My hair hates me at the moment.
Ok…so maybe hate is a strong word, but it definitely does not enjoy or appreciate anything I’m doing for it. Maybe years of colouring and bleaching is catching up to me, or maybe I’m just not supposed to have lovely, long, soft flowing hair.
Either way, I’m still trying to win it round with nice, caring products.
I’ve seen the James Brown London range before, but I’ve never tried anything from it. Then when was passing the hair care stand in Boots a few weeks ago I saw that it was on special offer – 2 for £8.00, so not one to say no to an offer, I picked up the Rich Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner…
There are a few different ranges within the James Brown line, but seen as my hair needs an injection of love, I went for the duo aimed toward moisture and hydration.
Firstly, I love the packaging. It’s just plain white you may say? I know this, but it looks so clean and chic, with a nod towards the higher end variety. I also love the smell of both of these, again it’s a very clean, fresh scent.
The shampoo lathers well, and leaves my hair soft without a hint of a tangle. With most shampoos it’ll say on the back, lather and rinse, then repeat if necessary. This one says pretty much the opposite – it says you’ll only need to use it once. Lather and leave for 2 minutes to do all it’s good stuff, then rinse out, and you’re done!
The conditioner is a dream as well. It’s quite thick, and I didn’t really have to use too much of it, to cover my hair. This is just like an conventional conditioner, after shampooing I just applied it starting from the ends of my hair, and working my way up towards the roots, then left it for 5 minutes before rinsing out.
Both shampoo and conditioner contain wheat germ and murumura butter to help lock in moisture and add that lovely softness.
I always judge a conditioner once I’m out the shower, and I start drying and styling my hair. I have pretty much nothing but good things to say about this conditioner, it works really well, my hair has no knots or tangles and it dries amazingly well – none of the usually frizz or fluff, and my ends actually feel really soft and manageable. There’s no heaviness or residue left over, and my hair feels light and clean. Obviously the ends don’t stay this way, after a few days they go back to being a bit brittle and dry…so it looks like an inevitable trip for the hairdressers for a snip is much needed.
The James Brown London range can be found in Boots , online and in-stores.