Review: Fudge - Clean Blonde Violet Shampoo 300ml

Excuse the dirty bottle - it lasted way longer than I expected.

Excuse the dirty bottle - it lasted way longer than I expected.

I have been dying my hair since I was 18. And I love it. Other than the hit to my wallet I come out of the hairdressers feeling like a new woman powering through life. My hair is light and soft and shiny and basically goddess like. However as I start the saving process all over again for my next freshen up I notice that it loses its special quality after a few weeks. And depending on the time of year (sunshine, sea water etc) it can start to turn yellow. After spending all my pennies on my hair the last thing I want is for it to look like a bad bottle job. This is when I found this purple shampoo hair treatment.   

Name: Fudge - Clean Blonde Violet Shampoo 300ml

Comment: It does exactly what it says on the bottle and removes the yellow tones from blonde hair leaving your hair looking fresh and brightening all the natural golden tones in your hair. It is fully purple when it comes out of the bottle so be a little careful as it can stain (my nails always turn a little purple). I use a leave in conditioning treatment after as it usually dries out my hair a little but this definitely does the trick. It gives me that fresh salon feeling which is a massive tick in my cash strapped books. 

A tad pricier and more difficult to come by than the Touch of Silver (review to come) but it lasted so long I felt it was worth it.

Rating: 8/10

*The bottle has had a jazzy new rebrand since I bought my mine.

 

Review: OGX Renewing and Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner

I have been looking at this line of products in the shops for so long and I know they have a massive cult following of people who swear by them. (I even have a friend who buys a special size from the states because it is so good).  Yet they looks so different to all the others on the shelves. To me they kind of look a little old fashioned, being quite big and bulky where as all the other products now tend to be tall and sleek.

However I am not about judging a book by it's cover and one of its biggest pulling points which it ofcourse screams on the bottle is Argan oil.

Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the Argan tree which native to Morocco. Similarly to coconut oil, it can be used for everything. Cooking, eating and you guessed it moisturising both the skin and hair.

I am always very worried about using these as I am already battling the London minerals which make my hair heavy so adding oil could make it worse. However if it adds moisture with out making my hair heavy that is always a plus in my book. 

Name: OGX Renewing and Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner

Comment: Sadly I dont see the cult appeal of this conditioner. It was good. It did the job. Added moisture with out being too heavy however I was not blown away by it. Perhaps it might work better with the OGX shampoo but I was using another a different brand of shampoo with it at the time. Maybe for other types of hair it is a dream. For my blonde thin hair not so much. Although I would be open to trying other products in the OGX range though due to all the benefits of Argan Oil.  

Rating: 6/10

 

 

Review: Neutrogena Shampoo Anti-Residue

Through out my battle with hard water for the past 3 years I have tried a lot of products. When googling how to combat hard water a lot of blogs suggested using clarifying shampoo. And in the list of shampoos to try this one was pretty high up the list for most bloggers. Sadly it is very difficult to get in the UK however it can be easily bought on Amazon and shipped. Keep an eye on this also as the price seems to change quite frequently and my last bottle only cost 48p which is an absolute bargain considering there was free shipping and it was coming from the US.

Name: Neutrogena Shampoo Anti-Residue

Comment: I like this product. I think I will always keep a bottle handy as the smell isn't to pungent and my hair does feel clean afterwards. However I worry that it is harsh on my hair and dries it out. I always use a deep conditioning treatment afterwards. I also feel that although I am washing the excess minerals out of my hair when I rinse out the shampoo the minerals are being put back in and ruining all the clarifying work. 

Rating: 9/10