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PERT SHAMPOOS REVIEW

Hello my beautiful friends,How are you guys doing?

When it comes to hair, I always had dry and damaged hair. It is just recently that my hair started getting better and that’s because I have started taking real care of it. I take care when using products on my hair too. Today I am up with a review and I am reviewing a new range of shampoos inspired by natural Arab remedies and I am talking about Pert shampoos. I have got the chance to review three out of the 8 available. So let’s get started with the review.

Today I am going to review

  • Anti-dandruff with coconut and lime
  • Anti- hair fall with ginger extracts
  • For damaged hair with chamomile extracts

Product claims

Smooth hair opens the door to a better tomorrow. When it comes to choosing a shampoo, women want quick and smart products that would give them that fresh ‘salon look’ without having to spend a fortune. Now, thanks to PERT’s new range of shampoos, smooth and manageable hair is accessible to all. Present in the GCC market for over 30 years, PERT has finally perfected a range of products that bottles the region’s traditional wisdom and natural remedies. With PERT, smooth hair is a guaranteed end benefit without the fuss of traditional Arab remedies – their professional formula ensures your hair remains healthy thanks to their all natural ingredients and remedies that women have been using for centuries. The products are simple to use in just one easy step, making it the smart choice that gives you all the value for your money.

The 8 shampoos available are:

  1. Coconut & Lime:Anti-Dandruff – Coconut has properties that are anti bacterial and which offer nourishment for the scalp while adding shine. The formula conditions deep down, helping fight visible dandruff flakes from your hair.
  2. Henna:For Strong Hair – Henna leaves promote hair growth and thus strong hair. Additionally, henna adds shine and volume to your hair while preventing it from greying and thinning,
  3. Mandarin:For Greasy Hair – Mandarin has proteins which help the hair from getting oily. The natural ingredients protect the hair, giving you a healthy and smooth look for longer.
  4. Olive Oil:For Dry Hair – Olive oil helps in moisture which make hair shiny and healthy. Rich in vitamins A, E and antioxidants, olive oil replaces the extra silicone ingredients used in conditioners and helps make hair more manageable.
  5. Oil Extracts:To Nourish Hair – The oil extracts provide overall nourishment to hair by preventing dry, itchy and flaky scalps while adding sheen and lustre to hair. The oils also maintain the hair’s natural texture while adding smoothness and strength to reduce breakage.
  6. Chamomile:For Damaged Hair – Not only does chamomile help sooth scalp irritation and nourish the hair, it also adds shine and glow to dull and dry hair. Mainly with dyed hair, chamomile is gentle and soothes damaged hair.
  7. Ginger:Anti Hair Fall – Ginger provides vitamins to the hair, helping in hair growth and hair strengthening for less hair fall. Additionally, the ginger enhances the hair’s natural lustrous shine.
  8. Honey:For Normal Hair – Honey provides healthy benefits by coating damaged hair with a protective layer, attracting moisture and feeding the hair follicles.

Price and availability

200ml – 6.75AED; 400ml – 12.75AED; 700ml – 17.25AED. Available on all supermarkets across GCC.

Ingredients

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Pert shampoo for damaged hair
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Anti-hairfall shampoo
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Anti-dandruff shampoo

My review of the Pert shampoos

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Even though I have tried the three variants I have seen similar results (well almost). Hence I am reviewing the three together but will be mentioning the differences too.

Let’s start with the packaging. The Pert shampoos comes in a green bottle with a flip open cap. The packaging is just almost similar to any other drugstore shampoos nothing special. The cap shuts tight hence travel-friendly. The shampoos has a very pleasant but light fragrance which just lingers for a few hours after washing your hair and then disappears. The Anti-dandruff smells a little different and has a coconutty fragrance which disappears even faster. Anti-dandruff shampoo is ivory colour while the other two are off white.

The consistency is quite thick, not very thick but still. The Anti-dandruff shampoo is a bit thicker than the other two. A very small amount is only required to create a great lather and yes lathers really well. Now considering the cleaning part, all the three cleans hair really well for any dirt and grime. But if you ask me about the anti-hairfall claim I don’t really think it does that but all I have to agree it did not weigh down my hair, any of them. Next the anti-dandruff shampoo is successful is getting rid of the flakes but if you stop using the shampoo, it comes back. The shampoo contains Zinc Pyrithone, which fights dandruff and dry scalp.The one for damaged hair is much easier on hair and does not leave the hair dry at all. The others also does not dry out my hair which is a great win for me as I have dry hair and most shampoos dry my hair. Even the anti-dandruff shampoo does not dry my hair and leaves my hair soft and beautiful. The Pert shampoo for damaged hair works even better if you have dry hair like me.

Normally I dilute and use my shampoos, these I have used with and without diluting and however these does not dry my hair. And I have tried with and without conditioner and even without conditioner my hair felt soft and less frizzy. But I strongly recommend using conditioners because it is very important to condition your hair . I asked my mom, my dad, my husband and my brother to use these shampoos and they felt the same about the shampoos. I have dry wavy hair, my mom has oily curls, my dad has soft straight hair, my husband has soft waves and my brother has dry curls. Am I making you confused? I hope not! However, the results were the same despite having different type of hairs.

What I don’t like about these shampoos is the ingredients, a whole lot of chemicals including sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens. But I must say there are some really god ingredients too.

Final verdict

In love with:

  • Travel-friendly packaging but I don’t like carrying bigger bottles.
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Cleans the hair and scalp leaving your hair soft and beautiful.
  • Does not dry your hair.
  • Very affordable price.

Not in love with:

  • Contains SLS and parabens.

Honestly speaking I don’t expect shampoos to do miracles to my hair. According to me if a shampoo cleans my scalp and hair and removes the excess oil while not drying it, then I am happy with it. These does exactly that. But I still have a problem with the ingredients used. If you are planning to get an affordable shampoo, these might be a great choice. However, I will not repurchase these. I rate it 3.5/5.

Have you tried the Pert shampoos? Which is your favourite shampoo? Or which one are you using currently?

 

PR samples. However, all opinions are my own and unbiased.

 

 

 

LUSH TANGLED HOT OIL TREATMENT REVIEW

At least once in your life, you might have wished to have a magnificent hair as Rapunzel, long and strong. While a hair as long as hers would have been difficult to carry, a mane that strong wouldn’t hurt,right. Today I am going to talk about “Tangled”, no, not the Disney movie, but the Tangled hot oil treatment from Lush cosmetics.

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And this is just a coincidence that I mentioned about Rapunzel when the name of Disney’s version of Rapunzel and the product I am reviewing has the same name. Now, if you have never heard of Rapunzel, which I think is impossible, just know that she is some girl with magnificent long tresses and that’s all is important here. Actually, even that is not important, I just want to write a good intro, that’s it! For those who read, of course, I mean some don’t right? But you are not someone belonging to that category because you are actually reading it:D And I love you but let’s move on!’

Okay! So I was saying is if you need healthy and strong hair, you have to work for it. A healthy diet and a good hair care routine are very important. Your hair needs conditioning and Tangled is supposed to give that to you! Let’s find out what else Lush claims from this solid hair product before beginning to analyze it it’s true.

Claims 

Out damned knot! This rosewood and ylang ylang treatment is here to tame your tangles. A creamy mix of softening, strengthening oils increase tensile strength and allow you to comb with ease. This hot oil treatment has goodness written all over it.

Ingredient list of  lush tangled hot oil treatment

  • Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Cationic Guar Gum
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Citric Acid
  • Perfume
  • Orange Flower Absolute
  • Rosewood Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Oil
  • Benzyl Benzoate
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Amyl Cinnamal
  • Benzyl Salicylate
  • Eugenol
  • Farnesol
  • Geraniol
  • Isoeugenol
  • Limonene
  • Linalool

Price and availability

AED 75 for 20g and available at all  Lush stores also online Hot oil treatment is also available in two different types- Damaged and Kinky.

What I have to say about Lush Tangled hot oil treatment

 

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The Tangled hot oil treatment from Lush cosmetics looks like a lollypop, with a stick at one end and an off-white solid “thing” at the other. This “thing is the real product (treatment). My description might not sound serious but this lollypop form is actually brilliant. Why? because the stick is used to stir and melt the product. There is a black label covering the product, underneath which you get the complete instructions on how to prepare this mask/treatment.

This treatment is actually a mix of different oils in a solid form, so if you are someone who hates oiling your hair, this product is definitely your thing! The Lush tangled hot oil treatment contains some really amazing ingredients like the extra virgin olive oil which increase the tensile strength of the hair and keep your hair moisturized and protected. The next key ingredient is organic jojoba oil which conditions the hair shaft and adds shine and manageability.

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It smells really good, a beautiful floral scent with a hint of citrus which mainly is due to the two ingredients ylang ylang, which has a sweet floral fragrance and orange flower absolute which has a citrusy fragrance. The smell is so good and uplifting. But I wish I could say this about the smell once it melts too. Sadly, it smells weird once the product is melted.

To prepare this treatment, place the treatment in a cup or bowl or whatever you like, Lush recommends using their black pots, your choice. Next, add hot water to the solid treatment and begin to stir gently. Start by adding a small amount of water and add more as required. Continue stirring until this is completely melted, without any lumps. The melting process takes a while, say 5-7 minutes. The end product must be thick and creamy. I suggest not to make it too thick as it might be difficult to remove the treatment from your hair. Next step is to apply this cream to your dry hair. Make sure the treatment is not too hot, but it should be warm. Keep this mask on your hair for  20 minutes then wash it off using shampoo.

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This treatment was way too much for my shoulder length hair. I applied it so so generously and even then I had so much left which I used on my hubby’s hair. To my surprise, there was still left, which I finally convinced my brother to try. So basically this product was enough for a very generous application on my shoulder length hair, a generous application on my husband’s short hair and not-so-generous application on my brother’s hair. But if this was to be used on my hair before chopping it a few days back ( I had really long hair) then it would have been enough for me and my husband. So I recommend cutting this solid treatment into two or three parts (depending on your hair length) or sharing with someone. Remember once you melt it, you cannot keep it for long, maybe for a week.

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Now let’s talk about the results. My hair is normally dry and after using the Lush tangled hot oil treatment my hair was soft, bouncy and so much manageable. It felt so well nourished and I can say is that was a good hair day and it stayed that way for a few days! The results were the same for the two boys as well. I also loved the beautiful intense floral fragrance it left behind, and the fragrance lasted for a couple of days!

Two things I don’t really like about the lush tangled hot oil treatment is one, it contains SLS and the difficulty to remove when overused. Also if you don’t have the patience to stir and melt this product, then just skip it!

My final verdict

 

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Lush Tangled hot oil treatment is a really good product which leaves your hair soft, nourished and manageable. But if you don’t want to stay in the shower for hours and hours trying to remove this treatment out of your hair then remember not to make it too thick and not to apply it  way too generously. But the real problem according to me is SLS, which is making me go from Wow to Hmm and I am giving it 3.9/5. I will still repurchase it for days when my hair needs some extra conditioning.

So, my beautiful friends, have you used the Lush cosmetics Tangled hot oil treatment? Did you like it? Which is your favorite hair treatment/mask