When it comes to haircare I like to find good products that work without spending the earth – I’m a girl with oily roots and I have to wash my hair every other day, my hair (when I started this review) also long and thick meaning that I go through shampoos and conditioners about twice as fast as any other person. So when I saw that Beauty Pie haircare had become a thing, I was intrigued – given they promise luxury like products at a fraction of the price I decided to give their new range a whirl to see whether it was worth it.
Firstly, let’s talk packaging. Beauty Pie haircare slots in perfectly with the rest of the range – it’s clean and simple and looks fairly luxe and sleek. One thing when it first arrived that had me turning my nose up was the fact that the shampoo and conditioner bottles had different colour pumps, one clear and one white – on first impression I didn’t like the fact they didn’t match, but in fact since I’ve had them sitting on the bottom of my shower, it’s actually incredibly helpful as I can reach down and know that the clear one is the shampoo and the white is the conditioner without having to try and read the bottles.
One thing I do wish – and this is a comment across the board, is that there was some kind of clear panel on the side, or the packaging was see through so you could see how much product is left in the bottle. It’s rare shampoos and conditioners have this and I think with pumps you are less likely to pick up the bottles to feel how close you are to running out.
The shampoo, conditioner and treatment are available to be purchased individually – but they also come as a set. The shampoo, conditioner and treatment come in at £5.04, £4.97 and £4.21 respectively. The set of three is £11.98 – so there’s a marginal saving if all three are purchased together. Just to note purchasing in the Beauty Pie haircare set doesn’t create any additional packaging like boxes.
So when I started my review, I had hair past my boobs and I’ve since had it cut into a shoulder length cut. I’ve trialled it over both haircuts and I do think since i’ve had my haircut I’ve been more impressed with them.
Beauty Pie Shampoo / RRP £30
I found when I had long hair I needed around 3 pumps of shampoo per rinse on my hair, and can now get away with 1-2. I’m always a double shampooer as my roots get so greasy, I find if I don’t I have to wash my hair more frequently. The shampoo to me smells very lightly of citrus and lathers up in the hair well.
When I think of super moisturising shampoos, I think of Aussie Miracle Moist – my favourite shampoo ever, no matter what the price point, and I don’t think it’s as moisturising as that one is. In fact, I wouldn’t say it’s a particularly moisturising shampoo at all, it adds a little shine but when my hair was longer I felt like it tended to make my hair feel more tangled. With shorter hair I’m having far less knotty issues and it’s… okay? A generic 3 stars.
Beauty Pie Conditioner / RRP £32
The conditioner is a fairly thin formula and I find myself having to use 4-6 pumps of this even on shorter hair as otherwise it tends to drip off damp hair. I don’t think the formula feels particularly moisturising or makes my hair more easily managed, particularly whilst it was long. In fact I really struggled to even comb through my hair whilst this was coating my hair. For long, drier, knotty hair I think this was just about useless.
Now my hair is shorter I like and appreciate this conditioner more, I need less nourishment as my hair is in tip-top condition and a comb and brush strokes through my hair with ease. But once my hair is dry after using this it feels lightweight and makes my shorter cropped hair feel really bouncy. I’ve noticed more so than other conditioners, it seems to encourage out the natural semi wave and curl in my hair more without turning it to pure frizz.
So, I was ready to give this a bad review and now it’s got a good end – I think this one entirely depends on your hair type
Beauty Pie Treatment / RRP £34
I do feel like this is quite well priced, masks tend to me a little more expensive but you get a decent amount of product . I do have to also say that I really like the fact that this comes in a tube rather than a pot, as scooping out product with wet hands can be a bit messy and lead to waste. So far I’ve managed to get around 8 uses out of this tube and I’d say the average hair mask lasts me around 4, It’s a thick creamy formula which spreads well on wet hair. It’s designed to be used in place of conditioner a couple of times a week.
Take ‘Repair’ treatments with a pinch of salt as nothing can repair split ends, but it can smooth to alter the appearance and make hair look and feel improved. Before I had my hair cut, my hair wasn’t in bad condition, it was just very, very knotty which lead to the cut, I found it made my hair feel smoother and the dryness I had in my mid-lengths was a lot softer. I personally don’t think it did anything to repair, but add an extra dose of temporary moisture and added shine boost whilst not making my hair feel heavy and weighed down once dry.
Final thoughts, I do like this range – however I do have to say I don’t feel like I’m getting a steal on it. I have bought luxury haircare in the past and this doesn’t remind me of luxury haircare. I feel like luxury haircare tends to have a nice scent and this range is close to scentless – I think at the price of £12ish for all three, it’s a fair price. but at the “RRP” it’s just not reflective of what it is. The total of these would add up to £96, and I would be incredibly mad at myself if I had spent £96 on these – I think I would find similar things £10-13 in Boots!
I’d say if you’re already a Beauty Pie subscriber and have some credit building up you want to spend then it’s worth trying. But I wouldn’t say that the range is worth subscribing for by itself or one if you are short on credit is worth trying out.
If you wish to try Beauty Pie for the first time you can get the first month of the membership fee knocked off by clicking on this link here (referral).
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If you have any recommendations for my next Beauty Pie haul please let me know in the comments – I’m interested to see what others have tried and loved from the line.
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