It’s been a while since I changed up my hair products, so when I got the chance to try out some products I hadn’t used before, I jumped at the chance. I’m not a snob when it comes to hair products, I quite happily pick up products from salons to Superdrugs and I quite often stock up on shampoo and conditioner when I see them on offer at my local Tesco. Although I am happy to pick up products I’ve used before, I’ve never really perused Tesco’s aisles to see if there are brands and products I’ve never used before or to see if anything catches my eye. I usually just reach for what I know and leave it at that.
The first product I got the chance to try was the Dabur Vatika Naturals Black Seed Deep Conditioning Hair Mask. When I saw this, I got a little bit emotional, I know that sounds silly getting emotional over a hair mask, but Dabur Vatika is actually a brand I know very well. My grandma used to use their coconut hair oil religiously in Bangladesh and it just bought back memories of her. I didn’t even know you could get the brand here, I am so surprised I had to go run and show my mum straight away.
I know that Tesco’s do a world food section, but I had no clue they had world beauty items too. When I saw Black Seed in the title, I automatically thought oh no, this is going to be a rather strong smelling product. I know Black Seed very well, in Asian households like my own, black seed is very highly revered for its hair renewal qualities and there have been many occasions where my mum has drenched my hair in pure black seed oil with the promise that my hair will grow back thicker and stronger. She was right, but the smell was too strong and lingered and I haven’t even thought to use it for years. However this product pleasantly surprised me, it smells amazing! I’ve been using it for around a couple of weeks and I can’t say it has made my hair grow back thicker, as I don’t know about you but my hair does not grow that quickly. BUT I have very wavy/kinky hair and that always is frizzy after I wash it and I genuinely find that it looks and feels sleeker and less frizzy after I use it. You can pick this up from Tesco for £5.49 (here) which I think is an amazing price for such a large jar. I’m excited to see what difference it makes to my hair in the long run.
The second product I had the opportunity to try out was from a brand I wasn’t actually familiar with. The product is the Mazuri Shea Butter Naturals Untangle Detangling Spray, which I was really intrigued to try out especially as my hair tangles quite a lot recently as I have taken up swimming. I am tired of tugging and pulling my hair after each session, and I was interested to see if this would help alleviate that. I also know about the benefits of Shea Butter so I was hoping using this on my hair would dry it out less as chlorine is so cruel to my hair. I have used this a few times now after swimming and I would say it helps untangle my hair quicker, and when I blow dry my hair it doesn’t tangle up again like it used to. I actually spray it in before I go swimming as well as after, as I feel like it adds an extra moisture layer to stop the water from causing too much damage, I’m not sure if that actually works, but in my head it does.
I do find that my hair is softer than usual after I use this on damp hair and then blow dry, so I think it is time I start using this more often and not just after a swim session. This is actually a 3-in-1 product as it acts as a detangling spray, a leave-in conditioner and helps control frizz. This again is priced very reasonably, at £6.69.
I have been pleasantly surprised by both products, I would never think to look for them or even pick them out normally, but this has taught me to stop sticking to what I know and try something different. I know that I will definitely be keeping my eyes open a little wider when I go through the Tesco beauty aisles, because I may have walked past my next Holy Grail item lots of times without realising. My favourite of the two products is definitely the Dabur Vatika hair mask, next time I will take my mum along to Tesco to see if she can spot any of her favourite products from Bangladesh on the shelves.
I hope you liked a look at a couple of alternative hair products, it is easy to get stuck in a rut and I’m glad I’ve experimented and tried something new, it’s inspiring me to try more new brands and see how they match up. I hope this post inspires you too, just to look around a little more and not just blindly grab what you know. You too can visit Tesco, either online or in store to see their new wider range of beauty products, including brands such as Dabur, Pak’s, Vatika and Tamese & Jackson. I actually know Tamese quite well as well as it is a halal brand, so I will be reaching for that next time.
This post has been kindly sponsored by ‘Beauty by Tesco’, however all opinions are my own. This post contains my honest views and I would not work with a brand that didn’t give me the freedom to be honest, nor would I work with a brand that I did not personally believe in.