I had a hair cut a few weeks back during the 1st week of Raya because my hair was getting wayyy too long (waist length) & well, it was severely damaged & too tangled up from the countless colouring + chemical treatment jobs. So, I made the brave decision and chopped it off.
A look at my current length. Followed Mandy Moore's long bob layered style.
I was recently sent 10 products by Essential for reviewing purposes courtesy of Thesamplestore.
Thesamplestore's sponsored Essential products came during an opportune time right after my hair cut. I had to learn the hard way of having to chop my hair off because I have been neglecting my last 15cm of my hair all these while and it was too damaged to be salvaged. I am not going to let it happen again, so I am going to use Essential hair care range religiously to manage my current hair.
TAKING CARE OF THE LAST 15CM IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BECAUSE...
- Proper hair care will lead to healthier and better-looking hair. Hair grows on an average half-an-inch-per-month and it is a very slow process. You do not want to waste all that time growing out your hair only to realize you are actually growing out damaged hair which looks very unruly & ugly when it is long.
- The ends are essentially your "oldest hair" which is why ultimate care is important! Ends are usually brittle and prone to breakage, with a lot of split ends if not taken care properly.
Essential has 2 types of products to cater to different hair needs.
L-R: Essence (Nourishing Care Lotion), Treatment, Conditioner, Shampoo & Hair Mask.
The Rich Premium range makes hair smooth & manageable. This range is more suited for hair that is damaged or requires intensive care.
L-R: Hair Mask, Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment & Essence (Anti frizz serum)
The Nuance Airy range makes hair light & bouncy. This range is more suited for hair that needs added volume, essentially for limp hair.
I was particularly interested to try out their latest product which is their Hair Essence; Anti-Frizz Serum(Pink) & Nourishing Care Lotion(Orange).
It is a leave-on treatment to give instant results to the hair. Both essence contains high purity honey oil which provides deep moisture for the hair & ultra shine essence which gives hair a long-lasting shine. Like all Essential products, the essence also comes in their signature yummy floral scent.
The differences in the two products is that Anti Frizz Serum (Pink) is a colourless liquid like substance similar to the consistency of hair oil while Nourishing Care Lotion (Orange) is an off-white creamy lotion like substance similar to the consistency of a lotion.
Although both essences are rather oily in nature, the oily feeling does not stay on the palms after rubbing the essence onto the hair.
Here's some before & after pictures.
They definitely do give some instant results!UPDATE:
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I kept one of the hair essence (the pink one) in my car for a quick hair fix. Really a life saviour I would say.
20 voters will be selected randomly and they will receive 1 Essential Hair Essence of your choice. Not too bad right? So do vote for me okay? :)
Sponsored review courtesy of thesamplestore.