I have to say from the moment I heard about this I was completely intrigued because it goes against the norm with washing your hair as we are all told to shampoo twice and condition once but with this you cleanse your hair with the cream with no suds and no conditioner. The concept of this was so weird to me at first because I have been washing my own hair in a certain way for years and I have also been taught a certain way to wash hair when I was a Saturday girl in my local hairdressers and during my training to become a hairdresser which has always be cleanse, cleanse, condition.
I have been using the Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme* now for around a month so I feel I have given it a good test before bringing my review to you and letting you know all the pros and cons to it.
Lets get rid of the negatives first because I do actually think its a really good product just with a few flaws with the first being the price; I know good haircare is expensive and I know you are basically getting two products in one here but at £35 a pop I just feel its tiny and a lot to pay especially if you have very long hair as you would have to use quite a bit per wash. My next negative is the fact it took so long to try and get into it as the pump was really stuck in its locking mechanism which could of just been a flaw on mine so I'm not saying that's a major flaw against the product although I do have some issues with the pump as it feels like it takes an age between pumps to be able to pump again due to the thickness of the product and lastly the fact that it doesn't give clear enough instructions on the actual bottle in how much to use for longer hair yet on the Beauty Mart website where it is sold it tells you to use six or more pumps on longer hair.
Now the positives of this product definitely weigh out the negatives and it really has made me change the way I think about washing my hair because it really is a wonder product for me once you get the hang of actually using it. With all products I got the hang of it with good old trial and error, my first 'wash' was an absolute nightmare and I just couldn't get it to feel like it was cleansing my hair so I tried again with more of the creme and succeeded - I did this by getting my hair really wet and applying around 8 pumps to my hair massaging it in against my scalp and into the ends of my hair. While massaging it into my hair I could feel that my hair was instantly feeling smoother and softer then I let it work for a couple of minutes, combed my hair through and then rinsed it out.
Once I had rinsed it out my hair felt really fresh and my scalp felt clean which was something I was happy about as I really didn't want to of gone through all that effort to have my hair and scalp feeling disgusting and like I needed to give it a good scrub. For the purpose of reviewing the product fully I have tried it without adding any of my usual hair oils or styling products to get the full effects which I have to say I am really pleased with. When I blow-dried my hair I could already feel how soft and smooth my hair was feeling and there was a definite reduction in frizz to the point where my hair was nearly as smooth as I like it to be after I run the straighteners over it and the shine that was left on my hair once styled was unbelievable. It has also been great for when I have left my hair in its natural state as it really helps the curls to be more defined without having what I like to call my frizz halo present.
I have been using this at every wash over the last month or so and I am only just under half way through it but please bare in mind that I do only was my hair around every five days or so due to the nature of my natural hair so if you were to use it and wash your hair more regularly then you would probably get through it a lot quicker than me. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I will purchase this once it has finished just simply because I can't shake feeling £35 is expensive for the amount of product you get but then when I see how long it lasts, how great it is for my hair and the fact I would willingly pay around that amount for an upmarket shampoo and conditioner I think it just comes down to psychological thinking as its just one product.
Have you ever thought about just using a cleansing creme to clean your hair?