Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Wet Brush & WEN Replenishing Mist - Sweet Almond Mint

Hey guys!

Isn't balayage hair just so pretty? I love the graduated colour and the brightness of the blonde when it's first done. I've been getting balayage done now for about 3 years and although I only get it done about twice a year (I do the roots every 5 weeks, gotta cover them greys!) it makes your hair SUPER dry and very knotty. 

Pictures courtesy of Pinterest :)
Pictures courtesy of Pinterest :)
I condition my hair every time I wash it but it still needs that extra something. For the last few weeks I've been using the WEN Replenishing Mist before I dry my hair. This stuff is AWESOME! I just spray it onto the ends of my hair and leave about ten minutes before drying, mostly I'll just leave my hair dry naturally so I don't damage it further. For those of you who aren't familiar with WEN products i'll give you a little background info. Chaz Dean, a hair stylist to the stars from Los Angeles decided to branch out into natural products which wouldn't damage hair. He has his own salon in Hollywood called the Chaz Dean Studio and treats many a celebrity before a big event. If you want to read the full story click here

There are a few great things about this product, firstly can we talk about the smell? Sweet. Almond. Mint. I remember when I smelled it for the first time I wanted to cover myself in it :) Its a very refreshing smell, minty but not overpowering and subtly sweet. Since I've been using the mist my hair has been so much sleeker, shinier and easier to manage. I also just want to mention the spray top, this is the best spray hair mist I have ever used. The product disperses evenly from the sprayer and is the perfect pressure. I know that might sound a little strange but there's nothing worse than spraying your hair with a weak mist or one that just shoots out in a line from a cheap bottle. They end up everywhere and you end up wasting a lot of product as a result. So A+ for packaging WEN :)

In combination with using the WEN Replenishing Mist I've also been using the Wet Brush to brush my hair through. I had been previously using my Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush and I'm pretty sure I have this for about 8 years (has it been that long since I worked for Aveda? Yikes!). This brush has been used to death and the little balls at the end of the brush bristles are starting to fall out so it's definitely seen better days. The Wet Brush is really great. its comfortable to use and the bristles are very flexible which means no more knots for me. Now I know what you might be thinking and yes, you can use it on wet AND dry hair, the name is a bit confusing! This is a great brush for anybody that has a sensitive scalp or has issues with hair loss, in particular alopecia as it prevents tugging or tearing the hair which in turn helps to prevent split ends and hair loss. It can also be used on hair extensions for any of you that have that extra mane to worry about.

I have the limited edition Earth Collection wet brush which has a nice bamboo handle but they come in an array of colours. They have a lovely spring collection out at the moment if pastel colours take your fancy. My UK and Irish followers can buy the Wet Brush from Sally Salon Services for €10.49, they only have the pink and purple version at the moment. You can also buy direct from the Wet Brush website if you're living in the good old USA.

The WEN Replenishing Sweet Almond Mist is available to buy from www.wen.ie and retails for €24.90. I really am in love with this product so i'll have to try out some more things from WEN, especially the almond mint range :)

What are your current hair care favourites you can't live without? Let me know in the comments below!

Bye beauties!


*Products sent by PR for sample under no obligation to review. All opinions are my own! :)