Saturday, 1 March 2014

Nilaqua Waterless Shampoo


It's certainly no secret that I absolutely despise washing my hair - it's my Number One Nightmare Chore.

Dry shampoo is naturally one of my best friends and I struggle without it, but when Great Supplies offered me the chance to try their Nilaqua water less shampoo, well, it was impossible for me to say no.

I mean this could be the hair revelation I'd been searching for!

Great Supplies are a little bit of a "one stop shop", mainly stocking medical supplies for hotels, nurseries and the health care industry.

They are hoping to branch out a little and bring more of their low cost products to the individual consumer.

The packaging of the shampoo was a little plain for me really, but it did it's job and was really informative and never one to be put off, I waited for the most opportune time to give it a good old try ie. when my hair was l-o-n-g overdue a good wash.

The best time to test it's de-greasing capabilities.


Now, I don't really know what I expected from this product, but I wasn't all that bowled over by it at first to be honest.

Perhaps it was just that I was a little surprised that it was a liquid and not a dry powder/spray which I am used to with "no wash" shampoos, meaning that I would still need to dry and straighten my hair after I had used it.

Which is the hair-ritual part that I hate, and dread the most.

Anyway, once I had come to terms with the fact that I would still need to style my hair from scratch after all, I followed the instructions and lathered on the shampoo - it was just like water - and rubbed it into my hair, concentrating on the really greasy roots, and then I towel dryed it.

It did sort of feel as though I was applying nit lotion I must admit...the joys of being a Mum - things remind you of the nicest scenarios.

But....

....once I had brushed and blow-dryed my hair again, the apple scent of the Noaqua started to come through and the greasiness of my hair was definitely gone, which was great and just the result I was looking for.

Despite my initial reservations, Noaqua does work, but I think with my hair being so long and thick it doesn't really suit me.

It seems that I need to adopt an "All or Nothing" discipline to keeping my hair clean:

ALL - I properly wash, condition, oil, dry and straighten my hair completely from scratch - using water

or

NOTHING - I just leave the liquid products well alone and spray on the dry shampoo instead for a really quick, no fuss hair fix

Or then there is my favourite option I suppose:

The Hairdresser Option - pop into my local hairdressers and get someone else to do all of the hard work for me.
:)

Even though Noaqua wasn't entirely for me, it doesn't mean that it wouldn't suit other people with different hair types and lengths to me.

It could prove to be a God send on camping holidays or for the upcoming festival season for example.

In fact, my Hubby, who has quite long hair (for a boy), that goes really fuzzy if he drys it, has found the product great.

He just rubs a little bit into his hair and then off to work he goes with clean, apple smelling hair that he lets dry naturally, which helps with the frizz.
It is a really easy option for him which he can do quickly before he runs out of the door at 6am.

Plus the bottle is a fairly small 200ml and isn't big or bulky which would certainly help with transporting it about.

Great Supplies also sent me a box of complementary lilac rubber gloves, which are quite useful to have around the house - especially with a sister who often requires help with very messy hair dye situations.


My son also found his own entertaining use for the gloves...

However I don't really think we were supposed to be using them for this purpose....


But boys will be boys.

And things really do suit us all in very different ways... :)

*products sent in exchange for an honest review
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