Teen daughter and I love nothing more than to poke around a Chemists or beauty department on a Saturday afternoon. We love searching out the hero products that are relatively unknown, usually cheap and have the potential to change our lives!
Our favourite shop is Paks, which was established over 27 years ago, as a destination for African and Afro Caribbean hair and beauty products. A treasure trove of hair extensions and professional hair products, there are hidden gems piled high on every shelf, usually at a fraction of the price of more “designed” beauty stores.
One of my favourite products is Mane and Tail, which I have to admit I was initially drawn to by the name, as I was curious to find out why one would buy shampoo for a horse in Dalston. Of course it’s for humans and is a rather lush combination of natural essential oils which sort my mane out a treat!
My second favourite unkown hair product is this tiny little bad boy from Superdrug. While shopping in York (why are provincial chemists so much more exciting than those in London?) I came across this conditioning shampoo for £1.49 and thought it would be rude not to try it at that price.
I was at that in between colour phase, when the grey roots were popping though again and it seemed like I had only just handed over £100+ to have my colour done. In an attempt to hold out for a few more weeks, I gave the Rich Red a try.
I used it like a shampoo and left it on for a few more minutes than usual, and lo and behold my colour was instantly revived!! It has lasted me for over a month, as I use it every third wash to pep up my colour, it doesn’t make my hair look dyed, just more tonal and less grey. I can’t vouch for the other colours, but at £1.49, you can afford to give it a go.
I also bought an own brand hydrating face mask, which is also rather fabulous, but I can’t seem to find it on the Superdrug website.
Who needs Space NK……