When I read about the Mend My Hair range from Umberto Giannini I admit I got excited. Surprisingly the product I was most excited about was the shampoo, why you ask? Well, its sulphate free which meant this range would be great for those of us with sensitive, eczema/psoriasis on our scalps. Here are my thoughts on the range and why it now has a firm place in my haircare routine…
The Mend My Hair range has been specially formulated for coloured, heat styled hair – seeing as my hair ticks all those boxes I felt I was a pretty good person to review these products. I have been using the complete range and nothing else on my hair (With the exception of hair spray!!) during trying them. The range consists of 4 products; Damage Repair Shampoo, Damage Repair Conditioner, Protein Spray and Hair Oil.
Here is some information on the Damage Repair Shampoo…
This moisturising shampoo cleanses without stripping colour and moisture, rebuilds strength and elasticity of hair damaged by colour, heat and dehydration.
With Pro-Vitamin B5, conditioning milk protein, liquid shea butter and ginseng extract. Sulphate free.
Now I know many of you think a shampoo is just a shampoo, its not really that important and as long as it cleans your hair without leaving it like straw, then that’s fine. However, for many of us with sensitive scalps or skin conditions a shampoo can be a complete mine field. I react to most shampoos I use because I have psoriasis on my scalp. So, I frequently change them up. This is something I’ve had years. Admittedly sulphate free shampoos are much better for skin conditions but were often expensive. The Damage Repair shampoo is sulphate free and more affordable than some on the market. It doesn’t just cleanse your hair and leave it clean, it contains some great ingredients too to make it soft and healthier. This shampoo also smells amazing! The complete range has a floral fragrance (This is something you will either love or loathe and I advise having a sneaky sniff before purchasing as this fragrance although not overpowering does stay on your hair too).
My scalp has felt a lot better since using this product and I’ve been itching a lot less! However as with almost all sulphate free shampoos bare in mind they don’t always lather as well, so do not add more product until they create a huge lather. Just use the usual amount you would wash, lather, rinse and repeat.
I would definitely continue using the Damage Repair shampoo, my hair has been looking amazing and my scalp loves it! Although I will have to use my silver shampoo once a week still, this will be my main shampoo of choice.
The Mend My Hair Damage Repair Shampoo costs £5.99 for 250ml of product.
Here is some information on the Damage Repair Conditioner…
Recover and control parched and unmanageable hair with this super hydrating conditioner that detangles, smooths and strengthens and gives a daily nourishing repair boost.
For hair damaged by colour, heat and dehydration.
Moisturising restorative conditioner with enriching avocado oil and milk protein that delivers superior conditioning and colour radiance.
The Damage Repair Conditioner was a good conditioner. I liked that it left my hair soft, my hair felt nourished afterwards and looked good. I found it was quite a light product, didn’t weigh my hair down and didn’t irritate my scalp either.
This conditioner is great for every day use, I would have liked to of seen a hair masque/mask in this range in honesty, especially with it being designed for coloured/heat styled hair. I did try using the Damage Repair Conditioner as an intensive mask and it didn’t perform badly at all. I just felt after bleaching (Which is why I always do an intensive mask) I would have liked something a little stronger. With that in mind I would use the Damage Repair Conditioner as my main conditioner but when it comes to an intensive treatment the ‘When Nothing Else Will Do Intensive Recovery Mask With Argan Oil’ from the Frizzi Range (Review Here) will still be my mask of choice.
The Mend My Hair Damage Repair Conditioner costs £5.99 for 250ml of product.
Here is some information on the Mend My Hair Protein Spray…
Repair the damage and protect against further breakage from colour, heat and dehydration. This leave-in, prestyling spray, strengthens, nourishes and softens with heat protection.
A light protecting and repairing milk spray containing grapeseed oil with heat protecting and moisturising protein and keratin, provides targeted repair to damaged hair giving smoother, shiner, healthier looking hair.
Prepare for me to gush over a product now. Out of the whole range of the Mend My Hair products, I admit if I ran out of the Protein Spray I would go crazy. This product is amazing on my hair and definitely has done the most good.
The Protein Spray is a leave in spray, I like to think of it as like a leave in conditioner with heat protection, an amazing fragrance and shine spray all in one nifty little bottle. Yes this product really does perform well. Its also one of those product I instantly noticed an improvement with. I really can tell if I don’t use this. My hair doesn’t looks as smooth, it doesn’t shine as much, the ends don’t look as nourished (Even before drying). Although I think the best thing about this product is that I can pop it on my hair after washing etc and leave it to dry naturally. My hair doesn’t feel heavy or frizzy, it looks thicker and healthier. Granted I still have to run a straightening iron through it afterwards, but this spray helps a lot!
If I could only have one product in this range the Protein Spray is it. I will repurchase this again and again. Although I can see it lasting ages as I only use about 4-5 pumps per application!
The Mend My Hair Protein Spray costs £6.99 for 200ml of product.
Here is some information on the Mend My Hair Hair Oil…
The perfect blend of oils and nutrients to deliver results in 1 product:
Lastly there is the Hair Oil. Now I did like this hair oil, its a lovely product and it does everything it says it does. It also has the same fragrance as the whole range so compliments the way your hair smells too. I can’t say a bad thing about it as there is nothing bad to say, however…. My issue was that I love my Miracle Worker Hair Oil from the Frizzi range more (Review Here) more.
This Hair Oil in the Mend My Hair range is a fairly light product, I used 1-2 pumps on my hair when it was wet and then would style. I also found half a pump is great for smoothing any ends down and flyaways. My hair didn’t look weighed down, heavy or flat while using this. It is a fairly intensive product too.
As I said I did like this product a lot, there is nothing wrong with it and as part of the Mend My Hair range it works perfectly in conjunction with the other products, I just loved the Miracle Worker more.
The Mend My Hair Hair Oil costs £7.99 for 100ml of product.
So overall I loved this range, it really is great for people who have coloured, heat damaged hair. If your ends are dry and a bit frazzled from heat tools these products do help with making them look smoother, although my best advice would always be get a regular trim as that will help too.
Remember as with all products (Although I feel this is especially towards hair care), we are all different and what works (Or doesn’t work) for me may not have the same results for you. This range is designed for coloured hair and hair that’s been abused by heat styling – if that is you, then I would recommend giving this a go!
The complete Mend My Hair range from Umberto Giannini is available at Boots stores and Boots.com.