I have very thick, coloured hair, and lots of it! I am constantly on the look out for products that will help to keep it well conditioned and make it more manageable when styling it, as it's one hell of a job to do!
You use the Botanical Shine Treatment in place of your conditioner, so to start with, shampoo as normal. I have been using Liz Earle's Botanical Shine Shampoo which for an SLS-free product I was extremely impressed with. Every SLS-free hair product I had used prior to this just didn't lather up no matter how hard I tried. This it was a different story - you'd never know it was SLS-free unless you'd read it on the packaging.
You then apply the Botanical Shine Treatment to your hair and leave it for 10-30 minutes while it does it's magic.
It is a thick white cream-feeling conditoner which has a refreshing citrus smell, and a slight hint of tea (I'm pretty sure there's no tea in it, but it smells like that to me!). It has naturally active ingredients of red algae, sumac wax, blue seakale and extracts of cotton, apple and orange. I'm not going to sit here and pretend I know what the benefits of those ingredients are, but the squeezy tube claims that it will leave hair frizz-free, shiny, tamed and manageable.
On rinsing the conditioner out I could instantly feel how much smoother my hair was. Brushing my hair was a dream - normally it's a tangled mess after a wash but when I use this treatment my brush just glides through.
I would normally add Moroccan Oil to my barnet at this point, but for the purposes of trialling this product I decided to see how it managed on it's own.
I dried my hair off with a hair drier, then straightened it using GHD flat irons.
My hair was frizz free and smooth, but best of all, it felt in fabulous condition. It didn't feel sleek enough for me to wear it down - it was a bit too big, so I tied it up after taking these photos but found I have been constantly touching my pony tail as my hair just feels so silky and nice!
My best swish...
...teehee, I don't really know how that came about, but I kinda like it!
So, in conclusion, if your locks need a bit of TLC then this would be the perfect little treat for your tresses. If your hair is lacking in condition - this will come to your rescue! It's available from lizearle.com or John Lewis for £14 for 150mls.
Have you tried any Liz Earle hair care products? What do you think of them? What do you use to get your wild hair under control!?