Sponsored post: Charles Worthington Everyday Gentle

A buildup-busting haircare regime – no frizz, no fry, no flop

This photo is not a set up. It’s a legitimate picture of my bath at home. Admittedly, I’ve removed a razor past its best, a flannel in need of a wash and some shower creams and shave foams with peeling labels unfit for photography and reader consumption. But this shampoo and conditioner genuinely have lived in my bathroom for the past few months and used throughout the week. What’s more, they’ve been replenished when empty. I mention this because it’s exceptionally rare that I finish a hair product without moving straight on to whichever is next in the testing pile. But Charles Worthington’s Everyday Gentle is not so easily replaced because for me, it fulfils a very specific brief and addresses a concern I’d never quite cracked without it.

Firstly, I want to be able to wash my hair quickly and frequently without putting my hair through hell and leaving it fluffy, floppy and frazzled. I want to remove any odour (anyone else only have to walk past a grill pan to get bacon-infused hair for the rest of the day? Anyone? Oh) without stripping my hair of all moisture. But at the same time, I don’t want to weigh it down with conditioner, either by co-washing, or dousing it in rich product because a sulphate-heavy shampoo has left it parched. Everyday Gentle allows exactly this. It’s the first ever micellar shampoo (I’ve written lots on micelles before, but they’re basically tiny spheres of ultra-mild detergent that act like magnets, attracting dirt, makeup, grease and impurities from skin – and now hair – and are exceptionally gentle) and is sulphate, silicone and paraben free, making it ideal for curly-haired girls keen to avoid frizz, coloured-hair girls wishing to avoid fading, and fine-haired girls like me, who wish to swerve any lankness and droop. It gives hair a much needed break from build up, sweeping it away thoroughly a restoring a lightness and bounce to the hair.

The accompanying conditioner is similarly lightweight and can be used by even the baby fine-haired among us (seriously, it can – and I speak as someone who has often skipped regular conditioner altogether). It targets only where hair is damaged or in need, to avoid needlessly coating it. I experience zero frizz or flatness when I use it, which tends to be from Monday to Friday (on the weekends, when I am generally at home and without much care for what my hair looks like, I’ll perhaps wash once with a classic shampoo and do a conditioning pack, more to make the most of a long soak than anything else). My hair looks silky, bouncy and airy, and styles with ease. If feels as soft and clean as it would with a regular regime, only without leaving a waxy film on my fingertips when I touch it.

When you’ve rid your hair of product build up, it’s quite understandable that you might not want to build it back up again with sticky styling sprays, mousses and lotions. This is precisely where the Everyday Gentle Protective Detangling Spray, £5.99, comes in. It’s a weightless, gunk-free mist for protecting hair against hairdryer and styling tool heat (up to 230 degrees), or to simply detangle knots without snagging, or causing hair to fall flat in the process. Oh, and like the shampoo and conditioner, it smells lovely. Sweet and fruity (that’ll be the fig, lychee and mandarin), it locks freshness in all day, so you won’t miss the strong, heavy-duty deodorising detergents at all.

Charles Worthington Everyday Gentle Micellar Shampoo, Weightless Conditioner, and Protective Detangling Mist £5.99 each, Boots.

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  • Lynne O’Neill

    On offer now at Boots too

  • I have this as my fringe shampoo (bit decadent admittedly, but given that my fringe gets washed and blow dried every day and I only use a teeny amount I thought it was worth a go) and I love it. It makes my hair feel really clean but without weighing it down and I’ve definitely noticed that it doesn’t get to that horrid ‘stringy’ stage at the end of the day. Definitely going to try it for a proper hair wash to see if it might finally help deal with my ridiculous amount of frizz!

  • Caroline P

    Have been using the shampoo and conditioner for about a month now every day and love it. Highly recommended.

  • jen pobble

    The idea of skipping conditioner is like skipping moisturiser to me. I seriously can’t think how that would even work. The shampoo sounds good though.

  • Jurate Marija Wall

    Would love to try! A trip to Boots is in order this lunchtime. I was my hair everyday, this sounds exactly what I need.

  • Maureen Mccollum

    It sounds ideal for holidays and hot weather

  • michelle davies

    Sounds good

  • Corey Kitchener

    This website is feeding my Boots-lunchtime trips addictions….

  • Kiaran Black

    oooh – as a fine haired, always super pale blonde home dye with combo hair (dry ends greasy roots) and currently using philip kingsley – these look great!

  • Georgia

    Bacon infused hair. Yes to this- you are not alone!

  • Jennifer English

    Oh yeah would love to try this! I have a big head fine, light blonde hair that requires lots of washing as it gets greasy and heavy so quickly, so this sounds poifect

  • Becky Horsbrugh

    Now I’m getting older and wiser my hair is frizzing up so much. This sounds ideal and far better than the costly shampoo and conditioner my hair dresser tries to get me to buy

  • Tali

    I would love to try this, it sounds like it’ll be a perfect product to bring on holiday with me and try and tame them curls!

  • Deborah

    My hair is disappointingly flat. Like coke on its second day (unless you’re sick) like my first rental property in London (I’d wanted a house but I’m not a Russian oligarch so) and like the proverbial pancake but without any sugar, and lemon or even jambon ‘n fromage if you remember the halcyon days when we were embracing all things Europe. I once won the egg and spoon race. The only option on sports day for a fat child from Manchester so I’d really love this shampoo. Taa.

  • Amy Bowen

    This sounds like the holy grail. My hair is so fine that it looks lank if you slightly too much product on and it’s so hard to remove build up. I’d definitely like to try this!

  • Emma

    I would love to try this. This sounds like exactly what hat I need for my curly/frizzy hair.

  • Belinda Ann

    Sounds like an awesome product, can’t wait to try. My mum posted me Charles Worthington products as part of a care pack when I lived in London. The smell of CW shampoo always reminds me of being in my 20s, and having a fantastic time in London.

  • Sarah Cotterrill

    I am impressed by the sound of this new product. My hair is fine bt there is lots of it and goes so frizzy in the damp or humid air. Look forward to trying it.

  • Hannah Dodd

    Sounds amazing! Will check it out!

  • caroline

    Sounds great…at the moment I have to work out my hair washing v gym schedule for the week, in order to avoid washing my fine hair too much! if I could wash it more frequently without wrecking it I’d be pretty happy!

  • Shannon

    Sounds sounds like something I need to try.

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