This post is sponsored by Percy & Reed.
When it comes to hair care, I have to hold my hands up and say that I am by far the laziest girl in all the land.
And if I’m to get really honest? I rarely even brush it. In between the searing heat that the UK has seen and the usual windiness that we’re treated to, I simply can’t see rhyme nor reason in actually managing to make my hair look presentable.
In stepped Percy & Reed, a modern hair care brand utilising cutting-edge ingredients to create products that are luxurious yet wearable for everyday. I fondly remember coming across this brand in the early GLOSSYBOX days and absolutely love their Beyond The Beach Texture Spray and Volumising No Oil Oil, so when I received a selection of their most-loved products to review, I was understandably over the moon.
Adorably packaged in cleverly folded boxes illustrated with ‘models’, these bottles make a chic addition to any bathroom. And it isn’t just about the style, the bottles back substance too.
Let me introduce you to my favourites…
Percy & Reed’s Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery
Well, what can I say?! This leave-in creme is my new favourite product. Like I said, my hair is currently a little frazzled after many gym sessions, being unloved for much of the year, and multiple trips abroad. The Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery is made to absorb ‘instantly’ into dry hair and nourishes your hair whilst you sleep, which is certainly my kind of product. I don’t think there’s a better feeling that lacquering up in face oils, body moisturisers and hair masks before bed to unveil a brand new you! It’s formulated with natural protein that boosts your hair’s ability to retain moisture, plus conditioning agents that battle humidity and frizz.
I’ve been using this every other night for the past week-and-a-half and my hair has definitely taken on a new lease of life. You can even use it an hour before the gym or a few hours before heading to the pool or beach to reap the benefits. (Totally going to be using it before the gym to fool everybody into thinking I’ve finally got my act together…)
Percy & Reed Really Rather Radiant Divine Shine Shampoo & Conditioner To Go!
I packed this adorable duo in my weekend bag when we went away to Oxford last week and I am so glad that I did! One of my pet peeves is having to sacrifice elements of your usual beauty regime when away, simply because you have to rely on the hotel toiletries or because of the dreaded 100ml cap, but this duo has two little bottles of 50ml shampoo and conditioner – perfect. Firstly, the little carry case it comes in is SO cute! It’s great for keeping your toiletries in one place. But the formula itself is incredible: both are blended with vitamin E, pro vitamin B5 and raspberry oil to add strength and help your hair shine. They smell deliciously rich and luxurious, and certainly left both my hair and Harvey’s with a Sunday glow like never before. I’ll definitely be picking up full-sized versions of these!
Percy & Reed’s Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Treatment Oil+
Historically, hair oils are my go-to when it comes to treating my hair.
I’ve previously used Caudalie’s Divine Oil, but as that’s not purposed for hair, I am over the moon to discover the Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Treatment Oil+. Housed in a frosted glass bottle with a handy pump dispenser, the formula is made with camellia and macadamia seed oils to restore moisture and protect and strengthen your hair, plus carrot seed oil to regenerate it.
It can be used as a pre-shampoo treatment, but I must admit I can never remember to do this and so I work it into my hair after washing and conditioning it, working it through the ends of my hair and then drying it afterwards. While aesthetically I have noticed small changes, I can mostly see the results when I touch my hair or fuss with it at my desk because it leaves my hair SO silky and soft, I can hardly believe it. Two or three pumps a time is all you’ll need, and this bottle is bound to last for a while more.
And now some quick-fire reviews of the other products that I enjoyed but weren’t show-stealers…
Percy & Reed’s Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm
Part of the reason why this product hasn’t made it to my ~favourites~* is because I’ve not had the chance to give it a real test run! This ‘miracle leave-in balm’ claims to deliver 72 hours of frizz and humidity control and provides the perfect foundation to any hairstyle. You apply it to damp, towel-dried hair and style it as desired. The product comes with a little styling guide (that I’ve carefully tucked away in my dressing table drawer!), but I’ve only really used it for a classic straight blowdry thus far.
“We are incredibly proud of this hero product. After months in development and testing to create the perfect formulation, Wonder Balm makes hair the best it can be. We love its unparalleled frizz fighting properties and now we have the lab tests to prove it!” — Adam Reed, co-founder of Percy & Reed.
Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Wash Shampoo & Conditioner To Go!
Again, packaged beautifully and ready to be packed for your next vacay or staycation, this shampoo and conditioner duo is a dream. My only gripe is that as amazing as they are, leaving your hair squeaky clean and frizz-free, I slightly prefer the Divine Shine duo and would hand-on-heart recommend the other set instead.
You can shop and explore the full Percy & Reed range on their website, at M&S or at John Lewis.