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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Mark Hill Split End Repairing Capsules

I’m not sure why I haven’t done a post of this product before, I’ve been using it for nearly a year now and I can safely say this is one of my ‘HG’ (Holy Grail) hair care items :)
In this little box you get 12 red capsules(they are available in sets of 30) which are designed to ‘repair split-ends and straighten the hair against chemicals or physical damage. Infused with pure extract of Vitamin E and Squalane to protect the hair before and after drying, helping to rejuvenate damaged areas.’ I used to straighten my hair daily and so I’ve tried my fair share of ‘split end repairing’ treatments with most not really doing much and I didn’t have high hopes for this – particularly after reading quite a few negative reviews..
But all you do is twist of the end of the capsule to get a clear gel(I wouldn’t call it an oil like a lot of people have, it’s far too thick) then I rub it between my fingertips and apply it to my ends – do not rinse after application. Again a lot of bloggers have said they felt the need to wash their hair after & honestly I don’t know why, my hair is far from dry yet as long as you rub it evenly through your ends you don’t get and grease or oiliness (similarly if you just use your fingertips and apply all the product on your hands to your hair your hands won’t feel oily)
I don’t use these all the time purely because my hair doesn’t need them, and I think if used daily these might not be as effective but whenever I blow dry my hair I always apply half a capsule to my wet ends and then the other half of the capsule once my hair is dry & I feel it works a lot like a serum on my hair – getting rid of dryness and making my ends look healthy.
Whether these actually ‘repair’ my ends it does –to and extent, I think these do more for the appearance and prevention of split ends but for me, that’s enough reason to repurchase.

My only negatives are the capsule idea itself, they are a bit of a novelty at first but after a while I can’t help but think I’d reach for it more if it was contained in a more standard generic way and the scent isn’t great – it’s not awful or overpowering, I just think it could be improved upon.

27 comments:

Erica said...

I don’t think I’ve ever seen that product. Looks good!

em.me.ma said...

oh my gosh i need this; my split ends are repulsive!

choux pastry hearts said...

I've seen these before and thought oooh capsules! How cute! But i've never tried them, if they're on offer any time soon then I shall try these myself :)

Great review x

Rhamnousia @ Desi Girl Does Makeup said...

I remember when Mark Hill first came out, I saw these and didn't want to pay the full £8 for them..I was student at the time so you can see why.

I did get my hands on them and have, funnily enough, never used them. I can't think why I wanted them so badly but I'll have to dig them out as my split ends are a disgrace at the moment.

..R May A.. said...

@Rhamousia - mine sat at the back of my hair sutff for ages and it was just becuase i was bored one day i figured I'd try them :)

Closet Fashionista said...

How cool! I'd never heard of that before, I may have to try it :D
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johanna said...

Uhh sounds perfect

Dressing Up For Me said...

Wow, this is really great for those ¨dry hair¨days! Thanks for this info. :)

Krystal said...

whaaaat...this is something I really want to try and I didn't even know that it existed!

Nat Elizabeth said...

OMGGGGGGGGGGG


this is the most interesting thing ever.
I NEED THIS.

P.s I have a new post :)

Ansa said...

I need this. Sounds amazing. xx

Shop N' Chomp said...

I'll have to check if that is sold here. Sounds fantastic! =D

ching said...

oh wow..at first i actually thought that requires swallowing.haha

kirstyb said...

oh i need this - thanks for sharing xxxx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Wow! This product sounds fantastic - I think I may need to check it out for myself. Great review!! :)

hiven said...

lovely
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rebecca said...

ah, if only there was something that actually fixed split ends! sounds like a good product though (:

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Cowbiscuits said...

wow i've never seen these, I've got really bleached hair so it's always dry! I have used a serum before and it made my hair feel too shiny and greasy but i may give these a go :) xx

ediot said...

never heard about it- but thanks for sharing dear.
hope youre having a good week
take care
xx

Katie said...

Those sound great!

jen said...

wow..
your hair looks so much healthier in the after pic! definitely going to look them up. thanks for the post!

Hannah said...

I have tried them, even though I did love them. I felt they were novelty and have yet to repurchase. :)

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love hannah x

..R May A.. said...

@Jen - I know, when i looked at the pictures after I was surprised how much of a difference it made!

@Hannah I think it's the capsule idea that gives the impression they are a novelty - I really wish they'd bring out a new container :)

Jennifer said...

sounds like a good remedy for split ends! i've never tried beauty/bodycare stuff in capsules though O_o it sounds a bit novel lol

Karen said...

Hey Hun! Thanks so much for checking out my blog and for saying hi - I really appreciate it :)
Great review! I haven't used any hair products contained in a capsule form before but it certainly helps people like me who tend to overuse products :S
Your hair looks super healthy so it must work! Did you get it from a salon? I have not come across this brand here in Toronto.

ipehishere said...

never try this brand, but i have similiar capsule like that hehe and sooo popular here :D

Jennifer said...

oh you're starting to get into MAC too! omg i'm hooked with their products now...*cries*