Beauty Pie Reviewed – Hair Care Special
I’ve been wanting to try some of the Beauty Pie hair range for a while, so a few weeks ago I decided to treat myself to some of their new bits, with the justification that I could get a review out of it…I chose six things in total, but the Elastic-Repair Treatment had stock issues so I was refunded my purchase; bit annoying as I was most keen to try that, since it sounds very much like it’s being marketed as a similar product to my beloved Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (although this is a post shampoo product, where the PK Elasticizer is designed for use before you wash) so I will hopefully get my hands on some soon and let you know how I get on.
Honestly, where we would be without Beauty Pie? My overall experience of the hair care products is incredibly positive – I don’t think I have a dud to report, even though some of the products aren’t really designed for my hair type and needs, they all bring something strong to the table and the price point is just so good; I have some very fancy (read: expensive) hair products in my collection and these easily compete, some even leave the fancier products standing…
I’ll kick off with my thoughts on the Beauty Pie Super Healthy Hair Strengthening Shampoo and Super Healthy Hair Daily Weightless Conditioner, which are both designed for fine/weak/oily hair that needs to be handled with care, cleansed gently and left free from residue. Bloody ‘ell guv, this duo is frickin’ amazing – the first time I used it, I dried my hair and immediately noticed how healthy it felt, particularly the lengths and ends which just felt smooth and strong, it was a very noticeable difference.
The shampoo doesn’t lather very well, which I believe is a good sign as hair doesn’t need all that froth and foam, but if you’re like me and conditioned to believe that suds equal clean, this might take a bit of getting used to. The conditioner is lightweight yet hydrating. I often find products aimed at this type of hair are so lightweight that they leave me with fluffy, flyaway hair, but that definitely wasn’t the case at all. If you have fine hair then these two are your new perfect pair. Prices for non-members/members are £30/£7.15 for the shampoo and £32/£6.25 for the conditioner.
Next up is one of the newest launches to the brand, the Beauty Pie Super Healthy Hair Coconut Water Heat Shield Styler. I’m in the minority as I don’t love coconut products – I think it’s because I associate coconut with oiliness and spots! However, my hair is struggling at the mo as I seem to be suffering from a lot of hair loss, so my focus is trying to give it a bit of a toughening up and treating it as carefully as possible.
This spray is easy to use and doesn’t weigh hair down at all; I actually tested this by loading up my hair to see if it would feel greasy and it didn’t. The main reason I purchased this is because it’s sold as a protective product, providing support for weak hair as well as a host of goodies such as peptides and heat protection. To me, it’s one of those add-on products that isn’t absolutely essential, but if you’re trying to correct hair that’s struggling, it can’t hurt to add something like this to your routine for a little more care. It’s £20/£7.84.
Finally on to the Boosters, which are the products that piqued my interest most of all. These are treatment type products that you use during the styling phase (after hair has been towel-dried, but presumably before the actual styling products, at least that’s where I slot them in) and they’re designed to boost the particular need (Volume, Gloss and Smooth) and you’re advised to use them a couple of times a week. I see them as kind of like a leave-in mask, although that suggests a residue, which there definitely isn’t.
The bottle style to me suggested they were designed to be applied directly to the hair, but i wouldn’t recommend doing this; I tried it with the Super Healthy Hair Volume Booster and it didn’t feel quite right as it was hard to spread it through the hair and I was aware of the concentration at the roots during drying, although I will say that it wasn’t too obvious once my hair was dry. Instead, I squirt a small amount into my hand (for reference, I use slightly more than a 50p size – it’s very runny so it’s hard to judge) and work it through all of my hair before brushing through.
The Volume Booster gave a touch of soft volume to my hair. It wasn’t a huge difference, however, it certainly felt fuller and I would say that if you blowdry for volume then this would definitely assist. At the moment I’m not really doing much to style my hair, so I can’t say I’ve been able to put this product fully through it’s paces, but the main thing for me is that it sinks in so well and doesn’t leave any residue, which I think is so important to note for any products aimed at hair that struggles with volume.
The final product, the Gloss Booster, is actually a surprise favourite of mine – shine is not an issue for me as I have very soft hair, but I wanted to try another of the boosters and the Smooth one seemed like it would be a total waste on me. The Gloss Booster really does add an incredible shine that’s so noticeable – if glass hair is something you’ve been trying to achieve then this will definitely help! Much like the Volume Booster, this is applied in the same way and doesn’t leave any residue or film on the hair, you’re just left with impressively shiny hair that looks and feels fantastic. The Volume Booster is £25/£6.73. The Gloss Booster isn’t currently showing on the site, but I’ll update as soon as it appears again.
If you fancy dipping your toe into the world of Beauty Pie hair care, I’d start with a shampoo and conditioner set (there are a few varieties) and one of the boosters. I’m so impressed with the products and I love the fact that they are such a good price too.
Find the Beauty Pie hair care range here – link.