I’ve been following the TimeBomb range for a while now and I’ve shared how much I loved trying out the TimeBomb Collagen Bomb and just recently the TimeBomb Overnight Peel & Reveal both have worked so well for my skin which was a surprise for the exfoliant as I have quite sensitive skin that reacts easily. When I saw that TimeBomb have launched a new hair care range I was keen to try them out as the range is perfect for keeping hair looking it’s best for Summer.
I tried the TimeBomb Larger than life Shampoo and Conditioner, Strike A Pose Modelling Hair Spray and High Profile Thicken & Lift spray and my first impressions of the product packaging was that I liked the understated clear design – easy to read labels with full ingredient list are important to me. The sulphate free formula (of the shampoo) has a lovely fresh Summery scent and the no-fuss flip top’s of both the shampoo and conditioner make them quick and easy to use. One of my real bug-bear’s with hair care to use in-shower is when they have fiddly openings that are made even more tricky with wet hands!
Wheat proteins in both the shampoo and conditioner help to boost the body of the hair and add shine and the conditioner is rich and emollient and leaves the hair feeling really soft and silky. I have fine, flyaway hair and with just a whisper of windy weather my hair will tangle – it’s so infuriating! I combat this by having a hairbrush with me all the time and using products suited to smooth and tame without being too heavy for my fine hair. Using both the TimeBomb shampoo and conditioner my hair felt very clean and looked noticeably shiny and even my OH commented that the scent was lovely – high praise! I don’t think any conditioner will truly rid my hair of becoming increasingly tangled over the course of the day, but this conditioner certainly tries, and the richness helps to smooth the hair down without flattening my fine hair – which I love.
Having fine hair I’m always a little dubious using ‘body-boosting’ sprays as they tend to leave my hair feeling a little sticky and ‘crunchy’ for want of a better word. Using the modelling hair spray from TimeBomb I found the best way to use it for my hair, was to use it sparingly. I only needed a few pumps, any more and my hair just looked limp. It worked remarkably well on my teen daughter’s hair and helped give her a very natural style without looking too ‘overdone’.
The thicken & lift spray is formulated to be used on damp or dry hair for “thin, wimpy hair” well just perfect for me then! It did give my hair some added and much needed oomph and a little goes a long way, I like that you can re-apply on dry hair for added effect too, it also gave a lovely sheen to my hair as well as a bit of body. Layering up the scents of all four products gives very long lasting fragrance through the day too.
Reading the fine print on the shampoo I was a little disappointed to see wording which I really am against. It’s a small point but I feel I must say it, on the back it begins “Thin is in – but never for hair” I really wish they had re-evaluated this statement. It’s a daily battle to educate my two daughter’s that beauty is not purely the external self, but what lies within, and reading this first line made my heart sink a little. Don’t get me wrong – I get it, it’s just a shampoo. But having these statements re-enforced via the media is becoming common place and I feel you really can’t get away from it. I know I am being picky but with eating disorders becoming extremely prevalent in this day and age shouldn’t brands be sensitive to this and be mindful of their product ethos and wording? It is just a short line, but it speaks volumes and in my opinion it shouldn’t be there. I really hope TimeBomb re-think the wording. I would love to know what you think – too much or am I being Über sensitive?