One of the things that’s most interesting about beaut.ie is the exposure we get to all sorts of products. Some are good, some are downright-bleedin’-terrible, and some are sure-fire keepers. But it’s always great to find out about new stuff no matter what the verdict is. One we’ve always been a bit mean about is Head and Shoulders. Dismissing it as a lads-only purchase that’s also good to keep on-hand for stripping colour, we’ve somehow managed to ignore that it’s had a bit of a makeover in recent years. Actually, make that, a complete about-face. Gone is the one-product dandruff shampoo, and in its place is a whole slew of shampoos and conditioners for all manner of issues.
New to the range is Damage Rescue. With lots more moisturising ingredients than the other H&S products, and a special shield that’s there to protect hair from all the awful things we do to it like straightening, endless blow drying and styling, the Damage Rescue shampoo and conditioner are designed as a sort of hair rehab for those scalp and hair sins we all commit. They’ve been tested on catwalk models too – notorious barnet botherers. But don’t take their word for it – here’s what I thought:
I had a go of the new shampoo and conditioner with celeb stylist Melissa Brown. My gruaig was groomed to within an inch of its life with Damage Rescue and then she did a bit of a number on it with her expert scissor-wielding hands too. I now have a silky-soft blunt cut bob with a long side fringe. Loving it – and I’ve become a bit of a fan of the shampoo too.
While I’m not going to throw down my posh bottles of ‘poo, I wouldn’t baulk at having this for back-ups in my bathroom cabinet at all. It’s not drying, it’s not leaving me with horrible frizzy ends, and best of all, it’s budget-tastic: €3.59 is the very small damage.