Monday, 10 September 2012

Review: AreaH2O Shampoo & Conditioner

I was really intrigued to hear about AreaH2O, a new brand of hair care that is tailored to the water type in your area (in case you weren't aware, water is categorized into 'soft' 'medium' and 'hard' depending on the type and amount of minerals deposits it contains. You water type depends on your area, and the packaging if this product has a helpful map on the back if youre unsure a out your water type) There are a few other similar products out there on the market, but this is the first of its kind that I've tried.

I live in a hard water area, so shampoos and soaps often fail to lather effectively, so I was intrigued to see what this shampoo could do for my hair.


The shampoo itself smells amazing: very fresh. It actually reminds me of a mixture or cucumber and grass (sounds odd, but it's actually quite nice!)


After washing my hair, it left it feeling quite 'squeaky clean' and not smooth to the touch. Followed by the balm-like conditioner (which said you only need a small amount, I felt like I needed quite a lot to coat my hair!) it definitely left it feeling a little stripped.


Without using a leave in conditioner, it's an absolute nightmare to detangle, but with a few sprays of my trusty unite 7 seconds, it's not a problem. So when wet, it's not really a luxurious, or particularly pleasant product to use (apart from the smell!) but once dry, it's a different story. 


The products left my hair feeling soft and smooth, but lightweight with lots of body. I really love the result, but I'm not sure it's really that different to using my normal shampoos and conditioners. I'll definitely finish these, and enjoy using them, but I don't think I'll be repurchasing.


Have any of you tried hair products tailored to your water type?


You can pick up AreaH2O now, from lookfantastic.com, £9.95 each.
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37 comments

  1. Thank you for posting this! I also live in a hardwater area and have issues with my shampoos lathering. It will definitely be very interesting to give these products a try..just to see ;)

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  2. Hmmm, I've never heard of this type of shampoo before. Thanks for the review Fleur. I will look into it some more. :) Even though they probably don't have it in the US haha

    Adela
    afashionistascorner.blogspot.com

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  3. I am lucky to live in a spa town which is great for the hair, right near leeds.
    I love interesting posts like this
    Lots of love
    Nat x
    http://floral-fatigue.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I have a similar problem living in a hardwater area. I haven't seen this brand before but I like that it targets the different areas, might give it a go. xXx

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  5. If you are not gone repurchas it,probably I don't want to try:)This kind of blogs are so good for me.I have an opinion about the brands before I buy them.

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  6. I saw a review of this earlier, and i think it is a fabulous idea :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  7. Ooh am deffo interested in trying this out! Seeing if it actually makes a difference etc...xCx

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  8. Wow this sounds very intriguing! However, in S.Wales we have soft water and I have found no trouble so I don't see how it could particularly benefit me x

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  9. I didn't even know there were shampoos made for your water type!

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  10. Interesting concept and I'd definitely try it as I live in a hard water area.

    Rachel from www.whatabeauty.co.uk x

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  11. This is so good. I didn't even know water was different in parts of the UK

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  12. Never heard of these sort of products before, but it sounds quite interesting! Would love to try them out some time!

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  13. I wonder if the hard water versions contain more sulfates or foaming agents? Or are a chelating shampoo?

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  14. When I was a kid in western New York state, we had a water softener in the basement. They'd deliver these huge blocks, I think they were salt? There was a big drum-like contraption in the basement and my Dad would have to put a block in there every so often. I live in Louisiana now and I've never seen that here. Of course, we don't have basement here at all anyways, due to having a high water table. I wonder what gives an area soft or hard water?

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  15. I have never heard of this kind of product, I'm intrigued. :) x

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  16. oh how interesting!
    You should check out my blog Ive done a post on the most amazing shampoo ever its olive oil shampoo. I have similar hair to you I can imagine you would really love it :)
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  17. Oh this is quite interesting, I live in a hard water area too but I've never heard of this before!

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  18. I'm going to move to Lincoln, which is a hard water area as well... when I was there last month, I didn't feel like I had problems with my usual shampoo though. I definetly won't purchase this one, I absolutely prefere brands like Avene and La Roche-Posay as I have very sensitive skin and scalp.

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  19. This is so useful Fleur! Thanks for sharing! I have a lot of issues with my hair atm because of the water in my region! I'll be most definitely try these out! :))

    XO,
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  20. I saw these before and wondered if they actually worked! Might try them as i always love my hair when I go abroad and always blame the water! x

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  21. ahh, I've never heard of this type of shampoo before,cause im stay in indonesian ,but nice info

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  22. Such a cool idea for haircare!

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  24. This is such a good idea! I'd love to try them out as my area have really really hard water xx

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  25. Hi, I'm so tempted to buy these, as its such a cool concept. Just to let you know I used your video in my blog, hope that is okay?
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  26. What an interesting concept, thanks for sharing :) x

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  28. I am using these too. they are such an amazing product!!

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  29. This seems perfect for winter! Need to try xx

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  30. I really notice a difference between washing my hair up north and in London. The London water really seems to frizz my hair.

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  31. This is so interesting! I live in a hard water area too x

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  32. That is so cool! I also live in a hard water area
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. I'm so tempted to buy these! It seems a good concept. Thanks for the review.
    Sophie
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    Confessionsofabeautytherapist1.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. That is such a strange yet amazing concept! Is hard water bad for your hair?! Would defo like to give this a go!

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  35. An interesting product :) xxx

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