Friday, September 11, 2015

How Scented Hair Care Can Affect Your Mood (AD)

How Scented Hair Care Can Affect Your Mood

This post features sponsored content from Herbal Essences

Before you pop into the shower let to wash your hair, let me ask you a quick question - how often do you take a few moments to really enjoy your shower? Seldom, is most likely the answer but did you know that if you do take the time to enjoy your morning ritual, it may just improve your day and leave you feeling prepared to tackle whatever the day may bring.

Herbal Essences have conducted a survey and found out that eight out of ten women agree with the above statement and a whopping 57% of women feel more relaxed after an enjoyable shower. Along with 84% of the said women above, I agree that my shower is one of the places I deem as an escape within my house/day - any product that can help make the experience more pleasurable is a welcome addition. With that in mind I have been trialling the Herbal Essences Ignite My Colour collection - two hair care products with a creamy consistency that helps to protect colour treated hair and reveal a radiant shine.

How Scented Hair Care Can Affect Your Mood

Admit it, those that can will sniff their hair every now and then - I do so out of habit and to ensure that the day has not left it smelling foul. Along with 88% of surveyed women I too purchase body care products based on fragrance alone, I also slot into the 75% of women who prefer fruity scents over floral notes. Along with deeply cleansing and caring for my hair, the Herbal Essences Ignite My Colour Shampoo and Conditioner leaves my hair beautifully fragranced which I find entirely satisfying. The uplifting notes of Rose and Passion Fruit - a fragrance as bold as my hair colour, that helps to awaken and somewhat leave me feeling happy and dare I say fresh. The scent alone can help transform a miserable day and turn my humble bathroom into a Spa like environment. Fun fact - British women spend 17 minutes in the shower alone each morning, with wonderfully scented products such as Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioners I can truly see why.

As a city living and working kinda gal, I know only too well the smell of stale smoke and fumes on my hair - less than pleasing.  I associate such smells with dirt and feel less than clean when my hair does not smell great. With Herbal Essences I can wash and condition my hair at 7am and still catch wafts of the comforting, happy scent at 5pm - that is surviving several meetings and public transport in a busy city. Even more impressive I can go for dinner, sit near the kitchen and still be able to detect the fruity come floral scent on my hair, as freshly as I could first thing in the morning. This is also the case after a quick work out at the gym (I shower at home) - which leaves me feeling fresh and of course energised. I know it may sound silly but something as little as wonderfully scented hair leaves me not only feeling happy but oddly accomplished. Apparently I am not alone 69% of those surveyed agree with such sentiment too.

If you are looking to turn your shower into a sensory experience, enhancing both your day and mood then you may want to switch to Herbal Essences for your hair care needs.

You can find the Herbal Essences Ignite My Colour range via Boots rrp £3.50/400ml - link.

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  1. I am definitely a fan of Herbal Essences simply for the smell. I don't often buy them as sometimes they leave my hair feeling a little dry but the smell alone is divine!

    Kirsty |

  2. I've always been a fan of their scents, they are always pleasant. I think smell and how you feel in the shower can make or break your day. My showers are my relaxing moment for my mind and body I try to turn off everything that is going on and just enjoy the shower.

  3. I definitely prefer fruity scents for my hair too. Great post! <3

  4. I love Herbal Essences, this looks amazing!

  5. I personally use Herbal Essences — love the 'naked' line, feels super clean and fresh!


  6. Wish there was more fruit scents. Even those that are supposed to smell fruity smell floral.

  7. I love Herbal Essences! I have heard however, they can leave your hair dried out so I try not to use it all the time.

    Halestones // Starlight

  8. I love Herbal Essences!
    The scent is always lovely <3

  9. Really want to try this range!

  10. I adore Herbal Essences! Their products all smell so wonderful x

  11. I don't think I've tried anything from Herbal Essences before, however after reading this post I really want to try this range! I love fruity scents :)

    Charlotte ~

  12. I love Herbal Essences! Their products smell so good & are super inexpensive. I'm with you - showers are my escape from the day. As a grad student who seems to be working 24/7, I drag out my showers as long as possible and enjoy every minute of pampering myself!

  13. I love Herbal Essences! Their products smell incredible so I can't resist them! I don't find that they really do anything for my hair, so I don't tend to use them too often but sometimes I just can't resist :)
    Dina //

  14. I hate Herbal Essences to be honest. I used to use the coconut one when it first came out yearrrrs ago and I loved it. The scent, what it did to my hair, everything. But since then it just ruins my hair. I've heard that they test on animals too, which puts me off a little. >.<

    They do smell amazing though. :P

  15. I spend way too long in the shower on hair wash days. I think it's the thought of having to get out and dry it - urgh!

    Must admit I do buy shampoo based on the smell, I haven't found one that really does anything different to my weird hair, so I go by the smell and the offers on!

  16. herbal Essence are a staple when it comes to my personal hair care. They work with my hair so well, and for the price are definitely worth it.



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