Friday, March 22, 2013

Vichy Dercos Nourishing Reparative Shampoo & Conditioner review

A while ago I was sent this Dercos Nourishing Reparative shampoo from Vichy and I was immediately intrigued.  I stroked my (not so imaginary) beard and wondered if the shampoo would be any use on my beardy hair.  Nourising and reparative?  I had to try it out, so went and bought the conditioner to match.  In for a penny and all.  But in this case I was in for €10.50 for the conditioner.  On the spendy side, especially if you're using the shampoo which is the same price, but I've said it before, I don't mind spending my cashola on things that work.  So I got to washing my hair.

Aimed at those with damaged hair (moi), this range has a balanced Keratin-Complex and a combination of vegetable oils, promising to repair and reconstruct the surface of the hair while restoring strength and nourishing it.  A quick note on the packaging, ten points for having two differently shaped bottles.  While I'm blinding myself with water in my eyes in the shower, it's nice to not have to squint to see what you're using.

I found I only needed a small amount of shampoo to produce a lovely lather where I could pile my hair on top of my head and pretend I've Anne Hathaway's short hair.  You do it too, tell the truth.  Once I've rinsed it out to reveal squeaky hair, on goes the conditioner which makes my hair super silky and soft and doesn't weigh it down.

It promises to restore hair's health in 10 washes and I knew after one wash I was on to something good.  After three washes, I was in love.  I've already repurchased both of these and will continue to do so, but as they're expensive, I like to use them as my "good" shampoo.  So once or twice a week, I allow myself to use them and in between those times, I use my other bits and bobs that are hanging around my shower and my hair is in great shape thanks to these guys.

If you've dry or damaged hair then I can't recommend trying this enough.  The range is brilliant and Vichy had better not ever discontinue it! 

Holy Grail status.  That should tell you all you need to know.


  1. HG? I'm rushing out to find em!!

  2. I really want to look for these now, my hair is in an awful state lately. I don't mind spending moola on something that works, sure two Aussie things are nearly the guts of a tenner anyway.

  3. Oh you've talked me into trying it. It sounds like what my hair is squeling for. I love your blog, I've just come across it. I'm from Ireland too and your new follower. xx


© Lovely Girlie Bits - Best Irish Beauty Blog Image Magazine Blog Awards & Aussie Blog Awards 2014 | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig