Haircare is something that over the years I haven't been too fussed about and would go about my day using any old product. However it is only until recently that I have noticed I am no longer able to do this, and some products have had really bad affects on both my hair and scalp - which means I am a lot more careful in picking haircare products. So I was excited when an email popped in my inbox to try the new Salon Science range.
Salon Science are a new haircare brand which has just launched in Boots, and the collection consists of 18 products that use plant stem cells and bio-active technology within the formulations. The range is split into four different collections, each devised to tackle specific hair or scalp problems by using one key active ingredient. I have been trying a mixture of their AquaCacteen range which is designed to help with scalp relief and their Swiss Grape range which is designed to help repair and add radiance to the hair.
The Hydrasorb Intensive Masque* is an intensive scalp purifying treatment which contains anti-irritant actives and compounds of a rare organic cactus to help saturate the scalp with high levels of moisture, allowing your hair to feel instantly radiated. I only popped this on for 10 minutes and after the first use it began to soothe my scalp, and once washed out it left my hair looking really glossy whilst my scalp and hair felt nourished without a hint of flakiness. On another note you only need a small amount of this in your hair, which means that the tub will last quite a while - always a bonus.
The Hydraluxe Shampoo* and conditioner* are soothing and refreshing cleansers that are formulated to target dry, flaky and distressed scalps. The hydraluxe shampoo is actually one of my favourite products from this range, as a sufferer of a dry, sore and flaky scalp this shampoo is a miracle in a tube. First things first, you only need a pea sized amount of both the shampoo and conditioner to fully cover your hair and scalp so once again the bottles are going to last a good while. There are hints of mint in this shampoo, which is nice as this acts as a cooling stimulant and it never leaves an unpleasant or irritating feeling. After a couple of washes this really helps curb my flaky scalp and leaves my scalp feeling great - no pain or dandruff in sight! All in all both products are very similar in what they do and their results, and when used together give amazing results to what was once a very sore scalp.
Onto the reprotectant thermal creme*, which is another must have item for me. As an avid user of hairdryers/straighteners and curlers a thermal creme or spray is a must have! The thermal creme contains a powerful antioxidant complex that binds to the hairs surface for advance protection, whilst using vitamin E antioxidants and UV filters for protection against daily environmental stress. This was my first experience of using a thermal creme and to begin with I was a little worried incase it made my hair greasy, but that wasn't the case. Instead my hair felt really soft and protected when using heat, as those with damaged hair will know it's lovely to feel soft hair after blasting the heat. It's a little weird to get used to as if you don't press the nozzle down completely it will release a little bit of creme just on the nozzle which is quite thick, and you have to swipe it up and then massage it into the hair. Other than that since using this my hair has felt a lot softer and in some cases a little thicker, however I put this down to the creme being a little heavy in the hair.
Lastly we have the reglosse smoothing serum* which is a smoothing serum which contains tocopherol and grape seed extract to tame and nourish dry, frizzy and uncontrollable hair. The serum is designed to repair split ends and smooth flyways for an ultra soft finish. Now I will start by saying that I'm one of those lucky buggers that has hair that looks lovely and wavy until a brush goes near it, and then I tend to style the bushy look - never good! I think this works perfectly on second day hair where it's a little dry and it just needs that pick me up to stop it looking worn, and it really helps keep the frizz to a minimum and more manageable. The major difference I have noticed with this product is that it has helped with breakage as once again I suffer from really brittle hair and it does have the tendency to break easily, and this has really help with this.
Overall I think that this is a fab range, these do tend to sit on the pricier side of haircare ranging from around £13 to £39. However for me personally I have come to learn the hard way that sometimes you do need to spend a bit extra on haircare as it can really work wonders for your hair.