Like me, you may not have heard of Four Reasons before. Although they are absolutely massive in Finland, the country they hail from, and have won Cosmopolitans Hair Care Product award in 2011, they have only just been launched in the UK and are are just beginning to emerge.
I was sent some products to try out from the brand, and today I'm going to talk to you about the Repair Shampoo & Conditioner.
The first thing that that I noticed about the products is the design - which I adore. It's funky and modern and I can see it being very eye-catching on the shelves. It plays on the 'Four Reasons' - giving lots of reasons all over the bottles! The green and white work really well together, giving a zesty, but not too bright, look to the packaging.
Once I got in the shower, I discovered the second thing I love about the packaging - I was expecting it to open like all other bottles that look like this, but looks are deceiving! When you push down the top, it disappears into the bottle, rather than each piece coming out at a slant (I do hope you know what I mean!?)... it's the quirky little points that are making me like the shampoo and conditioner before I'd even tried them.
The shampoo and conditioner have the scent of crisp green apples, which is lovely, and compliments the green on the packing nicely. It has that kind of 'professional hair brand' smell to it which is always a luxury when washing your hair.
I have very thick, highlighted hair, and lots of it... I had to use the same amount of product as I would with any normal shampoo and conditioner.
My hair didn't seem any shinier or more manageable after using these products - and for the £9.95 and £10.95 that these products cost, I would expect my hair to be a bit more 'wow'. Howevvvverrrrrrr.... I am a serial split-end-picker... when I'm bored, or watching tv, I will find a chunk of hair, detect the split ends and pull pull pull. I have definitely noticed that there seem to be less split ends for me to pull - particularly around the front of my hair which is most colour-treated since I started using the Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.
Although I'm pleased with the fact my hair has been repaired, I'm not sure I would buy these particular products again merely for the fact there's no big visible difference, and for that price, I would want an all-in package. I realise that these products have done what they've promised, and so I am very keen to try out some other of their shampoo & conditioners to see if they suit me better.
If you'd like to check out the range, you can do so by visiting www.fourreasonshaircare.com
Had you heard of the brand before? Do you love the packaging as much as me!?