There’s been a lot of buzz in the beauty world about the new haircare range Kate Moss has launched with stylist James Brown , so naturally I was keen to try it out and see if the it actually lives up to it’s hype.
And does it? Well, this week I’ve been using James Brown London’s Combination Hair Shampoo and Combination Hair Conditioner. Read on for the review…
I have a guilty beauty secret: I’m not really into haircare. I’m obsessive about makeup and skincare, but I’ve always been of the opinion that one shampoo is pretty much like another, so I was pleasantly surprised by these ones.
The Combination Hair Shampoo contains nettle, watercress and horsetail extracts (!) which it says will reduce oiliness at the roots, while the wheatgerm locks moisture into the ends. You’re not supposed to massage your scalp, but just to lather it on and rinse it off. Which is what I did.
The first thing I noticed with this is the lovely fresh smell, which lingers on your hair all day. It lathers up nicely, and left my hair squeaky clean, which is the main thing, of course. It’s hard to tell what this would have been like used on its own, though, because right after I shampooed with it I used….
The Combination Hair Conditioner. Again with wheatgerm to lock in moisture, the thing that struck me most about this was how quickly it was absorbed. Most conditioners I’ve used seem to coat the hair and then sit on top of it until it’s rinsed off, but this went on, and seemed almost to disappear. I was tempted to add some more, but instead just left the existing conditioner on for the recommended five minutes before rinsing and drying.
And the results? Pretty impressive, actually. I’ve used both formulas twice now, and my hair today is so soft and shin that I’ve wanted to keep touching it all day. It’s also smoother than normal and feels like it’s just been washed even now, a good nine hours after I used it.
Definitely recommended, and £5.99 for 250ml .