Monday, 24 November 2014

Improving The Condition Of My Hair With Paul Mitchell Products

After dying my hair using store-bought kits for years, it is not in great condition. Up until a couple of months ago it had a number of different colours layered on top of each other as a result of all my dying; not a good look!

I've been in and out of the hairdressers recently, getting my hair stripped back to its natural colour and having lots of conditioning treatments put on it to stop it feeling so dry. In one of our chats, my hairdresser mentioned that the quality of the shampoo and conditioner that I use needs to be better. Her exact words regarding shampoo and conditioner were that 'you get exactly what you pay for'. This makes sense of course, but I've never really given it much thought. I've always been quite lazy when it comes to buying shampoo and conditioner, and opted for cheaper products to save money. Years of dying and using cheap products has obviously taken it's toll on my hair and so from now on I've made a pact with myself to try and take better care of it.

So, over the last couple of weeks, in a bid to improve my hair, I've been using the Paul Mitchell: The Art of Volume Gift Set, which contains a Shampoo, Conditioner and Root Lifter. The products couldn't have arrived at a better time for me and my pact, as Paul Mitchell is one of the few high end brands that I've tried and loved in the past. The products in this set are part of the Daily-Boost range, which aims to provide your hair with extra body and volume whilst simultaneously protecting it from external aggressors.

First of all, I think you can tell the quality level of a shampoo when you're actually washing your hair. This Paul Mitchell Shampoo does not lather up a great deal, but is quite thick and easy to spread around to ensure that your whole head is covered. I know from past experience that the more a shampoo lathers up the more artificial it is, and the less good it is for your hair. So lots of suds feels great and seems easier to wash your hair with, but it's actually not great quality.

After using these Paul Mitchell products, my hair feels very soft and it looks healthier. It also looks thicker but not too poofy like some volume boosting shampoos and conditioners can make it do. I expected my hair to be huge but it's really not, and I prefer it like that. I'd say these products work better to make your hair look thicker than they do to plump up the volume. The root lifter doesn't make my hair greasy either which is quite something with my hair as it does tend to get greasy quite easily. My hair is also is a lot less frizzy when I use these products, which is an added bonus.

Using these Paul Mitchell products over the last few weeks I can now say that the difference isn't ground-breaking, but it's definitely there. My hair feels nicer and healthier, so I think slowly but surely good products like these are going to transform my hair into thick and healthy locks!

I also think this would make a great Christmas present for someone!

Is anyone else a Paul Mitchell fan? 
What tips have you got for improving the condition of your hair?

Price: £22.95* (here)

Rosy x

Some of the products in this post have been sent to me to review. Please see my disclaimer for further details.


  1. I've never used any of these products but they look pretty good - my hair was in awful condition and I've finally just got it back to being nice and healthy so I'm always on the look out for new products to maintain that! Great post

    Sophie x |

  2. I really enjoy Paul Mitchell products too! My advice for better conditioned hair is use a hair mask often and only use a wide toothed comb in your hair where possible to avoid breakage. Also, avoid heat styling where possible!

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  3. These sound awesome i have heard a lot about Paul Mitchell the products sound really good for what they are

  4. The bag for this is gorgeous! Sometimes I think products that do little over long periods of time actually work out to be better for your hair anyway :)

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  5. I used to swear by Paul Mitchells Awapuhi
    Wild Ginger Range and their Keratin Treatments. Sadly the Salon stopped doing them and they are hard to come by online.
    Now I switched to the Organix range and love them.
    Make sure your products are Sulfate free, as this is drying on the hair.

  6. I have never used Paul Mitchell so I can't really vouch for the quality of the products. I am still very hesitant to pay that much for shampoo and conditioner though. I use the Dove Intense Repair products with keratin and they work wonders. After one wash my hair feels softer and there are much less tangles. It costs 1.75.

  7. This sounds great, I totally agree that the less it lathers up sometimes the better as I have found higher end products don't, definitely want to give this a go xxxx



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