frustration over the years. I have used many products which claim to volumise & add body but nothing ever worked for me, that is until I discovered the Philip Kingsley range.
Philip is a leading expert in the field of trichology which concerns the structure & function of human hair. As well as having long established clinics in both London & New York he also offers a range of products each of which are designed for different hair types.
I began using the body building shampoo & moisture balance conditioner almost two years ago & was amazed by the results, my hair was very dry & damaged from over colouring at this time but after using this duo my hair became not only volumised but also soft & shiny. As my hair is now in better condition I decided to try the body building conditioner instead of the moisture balance conditioner & was kindly sent a sample a couple of days back.
The body building conditioner is designed for fine, limp or flyway hair types. As with all Philip Kingsley products it is very concentrated & so only a small amount is needed on the ends & mid lengths of hair. I used mine after shampooing with the body building shampoo, rinsed off, applied several puffs of maximiser spray from the same range & dried using a hair dryer.
Once again I am not disappointed with the results, my hair is now even more volumised than when using the body building & moisture balance conditioner combo. It is also incredibly shiny & looks very healthy. At around £17 for 250mls this conditioner does seem pretty expensive but as only a small amount is needed one bottle lasts for ages. I bought my moisture balance conditioner (250mls) over 2 months ago, have used it every other day & still have more than half the bottle left. I will definately be investing in a full size bottle of the body building conditioner in the near future. Its amazing stuff!
I bought this for my daughter who has thick, dark hair which tends to get oily very quickly.
The spray comes in a black 200ml can with a lime green lid & claims to remove oil & odour, transforming limp, lifeless hair into clean, fresh hair, full of bounce.
I decided to try it out on my daughter's hair one morning when despite her hair being washed the previous morning it already looked in need of a shampoo but as it was a school day there wasn't enough time for her to put her head under the shower.
Following the instructions on the can I held about 8 inches from her head & sprayed evenly throughout dry hair. After waiting two minutes I brushed out & my daughter's hair was left freshly scented, bodiful & almost oil-free. I say almost because it doesn't do quite as good a job as a wet shampoo but performs much better than any other dry shampoos which I've tried in the past. Also, as with all dry shampoos it does settle onto the hair white & powdery but this does brush out easily. The only negative thing I can say about this product is that it does dull hair slightly, otherwise I highly recommend it for use between shampoos
£4.38 from Boots & also available as a waterless foam
I bought the tinted glow enhancer on a whim a few days back when browsing through my local Body shop & am pleased I did.
The glow enhancer comes in a 25ml tube & is available in two shades 02 medium & 03 dark. It contains Marula oil from the South African Marula tree which is has good moisterising properties. It also contains fatty acids which help to repair the skin's moisture barrier, vitamin E & Panthenol.
It claims to provide a sheer radiance & to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
It can be worn alone or over foundation.
As I have fair skin I chose shade 02.
Although it looks pretty much like a foundation it is quite runny & so once applied is very sheer with a slight hint of colour. I find only a little is needed & apply mine after foundation on cheeks, a dab on my chin & below eyebrow bone, though of course this can be used anywhere you wish to glow!
I've found that it doesn't really minimise fine lines & it is only slightly moisterising but it does add a healthy, dewy glow to the skin & for this I recommend it.
Also at £12 the price may seem a little high for only 25mls but a little goes a long way
A few days back I run out of my Liz Earle cleanse & polish & not feeling up to the journey to West London to buy a new bottle I decided to look for a cleanser closer to home. Browsing through the Boots website & the various cleansers which they have to offer it was the Soap & Glory Fab pore cleanser which really caught my eye, not only does it have glowing reviews it also comes with a muslin cloth which I have become accustomed to using with the cleanse & polish.
The cleanser comes in a 100ml silver tube which is encased in the usual quirky Soap & Glory style box, the muslin cloth is also enclosed neatly folded & wrapped in a cellophane wrapper. It is described as a 3 in 1 concentrated deep purifying formula & claims to clean & smooth & melt away make-up.
Essential oils, orange, lavender, sage & rose geranium.
Sweet almond oil, cocoa butter & coconut.
Conditioning panthenol & vitamins
On the night of my purchase I massaged a blob of the cleanser evenly over my face & neck, it is advised on the packaging to massage for 60 seconds & then to leave on for another minute. I then rinsed out the muslin cloth in hot water & then pressed onto my face to remove the cleanser.
Impressive! I would describe my skin as combination & this removed excess oil from the oily bits from my skin without over drying the dry bits. I also have sensitive skin but this cleanser caused no harsh flare ups & my skin felt & looked softer & smoother & I also noticed that my pores were less noticable.Also, on waking the next morning my skin looked more mattified.
I never thought that I would betray my Liz Earle cleanse & polish but I am truly sold on this one, not only is it easier to obtain but it has produced better results.
I bought mine for £9.19 from Boots & though this seems expensive it should last a while & is also a few pound cheaper than cleanse & polish. Boots also do regular 3 for 2 offers on the Soap & Glory range of products.
I've been using Soap & Glory products for some time now & have been happy with most of their products but unfortunately This is one that turned out to be a disappointment.
The wizard of flaws magical line filling wand comes in a 1ml click top black pen & has a brush applicator at the tip. It is described as a liner filler, concealer & luminizer which claims to disguise redness, lines & under eye puffiness.
In order to dispense some of the product into the brush applicator you need to click down the top of the pen a few times. The actual product is a pinky, shimmery colour which contains small particles of glitter.
Despite it's claims I have found no use for this product other than as a highlighter. It is far too glittery to be used under the eyes as a concealer or for covering any areas of redness. I also find that rather than disguising lines & wrinkles it actually accentuates them. Definately not worth the £7.50 it's priced at in Boots.
A couple of months back after using a hair colour my hair became very dry & damaged, bits also broke off leaving my fine hair even finer. I recently discovered a great hair treatment ( ojon restorative hair treatment) but as I can only use this a couple of times a week was looking for a conditioner which I could use on a daily basis.
My usual conditioner was no longer performing as it once had so I went on the search for a new one.
I came across the Soap & Glory glad hair days conditioner in Boots & being impressed with all but one or two of the brands products which I've used in the past decided to give it a go, as It was also on special offer for £3.48 (its usually £5.22) I decided to buy along with the Glad hair days shampoo.
The conditioner comes in a 250ml pink tube, in the usual quirky Soap & Glory style & claims to detangle, gloss, protect & strengthen. It is designed for fine to normal hair types & contains raspberry fruit vinegar, shea butter, panthenol, phytantriol & glycerin. It also claims to be a no buildup formula avoiding the need to switch conditioners. The product itself is white & quite thick but easy to squeeze from the tube. It also has a pleasant fruity fragrance.
After washing with the shampoo which is designed for all hair types I followed insructions & massaged the conditioner into my scalp for one minute & then distributed throughout hair lengths. I then rinsed & after spraying on my usual volumising spray, blow dried & styled.
At first I was pleased with the results, my hair was shiny, soft & voluminous. Unfortunately as the day wore on my hair became flat & weighed down & I began noticing that horrible panthenol feel to my hair which has always put me off of using the pantene range of products. I would say this is good as a conditioner to add shine & softness but going by my own experience this is a no, no for very fine hair.
Also, in my opinion this conditioner is most definately not worth the normal price or even the discount price for that matter.
My blonde highlights were looking very dull & faded & were in need of a pick me up. I spotted the Toni & Guy shimmer mist in Boots & thought that it could be just the thing I needed.
The spray is available for blondes & brunettes. It comes in a silver 200ml can & claims to add texture, shine & lift colour as well as creating volume. My hair is fine & can always do with more volume & also being very dry was also in need of some shine. The first thing I noticed about the spray is that it has a little ball inside like a spray paint can. The can needs to be shaken well & then from a distance of around 15cm sprayed evenly in a sweeping motion throughout hair. It dries almost immediately.
Not impressed, rather than adding texture & volume the spray flattened my hair & seemed to make it drier, there was also little shine & the colour only lifted slightly. I sprayed some onto white paper & discovered that it's little more than a clear hair spray infused with tiny particles of gold glitter. This spray is just a refined version of those tacky glitter party hairsprays & most definately not worth the £7.15 which it is currently selling for in Boots.