SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Haircare

Shea Moisture Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner

I was introduced to this brand earlier this year & I have really been enjoying trying out their haircare. Incase you’re not familiar with SheaMoisture their story started back in 1912 in Sierra Leone,

Sofi Tucker started selling Shea Nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling Shea Butter, African Black Soap and her homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Sofi Tucker was the Grandmother and SheaMoisture is her legacy. With this purchase you help empower disadvantaged women to realize a brighter, healthier future.

Their ranges have won quite a few awards over the years, including an Allure Readers Choice Award 2015 and its now available in Boots stores.

I have tried the Superfruit Complex range and thought it was wonderful at taming frizz and adding shine to my locks. So how did I get on with the Raw Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner?

Both products are organic and are free of sulphates, parabens, paraffin, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, phthalates, propylene glycol, synthetic colour.

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo*

This shampoo wasn’t the best at giving my hair a glossy finish (I found the superfruit range was better for shine) but that said it was incredible at making my hair feel soft and deeply moisturised. As with most sulphate free shampoos it doesn’t lather up too much but it does feel lightweight and is easy to rinse out. This shampoo contains some great natural ingredients,

  • Sea Kelp – Mineral rich nutrition seals and smoothes hair cuticles
  • Argan Oil – Restores shine while helping promote hair elasticity
  • Shea Butter – Deeply moisturises while conditioning hair and scalp

Its unusual to see shea butter in haircare but I guess its so hydrating and great for repairing skin, so why not use it on our hair for the same results. If you use heat on your hair or have naturally corse, dry hair you will see and feel a big difference in how soft and healthy your hair feels after using this range. I liked that the product adds a little volume and bounce to my hair without it feeling weighed down or greasy.

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner 

This is a leave in or rinse out conditioner and I have not been brave enough to leave it in because my hair goes greasy so quickly I daren’t do it. So I always wash this out and it works very well like that for me, if you’re pushed for time leave this in for up to 3 minutes but if you are able leave it in for 15 minutes for a really deep treatment.

  • Sea Kelp – Mineral rich nutrition seals and smoothes hair cuticles
  • Argan Oil – Restores shine while helping promote hair elasticity
  • Shea Butter – Deeply moisturises while conditioning hair and scalp

This is quite lightweight and I like to massage it in to my scalp and then comb it through wet hair from root to tip. This conditioner revives dry, damaged, frizzy hair. It gives a boost of hydration and leaves it feeling smooth, soft and detangled. I have to say I am impressed with this brand and its nice to see organic, natural haircare thats affordable and effective.

I highly recommend checking out SheaMoisture they have quite a wide selection of haircare products now available in larger Boots store & online at www.boots.com

*PR Sample

Products For In Between Hair Washes

Hair products for in between washes

Hair products for in between washes

Since having my hair cut shorter last year Into a mess cropped bob I find I don’t need to wash it as often & so I have been using a lot more products in between washes & I thought I would share with you a few of my favourites.

Macadamia Professional Anti Humidity Finishing Spray*

This is a product for all those people who need help fighting the dreaded frizz. I normally wear my hair curly which is how it dries naturally & there is a fine line for me from curly to out right frizzy. Whether its the damp or humidity my hair will go instantly frizzy in these conditions & it’s such a pain. This product is lightweight and shields hair from moisture and humidity, you spray it on to dry hair and it gives a slight hold to your hair but not like a hairspray. It’s not tacky and it doesn’t leave your hair feeling weighed down at all. It helps maintain your style without leaving your hair feeling like it has a lot of product in. This also has a number of benefits for your hair too,

  • Macadamia Oil – Omega 7,5 and 3 fatty acids provide weightless moisture
  • Argan Oil – Omega 9 fatty acid repairs and strengthens
  • Proprietary Copolymer Blend – A water resistant film-forming barrier that protects the hair from weather and humidity
  • Vitamin E – Offers antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors and helps to maintain healthy, shiny hair
  • Hydrolized Soy Protein – Strengthens hair fibre; adds shine and smooths hair

So your hair is in good hands. This would be a great product to use when you have an important date or event! Maintain your style for longer.

OGX Hydrating Macadamia Oil Dry Styling Oil

This a dry styling oil from OGX and this is so hydrating and keeps my curls looking bouncy and healthy. You need so little product which is great & this is a product you put on damp hair but I also use this on dry hair to revive my hair, especially when it’s looking a little dry. I only put it through the length & ends of my hair and it stops the annoying flyaway hairs, it never makes my hair looks greasy or weigh it down. For an oil it’s quite lightweight but just remember less is more.

  • Macadamia Oil – Hydrates and smooths dry hair
  • Sugar Cane Extract & Bamboo Extract – Soften and helps reduce the appearance of split ends

Colab Luxe Shine*

This is a party season must have. It’s a finishing spray that will leave your hair looking silky soft and glossy.This is such a great product, especially if like me you don’t wash your hair daily & want it to still look fresh. So I like to use it on 2nd and even 3rd day hair almost like a dry conditioner & it revives my dull locks. This luxe shine spray is infused with a nourishing blend of precious oils, silk extracts & shimmering diamond dust, so perfect for achieving the perfect party hair look! Oh & this smells incredible. This is the newest addition to Ruth Crilly’s Colab range & I love it.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Such a popular product & a lazy girl’s best friend. Gone are the days when 2nd-day hair meant greasy unmanageable locks. I use Batiste so much & find that if I put a little in my hair overnight I wake up with hair that looks clean and has body. I have purchased this countless times & always have a few cans on the go. I don’t really have a preference as to what scent I buy I tend to get the one that is on offer.

Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray

I have had this for a while now but I tend to use it to give texture to my wavy hair without making it feel crusty or dry. I find sea salt sprays much of a muchness, to be honest, & don’t want to pay a fortune so this travel size one has lasted me a good couple of months. It’s nice sometimes to have a bit of texture and wear my hair less sleek & polished looking but I do find if I use this I will have to wash my hair the next day so I tend to use this when I know my hair needs washing.

So what products do you use in between washing your hair, either to revive greasy hair or add a little texture or shine to your locks? Let me know in the comments what products you would recommend.

Products that are marked with an * 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.

Rene Furterer Lissea Haircare

Rene Furtete Lissea Range

 

Rene Furtete Lissea Range

Rene Furterer is and an expert hair care brand whose products are designed to enhance and reveal beautiful hair using essential oils and plant extracts.

This is a French haircare brand that I hadn’t come across before so I was intrigued to try a few styling products from them, they recently launched the Lissea range which is designed to smooth and tame unruly hair. We all know how great French Skincare is so let’s see if their hair care measures up. As I said this range is for taming, smoothing unruly hair & a few of the key ingredients that make this range so effective are,

Winter Cherry Extract – this active ingredient for its proven double smoothing efficacy and its particularly rich content in lipid, nourishing and protective elements.

Avocado Oil – this is laden with Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin E which restores hair suppleness, silkiness and softness. Also thanks to its antioxidant property, Vitamin E contributes to neutralising free radicals that can accumulate in tissues, for more supple hair.

Rene Furterer Lissea Smoothing Conditioner* £15.00 – This has a lovely creamy texture and it leaves my hair instantly soft and smelling incredible. It is an effective express conditioning hair mask, you apply this after shampooing and leave it on for 2 minutes before rinsing. Not only does it hydrate, smooth and nourish your hair but it also works as a detangler. I hardly ever use hair masks that have to be left on for ages because I am lazy so this is perfect for me. It gives your hair a deep condition and leaves it manageable and feeling incredibly healthy.

Rene Furterer Lissea Leave-in Smoothing Fluid* £17.00 – This is the step I really like out of the three products because the one process I do the most is blow dry my hair & this product is designed to extend the length of your blow dry. You only need a couple of pumps of product which you apply to damp hair. This leaves your hair feeling smooth and doesn’t weigh my hair down but instead keeps my wavy hair looking healthy and tames the frizz. It’s a product that stops your hair from being frizzy and unruly after your blow dry. So for sleek, healthy looking hair, I would recommend adding this product to your haircare routine.

Rene Furterer Lissea Thermal Protecting Smoothing Spray* £18.00 – This is the product I reached for the least, not because it didn’t work but because like I said before I am lazy. This is a heat protecting spray that combats the effects of humidity on the hair, so if you suffer from Monica hair then this could be your secret weapon. It can be used on damp or dry hair which is handy, if you tend to curl or straighten your hair when it is dry then you can still give it protection from the heat (up to 220 degrees). I sprayed this through the lengths of my hair and apart from the incredible scent it didn’t leave my hair greasy or feeling sticky but did a great job of keeping my hair frizz free. I will try harder to use this every time I use heat on my hair because when I do use it the results are good & I know its important to protect your hair in order for it to stay looking its best.

This Rene Furterer Lissea Haircare is very affordable and has an emphasis on smoothing, taming and prolonging the sleek look of your blow dry. I have to agree with their claims, it has left my hair looking glossy, healthy and very manageable. I have to mention that this line smells sweet & luxurious which is always a bonus.

Rene Furterer Lissea Haircare is available online from Escentual – who currently have 25% off everything, so go & stock up.

Let me know if you have tried anything from this range, or any French hair care in general.

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.