Kallos Cosmetics Multivitamin Energising Hair Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Kallos Cosmetics Multivitamin Energising Hair Mask with ginseng and avocado oil. This hair mask promises new energy and nourishment for dull hair. Using the hair mask is easy – simply use this hair mask like a regular conditioner, but leave it on for 5 minutes before you rinse it out of your hair.

I’ve been using this hair mask once to twice weekly since the beginning of July, and I think it’s great! It makes my hair feel soft without weighing it down, and it makes my hair look great. I’m glad I bought this hair mask because I’m enjoying it very much!

Kallos Cosmetics Multivitamin Energising Hair Mask is available as a huge 1kg tub. I paid £7.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about a hair care combo I picked up for half price – TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner. These 2 products promise frizz control as well as a healthy shine and a soft feel. I’ve been using these products on and off (I have a few shampoo and conditioner combos in a rota) for well over 4 weeks now, and here’s what I think.

TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo is a creamy white shampoo with an unremarkable yet pleasant fragrance. It lathers up well, and I’m satisfied with its cleansing powers. I have no doubt that this shampoo helps me maintain soft and shiny hair.

TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Conditioner is a good-but-not-great conditioner. It does what it’s supposed to do, but I need to use quite a bit of product.

All in all, I think these 2 products are good. However, I still prefer Daily Defense’s keratin hair products because they’re better in every aspect (feel, scent, result, price).

TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for £4.99 each. I paid £2.69 each (half price offer on the old 500ml bottles).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing a hair care combo that I’ve been using for a few weeks now – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. Here’s what I think about these 2 products…

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo is very enjoyable. It lathers up well, and it cleanses my hair and scalp perfectly fine. I like how the shampoo feels on my head, and I do like the herbal fragrance – it’s a bit of a masculine scent, but it’s not bad at all.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Conditioner is really good too. It helps me detangle my hair without weighing it down. One thing – the conditioner is quite thick, so I always mix it with water in the palm of my hand.

This all sounds fairly unspectacular. However, these 2 products make my hair look fantastic! This shampoo and conditioner combo gives my hair the most amazing volume and bounce! My hair has been looking great for a few weeks now, and I’m happy to say that I’ll buy these 2 products again!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for about £5.99 each. I paid £1.99 each (bargain bin).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask which I found at my local Poundland store. This hair mask with keratin, vitamin B5 and wheat protein promises to heal damaged roots and split ends in order to restore hair’s natural beauty.

The instructions state… wash your hair, towel it dry, apply the hair mask, cover your hair with a warm towel, leave the mask on for 5 minutes, then rinse and follow up with a conditioner (from the same brand, of course).

I’ve given this hair mask a try, and I think it’s one of the worst hair products I’ve ever had. Its awfulness is comparable with the awfulness of Naked Colour and Naturtint. And here’s why:

I applied a generous amount of product. Unfortunately, it turned my hair into an unflexible mess pretty much immediately. I applied some more product hoping it would help, but it didn’t. When I rinsed the product 5 minutes later, I tried to detangle my hair – gently – with my fingers, but it was impossible. The hair mask turned my hair into a knotty mess. Awful!

To make a long story short, in the end I had to double-condition my hair just to get the knots out. I lost 3 times as much hair as I normally do, and I probably wasted around 20-30 litres of water because I had to rinse my hair 4 times (shampoo, hair mask, conditioner x2).

I’m usually against binning stuff because most of the time I can find a way to repurpose an unloved product, but there was no point trying to find a raison d’être for this hair mask. I threw it out. If you’d like to try it, Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask is available as 150ml for £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Anovia Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Anovia‘s Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Shampoo & Conditioner. I found these at Home Bargains, which is one of my favourite stores – not just because it’s close to where I live, but also because of the many beauty bargains which are just waiting to be picked up! Now let’s focus on the hair care products…

Anovia‘s Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Shampoo is a nice enough shampoo. It cleanses my hair, and I have no complaints really. However, I wish it would produce more of a lather. But that’s just me. The next person might disagree. I’m also not the biggest fan of lotus (or waterlily) scents, but this one is nicely done. So yeah, no complaints really!

Anovia‘s Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Conditioner is not my favourite conditioner. It certainly does the job, but it’s rather thin, and I need to use quite a bit of product. But if you have straight and / or thin hair, this conditioner will be fine.

I’m happy to continue to use these products, but I don’t think I’ll repurchase them. Having said this, if you’re a fan of lotus-scented products, you should give these a sniff and maybe a try. Anovia‘s Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 500ml each for 99p each (Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hair Repair Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Hair Repair Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner combo with Nourishing Oil. Hair Repair appears to be a true non-brand. However, a look at the back of the bottles reveals that these products are made by the same company (Mibelle Group) that makes Lee Stafford hair products as well as NSPA‘s face and body care products. On the back of the bottles it also states that these products are vegan and cruelty-free. Cool!

I’ve been using these hair products on and off since late March, and I think they’re really good. The shampoo is a clear liquid. It contains quite a few oils, but it feels cleansing and it doesn’t make my hair or scalp feel oily at any point. I like the beautiful floral fragrance a lot!

The conditioner is nice too. It’s thick in texture, but it’s easy to spread, and it detangles my hair nicely. It doesn’t smell as good as the shampoo (it doesn’t smell bad, it’s just not a spectacular fragrance), but it’s beautiful to look at. I love its shimmery golden colour. And I’m happy to report that this conditioner doesn’t make my hair or scalp feel oily at all.

Now here’s the best thing! These 2 products give my hair a lot of extra volume. I’ve used many volume shampoos and conditioners over the years, but these 2 products mop the floor with almost all of them. The only volume shampoo and conditioner combo that is slightly better is Alberto Balsam’s! So if you want to give your hair a little extra volume, you should give these products a try!

Hair Repair Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner with Nourishing Oil are available as 300ml for £1 each (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing the hair care products I’m using at the moment – Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner. These 2 products contain kangaroo paw flower extract, and they promise to leave hair soft, shiny and full of bounce.

To be honest, I didn’t expect much from the Mega products. Last year I tried Aussie’s Colour Mate hair care combo which turned my hair into a dry and dull mess. However, I decided to give the Mega products a chance. And here’s what I think…

Aussie Mega Shampoo is simply wonderful. It smells like paradise, and it feels amazing! It expands once it lathers up – this is awesome fun, and it also means that you only need to use a small amount of shampoo. If you’ve never tried this shampoo, you need to change that. I could kick myself for not trying it sooner!

Aussie Mega Conditioner is very nice too. It detangles my hair well – not perfectly, but definitely well enough. However, what’s really important is that this conditioner delivers on its promises! It makes my hair soft, shiny, big and bouncy. This is truly impressive!

I think Aussie did an amazing job with these 2 Mega products – which are in my all-time top 10! I love using them, and I’ll buy them again – soon! Aussie Mega Shampoo (300ml) & Conditioner (250ml) are available for £4.19 each. I paid £1.95 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde