As some of your know I’ve recently been on the hunt for a miracle repair for my damaged hair and on my quest I came across the James Brown Rich Moisture Range. I was doing my weekly Boots.com check of what deals/offers they have and discovered 3 for 2 on Haircare. At first I was drawn to my regular Lee Stafford treatment until I saw the James Brown stuff.. I’ve never tried anything by this brand but I really value the reviews on the Boots site and everyone spoke so highly of this I just had to try it.
I picked up the shampoo and conditioner as well as an intensive treatment from the new “photo fabulous” line (3 for 2 so I effectively got that free!)
I thought I’d offer my first impressions of the shampoo as I used it last night for the first time. I’m yet to try the treatment because I wanted to give the shampoo/conditioner a fair test as a standalone system so you will have to wait for that review. First of all here’s the blurb on the back (click the photos to enlarge)
James advises that when you’re using a treatment shampoo such as this you needn’t wash more than once but you should leave it on your hair for a minimum of 2 minutes to give it time to work. As with any conditioner you would do the same.. I would generally leave a conditioner on for 5 mins or more.
The shampoo left my hair feeling clean but while wet I noticed no special effects. I rinsed and slathered on the conditioner but it didn’t give me the same feel as usual. I normally rub the conditioner into my lengths and ends to really penetrate the hair and get the most out of the product but it didn’t feel “slimy” like I’ve come to expect.. I am struggling to find the words to describe the feeling of conditioner but I’d liken it to the difference between a body oil and an oil free moisturiser. They both moisturise but one feels like it’s doing more. The product didn’t spread well in my hair and it didn’t feel like a treat for my hair… isn’t that what conditioner is supposed to be? It was a disappointing. When I came to dry my hair it wasn’t smooth and manageable it was a bit ball of frizz and split ends. I will admit that it was possibly the softest it’s ever been but it didn’t LOOK great and again.. isn’t that the whole point?
I have only used this once so this is just my first impression and I’m going to keep using it for the next few week so you never know.. I might change my mind but right now? My money could definitely have been spent better.