Hair Products Round-up: Matrix, Pureology, Redken, Davroe

April 11, 2016

I've never been any good with hair; the styling or doing of, which is why I rocked a short concave bob for many years. Witness, my official work portrait which I haven't bothered changing for about five years.

Almost Posh

Anyway, after having my daughter, I grew it out for the sole purpose of being able to put it into a ponytail and embraced a low-maintenance ombre effect. After taking SO long to get it to a certain length, I didn't want to part with it, even though I couldn't really do much with it besides said ponytail, and of course, my beloved bun boosters.

bun booster | Almost Posh

However, it got to the point where it was so ratty on the ends, the only thing that was going to save it was a good cut, and that's what I went and got, as well as a whole new colour refresh, now that I had a little more time and budget to put towards the upkeep.

Haircut | Almost Posh

Around the same time as this successful hair appointment was the Adelaide Bloggers United event, at which I not only got to meet with brands like South Australian company Davroe and global giant L'Oréal Professionnel but also hauled away many products to work through my weave*.

* note: I don't actually have woven hair extensions, I just use "weave" as a synonym for my hair because I like to sound gangsta from time to time.

Anyway, did you know that L'Oréal also owns Matrix, Pureology and Redken? Me either!

Matrix, Redken products | Almost Posh

The Pureology Color Fanatic spray has been my go-to lately. With no less than 21 essential benefits touted, this is a multi-tasking beautifier for coloured hair, and who doesn't need one of those. I spray it on damp hair before blowdrying and on dry hair to smooth out any frizzy flyaways. It's light and smells nice. Tick!

Redken Diamond Oil | Almost Posh

I've got to be a bit sparing with oils and serums and such because as I just mentioned, they do tend to weigh my hair down a bit but a tiny little droplet of this gorgeous Redken Diamond Oil (I am seriously in love with this chunky pink faceted glass bottle on its own) gives a gorgeous smoothing effect that I very much enjoy.

Matrix Hello Blondie Shampoo and Conditioner | Almost Posh

As well as the contents of our goodie bags, L'Oréal kindly gifted me this Hello Blondie shampoo and conditioner for blonde hair (as the name suggests) after the event, as well as the Matrix Break Fix pictured above. I've really been enjoying using the shampoo and conditioner as my regulars. It smells nice, it has a pretty pale purple colour and my hair has felt really good using it. The shampoo gives a nice cleansing lather which isn't always present in traditional toning shampoos and the conditioner gives good condition without weighing down my fine strands.

Davroe Hair Wellness | Almost Posh

These are just three products from the big gift box presented to us by Davroe Hair Wellness.

Davroe Hair Styling | Almost Posh

You might remember I mentioned that Janelle whipped my hair into cute curls in literally ten minutes on the day. Try as I might, I can't replicate that with my straightener at home but I can get my follicles feeling fine with these products. The Murray River salt spray gives me grip and texture, the Thermaprotect, like the Pureology spray, is good for a quick spritz before blowdrying (I'm keeping this handy travel size on standby) and the Tame detangler is excellent not only on my own head but that of my daughter who regards having her hair done as being up there with vaccinations and going to bed. All of these products smell AMAZING. There were also several convenient travel sized shampoo and conditioner products for various types of hair. I have passed some on and hoarded the rest for myself.

Hair styling continues to be an ongoing challenge for me, but the shorter length has meant my Suck 'n' Curl (aka the VS Sassoon Curl Secret) is far easier and less tedious to use than it was before. Here's me having used it AND I wore sequins and tulle AND I got liquid liner AND false lashes on my eyes with minimal strong language. Everything was coming up Milhouse Posh that night, I can tell you. Apart from decent lighting.

VS Sassoon Curl Secret | Almost Posh

There are a few more hair things I haven't even had a chance to try yet so stay tuned for more on those in the future.

Do you like trying out new products or when you're on a good thing, you stick to it? Do you spend on salon shampoo and conditioners or are you more of a "whatever's on special at the supermarket" kind of person?

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All of these products were kindly gifted at or after the Adelaide Bloggers United event. For more information, please see my PR and Media policy.

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