FREE! Percy & Reed Wonder Balm with April Elle

Monday, March 24th 2014 0

Worth £18

Earlier this month Elle unveiled a beauty first; they launched a new product from Percy and Reed exclusively as a free gift with their April issue.

This Wonder Balm, worth £18, is essentially a primer for your hair. Used on wet hair it can help with creating the perfect blow dry style, or used on dry hair it can help to revive day old hair into sculpted, smooth locks. I’m always a little sceptical about free gifts (if they’re so good, why are they free?) but after a few weeks of using this I am simply proven wrong; it works, and it works well.

Elle UK April 2014

For my unruly curls, this helps to smooth out my frizz and enables me to create defined curls. I’ll use a little on wet hair and let it dry naturally, then add some more to my ends in the morning to seal my hair in place all day.

If I’m wearing my hair straight or in waves this works really well as a pre blow-dry balm. If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s a heavy or sticky product, but used in small amounts I can barely feel that I’ve used this and I can simply see the difference.

Blow Dry Percy and Reed Wonder Balm

Percy and Reed were on hand to offer hair styling on the night and I must mention my lovely hairstylist, Lucy. She works at their Covent Garden salon and you’ll recognise her because she looks like a blonde Louise Thompson. Lucy created a halo braid that lasted me 3 sleeps – I couldn’t bear to take it out and thankfully it stayed put, looking all the more bohemian with some added sleepy fuzz!

Braid Percy and Reed

Besides the fact that the Elle beauty section is one of my favourites, it’s worth getting this month’s (you’ve only got a week left) to try the Wonder Balm for yourself. As we transition into spring and battle the juxtaposition of beaming sun and April showers, we’ll all need a little extra support in the hair stakes and this will be your new best friend. It’s a handbag friendly size, too.

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