I'm sure everyone will have by now heard someone saying how brilliant they found a product from this range, read a blog post or tweet, even gone to pick up an item to find it out of stock every time (all of the above for me). The product that I probably heard the most about was Backcomb in a Bottle. To be honest I did hear some mixed reviews, some people saying it wasn't all that but I wanted to try it out for myself - if I could ever get hold of it! Every single time I looked for it all I found was empty shelves. Then one day it was there! Along with a three for two offer on all Umberto Giannini products - it would have been rude to just walk away with the one.
The three items I picked up were Grunge Glamour Tousled Salt Spray, Ditch The Dirt Volume Shampoo and of course Backcomb in a Bottle. And I can 100% say I wish I had saved my money and spent it on something else!
It was my gorgeous friend Paula who introduced me to salt sprays and not having much hope that it would really do anything for my hair, so not wanting to spend a fortune on one, I picked up a Superdrug's own brand one that cost something like £1.99. And I love it - it's barely out of my handbag, I use it almost every other day, it makes my hair wavy, smell nice and all in all proves you don't have to spend a load, the own brands are just as good. I only picked up the Umberto Giannini one as it was either this or the dry shampoo they do. But this is everything I was worried a salt spray would be - it doesn't give me waves whatsoever, the only thing it does do it make my hair look like it hasn't been washed for a week. There are mixed reviews on Boots.com - and as one person says, a complete waste of money - one star for the packaging.
This shampoo was a nightmare for me. I could not stand it! It didn't matter how much I applied, my hair felt like I was trying to wash it without even using anything. It wouldn't lather up, I had to use triple the amount of conditioner after using it and even that didn't help, it felt like it had stripped my hair of everything. I definitely got use out of my Aussie 3 Minute Miracle after this!! Again, mixed reviews on Boots but I couldn't agree more with this one: This shampoo completely dried my hair out and, even after conditioning for 5 mins I could barely get a comb through.
And finally the whole point of me buying all three of these products. Again, this has basically NO effect on my hair. It takes ages to dry and leaves my hair very greasy! The instructions are rubbish as well - I honestly don't understand all the hype I read about this product that lead me lusting after it for so long!
Have you tried any of these, what do you think?