I mentioned in my last post that something cheap and cheerful had been keeping my hair super shiny of late and promised to reveal all today. In case the photos weren’t a massive clue, its the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration mask. I have never tried Herbal Essences before, which might be surprising since its a very accessible brand, but this was my first hit of the Essence, so to speak. To be honest, I bought it because it was cheap. I was in Sainsburys and my hair was feeling horrendous. I was going out for a meal that night and wanted something to whack on my hair before I went. I wasn’t staying at home so I couldn’t raid my beauty arsenal to get something, and these were reduced from the usual price (RRP between £4-5) to £1.79. I used it with no expectations and my hair was amazingly soft and shiny, almost too soft! My usual styling routine left it a bit flat but the next time I used it I tweaked my routine for more volume and was in love with how shiny my hair was.
I think the image speaks for itself, but I’m in love. I thought I would save myself buying conditioner for a while and snap these up since they are under £2 at the moment. No idea what the others are like but the scents intrigued me and I know the blue one is a keeper. For reference it smells like Hawaiian Tropic sun tan lotion, which is quite possibly one of my favourite things ever because it reminds me of being somewhere warm, eating a lot, being horizontal and reading. All good stuff I’m sure you’ll agree.
Now, I know what you’re going to say, these bad boys are full of silicone and they don’t really do anything other than coat your hair. The thing is, I’m okay with that. My hair reacts nicely to silicone, it loves the stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried so hard not to use it, remember that phase when I lived in Valencia when I tried co-washing? Remember when I stopped using sulphates and silicones? Even after the initial stages when I’d been using the products for 5 or 6 months, my hair was dry and unhappy. My frazzled, abused locks love silicone and probably always will. If you’re trying to avoid it these tubs of shiny wonder probably aren’t for you, but if that kind of stuff doesn’t bother you, snap those bambinos up whilst they are so cheap!