This award-winning hair masque from British haircare experts has been restoring my hair back to its former glossy healthy self after a cold dry winter & some really warm spring days. My hair has been a little neglected and the seasons take their toll.
Ogario products have been developed exclusively by London-based independent salon Ogario and their products contain so many beautiful natural ingredients. In fact all their products are made with naturally-derived, active ingredients and essential oils.
This is one of the nicest smelling products I have ever used, its sweet and floral with a hint of zesty citrus. Its so uplifting. This is quite a thick mask, that you leave on damp hair for at least 10 minutes & wash off to reveal healthy, nourished locks! It contains sage, lavender, nettle, avocado, olive and aloe extracts and oils which add shine, strengthen and eliminate frizz.
My hair feels so soft after using this treatment and its great at taming frizz too, which is great because I have naturally wavy hair & it can be prone to fly aways and especially frizzy ends.
If you use this once / twice a week you will see great results, I’m loving how glossy and manageable my hair is & I think this 200ml pot is going to last me well into the Summer. You only need a small amount & I like to concentrate the product on the ends & mid length of my hair. That way it doesn’t weigh down my hair or leave my roots greasy.
I would say this is on the pricey side, but it is a hair treatment so its not to be used more than twice a week which means a tub will last you months! Its an investment into naturally glossy, healthy hair & well worth the price tag.
Ogario have a great range of haircare that you can purchase online at www.ogariolondon.com & they have a few store stockists but only in London & Kent
Duck & Dry is a beautiful hair salon on the Kings Road which first opened its doors back in 2014. It specialises in Blow Dry Styles and Updo Looks, they offer a simple menu of 8 signature blow dries and 8 up-dos so you can get your hair spruced whilst you relax and sip Prosecco. With the success of the salon Duck & Dry have released a range of luxurious styling products which enable you to achieve that salon look at home.
‘Staying British to the core, their innovative formulas are dreamt up in London and masterfully crafted in Somerset using natural active ingredients fused with modern science that deliver real results whilst being kind to the hair, all of which are paraben and sulphate free. The initial two products of the six part series introduce Blow Dry in a Bottle, to create blow dry finished locks from your home, and Instant TLC, a magical leave-in conditioner to wave goodbye to straggly manes. Packed with Duck & Dry’s signature fragrance, expect touches of Wild English Meadows to dance on the hair.’
If you like your hair to look healthy, glossy and smooth then this product is for you. I spray it on the the length of my hair whilst damp and it not only smells incredible but it also hydrates, nourishes, strengthens and adds shine. I really notice the difference when I use this product, my hair is naturally wavy and this tames my frizz, makes my normally dry hair look very healthy and bouncy. Its a lightweight formula and once your hair is dry you can’t feel the product at all.
Duck and Dry have added so many wonderful natural ingredients to this conditioner including, Honey, Shea Butter, Vitamin B and Coconut Oil these help hydrate, improve growth, ad softness, elasticity and strength. It is also paraben and sulphate free.
If you like your hair to look voluminous, sleek and glossy then you will love this. You spray it on to damp hair and blow dry for the full effect. It gave my hair body in the roots and so much volume and texture through the length. For days my hair had so much va va voom but without the dreaded frizz, I was pretty damn impressed. The scent is sophisticated and luxurious and you can smell it on your hair throughout the day (which I really liked).
As with the Leave in Conditioner it has so many lovely natural ingredients including, Honey Locust, White Nettle, Ginseng and Essential Oils to help give volume, natural root lift, add texture and deliver nourishment, health and sheen.
I don’t wash my hair everyday and when I use these Duck and Dry products my hair stays looking clean, volumised and glossy for at least 3 days. I have been enjoying using them so much and even convinced my husband to use them too (don’t tell anyone thats a secret). I just can’t tell you how lovely these make my hair look and feel (and smell). I 100% recommend them and I will be purchasing back ups so I’m never without them. I think for the quality of these they’re so well priced, I don’t really get excited about haircare but these have been working their magic with my barnet & making me look like I have made maximum effort.
I really like the packaging too, its simple, sleek and the product dispenses in a nice even mist on to your hair. You don’t get too much product so your hair isn’t left feeling greasy or weighted down. I think Duck & Dry are a brand to keep an eye on, I’m excited to see what other hair treats they will release and if I am ever in London I will pop into the Salon
If your a beauty addict (like me) then trying new brands is always exciting. I had never heard of SheaMoisture before but when I did a little research into the brand I realised that its extremely popular over in the States and has been sold since 1912. Their ranges have won quite a few awards over the years, including an Allure Readers Choice Award 2015. So lets see if it lives up to the hype.
SheaMoisture products are ‘natural, organic and sustainably-produced. Made with love for you and your body. Pioneering fair trade through Community Commerce at home and abroad. We strive to be sulfate free, paraben free, and more, whenever possible. Tested on our family for four generations. Never on animals’.
I was excited to try three products from the Superfruit Complex range which promises 10 in 1 benefits and they are,
Because this shampoo contains no sulphates it doesn’t lather up which is great for your hair but it took me a few washes to get to grips with it. I initially used far too much which weighed down my hair, so you need very little product. I like to spend a minute or so massaging the product in to my hair letting all the wonderful ingredients work their magic before rinsing it out. Its a great first step to silky smooth hair & I like that this shampoo felt lightweight and it was easy to rinse out. I haven’t used it alone, I always follow with the conditioner.
This is great at giving hair a boost of hydration and restoring that glossy shine. I love that this bottle has a pump and wish that the shampoo came with one too! I use two pumps of this and work it in to my roots and use my wide toothed come to brush it through the ends, I leave it on for a couple of minutes then rinse. It leaves my hair feeling healthy, smooth and bouncy (I have naturally curly hair). When I style my hair after using this duo its glossy, manageable and it smoothes those pesky fly aways.
I love using leave in conditioner treatment and this one is really pampering for your hair. I leave it on for as long as I can, usually about 30 minutes. The product is a lot thicker than the conditioner so I tend to use this masque once a week make sure to use a very small amount and take time to massage it in to your scalp. Once I rinse this off my hair instantly feels silky smooth and healthy. Its a great masque if you have dry, dull hair because this will bring back the shine. I think the masque is my favourite of the three products but I am very impressed with all of them.
All three products contain some really lovely ingredients,
Superfruit–a blend of red raspberry, ketones, goji, acai and guava extracts rich in anti-aging antioxidants
Marula oil–contains natural plant peptides that help support hair’s elasticity
Biotin–nourishes individual strands for thicker, stronger hair
Shea butter–deeply moisturises while conditioning hair and scalp
Some of the benefits you can’t say are having an effect after one month of use, such as anti ageing, anti stress or strengthening. I can say my hair is more manageable, hydrated, soft, shiny, nourished and has more body. So I guess this trio more than lives up to the hype. I now want to try a lot more from this brand, their selection is quite extensive and I have spied on the US site that they also have a makeup line. Now that excites me.
OGX is a brand I have used quite a few times & never been disappointed with a product. They seem to deliver on quality every time.
I’ve been using a new release from them for just over a month now & I’ve been excited to tell you all about it since the first use. The OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo & Conditioner* have been formulated to deliver hydration & eliminate frizz, sounds like a win-win to me! This range centres around the oil from the Hawaiian Kukui Nut Tree & the Hawaiians have been using the oil from this tree for centuries. It has so many uses such as waterproofing wooden goods & surfboards, soothing dry skin & burns and also as a hair oil.
This natural nut oil is so hydrating and locks in moisture as well as leaving the hair glossy and lightweight. Both the shampoo & conditioner are quite thick but they don’t weigh down the hair. I have been using these twice a week and my hair looks healthy and feels clean, bouncy and silky smooth. This is a great duo if you suffer from the dreaded frizz & flyaway hairs.
This range doesn’t strip your hair of its natural oils but instead protects the hair from free radicals & the elements locking in much-needed moisture. The essential fatty acids found in the Kukui Nut Tree also make it a wonderfully hydrating product for dry rebellious hair.
The shampoo does lather up nicely and both products are easy to rinse out. There is a scent to this range but it’s not too overpowering & I think it smells quite sweet and calming.
You get a lot of product for your money (385ml in each bottle), a little goes a long way so they will last a very long time. I will say that they’re best used as a duo as the conditioner just adds that glossy sheen to the hair and makes it look so much more healthy. These are both SLS free & ideal if you’re looking for a gentle (if you have a dry or irritable scalp) but effective shampoo & conditioner.
Let me know if you have tried this Kakui Oil range from OGX or if you have any other recommendations for this brand.
OGX products are available from Waitrose & they’re currently 1/3 off
Products that are marked with a * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However, if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.