Thursday, January 03, 2013

My Haircare Nirvana: John Frieda Lux Volume, Shu Uemura Color Lustre & Tresemmé 24 Hour Body

Just like many, many other beauty bloggers I'm often sent samples of hair care products to trial and review. Very often they're perfectly acceptable for getting the job done and go into the continual rotation in the Casa Cherry bathroom. Until now. I may just have found the holy trinity when it comes to my grúaig and I'm slightly ashamed to admit that  John Frieda Luxurious Volume, Shu Uemura Color Lustre & Tresemmé 24 Hour Body have been safely stashed for my locks only. (Soz Gorgebags)

First up is the lightweight and lux John Frieda Luxurious Volume shampoo and conditioner, this full range, available from a ridonkulous €6.31 from supermarket shelves and selected chemists, has probably surprised me more than any other product in 2012. 

For the first time in probably forever, I can wash my hair, head out on the town and get up the next day to just run my fingers through and head out the door again. Unlike a lot of volume promising combos, Luxurious Volume doesn't add weight to the hair. I'll admit that this is my second lot of the collection as Aaron and his Flock of Seagulls 'do' took such a shine to the PR samples. Boy's got taste, yo. 

Next up is brand new from Shu Uemura and capable of changing the way you colour your grúaig for quite a while. This intense shade reviving balm is used on towel dried hair and left in for two minutes to add serious va va voom to your coloured hair. This Cool Blonde (€40 from selected salons from this month) has reduced the brassy tones in my blonde that tend to show up around week 4 of a colour. 

Fear not though, there's also Intense Red to revive red tones or bring out the burgundy tones in brunettes and Lustre Golden Blonde to revive and enhance golden tones. I've actually been able to skip a colour entirely thanks to this little beauty. It's now firmly on my hair HG list. 

Last up in my Holy Trinity is the innocent looking Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Plumping Powder. Again, this can be found on supermarket aisles and will set you back a meagre €2.19. The harmless looking powder is dry to the touch but once rubbed into roots becomes almost sticky and malleable. 

Once my desired volume is reached I blast it with a cool setting of the hair dryer (not on the instructions) and voila, effortless volume is mine. It's fantastic for updos and messy plaits that need some extra texture. 

And that's it, I've been living without the fear of a bad hair day confident that these bad boys have me sorted. 

Like the look of anything here? Are you a fan of any of them already? I'd love to know if you've found your hair HG and what it might be.... 

Psst: I haven't given up my 
grá for Golden Shimmer Batiste
but can't for the life of me find it. 
If you do spot it in Dublin would
you let me know? I'd love you


Anonymous said...

I really want to try the tresemme my hair looks so flat recently it sounds like it would do just the trick :)

Lovely Girlie Bits said...

Hmm very interesting indeedio! I love the look of the purple stuff and am contemplating (again) going blonde when it gets warmer... Poor gorgebags not allowed to use your goodies ;)

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Chloe said...

I have never, ever seen this Tresemme product.. And I want it! The Shu Eumura looks gorgeous, but I'm sticking to my Touch of Silver, I love it! My HG has to be coconut oil. Whenever I can manage to wrestle it off my mammy and sister.

Chloe - Very Lovely Stuff

Anonymous said...

I've tried two out of three of those (I don't have blonde hair). I'm constantly working my way through volumizing products...


PS - looking forward to some more 'Monday's moments'!