Monday, 25 May 2015

[REVIEW]: Davines Essential Haircare - MINU

The Minu Family from Davines' New Essential Haircare Line

Before I tell you more about this hair care range from Davines, I have to tell you about what makes me love this brand even more! The Slow Food project!
What is that? Well, Davines have partnered up with the non-profit Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity by joining the Presidia Project. Basically they are helping to protect the Earth's biodiversity by helping certain areas to continue to grow plants that are indigenous to that area and help prevent the disappearance of a genetic heritage. Their goal is to relaunch the economy of these areas and prevent the extinction of local artisan traditions.
Each family in the Essential Haircare line contains one specific active ingredient from a Slow Food Presidium. The MINU range contains an extract of Salina Caper which is grown by Mr Salvatore DÁmico on his farm in Messina (Salina Island).
These capers help protect colour and have quercitin which is a powerful amino acid that helps to protect the structure of the hair.
Now to chat about the MINU range. Firstly, may of you will have realised that a products scent is important to me, these products have a sweet, citrus scent thanks to the orange blossom notes which I do enjoy as it's not too overpowering. Secondly, using these products differs if you have fine or course hair (I'll explain both). The MINU range is all about illuminating and protected cosmetically coloured hair.
Fine Hair:
Use the shampoo, rinse it out and repeat (I do this with all shampoos as it helps remove product build up from your hair). Secondly you can use the conditioner if you want, leave it on for 10 minutes, rinse it out. Then apply the serum. You can skip the conditioner step if you want to and just spray the serum on towel-dried hair. Don't rinse it off.
Course hair:
Shampoo twice (the same as fine hair). Apply the Mask and leave it on for 10 minutes, rinse off and then apply the serum. Don't rinse it off.
My Thoughts:
I enjoyed all the products in the range, they are amazing and really leave your hair feeling stronger and healthier. I have a lot of hair, but it's fine so I did feel the Mask was a bit too heavy for my hair but it's great to use every few weeks to give your hair a boost. Plus if you pop in at Carlton, you can have the conditioner or mask applied and then add the Micro Mist treatment - its so divine!
 Shampoo - R230 for 250ml
 Conditioner - R225 for 250ml
 Mask - R345 for 250ml
Serum - R 290 for 150ml.
You can find out more on the Davines website or their facebook page.
What are your favourite Davines products?
Love Always, The Glam Green Girl xXx

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