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Area H20 should rename itself to ‘Area H2Woah’. It’s a new hair care range free of fancy schmancy ingredients and instead addresses how the type of water in the area you live in affects the condition of your hair.
Area H2O has been scientifically formulated by biochemists to work with your water type, not your hair type. It makes sense since you may have noticed how different your hair looks and feels wherever in the world (or the country) you are in.
There is a useful illustration of the UK map on the bottles highlighting which areas are hard, medium and soft and it looks exactly like this:
I was sent the soft water shampoo and conditioner because although I live in London (notoriously a hard water area), I have a water softener installed.
The products are scent-free with the shampoo clear like water. It’s worth noting that it takes a few washes before you notice a difference. Actually it’s all part of the detoxifying process with Area H20 filtering out the build-up left behind from other products and the effects of the water type.
So how does this marvellous concoction work? Well it combats the effects of mineral deposits by acting like a magnet and attracting the metal ions that are present in every water type. This makes it easy to wash them away before they react with your shampoo to form deposits.
If you live in a hard water area, limescale is a major factor – it doesn’t lather well with soap and the residue it leaves behind won’t give you the sleek and shiny appearance that you crave. If you’re in a soft water area, water lathers better but the chemical imbalance makes it more difficult to rinse off hence your hair looks limp and lifeless.
It’s also useful to know both shampoo and conditioner contain a PH of 5.5 – the body’s natural PH.
Since switching to Area H20, my hair looks fuller, healthier, smoother and remains this way for a lengthier period of more than a day in between washes. It also ‘feels’ cleaner. Look!
I do get spoilt with all marvellous hair care products sent to me for review but Area H20 is one that’s wowed me without any fuss or frills. If you’re prone to sensitivity of the scalp then this may well be ideal for you too.
You can buy Area H20 at Look Fantastic and what’s more, it’s so reasonably priced.
It’s available in variants of a Hard, Medium or Soft Water Shampoo for Normal to Fine Hair, Coloured Hair at £9.95 (250ml) and Hard, Medium or Soft Water Conditioner at £9.95 (200ml). Also there are Duo Packs for £17.50. You can also purchase via the official site http://areah2o.co.uk/
I love shampoo and conditioner. I love the prospect of testing out something new on my hair – will it give me the barnet I lust after? Or will it be another tried and forgotten brand?
You may recall a while ago that I tested out the Reinvent products from Healthy Sexy Hair and really liked them (review here). One of the items I was also sent was the Soy deep conditioning treatment, of which I became a serious fan. So the kind people behind the brand recently sent me the accompanying shampoo and conditioner.
The packaging is nice. It has good kerb appeal (can you tell who’s trying to buy a house at the moment). I was kind of expecting this to smell like chocolate, what with the cocoa content, but I’m afraid that it doesn’t. What you do get is a fresh herbal scent, with a faint lemon hint. It lathers beautifully and the conditioner is light and doesn’t weigh the hair down. Both the husband and I have been happily using this on a daily basis without any irritation at all. And, my hair isn’t greasy by the end of the day as it often is with so many other products I have tried.
Would I repurchase these? Absolutely.
Sexy Hair products are available in salons and are stocked widely online, with prices averaging £11.99 for the shampoo and £13.99 for the conditioners.
Other than make-up, shampoo is something I get very excited about so when Privé landed over this side of the Atlantic very recently (all the way from Beverly Hills no less), I stood on my tip-toes like an inquisitive meerkat. You see, Privé products have been wowing the US for over 10 years, thanks to their chic look, herbal fragrances, boutique range of just 26 products and the likes of Uma Thurman and Terri Hatcher singing their praises so naturally, I wanted a piece of the action too.
Conceived and created by Frenchman Laurent Dufourg, one of America’s leading session stylists, the Privé range is only available in selected salons and online with a great emphasis on protecting its exclusivity as a niche product with a high-end consumer appeal. Evidently aimed at a wide yet ‘grown up’ audience who appreciate style and quality, I could tell from the colours, design and packaging of its products that Privé does exactly what it’s set out to do.
It all sounds very promising and I was on a mission to find out when I was given a travel size bottle of shampoo and conditioner (50ml each) to try, which I’ve been using for about two months sparingly.
There are three types of shampoo and conditioners available: Daily, Reparative and Amplifying. I have Reparative, which contains aloe vera and orchid although I am intrigued about trying the Amplifying set as its designed especially to lift volume into fine hair.
Any way, back to what I’d been sent to review. The product itself is a light green colour, thick, rich and silky with a subtle herbal scent and is designed to deliver rich moisture and silky softness to dry, damaged and chemically treated hair, which is ideal for all the things I torment my hair with. It lathers up effortlessly, is gentle on the scalp and hair and I can tell it deep cleanses thoroughly because each time, I’m left with a brilliant, luminous shine and incredibly manageable hair from the roots to the tips.
I know I’ve praised the wonders of other branded shampoos on Just Nice Things, which have been wonderful on my hair (and I still stand by those statements) but Privé is the crème de la crème. Truthfully, I am inclined to stick with this for a long time. It’s proved to be reliable every time I’ve used it, giving me great conditioned hair that I can’t stop running my fingers through. Yes, that’s a terrible thing that I should stop doing as I’ll make my hair greasy again but oh well, you get the gist!
Now cost wise, I was expecting this range to cost a fair amount but it’s very reasonably priced, if not less than some shampoos I’ve forked out for. A 250ml bottle for nearly £15 is a price I deem acceptable, especially when I know I am getting the satisfaction and results from using it.
Privé is like the best kept secret in professional haircare and to know about it feels like a privilege. I’m placing an order for full-size bottles – I’m that confident about it.
Depending on which shampoo and conditioner you choose, prices range roughly between £12 to £20 for 250ml sized bottles, and £13 to £26 for 500 ml, available to buy online from www.luxuryhaircare.co.uk and in various salons around the UK. Check the site for other Privé products, and currently Luxury Haircare are offering free delivery on purchases over £35.
Have you tried Privé? If so, tell us what you think in the comments box below.