Thursday, 12 July 2012
I’ve already told you about how I got invited to discover Procter & Gamble’s new products for summer 2012 a few weeks ago. I also got some shampoos & conditioners to take home with me; and I have put them up to some testing. For your reference: I’ve got long, not so thick but neither very thin, dry hair that needs to be washed every other day.
First up is Head & Shoulders’ Apple Fresh. The marketing campaign for this new product is based on scents & how they influence your life. I absolutely agree on scents having such a huge impact on life - I put on perfume every day and I choose products by their scent (for skin care not as a primary factor, of course). This shampoo smells like fresh green apples, and I must say: it’s lovely! I already use Head & Shoulders as it’s the single best product for me to treat dandruff, so I’m quite happy with this new product. The smell stays in your hair for a long time, it even holds after using styling tools up to 200°C! The first time I had used it & went to work (and this is honestly a true story) my colleague gave me a compliment about my hair and said how good & fresh it looks. Good grades for this shampoo! One small remark about Head & Shoulders, though: it can be quite harsh if you use it daily. I prefer to use it once or twice a week which is just enough to enjoy its anti-dandruff characteristics. And be sure to use the complimenting conditioner, which will treat your hair & has the same gorgeous scent.
Next up in line is Wella ProSeries’ Frizz Control. I was very excited about this one as I’ve got really frizzy hair. I really need to heat style my hair, as it looks terrible without. Every woman with this type of hair recognizes the following problem: my hair turns a tad bit frizzier whenever it’s really damp outside. Well, Wella created their response to that problem with this shampoo and conditioner. I like how the shampoo feels on my scalp and it does do a very good job, however I find the conditioner to be quite heavy on my hair. There indeed was no frizz (hooray!), but I also lost the breezy, jumpy volume my hair normally has straight after styling. So I’ve got mixed feelings about the conditioner & love the shampoo! And it’s a great product for a bargain price (just 4 euros for a huge bottle).
The last shampoo & conditioner I got to try out are from the Sebastian Professional’s Trilliance collection. It’s a quite light shampoo & ditto conditioner which makes my hair look breezy & healthy. There are a few other styling products in this collection as well that all focus on making the hair shiny & healthy.
Et voila, I guess it’s quite obvious that Head & Shoulders came out as the absolute winner in this one! Go out and be fresh!