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Review: Less Is More Haircare

I first came across Less Is More while looking for heat protectants for styling my hair. After getting a recommendation for, and falling in love with the Chitinspray (which is already sitting in my empties basket), I decided to explore a few more products from their haircare range.

I picked up the Mallowsmooth Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as the Lavender Smooth Balm and Tangerine Curl Balm. To finish, I got the Thyme Lacque Hairspray to keep my styled hair in place. I’ll give you a quick rundown of each product, what I thought after testing for two weeks, and which are my favorites.

Mallowsmooth Shampoo & Conditioner

While this pair is specifically made for intensive moisture, smoothing and softening, it’s still not quite enough for my extremely dry hair. My hair is just about as dry as they come, though, and I tend to get dandruff every now and then. When I use a hair mask in between washing and conditioning, however, this shampoo and conditioner work wonderfully: my hair is smooth, shiny, and in general, very healthy-looking. I will say that the scent is pretty strong, but it doesn’t last long after washing (and some might even like it!).

Lavender Smooth Balm

This is one of my two favorite Less Is More products I tried. I use this balm after getting out of the shower on damp hair. It’s a great leave-in conditioner and heat protectant, especially if you’re looking for a little more moisture. It smells lovely and is very easy to apply and get even coverage.

Tangerine Curl Balm

I have naturally wavy/curly hair, so when I don’t style my hair I’ve been using this curl balm and I really like it! It’s so hard to find products for curly hair that don’t weigh your hair down or leave your hair feeling crunchy, but this balm works well. It also works well to protect your hair from heat styling and prevents split ends.

Chitinspray

I cannot recommend this product enough. It makes my hair softer, smoother and more manageable in mere seconds. The spray uses Chitin (a derivative of glucose that functions similar to keratin) to naturally create a smoothing film layer while Aloe Vera works to soothe and regenerate skin cells on your scalp. It’s also great for curly hair, giving your locks more bounce and elasticity. It’s definitely earned a permanent spot on my “top shelf” for haircare.

Thyme Lacque Hairspray

This hairspray works well (especially for a hairspray that uses natural film formers), but it is a bit sticky. If you’re looking for a strong hold for a special night out this is perfect, but if you aren’t planning on washing your hair soon after, use sparingly. Luckily for me, I don’t tend to use much hairspray as it is so this has been a great natural substitute for drugstore hairsprays I’ve used in the past.

Overall, I’m really happy to have discovered and tested Less Is More and will continue to use all of these products until they run out. I’ll definitely be re-purchasing the Lavender Smooth Balm and Chitinspray, and I may even try a few other products. The Phytonutrient Hairroot Serum and Proteinspray sound particularly interesting. Have you tried anything from Less Is More?

-Penny

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