A bottle of Concoction shampoo.
So what is this and why am I telling you about it?
The branding and tag line is basically 'You Call The Shots'.
You start with a base shampoo which is called a 'nourish and protect base blend' - this comes in four flavours / scents:
Black Pepper & Citrus
Rosemary & Mint
Lemon & Verbena
You then add up to two 'shots' of Super-serum. There are eight varieties ranging from Moisture boost to Ravishing red.
The idea is you choose your base shampoo/scent and then add your two favourite or needed super serums shake it up and you have your completely personalised shampoo or as they call it 'live blend prescription'.
All the scents are lovely but I chose the scent Bakhour with Thermo straight and Beautiful Brunette super serums.
Bakhour is stated as a 'delicious woody blend of arabian spices, with a hint of sandalwood, ambergris and musk', to me its smells like a complicated almost deep floral scent, but I don't have a very refined sense of smell - it smells good so I'm happy!
Thermo straight is for heat and styling protection and my second serum Beautiful Brunette has walnut extract which should enhance my lovely brunette colouring.
I've been using the shampoo for a couple of weeks now and have to say that I've been pretty impressed. While using it I have still been conditioning my hair after use and using my usual serums where required so I slotted it into my normal hair care routine. I wasn't expecting much mainly because I'm a 'shampoo is shampoo' kind of person, however my hair does seem to like it.
The scent is delicate but long lasting and the shampoo leaves my hair feeling squeaky clean after use. I've also noticed that my hair has felt softer and looks in better condition than before using it. Not in a I don't have to use any other products EVER kind of a way but in a more I'm really enjoying playing with my hair way...if that makes sense.
At the moment Concoctions are only selling shampoos but I have been told that they will be bringing out conditioners in the not to distant future. I think that this would be a welcome addition as I really like using shampoos and conditioners together as a set and it would be really interesting to see how their shampoos and conditioners worked in combination.
I was initially drawn to this product because of the clever marketing and branding, I'm a bit of a sucker for such things but I will continue using it due to the fact that its a wonderful product that my hair really enjoys.
At the moment the shampoo retails at £12.50 a bottle and you can purchase it from there website here.
I know it does seem a little expensive but your hair deserves a treat every now and then, and this is a very good treat.