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The other day a friend commented on my hair – she asked if I’d had it dyed, saying it looked lighter and brighter. I thanked her and explained that no, I haven’t had my hair done for a very long time, but I had started using a new shampoo and conditioner that is designed to make my highlights stand out.
I’d been using John Frieda Highlight Activating Moisturising Shampoo and Highlight Activating Moisturising Conditioner (for Lighter Shades) for about a week when I had that lovely complement. The shampoo contains Jojoba oil, sunflower and white tea complex which help to bring out highlights for “maximum blonde impact”, and the moisturising formula adds shine without actually adding colour. The conditioner incorporates the sane blonde-enhancing ingredients while gently removing those residues that build up and dull the hair.
Looking at the photo what do you think I’m going to say about the packaging? If you’ve been reading Splodz Blogz for a long time you might remember I have featured John Frieda Go Blonder Shampoo and Conditioner, and I mentioned this then. It’s the labelling. The difference between the shampoo and conditioner packaging is so small that if you’ve got water in your face it’s very difficult to see which one is which. John Frieda have used different colours and I think I’ve just about remembered that blue is shampoo and green is conditioner (or is it the other way around), but ideally it should be much more obvious.
I do like this pair of products, they are nice to use and obviously work as I mentioned above. I have found, though, that the moisturising effect of these means by the evening my hair is looking flat and a little greasy. I have very fine hair and have to wash it daily, but if I’m out in the evening I am finding it necessary to refresh using dry shampoo (my favourite ever hair product!). I don’t mind that too much because I think my hair looks better in the daytime than it does with my normal choice or shampoo and conditioner, and I know my hair is very prone to looking lifeless, but it is a bit annoying that it doesn’t last 12 hours.
I’ve been trying my latest product from mypure for a couple of months. Essential Epil is a “hair growth inhibitor and skin glorifier” by Acorelle. The blurb on the box says that it reduces hair density by 80% in 56 days, indicating that hair growth is delayed and hairs are finer and fewer… leaving skin “lovelier”.
The formula contains a patented black truffle extract, recognised as a powerful hair growth inhibitor, along with protein active enzymes that deliver the active ingredients into the core of the hair shaft. Hair regrowth is slower and hairs are fewer and finer. In vivo tests show hair density reduced by 80% after 56 days.
How does it work?
Ten years ago in the Toulouse region of France a cosmetic chemist decided to find out why nothing grows under oak trees when there are black truffles growing in the soil. An extract from the truffles was found to inhibit plant growth under the oak trees and it is this same extract which was later found to inhibit hair regrowth after waxing.
I tested Essential Epil on my legs, and have been shaving (my normal hair removal method) at the same time as using this product – as recommended on the packaging. The cream, which I applied each time I shaved, is an excellent moisturiser and made my legs feel soft and smooth. After about 6-8 weeks I am noticing a definite change in the amount of hair growth, and the hair that is growing is much finer than I’m used to.
The cream does have a scent, quite a strong one, and while it’s not unpleasant (hair removal cream is normally horrid!), it is still a bit strong for my liking. As a result I ended up only using it in the evenings – not a massive problem but something I noticed.
I’m not sure if my legs were “glorified” by this product, but I am liking it and its effects on hair growth. It’s something that is working slowly, but after two months I can see a difference. It’s not a cheap or value product, but I can see myself using this instead of a normal moisturiser on my legs from now on – I’ll let you know if I start shaving less!