Harley Street Hair Clinic Hamper

When I decided to dye my hair red about six years ago (not long before I started this blog actually) I didn’t realise how much maintenance it would require. My natural colour is (from what I can remember) a dark chestnut shade, although there are a few grey hairs popping up these days! Red fades very quickly, especially with frequent washing. I try not to wash my hair every day like I used to, so when I do, using good quality hair care is very important.

When this Harley Street Hair Clinic hamper arrived I had no idea what was inside so it was a bit like opening a Christmas present!

When this Harley Street Hair Clinic hamper arrived I had no idea what was inside so it was a bit like opening a Christmas present! I was happy to find it contained three products I hadn’t tried before, plus a handy comb. With a shampoo, leave-in conditioner and a hair perfume, all bases are covered here.

The Swedish brand’s ethos is to combine simplicity and function.

I really love the minimalist design of the Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo. The Swedish brand’s ethos is to combine simplicity and function.  The shampoo contains algae-based ocean silk technology and vegetable proteins to nourish the hair and give it volume. It has a very delicate, sweet fragrance  (not your typical shampoo scent) which I really like. It left my hair soft and silky yet still bouncy – even though it is in desperate need of a trim!

Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo

After washing and conditioning my hair I like to finish off with either a serum or a leave-in conditioner on the ends. The Phyto 9 Nourishing Day Cream is formulated with nine plants to soften, smooth and protect medium to coarse hair, while preventing frizz. I find that using a leave-in conditioner on the ends of my hair helps to protect it against the heat of blow drying and straightening. Only a small amount of this conditioner is needed so this will last me a good while.

Balmain Hair Silk Perfume

The Balmain Hair Silk Perfume combines an extra layer of protection with an exquisite Summery fragrance. The lightweight formula contains silk infused with pure organic Argan oil to detangle and repair damaged hair. This finishing spray conditions and adds shine, while leaving hair beautifully fragranced. I’ve looked on several websites but I can’t find what the spray is fragranced with. To me it smells a little powdery, and reminds me of love heart sweets!

The comb will come in very handy for backcombing to add lift to ponytails. The times I’ve found myself needing a comb but I always forget to buy one when I’m out shopping! It’ll also be useful for when I’m straightening my hair with my Irresistible Me flat iron.

Have you tried any of these hair care products? Let me know how you like to keep your hair in tiptop condition!

 

* I was gifted the hair care hamper for review. All opinions are completely honest and unbiased.

 

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Irresistible Me Diamond Hair Styler

We all love that “just left the salon” look when we have our hair done don’t we? When I have my hair cut my hairdresser always straightens my hair to perfection, leaving it silky smooth and shiny. Despite my best efforts I’d never been able to achieve the same results…until I tried the Irresistible Me Diamond Hair Styler. The flat iron is so easy to use and heats up incredibly quickly – 230C in under 15 seconds! Irresistible Me is a US company so the straighteners have an American plug, but I bought an adapter for less than £5 from Argos and it works perfectly!

It’s dual voltage and changes automatically depending on where you are in the world

It’s dual voltage and changes automatically depending on where you are in the world. The digital temperature display also changes between Celsius and Fahrenheit depending on the supplied voltage. The design is sleek and stylish (red just happens to be my favourite colour!) and it’s very lightweight, so it’s ideal for taking on your travels.

Irresistible Me diamond hair styler

The buttons are on the inside so you don’t accidentally change the temperature or turn it off when using it. You can adjust the heat to suit according to your hair type. The extra long 360° cord swivels around so it won’t get twisted and tangled as you move. It shuts down automatically in 30 minutes and comes in a beautifully designed box with magnetic closing that you can use to store it in.

Irresistible Me diamond hair styler

Irresistible Me diamond hair styler

To be honest, I’m not well-practised when it comes to using straighteners, mainly because when I tried in the past it was with cheap ones that just dried my hair without actually straightening it. With the first sweep of the Diamond flat iron I knew immediately that my technique wasn’t to blame – I just hadn’t been using the right tool.

I transformed my hair from fluffy to straight and sleek in around five minutes.

The 1” floating plate self-adjusts, eliminating any pressure points so that the flat iron can work through your hair smoothly without pulling. I transformed my hair from fluffy to straight and sleek in around five minutes. The tourmaline-infused ceramic floating plates, which are coated with crushed diamonds, produce infra-red heat that’s less damaging to hair than regular heat. The diamond and tourmaline technology protects hair, helping to retain all the natural hair oils, colour and moisture. The styling will last longer against air humidity and everyday stress.

Irresistible Me Diamond hair styler before photo

Irresistible Me Diamond Hair Styler flat iron

 

Irresistible Me Diamond hair styler after photo

I first used the straighteners the day before a very early flight to Madrid (post on that trip to come soon) so I wanted my hair to still look smooth when I got up in the middle of the night. To my amazement it stayed shiny and straight all the next day, even after sleeping on the plane and spending a day at an amusement park in incredible heat. I went out to dinner that evening without having to wash my hair…more time for eating and drinking!

I am so happy with the Irresistible Me Diamond Hair Styler and don’t know how I managed without it now! What are your favourite hair styling tools? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @thestylesplash 🙂

 

I was gifted the Diamond Hair Styler in exchange for a review. All my opinions are completely honest and unbiased. 

 

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Dr organic hair serum

Having frizz-prone hair I'm a big fan of serums. That said, not all have the desired effect – some are too gloopy and weigh my hair down making it feel limp and a bit greasy. When I received a full sized Dr Organic Argan Oil Hair Treatment Serum in the Latest in Beauty CEW box I had high hopes. I was not disappointed. Quite simply this is the best hair serum I've ever used. It makes my hair soft and shiny without making it feel heavy or lank. In fact I don't need or want to use much hairspray with this serum because it tames my hair and seems to help keep it in place by getting rid of the fluffy and flyaway texture. Then there's the smell. Packed full of organic essential oils and fruit extracts it smells divine. It reminds me of an expensive spa treatment and leaves a lovely lingering scent on my hair all day. It has quite a spicy aroma due to the clove and cinnamon oils which blend well with the geranium,  lemon peel, patchouli, rosewood and wild mint oils. I love this serum and having tried quite a few over the years in the search for the perfect hair product, I can safely say I've found it with this. You can find it at Holland and Barrett for £14.99 for a 100ml bottle, but you can buy two for £22.48. There are lots of other products in the Dr Organic range that I can't wait to try.

Dr organic argan oil serum

Dr organic hair serum packet

Latest in beauty CEW box

Latest in Beauty box

The Latest in Beauty CEW box

Have you tried this serum and if so what do you think?

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