Getting a freebie in a magazine is one of my favourite things - especially when it's from a well known brand that I've seen around and have been curious about.
Elle magazine were giving away a free Percy & Reed hair care product with their magazine a month or two ago, so I picked up their Wonder Balm. The basis of this product is to prep your hair for any other styling products or tools you wish to use.
On it's own, it claims to give you moisture, shine, smoothness, definition, softness, light hold, humidity protection and manageability. It can be used in wet or dry hair but I have only ever used it in damp towel-dried locks.
Honestly, I feel like this product is a bit of a gimmick. I see it as a primer for your hair, like a primer would work on your face before foundation. But the honest truth is that I don't really see much difference after using this balm. If I suddenly stopped using this product I'm not terribly sure I would notice the difference.
If I stretched myself I could perhaps say that my hair felt quite moisturised and not dry like straw, but that would be it. I really don't see an increase in any of the other areas it claims to help with.
Have you tried this product yet? What were your thoughts?
Percy & Reed Wonder Balm - £18 from BeautyBay