Fun fact about me - I am literally terrified of things going in my hair that I don't normally use. Having only just made the jump to try an oil (which still terrifies me to this day), Windle and Moodie offered to send me an Invisible Day and Night Cream, for my hair. I was intrigued enough to agree to trying this out (and also desperate enough, my hair isn't at it's best, if I'm honest), but I have to admit I was dubious. I didn't really know what it was, I didn't really know how to use it and - like just about everything else in my entire life - I assumed that I was bound to do it wrong (and it's annoying enough to have to wash my hair the first time, never made have to wash it after messing it up.)
First up, I absolutely love the packaging of this - it's clean and quite clearly targeted as a salon brand; but that isn't a bad thing. It's a soft metal tubing, sort of like The Body Shop's hand cream tubes, only it's thick enough to stop it splitting like other metal tubes, and it's also really easy to manipulate without needing a tube key. It's the kind of packaging I don't mind chucking in my bag because I'm usually pretty sure that it won't leak - and that's pretty high on my list of priorities given that I spend so much of my time packing to move between Katy's university house, her house at home and my own house.
Now though, down to the actual product. The first time that I tried this - it threw me. Like straight up I convinced myself that I hated it and that I'd never use it again, but I just didn't really get it and I hadn't used it properly or let it have the time that it needed. Basically, before you use this, what you need in your head that this is essentially like a moisturiser for your hair and it will go on as such. This alarmed me and I assumed I'd used too much and made my hair look greasy, but once it sank in and actually set to work - my hair looked shiny and tamed and just generally fabulous - it's not an immediate thing, you need to give it 5/10 minutes and not let your panic get the best of you (my bad.) This also has a UV filter in it and so I'm keen to get using it when I go back to Spain to protect my hair just that little bit more.
I love this stuff - but there are definitely some things to bear in mind about it. First things first, it has a really distinctive smell; not to say it's bad, but it's distinctive and it definitely lingers over the top of your shampoo and conditioner smell, as you'd expect, so that's just something to bear in mind. Secondly, it's worth noting that using this towards my roots, or using too much of this can make my hair very greasy, very quickly - so I'd say use sparingly on midlengths and ends. Is it worth the £18.50? I like using it, but for my hair - probably not. If you have dry, hard to tame hair though - this definitely could be one for you.
What do you use to keep your hair in check?
Contains PR samples/items gifted to me by companies however all opinions are my own - please view my disclaimer for more information.
If you liked this you might like: Liz Earle Botanical Shine Hair Oil Review