Showing posts with label Root2Tip. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Root2Tip. Show all posts

Sunday, 19 July 2015

New In | July 2015 [Video]

It's been a while since I've made a YouTube video so I thought I'd talk about some beauty products I've got my hands on recently.

The Video:

I stuck strictly to beauty and hair products here as I've bought quite a few new clothes lately! Let's just say the summer sales have definitely had an impact on my bank balance over the last couple of weeks. I might do a fashion haul video at some stage but there's a few other videos I want to do next like my everyday hair styling routine and an updated everyday makeup routine. I'm open to suggestions of course so if there's anything specific you'd like to see next let me know.

Have you tried anything new?

Christine Stewart x

Friday, 27 February 2015

Review | Root2Tip Natural Hair Butter

I was sent a few Root2Tip goodies for Christmas, including the Triple M Miracle Moisture Milk (£13.99)*, the Root2Tip Protein Balance 'Elasticity Retention' Hair Masque (£12.99)* and the Natural Hair Butter (£10.99)*. The Moisture Milk and Protein Masque are already amongst my favourite hair products which I've been using and purchasing for some time. I've never tried the Natural Hair Butter before though and I've ended up relying on this product more for my skin than hair.

Root2Tip is a natural haircare brand and this butter is full of skin-loving ingredients, primarily Shea butter. The product is made for all hair types and has many uses including providing shine and hold to a curly hair (or curly sets). I've found Shea butter is just too heavy for my hair, which gets weighed down easily. As a result I prefer to only use this product pre-shampoo treatment on my ends. I warm the butter up a little in my hands and smooth it down the lengths before stepping in the shower and it stops my hair getting stripped during the shampoo process. My ends feel so smooth and buttery post-wash I love it!

The product is also recommended for use on the skin and I use the product on my body the most. I've been applying it to my knees, elbows and hands a lot recently to banish any dryness. It works wonderfully at keeping my skin super soft and hydrated and I only need to use a little product at a time. My skin has felt amazing combining applying this butter regularly along with a weekly body scrub using  DIY.

Overall this is a great product with a few uses, though I love it more for my skin than hair.  products can be purchased from their website.

*sample. Read my disclaimer .

Have you tried anything by Root2Tip?

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Review | Root2Tip Protein Balance Masque

I was kindly sent Root2Tip Protein Balance 'Elasticity Retention' Hair Masque (£12.99)* a couple of weeks ago and it's one of the few protein treatments I've tried which doesn't dry my hair out.

I'm always impressed with the ingredients in Root2Tip products and the formula of the Protein Balance Masque does not disappoint. It contains a variety of oils, including Coconut, Grapeseed, Avacado, and Meadowfoam Seed Oil. The latter I've not noticed in a conditioner before, and I wasn't quite sure what it was. After a quick Google search a couple of websites state that Meadow Foam Oil is found in a lot of beauty products for the hair as it provides excellent slip, adds shine, is non-greasy and helps prevent moisture loss.

The masque is also made with henna, silk protein and wheat protein in order to strengthen the hair. I love using henna on my hair, but I was a little worried this would make the masque quite gritty and hard to wash out. The texture of this product is actually very smooth and buttery which makes it a breeze to rinse. The balance of the henna in the product is perfect for me. If you're curious about using henna but don't want to do a full henna treatment, it's definitely worth giving this product a try.

I constantly emphasise the importance of deep conditioning on my blog but I tend to encourage using moisture heavy products rather than protein.  I know first hand that using too much protein can cause breakage, which meant until the last year or so I've been very cautious about using any protein at all. However if you have chemically treated hair like me or rely on heat often, using protein regularly is an essential step in keeping the hair strong but you have to balance it properly with moisture treatments.

My hair feels very soft after conditioning and the last time I used this product my hair had so much volume. I've found no dryness either, which means I don't have to follow this product with a moisturising treatment afterwards like I usually would with a protein treatment. I'm going to continue using this conditioner every 2-4 weeks to keep the balance of protein in my hair.

products can be purchased from their website. 

*sample. Read my disclaimer here.

Have you tried Root2Tip products? 

Christine Stewart x