Saturday, 20 March 2010

Neal and Wolf Part 2: A Silky Glow

Ok, it's about time I wrote Part Two of this two parter, don't you think?

One thing that I think is worth noting is that on a daily basis, I don't really use styling products on my hair, with the exception of the occasional bit of Toni & Guy Texture Paste if I have a hot date with The Husband. Also if you want to see the background of Neal and Wolf, my hair profile etc check out Part One.

Silk Smoothing Blow-dry Balm:
What do they say?
SILK puts an end to tangles and frizz. Hydrating wheat protein complex provides moisture, balance and manageability.

The result: sleek, straight and silky-smooth hair. 

I used a smallish blob of this on towel dried hair, worked it through and then blow dried the way I always do (no brush, just fingers). I have to say, I was really quite impressed. My hair has natural kinks and waves all over the place and this pretty much got rid of them all and yet still left me with good texture and volume. It smells gorgeous (remember I told you that they had the fragrance designed in a perfume house? You can really tell with this) and helps to gets rid of a fair few of my frizzies! It also didn't irritate my scalp, which is always a bonus!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ out of 5
Would I buy it again? Possibly - it would depend on the price for me.

Glow Super Shine Spray:
 What do they say?

GLOW is a weightless spray that adds deep, lasting shine.

Its unique formula also helps to smooth hair, controlling frizz and reducing static. The result? Incredible all-over shine that leaves hair glowing.
Wow, this really does make your hair shiny - I mean, I normally have very shiny hair anyway, but this gives it a great extra bit of shiny oomf! I'm not sure how much it controlled my frizz, but then again, I wasn't really using it for frizz control anyway (it's winter, therefore I resign myself to Harry Potter levels of hair wildness). This also has the classic Neal and Wolf signiture smell - I'd say this is the strongst smelling of all their products (I found that I had to be quite careful with how much I used - one spritz too many did give me a migrane on one occasion, but I'm super sensitive to smells anyway so I imagine it's just me... no really, I am... I'm convinced I can smell gas in our tap water all the time). This would be a great little hair pick-me-up for the morning after or on days when you want your hair to have a bit of extra oomf but can't quite be bothered to wash it, It's really quite a versitle product and not in a massive bottle so (if you were that way inclined) you could probably pop it in your bag to give our hair a quick spritz at the end of a busy day to perk it up for a straight from work night out.

 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  and a 1/2 out of 5 (1/2 lost for the smell being a little too strong for me)
Would I buy it again? Probably so :)

Also, one other little note - I was chatting to the lovely PR lady who sent me these about the fact that a lot of reviewers haven't liked the lack of instructions on the product themselves - as these products are intended to be sold mainly in specialist salons, it was intended that a full consultation and explaination would be given there. However, Neal and Wolf have heard your cries for instructions and, like gorgeous Fairy Godmothers of Hair, your wish is their demand and all Neal and Wolf products will now feature full instructions for use!

However, if you've got the old style packaging and are wondering how on earth to use your lovely shampoo or shine spray, just visit their website, click on the relevant products and you'll find instructions for use :)

As stated in Part One, these products were sent to me for review purposes, however I am not payed to write them and my reviews will always reflect my honest opinions.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh these sound grand. Wish i could get me some, but i'm too poor for fancy hair stuff at the moment.


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