Unbeknown to most of us, water varies across the world and different kinds of water affect hair in different ways. Have you ever gone away for a weekend and found your normally heavy hair becomes soft and fluffy? It may be that you’re moving away from a hard water area into a soft water location, which can have a significant impact on the way our hair looks, feels and behaves. Metal ions, present in all types of water, react with shampoo to form mineral deposits that cling to your hair. It is these mineral deposits that cause us problems and can often prevent our barnets from reaching their full potential. Area H20 is a range of shampoos and conditioners developed specifically for hard, medium and soft water areas to ensure these metal ions are washed away and don’t cling to the hair surface – it effectively acts as a magnet to attract the ions so they can’t react with the shampoo to form the troublesome mineral deposits. This means your hair will feel noticeably cleaner, smoother, shinier and less flyway. Genius.
As someone that lives in a hard water area, the build-up on my hair has always been a problem; I recently visited Scotland for a few days and found my hair became much softer and fluffier after one wash, thanks to their soft water. Area H20 offers a solution to a problem we all face, regardless of hair type, in the simplest form possible – just a shampoo and conditioner combination. If you’re not sure what kind of water your area has, then there’s even a handy little colour coded map on the back of the bottle (and on their website) to ensure you’re getting the right products for your needs. There’s even a shampoo for coloured hair, helping to protect the pigment and ensure your colour remains vibrant.
I loved the idea of these products, having never seen anything with such an innovative yet simple unique selling point, and I’m happy to report that they really do deliver. The shampoo lathers well and leaves hair feeling clean, without build-up or residue; the conditioner, although exceptionally runny, also leaves hair feeling soft and delicately nourished. Although these products don’t leave my hair feeling amazing after they’ve been washed (my hair feels clean and conditioned, but almost a little ‘naked’ as there’s no build-up,) it’s the post-dry effect I’m in love with. For the first time in ages, my hair is full of life and bounce. It feels so much lighter, softer and healthier – without being too fluffy or flyaway. I just can’t stop touching it.
The simplicity of this concept it what makes it genius – everyone can use these products without interrupting their routine, or using additional styling tools that will just make daily use unrealistic. What’s even better is these don’t even cost a small fortune; a shampoo and conditioner duo will only set you back £17.95 and last you the best part of two months (depending how often you wash your hair.) If you struggle with limp, heavy, coarse hair and have yet to find anything to help until now, then Area H20 could well and truly be the answer.
The Area H20 products are available online priced £17.50 for a shampoo/conditioner duo. Individual products are available for £9.95 each.