Retailbox Secret Box #18 – Pureology Curl Complete Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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If you follow me on Social Media, you would have seen my clues, giveaway and eventual unveiling of the contents of the Retailbox Secret Box no. 18. Not sure what the RBSecretBox is?

Retail Box Secret Box #RBsecretbox

#RBsecretbox is an exciting opportunity for new and existing Retailbox customers to treat themselves to
premium products they have possibly not tried before. Each #RBsecretbox is priced according to the
products inside so prices will vary as every box is different and from different suppliers. This is an
exclusive offer with limited stock and a massive discount making it a much sort after offer and a bonus
of no subscriptions to tie you down.

The only clue that was given on Retailbox about box #18… ‘Enhance your curly side with this vegan Sulphate free range’.

So what was inside the box?

Retail Box Secret Box 18 Pureology Curl Complete Review Pretty Please Charlie
Pureology Curl Complete Shampoo and Conditioner (plus a gorgeous fluffy turbin)

This was my first time trying this brand and I have been very curious (to say the least) as all the reviews I have read are stellar.

Pureology Curl Complete Shampoo – R278

This shampoo is specifically formulated for curly colour-treated hair, which is perfect for my naturally curly and highlighted (read: DRY!) hair. The shampoo foams well for a sulphate-free product and gently cleanses the hair. The formula is thick and creamy and smells lovely. Curl Complete Shampoo contains an Anti-Fade Complex and Coconut Oils to replenish moisture and erase frizz.

Pureology Curl Complete Conditioner- R316

I was worried that the conditioner would be too light for my hair and that I would have to use half the bottle to detangle this bossiekop, but the conditioner turned out to be my favourite of the two products. I only need a little bit of product to detangle and to leave my hair feeling soft and smooth. Result: Soft, shiny, healthy-looking curls. I REALLY like this conditioner. It is also ideal for fine hair as it does not weigh the hair down at all.

I’ve noticed that my hair actually feels thicker since I started using this range. I have a lot of hair, but it is very fine. The condition of my hair has improved and I am really happy with the results.

Two thumbs up Pureology.

And two thumbs up Retailbox for a great Secret Box! This Secret Box went for only R280 and if you hurry you may still be able to get your hands on one. You can click HERE to see if they still have stock.

I am a big fan of the #RBSecretbox. All of the boxes that I’ve received have been great value for money.

Make sure to follow Retailbox on Instagram for hints about the release of the next one.


Disclosure Ranking: 2


Best Budget Beauty Buy: Palmer’s Coconut Oil hair care review

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I realise that the title of this review is a mouthful, but this new discovery gets two thumbs up in the budget beauty products department. I accidentally discovered the new Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula range whilst browsing the hair care aisle in Clicks last week.

Palmer’s is a very well known brand with products that have reached cult status – think Palmer’s Cocoa Butter and Tummy Butter. I have tried quite a few of their products and I have been very happy with them all. The only thing that I am not a huge fan of is the original Cocoa Butter Formula scent. I know many love it, but it’s not for me.

The pretty packaging of the Coconut Oil Formula range caught my eye, and when I saw the price tag (I think they were R67 each) and that the products are sulfate- and paraben free, they went straight into the basket.

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Hair Care Range Shampoo, Conditioner Hair Milk Review

Let me just get this out of the way and comment about the scent… amazing! If you love coconut (and I do!), you will love the smell of these products. It is a treat to use.

The shampoo and conditioner both contain coconut oil and as I firm believer in the benefits coconut oil has for skin and hair, this is a definite plus point.

The Shampoo is rich and thick and leaves my hair feeling clean (not sqeaky), soft and nourished. The shampoo is designed for dry, damaged, processed or colour treated hair. I basically tick all the boxes. This shampoo is a winner and I will buy it over and over again.

The Conditioner is thick and creamy and leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth. Perfect for my dry, fine hair.

The Hair Milk is gorgeous. I use it before applying my styling products. I think this is a must have for curly hair. The product is a lot thicker than I expected, and because it feels and smells so nice, I kind of went overboard the first time I used it. Make sure to use it sparingly and concentrate on the ends of your hair.

I am really enjoying this range and my hair looks great (if I do say so myself). And as far as bargain beauty products go, it can’t get much better than this.

Two thumbs up Palmer’s.