Every girl knows that winter time isn't the best time for our hair with the brutal cold sending our hair brittle, dry and mostly lifeless.
I'm always hunting for new hair care products to give the kiss of life back to my hair so I was super duper excited when I opened my presents to find Andrew Barton's hair collection on Christmas morning, I was expecting big big things from him as hes been in the hair business for many moons, But I was extremely let down so I thought I would share my hair experiences with these products with you!
Left to Right: Andrew Barton Style creme, No frizz shine serum, Big hair styling spray, Hot iron protection spray, Serious shine protection conditioner and shampoo.
Gloss boss style creme
Purpose: For beachy waves or a messed up look
Smell: The smell isn't unpleasant its very similar to the VO5 Hair putty.
Texture: A slightly thick creamy consistency only a 2p coin size (for long hair) is needed anymore can make your hair feel really sticky and greasy.
How to use: Apply a small amount on the palm of your hand and rub together like hand cream and work in to the ends of your hair.
My experience: It wasn't very useful on my hair, it was hard to style and made my hair feel very heavy, it wasn't good for creating a messy style although I have not tried it on wavy hair yet so maybe it would work a lot better if you style it a little first and then use the creme just to give it a helping hand for those of us that have naturally straight hair.
Would I recommend? I would recommend but to those who already have wavy or curly hair.
No frizz shine serum
Purpose: To add shine and seal dry split ends
Smell: I actually really like the smell of this as it smells of coconut and I loveees me some coconut!
Texture: It's quite thick for a hair serum its more of a gel type than runny like most other hair serums, it is still greasy feeling like most.
How to use: Put a small amount on the palm of your hand rub together then gently glide it through the ends of your hair.
My experience: I wasn't to disappointed with the serum it did make my hair smoother and my ends less dry but it didn't add any shine what so ever it also made my hair feel greasy although I only used the tiniest amount on the very ends of my hair.
Would I recommend? No I wouldn't recommend to anyone I much prefer tresemme smooth serum.
Big hair lifting spray
Purpose: To create big lifted hair
Smell: It has a very musky smell to it, i didn't find it very pleasant at all.
How to use: Spray on towel dried hair and tip hair upside down for more lift, using a brush and hair dryer.
My experience: It did give me slightly volumized hair although as soon as it touched my hair I could feel how dry and almost rough feeling it had made my hair it made it quite hard to brush as it made it knotted as well.
Would I recommend? No to dry feeling and smells awful.
Hot iron protection spray
Purpose: To protect hair against heat
Smell: Yet again I love the smell as its coconutty ;)
How to use: Spray evenly all over hair before applying heat
My experience: Like the Big hair lifting spray it made my hair extremely dry and my ends felt like they were going to drop off which I hate to say cause it makes my hair smell great!
Would I recommend? No!
Serious shine protection conditioner and shampoo
Purpose: To moisturize hair and seal hair cuticles to create shine.
Smell: Very similar smell to most hair dyes not very nice.
How to use: Apply shampoo as normal then after rinsing apply the conditioner concentrating on the ends and use a wide tooth comb to spread evenly then leave for 1 minute and rinse.
My experience: Both felt awful on my hair straight away, the shampoo didn't even feel like it cleaned my hair, the conditioner did absolutely nothing i might as well not of bothered to put it on my hair both made my hair dry and knotted and added no shine at all and made my hair feel worse then ever.
Would I recommend? No way! the worst shampoo and conditioner I have ever tried.
As you can tell I wasn't overly impressed by any of the products I would definitely not recommend using most of these products as they feel more damaging than good, although if people still want to try them let me know how you went on with them they may work better on others these are just my hair experiences..
Thanks for reading x