I’ve been so excited to write this post, not only to launch the beauty section of the blog, but to tell you guys about a range of hair products that really work. I get asked so many questions nearly every day about what I use on my hair and how I maintain it. But I can never really answer comprehensively because I haven’t found any products worth recommending. Which is saying something because I’ve tried so many over the years! I have naturally straight, long, thick hair so holding any kind of hairstyle for more than a few hours is a challenge. Before long my hair is hanging limp and flat around my face as if I hadn’t styled it. One thing I always wish for is lots of volume but a bouncy blow-dry seemed an unattainable dream for me. That is until I discovered Percy & Reed.
Being a salon brand, Percy & Reed may be slightly dearer than a highstreet brand but it is more than justified by the finish of the products, both aesthetically and practically. I’m a sucker for beautiful packaging, especially if it is monochrome and this one ticks the box! The simplistic bottles and cute illustrations make these products the type you would be proud to display in your bathroom.
Some of you may have seen me write about this product in my handbag musthaves post. I got my hands on a sample of the product from June’s edit of ELLE magazine. The first time I used it I wasn’t really expecting much and I certainly wasn’t expecting the amazing results it gave me. My hair was sumptuously smooth and shiny all the way through after just one use, something that it hasn’t been for a long time! The Oil even hydrated the ends of my hair which tend to get dry and brittle which is an added bonus. After a bit of research I found out that the Oil contains vitamin B5 which protects against heat, so its perfect to use pre blow-dry. The No Oil, Oil part is true too, there was no greasy residue left after I used the product which gave me the confidence to use the Oil near my roots when I next washed my hair to add that extra bit of volume.
How to use:
Pump 2-3 drops in to the palm of your hand.
Warm the product up by rubbing palms together.
Run fingers from the root to the tips of damp hair.
Dry hair as normal.
The first thing that struck me about this Mousse is the texture of my hair after I used it. It wasn’t sticky or crusty like so many of the other brands I’ve tried. It left my hair feeling weightless and, as the label says, truly bouncy! I was surprised at this because I used the Mousse in conjunction with the No Oil, Oil and thought the combination of the products may be too heavy and weigh my hair down. I used a comb to distribute the mousse evenly through my hair, although you can also use your fingers. The feel of the Mousse is more creamy than frothy which makes it feel like you’re using a luxury treatment on your hair, not a styling product. I will definitely be incorporating this product in to my hair care routine on the days when I feel like I need that extra boost or a bit of a pamper!
How to use:
Spray a golf ball sized amount of mousse in to the palm of your hand.
Dip a comb in to the mousse and run through the lengths of your hair. Alternatively, you can use your fingers.
Dry hair like normal.
These products were kindly sent to me.