Hair: Liz Earle Botanical Shine Treatment

2 August 2012

So a while back in this post I mentioned that I'd had a Liz Earle At Home party, and one of my purchases was one of this botanical treatment. I'm a big fan of Liz Earle products in general, and a bit obsessed with hair treatments for my badly damaged hair. I recently tried a more natural based treatment (Aveda damage remedy - review here) which dare I say it became my HG, so I thought I'd give this one a whirl too! It's packed full of natural ingredients such as algae - I didn't realise this was beneficial for hair? Which can only ever be a good thing.

The first time I tried this I was really tempted to write a rave review about this product - but I'm kind of glad I didn't. There's no doubting that this is a nice treatment. I can leave it in my hair for half an hour or so and my hair won't be greasy, it just feels soft, shiny, and dries much quicker than when I've used the Aveda treatment. However, I feel like I have to use a good dose of morroccan oil on my (extremely dry) ends afterwards, which I never normally need to do with my Aveda damage remedy.

The smell of this is amazing - typical Liz Earle, natural, a bit herbally, and extremely calming. I love leaving this on for half an hour with a nice face mask too, as it is really relaxing. At the minute I'm trying to only wash my hair two or three times a week, and I'm really enjoying using this during the working week to keep my hair nice and soft. On a weekend I'll do a deeper treatment with my beloved Aveda, and I've got a tube of the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (read my review of the extreme version here) in the post, so I have a feeling that a strange combination of the three will work wonders for my hair.

Honestly, I'd definitely recommend this product if your hair is dry or you just want it to feel really soft, and I'll most likely repurchase to use during the week. If your hair type is more like mine and very damaged, you might need something a bit stronger to actually 'treat' it.


  1. Yay, I've been keeping my eyes open for your review on this! :)
    Unfortunately, it sounds as though I might need something a little bit stronger, as so far, none of the treatments I've tried really seem to have made a difference to my hair. They just don't seem to be able to penetrate and treat it from within, which is probably due to the hundreds of times I've coloured it over the years! I do love the scent of all Liz Earle products though and can completely imagine how this must be a pleasure to use.
    Mel x

  2. Great review, I love herbally smelling things on my hair, that and coconut are my 2 favourite 'hair' scents! I've been colouring for years now and its quite dry at the ends, this sounds like something I need
    Daniella x


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