Natural, Affordable Hair Care?

So I really couldn’t believe my eyes when a little email arrived in my inbox asking me to a drinks party / hair ‘workshop’ at the private flat of celebrity hairdresser Andrew Collinge last week.

To cut a long story short, I drove my little tush all the way down to London (the event was conveniently held on the same day as the Sleek make up event, so I managed to kill two birds with one blow of the hefty carbon footprint that my car leaves when driving the 4 hours to London and back!) A little apprehensive arriving in Kings Cross with the lovely Milly and Fei, we were pleasantly surprised to be welcomed with open arms by Andrew Collinge himself, given a large glass of rose and some tasty sushi – this really was too good to be true. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the informality of the whole experience. I was even lucky enough to have Andrew Style my hair into a gorgeous fishtail plait (which I didn’t ever want to take out!). We all left with a big smile on our faces, a whole bunch of hair goodies and (for me personally) a whole lot wiser about hair care and styling. I’ve always been one of those people whose hair just does what it wants to, I always wear it the same, but I like it that way so I’ve never been too bothered about taming its wayward ways. The one hair care problem I do suffer from however, is an exceptionally sensitive scalp. Put my hair within a meter of Herbal Essences and my scalp starts to itch. I was therefore thrilled to be given some of Andrew Collinge’s new ‘Purity’ range. Having had to resort to expensive ‘natural’ brands like Aveda and Burts Bees to sooth my sensitive scalp in the past, the possibility of a natural equivalent with a high street price tag is the best hair news I’ve heard in a while. The purity range isn’t 100% natural, they’ve just replaced all the unnecessary chemicals with natural alternatives and used more eco-friendly, recycled packaging. So you’re meant to get all the performance, but none of the chemical nasties. Sounds good, no? It smells great too – naturally tropical! Currently testing (with my fingers crossed!) Will let you know how it goes! Fleur xx The Andrew Collinge Purity range, and the rest of his hair care collection is available from Superdrug and Tesco in the UK, and all items are priced at around £5A special thank you to Milly of Pearls and Poodles for the photos 🙂 x