I’m all over hair products at the moment. I’m going through a bit of a phase and I’m trying everything that’s going in an attempt to shake up my hair routine, which hasn’t changed in about five years. One of my highlights is definitely the new hair products from Liz Earle as I’ve been clinging onto them tightly for the last week.
I’ve said before that I struggle to find decent shampoos and conditioners because of my frizzy, coarse, yet very fine hair. I’ve been using the same Paul Mitchell range since 2005 and have recently had a flutter with L’Occitane, but Liz Earle is my new best buddy. I’d heard a lot of hype about the new range from fellow bloggers, and the countdown to release started weeks in advance on my twitter feed. What was all the fuss about? Liz Earle is a well respected beauty brand, offering fab products with amazing ingredients. With the launch of this new hair range they were stepping into unchartered territory, but they’ve managed to do it very, very well.
Within the range there’s only one shampoo, which has designed to suit all hair types, and contains amazing ingredients including shea butter and apple/orange extracts. It also contains no sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate, which is one of the main forms of irritant which can leave a lot of people with sore scalps. I’m always wary of ‘one size fits all’ shampoos, but this left my hair feeling squeaky clean, shiny and bouncy. The lack of sodium sulphates usually means the lather is non-existent (as these are the highly chemical foaming agents we so rely on), but due to a new discovery in coconuts (!) the shampoo still lathers very well, although you don’t get drenched in foam.
There are three conditioners in the range, including variants for normal, dry/damaged and oily barnets. I’ve been trying the dry/damaged conditioner and I think I’m in love. It’s super rich and thick, meaning you can really work it through your hair and feel as if you’re giving it a good treat. It contains more shea butter and fruit extracts, but also yangu oil and blue seakale to leave your hair feeling ultra nourished and super conditioned. This left my hair smelling absolutely divine, really fruity and awakening, while I feel like I could give Cat Deeley a run for her ‘swishing’ money.
Overall, the range is fab. My hair feels really nourished and refreshed, super shiny and bouncy without being weighed down with chemical ingredients. I stayed at a friend’s this weekend and really noticed the difference after a couple days of using something else. This morning my hair was back to its bouncy and sweet-smelling self, making me feel confident and happy. To make it even better, not only are the products made from 89% naturally derived ingredients, they’re so reasonably priced – at £7.50 each you can afford to stock up and move away from the Pantene.
For Liz's own take on the range click here.