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Reverse Wash & Care: What's It All About?

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Thursday, January 28, 2016, In : Products 

TRESemmé recently launched the first mass-market reverse wash & care range, Beauty-Full Volume, meaning that this approach is soon to be a topic of heated discussion. Like co-washing and no-poo approaches, reverse care joins a movement of new ideas that aim to revolutionise our haircare routines from the ground up.


Despite this claiming to be the "first" range, this isn't a new idea. Speaking to Refinery 29 last year, Nina Dimachki,artistic director for Kérastase, advocated this method for a...
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Choosing and Using Hair Products - Made Simpler with Infographics

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Sunday, April 19, 2015, In : Products 

One of my aims with both hairdressing and writing this blog has always been to simplify dealing with hair to its end user (that's you, by the way). So when I came across these infographics I was delighted to see how starightforward they make approaching products, which can be confusing at the best of times and downright overwhelming at the worst.

Unfortunately, the X-Y graph*, which looks at product choice, is aimed at men; and the product usage guide** is aimed at women. I might actually deve...

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"They Should Bottle That Stuff and Sell It"

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, April 3, 2015, In : Products 

...and then they did.

I'm sure you've heard it. You've probably said it.

You buy an at-home hair dye, apply it, watch the TV for a bit as it develops, before staining your bath, applying the complimentary after-conditioner for a few minutes and then rinsing. You eagerly dry it off, run your irons over your locks and then stroke your hair in wonder at the silky smooth feeling it's left.


"Why don't they bottle this stuff and sell it?" you wonder.


I'd like to side step for a moment and venture a gue...
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NEW Surf Infusion from Bumble and Bumble

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : Products 

Ask a panel of hair product addicts what salt spray they use to achieve beachy waves and at least one (if not most) will say Bumble and bumble, whose Surf Spray is a cult wonder-product that has inspired imitations since its launch in 2001. A shampoo and conditioner came into the fray over a decade later but Bb didn't stop there...



The surf spray itself lends a just-from-the-sea, dried-on-the-sand quality to the hair, which gives it a kind of crunchy, tangly feeling. Not by any means, does it ...

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NEW Bumble and Bumble Blow Dry Balms

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, In : Products 

Bumble and bumble are extending their blow dry portfolio with two new products that continue from their Straight Blow Dry product: All-Style and Repair balms.



Straight Blow Dry is something of a misleading name. It works alongside it's own Straight Shampoo and Conditioner, but all three are more about smoothing than straightening - the reason they carry the 'straight' title is because they make the job ten times easier for those who do straighten their curly, kinky or frizz-prone hair.



Let's ha...

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Reviewed: Scalp Exfoliators

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Thursday, October 16, 2014, In : Products 

This idea came to me recently when I got my hair clippered and noticed my scalp felt excessively flaky and oily. Being an infrequent washer (once a week) for a while now, my scalp doesn't produce oils or shed dead skin cells very rapidly, but if it does decide to go a little haywire, it's not like I notice immediately, because I'm just waiting for my next wash day.

So I thought that, for occasions like this, an exfoliant would be a good idea to just give it that extra cleanse when needed. I kn...
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Review: Schwarzkopf Got2b

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, In : Products 

I haven't bought a non-professional hair product in years, but since I'm not currently under employment I can't really spend on salon price tags. However, I did need a new hair product recently, having spent most of the past year using whatever was to hand in the salon and not actually using anything at home. So I decided now was the time to budget shop, get over my snobbery (at least for now) and buy off the high street.

I wanted something that would allow my hair to get some volume and textu...
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Four Products I Really Want To Get My Hands On!

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, In : Products 

Anyone who has come across me professionally will know that I'm an absolute hair product junkie. The problem is, the more of a junkie you become, the harder it is for the addiction to satisfy you. Put in plain English, my expectations are high when it comes to finding a particular product that really wows me to the point of saying "this is the best thing EVAAARR!"

Sometimes, though, even the concept is enough to get my blood pumping. Here are four products that I've never held but for various ...
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Cocamide DEA: Friend or Foe?

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, In : Products 

In the past week or so news in the US has been rife about the Centre for Environmental Health (CEH) research finding an outlawed ingredient in California present in 98 products including a large number of shampoos carried by major retailers - an alleged carcinogen called Cocamide DEA.

As an avid product enthusiast I've seen this ingredient listed on the back of shampoo bottles a lot in the past, and this is the first time I've ever seen any mention of it being potentially harmful, so I decided...
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Show Beauty: A New Premium Haircare Range

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, April 11, 2013, In : Products 

Tamara Ecclestone, daughter and heiress to Formula 1 mogul Bernie, has launched a new haircare range.




Entitled 'Show Beauty', it comes in luxurious packaging and seems every inch the makings of a wealthy heiress. The products, priced from £30-55, are as follows:

(left to right)

  • Hair Fragrance, £55
  • Thermal Protect, £35
  • Volume Mist, £35
  • Volume Lotion, £40
  • Volume Mousse, £30
  • Dry Shampoo, £30
  • Finishing Spray, £30
  • Working Texture Spray, £30
  • Thickening Lotion, £40
  • Thickening Mist, £35
  • Treatment Oil, ...

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The Dove Ad That's Alerting The PC Police

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, March 21, 2013, In : Products 




A new French TV ad for Dove Men+Care shampoo is currently the talking point of a few newsfeeds and blogs, and may be under investigation for being 'sexist'.

The advert depicts two chaps at the office, one of whom has suddenly and unwittingly adorned himself with long glossy locks. His co-worker asks if he has "done something with his hair" and quizzes him about what shampoo he is using, to which he presents a pink bottle of shampoo with a happy-looking woman on the front, (exactly why he's bro...

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