Showing posts with label Heat Damage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heat Damage. Show all posts

If you're on social media you have probably seen at least one influencer talk about the L'Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Wonder Water (af). My TikTok 'foryou' page is full of people raving about how amazing this product is as the lamellar water within the product deposits amino acids onto the damaged parts of your hair without weighing them down. Like me, you may be a little sceptical at first on how a product that has the word 'water' in the title will do anything magnificent for your hair but of course I had to test it out for myself. I finally managed to grab it for just £4.95 from the Superdrug website after searching high and low in stores, as due to its popularity it was always sold out! 


Is the L'Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Wonder Water worth all the TikTok hype


The wonder water claims to resurface the hair fibres, making it 10x smoother with a glassy shine and a silky touch in just 8 seconds! After using it for the first time I couldn't quite believe how amazing my hair felt. It was so silky and smooth, which is pretty uncommon as I tend to have quite dry and frizzy locks. This product can be used alone, but I did apply the Garnier Ultimate Blends Banana Hair Food mask (you can read my review on this product here) after I had rinsed out the Wonder Water which possibly contributed to the silkiness of my hair. 


L'Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Wonder Water Hair Growth

After drying my hair with an old T-shirt (this helps reduce breakage), I combed it through with a wide toothed comb and applied my heat protectant ready to blow dry. I had seen a couple of people online mention that their hair felt a little brittle after blow-drying it and I found after a couple of uses this started to happen to me. When I really love a product I have a small habit of overusing it and end up having to cut back on my uses over time. I have trained my hair to sustain two washes a week, so I have been using this product every other week to maximise the results. Overall I would say this product is probably overhyped however, it has worked wonders for a lot of people, so it is always worth a try if you're into testing out products. 


You can purchase the L'Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Wonder Water from a range of retailers such as Look Fantastic, Superdrug and Boots. 


Why not check out some of my other haircare blog posts -

GARNIER ULTIMATE BLENDS HAIR FOOD PAPAYA & BANANA MASK | FOR DRY AND DAMAGED HAIR


All opinions and reviews on DreamwithJessie are my own and 100% honest, regardless of whether it is a sample, gifted item, or purchased by myself. Although the majority of products mentioned have been bought by myself, with my own money any products that have been kindly gifted to me will be annotated with an *. I will only ever accept and feature a sample if the product is something I am genuinely interested in and would spend my own money on. All products  featured on my blog are thoroughly tested to ensure a full, authentic review. Affiliate links will always be annotated with an (af) at the end of the link.







Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Mask Papaya & Banana


A few weeks ago I mentioned in my Superdrug haul (see herethat I was on a journey to take better care of my hair to try and repair some of the heat damage I’ve caused myself over the years. After some extensive research and watching @hasinikay talk through the ingredients in haircare products on TikTok (I highly recommend checking out her channel) I decided to cut out silicone from my routine. I had heard so many good things about the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food products due being made up of 98% of natural ingredients whilst also being silicone free (yay) so I had to give them a go. 


Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Mask Papaya & Banana

Each of the Garnier Hair Foods masks have three different functions. A condition, rinse out mask or leave in conditioner. Personally I only ever use masks as exactly that as I find this leaves the best results, my hair also gets greasy very quickly, so it doesn't mix well with leave in treatments. I opted for this mask first as it was specifically for damaged hair. After using the Papaya mask for a couple of weeks I can't rave about it enough. It has definitely strengthened my ends and given them the nourishment they were crying out for. I have heard quite a few people say they don't like the smell, but I think it is divine! I was originally using it twice a week, but I have had to cut this down as my hair gets used to products quite quickly and the results become less prominent as time goes on. Grab the Papaya Mask for £3.49 on the Superdrug website (af).


Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Mask Papaya
Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Mask Papaya

After loving the Papaya mask so much I decided to grab the Banana Hair Mask as this is the one I have seen bloggers rave about the most! I have only used this once so far, but I already love it! As mentioned above I loved the smell of the Papaya mask despite what others have said, whereas I'm not a huge Banana fan, so this wasn't my favourite scent, although this was obviously expected. Like I had done with the Papaya mask, I left this on my hair for 5 minutes (a little longer than the suggested 3 minutes) and then rinsed it out. I use an old t-shirt to try my hair to reduce the risk of breakage (trust me this has really helped!) My hair has been SO soft for several days since using it which I'm putting down to the Shea ingredient as this is extremely beneficial to your locks! One problem I have always had with my hair is how chaotic it is when I wake up in the morning. But after using the mask I have seen a noticeable difference over the last few days as it hasn't looked like it's usual wild self which is an absolute dream! This mask has definitely nourished my dry hair and tamed the pesky flyaways! I would highly recommend getting your hands on this if you're looking for something to treat your dry hair! I managed to find this in Savers for £3.49 (af). 

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Mask Banana
Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Mask Banana

You can shop the full Garnier Ultimate Blends Food Range at Savers (af) and Superdrug (af).


Let me know your thoughts on these masks in the comments or if you have any other recommendations! 


All opinions and reviews on DreamwithJessie are my own and 100% honest, regardless of whether it is a sample, gifted item, or purchased by myself. Although the majority of products mentioned have been bought by myself, with my own money any products that have been kindly gifted to me will be annotated with an *. I will only ever accept and feature a sample if the product is something I am genuinely interested in and would spend my own money on. All products  featured on my blog are thoroughly tested to ensure a full, authentic review. Affiliate links will always be annotated with an (af) at the end of the link.




Garnier Food Papaya Hair Mask VO5 Coconut Hot Oil Treatment Superdrug Glycolic Tonic 5%



Another lockdown, another splurge. Last payday weekend I thought I’d treat myself to a little Superdrug (af) (and H&M) order as I’ve been feeling a little hopeless this lockdown, as I imagine most of us are and thought I deserved a little pick me up. 

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya Hair Mask 390ml

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya Hair Mask 390ml



One of my new year resolutions is to take better care of my hair and try to repair some of the heat damage I’ve caused myself over the years. I’ve been desperate to try the Garnier Hair Food products for a while now, after hearing bloggers and influencers rave about it. I know most people recommend the Banana range however, as I’m trying to target damaged hair the Papaya range was the best option for me! I will be reviewing this once I’ve used it a couple of times but on first impressions this mask smells divine! It left my hair feeling SO soft and manageable. You can purchase the Papaya mask for just £3.46 on the Superdrug website (af).

VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil 4x15ml



I used a VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil (af) treatment just before Christmas and my hair stayed frizz and grease free for DAYS! This is unheard of for me as my hair has a mind of it’s own! I was able to go FOUR whole days without washing my hair, when I usually have to do this every other day. Superdrug is also running a 2 for £6 on selected Vo5 products (af), so grab yourself 8 little tubes of heaven!


Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic 5% 300ml


Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic 5% 300ml
Another joy of this pandemic is maskne (yay!) I have had a long, frustrating battle with my skin and just last year I had started to see real improvements, having less breakouts than usual. That was until I started wearing a mask and my skin is not happy about it! I thought I’d give the Superdrug’s own brand Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic 5% (af) a go. This currently on sale for £4.49 reduced from £9.99. I will also be reviewing this after a trial period so stay tuned for that! 

Let me know in the comments what your lockdown splurges have been!