Boots have launched a brand new ‘Ingredients’ hair care line, following the success of their Ingredients skincare range.
The new products include a selection of shampoo , conditions hair masks and serums that aim to moisturize, volumise or repair, depending on your hair care needs.
The ingredient-led range is designed to target common hair concerns such as dryness, damage and frizz, with easy explainers on the front of each bottle to show who it’s for and how it works.
I tried out their moisture range, after suffering with dry hair for the last few months, which then caused my hair to overproduce oil, leaving it looking greasy within 24 hours of washing.
The Boots Ingredients Moisture range is infused with hyaluronic acid – a real beauty buzz word at the moment. It’s incredibly popular in skincare routines as a moisturizer, as it can hold ’10 times its weight in water’.
After wetting my hair, I grabbed the blue shampoo bottle and gave it a quick read. It says: “This hydrating shampoo contains hyaluronic acid and cold pressed extra virgin chia seed oil which gently cleanses whilst moisturizing your hair.”
It’s said to be good for dry and brittle hair, helping it feel moisturized, reduce frizz, and leave it looking shiny and feeling smooth.
I squeezed about a 50p sized amount of shampoo into my hands and immediately noticed how nice it smelled – quite subtle but undoubtedly sweet.
Then I emulsified the product in my hands before applying it to my scalp, washing the day away.
I went in for a second shampoo after rinsing the first lot of suds out, and upon my second rinse, I could actually hear how clean my hair was – talk about squeaky clean!
Following my second rinse, I ran some of the Boots Ingredients Moisture Conditioner through the mid-lengths to ends of my hair and brushed it through with a tangle teezer.
What I liked about the conditioner was that it only instructed you to leave the conditioner on for one to three minutes, which is much shorter than other conditioners I’ve used.
So after watching a handful of TikTok videos, I gave my hair a rinse and drained the tub.
Now, this is the point where I’d probably plonk a towel on my head and leave it to dry naturally over the course of a few hours, but instead, I used the Boots Ingredients Moisture Serum which smells just as gorgeous as the rest of the range.
To apply it, I dispensed a pea sized amount in the palm of my hand, rubbed my hands together before running my fingers through my hair. This can be left on and doesn’t need to be rinsed off before blow drying and styling your hair.
Having dried my hair with the hot tools brush styler, my hair looked like I’d just walked out of the hair salon – sleek, fresh and smelling amazing.
I love that with the Boots Ingredients hair care range, you can completely personalize your regimen without breaking the bank. The products are all £4.50 each, and you could even mix and match if you felt you needed volume and hydration, for example.
Others have also been enjoying the new haircare products, raving about the shampoo and conditioner on the Boots website.
One shopper said: “This gave a great softness without adding weight. It smells lovely too.”
Another added: “As someone whose hair is highly color treated I am always on the lookout for products that will help to restore moisture and bring my hair back to good condition.
“I had heard about hyaluronic acid in the past and was always keen to try it as I heard it holds ten times its weight in water, perfect for dry and brittle hair.
“I was looking forward to using this conditioner together with the shampoo, serum and weekly moisture mask. The packaging was simple yet stylish and the product had a pleasant scent. I do think I got the results it mentioned on the product and even my hairdresser commented on the good condition my hair was in and that we didn’t need to give it a trim on my last visit!”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.