Summer Haircare with Hempz
I can excitedly say that it's finally that time of year, where the days get warm, long and hazy. Most people look forward to summer, and then are sad to see it go, with me being one of those people for sure! I do love long summers of relaxation and heat, but like most people, it can play havoc with my hair and skin.
Over the last month, with the change of temperatures and weather conditions, mixed with constant washing and heat-styling and hairspray, I have noted that my hair has become very out of condition. I'm lucky that I don't usually have to worry much about my hair with it being short, but with it currently looking dry and very fly-away I thought I would take some time to give it a little TLC (any excuse eh!). I picked up some of the new hair care products from Hempz Beauty. I have used this brand before and have always been impressed with the products, and you may remember Hempz items being featured in previous blog posts, but if not here's a little about the brand: Hempz Beauty is a natural products company derived from 100% organic Hemp Seed Oil. All products are Paraben Free, Gluten Free, THC Drug Free and not tested on animals, ethics that I look out for when shopping for beauty and cosmetic products. I picked up two items to try from the range which were the Original Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner, both for dry and colour treated hair. Now my hair isnt colour treated right now, but it has been in the past, and I like to use nourishing products to keep my hair looking tip top, so these products sounded perfect! Key Features to the Hempz Original Haircare range: * Enriched with 100% Pure Natural Hemp Seed Oil * Helps provide hair hydration and nourishment * Helps to condition hair for a healthier & more conditioned look * Paraben-Free, Gluten-Free 100% Vegan, THC-Free * Formulated with gentle cleansers * Helps maximize the life of color-treated hair * Natural extracts help to preserve moisture, prevent frizz and enhance shine * Shea butter and natural extracts help lock in moisture and help protect against damage from hot tools Hempz Original Herbal Shampoo I have been using this shampoo now ever since it arrived through the post, packaged in a lovely silver parcel. The first thing I noticed when using it the next day was the luxurious, creamy texture and lovely scent of bananas. It's super quick and easy to use, lathers beautifully and really does feel like a luxury product, despite the drugstore price tag. It left my hair feeling clean yet not stripped, and as my hair dried it looks healthy and soft. I also noted that my hair seems shinier the more I use the product, as if its clean and healthy for the first time, which sounds silly, but my hair seems to have really liked the change in shampoo to this new Hempz Original Herbal product. The conditioning ingredients mean that with the summer hear and constant styling my hair will have some protection to help maintain its condition and looking fabulous, which is exactly what I need with the constant events I attend! I just wish my hair was longer so I could flick it around and show everyone how much better its looking...
Hempz Original Herbal Conditioner Now to maintain the condition of my hair and give it a boost every now and then I also have started using the Hempz Original Herbal Conditioner which is from the same range as the shampoo. I only use a conditioner once or twice a week due to my busy schedule, and this one is recommended to be used after shampooing for best results, though only using it a few times still left my hair feeling great. This also had hints of a banana fragrance which I loved. You leave this conditioner in for 3 to 5 minutes before washing out, which is enough time to drink half a glass of wine or catch up on text messages while in the bath (from experience!). This helped give my hair that extra boost of moisture that is lost during hot weather and heat styling that can cause your hair to look dull and be brittle. It also gave my hair a subtle scent for a good few hours, and left it easy to style and glossy, without being greasy.
Overall the products were so lovely to use, and have really helped my hair which is overall condition and feel in a short period of time, and as they feel luxurious to use will happily carry on washing my locks with them. For more information on Hempz and their products you can visit the links below.