September Empties: Haircare

Thursday, September 27, 2012
I have quite a lot of empty products this month including haircare, skincare, body products and a couple of makeup items too. Firstly, haircare!
I have been using more and more conditioning products for my hair as during August I had my hair dyed (again) and the treatment I had was a 'colour correction' to make all of my hair one colour...well mostly one colour as it turned out to be more of an ombre effect which I actually adore! My hair is dark brown and it turns to a lighter golden brown at the midlengths and ends. So because of the colour correction in which three separate hair dyes had to be used I have to use more conditioning treatments. Firstly, The Sanctuary Spa Intensive Shine Hair Butter (£2, 20ml).I received this hair treatment as part of a birthday present this August and I have managed to get three use out of one sachet which is a lot easier now that my hair is midlength, not Rapunzel length (I had nearly nine inches cut off my hair this August!). I do really like this hair treatment; I left it on my hair for hours and when washed out it left my hair smooth, sleek and detangled. 
Secondly the infamous Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (£3.25, 20ml), although I have the EXTREME version! I managed to get only two uses out of this one sachet (when my hair was very long in August) and it is a nice, hydrating, smoothing treatment but I think it is very over hyped and because of the hype I expected too much of this product and it did not deliver on its massive claims. Overall, I would recommend both hair treatments but I would not buy the full size Philip Kingsley treatment as it is far too expensive and far too over hyped, in my opinion.
Through out the month of September I have been using up products like crazy which is why I have four empty bottles of shampoo - granted two of them are smaller travel sizes I think I have done well to finish up so many products (although I still have a mountain of haircare products, including shampoos, to use up still before I can allow myself to buy anymore!). 
Firstly, the Avon Naturals Daily Refreshing Cherry Blossom Shampoo which is currently on offer for only £1.99 for a whopping 750ml. I have the 750ml bottle and it has taken me ages to work my way through it but it is a fantastic shampoo. I highly recommend this shampoo as it leaves my dry hair smoother, softer and hydrated. 
Secondly, Aussie Mega Instant Conditioner (£4.49, 250ml). I bought this conditioner along with the shampoo and I really didn't like the shampoo as it made my scalp really flaky and when I stopped using the shampoo the flakiness stopped. The conditioner is good though and I do recommend it but it is probably not the best product to use if you have a sensitive scalp. 
The two travel size shampoos, the first is from Umberto Giannini (which was once my favourite haircare brand). I have the Umberto Giannini Pure Beauty Shampoo (£5.61, 250ml). I have used a few products from this line in the past and I love the hair mask and balm from this range and I do really like this shampoo but it doesn't lather as much as I would like it too. 
Lastly (can I get a hallelujah!)  is the Davines Authentic Cleansing Nectar for hair and body (£18.35, 280ml). I received this product with a previous Glossy Box and while I really like the packaging, the product wasn't that good, in my opinion. It didn't lather too well, it has a strange smell and it was just very average and definitely not worth the hefty price tag!

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