I first came across Percy & Reed when I received a number of their products through Beauty Subscription Box – Birchbox, developed by two hairdressers (Percy and Reed, yes, that’s their names) their packaging is cute, simple and elegant.
Every product has the same luxury quality to it, matte off-white background, Black text and a beautiful illustration of a girl with incredible hair. The Smooth and Sensational No Oil Oil is no different, except the the girl doesn’t appear on the bottle, at least not on mine (which is only a sample size from Birchbox).
It’s only recently I’ve wanted to see volume at my roots, I have a lot of hair, and I mean a lot and the shear weight of it means that curls don’t really last all that long in my hair and volume only happens when I’ve rolled out of bed, and by the time I’ve got to work there’s no sign of the bouncy hair I had first thing. I tried a couple of volumising products from other brands before discovering the Percy & Reed No Oil Oil, the thing I found with Birchbox was that even though you were only receiving 5 sample products a month, over time they built up and some got missed along the way, and for me the No Oil Oil was one of them.
The volumising product I was using previously had a tendency to leave my hair crunchy, like I’d doused it in firm-hold hairspray, and one day when I was clearing out my draws of beauty products there she was the Percy and Reed Smooth and Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil.
After washing my hair as normal, and towel drying (I always air-dry) I tip my hair upside down and brush through with my Wet Brush (you know that volumising trick you’re mum is always preaching, it works), then taking about 4 drops of the No Oil Oil between my palms and working it through the roots of my hair, before going in with my favourite hair oil from Garnier which leaves my ends feeling super soft, supple and giving a healthy shine. I flip my hair back to normal and leave to air-dry over night.
The instructions recommend using 2-3 drops of the product for fine hair and more if your hair is thick or long and I found roughly 4 works for me and holds the volume at my roots. The product itself is a clear, water-based liquid gel formula rather than an actual oil, and has the signature trademark scent of Percy and Reed products. Not only does it add volume but it conditions and hydrates the hair and provides a healthy looking shine.
Overall I wish I had discovered this product sooner, but it is now a staple part of my post shower haircare routine.
Have you tried any products from Percy and Reed? What are you thoughts and favourite’s?