Thursday, 29 April 2021

Trying Out Sebastian Haircare - Review

 This post contains gifted items.

I first tried Sebastian Haircare products in my early 20s, so around 15 years ago and I was obsessed with the Sebastian Potion 9 Styling Treatment. Back then, it came in a squeezy metal tube, and I just loved how it made my hair look and feel. So I was super glad to be able to revisit the brand and try out some of their other products.

My hair salon appointment isn't until May 4th, and so my hair is currently at its worst. I do have my hair highlighted and after all of these months without a trim or colour, it is in desperate need of some TLC. That is where the Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo & Conditioner* (£31.00 for 2x250ml) come in. This duo is suitable for dry, damaged hair that needs some care and it does work out cheaper to buy them as a pair. The Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo is for really damaged, over-styled and chemically treated hair. It contains an active rescue system that penetrates the hair, repairing and reconstructing its natural health to leave it super-strong and soft and silky. You then use the Sebastian Penetraitt Conditioner, which is amazing at strengthening the hair while removing and guarding it from stress caused from previous chemical treatments and heat damage. The formula is colour-safe, so it won't cause any fading and it is deeply hydrating and strengthening. The duo do have a pleasant scent to them, and I notice that since using the shampoo and conditioner, my hair dries faster and straighter so I don't have to use my heated styling tools as much, which also helps to keep my hair healthier and more manageable, and gives me that salon blow dry look, which always looks more polished and fabulous in my opinion.

The Sebastian Potion 9 Hair Styling Treatment* (£28.60 for 150ml) is the brand's most famous product! Repackaged into a bottle with a pump, this conditioning styling product is suitable for all hair types, providing a great base for blow drying and styling the hair, it helps to keep blow dries, curls and up-dos in place for as long as possible. Therefore, you don't need to pile on the hairspray and so it looks much more natural. The formula contains a blend of active oil botanicals, leaving hair renewed with improved strength, a smooth feel and a glossy shine. To use, you simply smooth 1-2 pumps (depending on the length of your hair), through damp or dry hair, and then blow dry, curl, straighten or style as you normally would. I tend to have quite frizzy hair, and I find that when using this product, it helps to smooth down the cuticles of the hair strand, so that it looks all together smoother, straighter and sleeker. I have quite naturally straight hair, but if you have curly hair, I know many people who have said how amazing Potion 9 is for keeping their curls well, curly, not just on the first day, but the second and third and so on, too. I just adore how this keeps my hair from going wavy after blow drying it straight, which used to happen due to my hair being so fine and limp.

Last but certainly not least, I was able to try out the Sebastian Dark Styling Oil* (£32.60 for 95ml), which comes in a luxe black and gold bottle with a pump applicator. The Dark Oil is formulated with Sandalwood, Cedarwood and Argan Oil to replenish the hair cuticle whilst adding plenty of volume to the hair. The Oil smells divine, and woody, and rather than it coming out like an oil, it actually feels a little like a gel formula. Which at first, I was worried about as I have quite fine hair and thought that this may weigh it down, but it absolutely did not - it amazed me just how lightweight it felt in the hair. It has a very clever formula, that uses DiffusX Technology which provides an invisible veil onto the hair before disappearing and also provides UV protection. To use, you take 1-2 pumps of the Oil (again, dependent on your hair length), and you can apply to damp or dry hair, taking it from mid-length to the ends of the hair and then style as usual. As I have fine hair, I was intrigued to see if it would make a difference with the body of my hair, and it absolutely did - all without weighing it down or making it feel greasy, which isn't something you often find with hair oils. My hair can sometimes be quite dry on the ends, especially since I haven't had it cut for so long due to Lockdown, but this has left the ends really smooth and shiny, and I would 100% purchase this product.

You can find Sebastian Haircare online at Look Fantastic here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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