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The May Box Blog

May 04, 2020

The May Box Blog

This box is one I've wanted to do for some time, but hair is a challenge. 

Different hair types, different needs, different products for different people - it's not easy so I started with a product that I've wanted for ages and hoped that you had too - a hair turban.

The Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban is basically a comma-shaped towel with a loop and a button. Alright, that's not totally it, there's the fabric the turban is made of to ensure that hair is de-frizzed and dried super fast, there's the shape so that it fits your head and doesn't keep falling off like a wet towel and there's that it suits all hair types.  This is what makes it special.

The founder of Aquis told me that the biggest damager of hair is water, which is why she created the towel to fast-dry her hair and lessen potential damage.  I nodded as I like that too, but really, I wanted this turban so I could apply a hair mask, leave it for 5-10 mins without my head getting really cold, water running down my neck, the mask not getting any heat in it to super charge it.  I'm not into wrapping cling film around my head, it's horrible, cold and not a great look.  The Turban is the answer and I love it!

John Frieda's Hydrate and Recharge Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask were immediately what the brand recommended for TOYL.  I've been using L'Oreal's Hydrology range, which I love, but it's pretty pricey.  Having tried the John Frieda for over a week I can honestly say I love it just as much, maybe because I'm now using a mask, but my hair is clean, shiny and soft.  Again, it's formulated for all hair types so try it and see.  Once you've actually got to buy these for yourself, they're a pretty reasonable £5.99 each.

Living Proof is at the luxe end of the hair market.  This brand was part owned by Jennifer Aniston until it was sold recently to Unilever, probably for an enormous sum.  However, what Living Proof specialises in is de-frizzing hair, ensuring that hair doesn't succumb to humidity and go all frizzy.  It's a real problem for many women so no wonder it's done so well/

The box kicked off with one of my favourite products Living Proof Smooth Blowout Concentrate.  This is a serum, said to cut the time it takes to blow dry your hair in half which is brilliant.  I hate drying my hair and I'm not very good at it.  Not only that, once I've dried my hair I turn the heated tools on it with abandon and this product protects hair up to 230 degrees C.  I love it and genuinely think it does cut drying time down, but by how much I don't know.  It absolutely does add shine and sleekness.

Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream is specifically designed to stop frizz and condition hair.  It's a leave in product which I will use a lot come autumn when that drizzle settles in.  My hair has a real love of frizz so as soon as I'm in damp weather I look like I've been dragged through a hedge.  This is a great product.

Finally, Living Proof Dry Shampoo.  Now, I don't use much dry shampoo, but if you do, use a good one.  This one actually cleans hair rather than just spray a load of filler into your scalp.  It cleans, eliminates oil, sweat and odour giving you another day without having to wash it.  This is the product that we are sending to NHS FrontLine Workers as well because if anyone needs a day off from shampooing, it's them.

So that's the May box and why I chose the products.  They are stand out in their class, suit all hair types and make an amazing box to help keep your locks conditioned during Lockdown - enjoy!

The May box is available until 25th May 2020




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