As I mentioned last week, one of the products inside my surprise Glossybox was a full-sized tube of Neal & Wolf’s Harmony Intensive Care Treatment for hair.
One of the great things about Glossybox, of course, is that it gives you the opportunity to try products you possibly wouldn’t be able to justify buying on their own, or which you might not even have heard of.
The downside of that, however, is that you can very easily find yourself addicted to something that turns out to be way out of your price league. Because of this, I was actually scared to look this product up online and find out how much it cost, because folks: I love this. It’s awesome, seriously.
This is basically an intensive hair masque, of the “apply, leave to sink in for a few minutes, then rinse” type. You can choose to leave it on for 10-20 minutes, say, if you want to give yourself the full pampering treatment, but I’ve been using it in the shower, and basically just leaving it on for as long as it takes me to shave my legs. By doing this, I noticed two things straight away:
1. It smells fantastic. I’ve said a million times here that I’m rubbish at describing scents, so I’ll simply describe this as “the scent of luxury”. You can tell that it’s a high-quality product just by sniffing it in other words. This made me nervous, and also made me want to hate it, so I wouldn’t feel obliged to keep on buying it once my sample tube is done. I was to be disappointed in that wish, however, because:
2. You can feel the difference before you even get out of the shower.
There’s no need to dry and style your hair to see if this has made a difference: you can FEEL the difference as soon as you rinse it off. When I use my usual (cheap) brand of conditioner, my wet hair will feel a bit tangled and unkempt. After applying this, it’s as smooth as glass, and completely tangle-free. It’s also shinier, softer, and generally healthier looking once it IS dry. Oh, and it still smells great.
With all of this said, then, I was seriously worried. “I bet this stuff costs a fortune,” I muttered to myself, typing the brand name into Google. I was sort of right to have worried: direct from Neal & Wolf, this costs £12.95 for a 200ml tube. Now, I have to confess: I’m fairly frugal when it comes to hair products, so that’s quite a bit more than I’d normally spend. In this case, though, I do think the price is justified: as I say, it’s a fantastic product, and as it’s an intensive treatment, it’s not something you need to use every day. I’ve had three or four applications out of my tube so far, and there’s still some left: bearing in mind that I have long hair, and get through more conditioner than the average person, I think that’s a pretty good deal, and it’s definitely going onto my “to buy when I have some spare cash” list.
Want to try it? Click here to buy it from Neal & Wolf