Review: evo hair calm range
In September I went along to the Adelaide Beauty Conference as a guest (I was a sponsor), but I was also lucky to also receive a sample pack of evo’s new(ish) hair care range, calm. I was VERY excited!
The pack that was provided included shampoo, conditioner, moisture mask, body wash and lotion. We all know how body wash and lotion works, so I have only reviewed the products that are for… well my hair.
During the presentation, the presenter explained they produced a kit that was designed for hotels with a small sample bottle of all the essentials. It comes in a long rectangle box with the five small bottles (50ml).
Shampoo: Even now I’m caught in the world of “this shampoo should lather to clean my hair correctly, right?” and so when I went to put it through my hair, I accidentally only got the shampoo through a small section and then had to wash my hair twice. That was probably a good thing, in hindsight though.
You don’t need very much, about a 20c piece size for an average amount, and just work on distributing it evenly through your hair. It seems strange because it doesn’t lather, but that’s normal. Lather is created by bad ingredients and evo doesn’t have them!
After this step my hair definitely felt cleaner, and didn’t have any of the “clean hair” volume I get after shampoo with other brands.
Conditioner: Again, didn’t need very much. Instantly it was smoother and calmer than other brands at this stage. Rinse!
Moisture mask: I thought I would give this a go first up because my hair has taken a battering in the last week, and my hair felt absolutely wonderful after the rinse. It’s like a deep condition – work through your hair and leave for 5 minutes. Super soft!
Conclusion: The range is excellent if you have the same type of hair I do. Frizzy, wavy, thick hair? Get on it. The part that absolutely sold me was the point of reducing volume. I have fought battles with my hair volume my entire life, and it wasn’t really until I was 18 and learnt about the marvels of GHD and other high end straighteners that I have started to manage my hair better.
Normally when I wash, dry and straighten in my standard routine, I have “fresh wash” associated volume for at least 24-48 hours resulting in my hair being at it’s best on the third day after the wash and style. After this routine of the evo range and my Cloud Nine straightener, I’m very pleased to say that I have perfect hair on the first day, not the third.
I’m sure that’s a combination of all the things I do for my hair now: the Cloud Nine, the evo hair range and a touch of moroccan oil.
I use a tiny bit of moroccan oil through my hair to settle it after it has been towel dried, which probably helps with some of the stray frizz at the end, but the volume is definitely better with this shampoo and conditioner combo than anything else I have used at home. Normally this kind of result can only be achieved with salon blow dry and straightens, which no matter how hard I try I can’t do the same myself!
A good thing about evo is they actually do sell smaller bottles of some of their ranges, if you go into individual product pages and select from the size drop downs if you only want a travel size or just some for a trial.
RRP $6.95 each (50ml) from evo hair.